Lost Friends Ad
First Ad: Alcy Boon seeking information of her mother, Manervia Watson.
Second Ad: Alcy Boone's announcement that she has found her mother.
The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)
First Ad: July 29, 1886
Second Ad: August 26, 1886
West Columbia, TX
MR. EDITOR―I wish to know the whereabouts of my mother whom I have not seen since the Christmas of 1884. She left West Columbia, Texas, on the Brazos river and went to Houston, Texas, to meet her daughter, Emily Watson, and never heard of since. Her name is Manervia Watson. Her eldest son is named John Carter, the youngest daughter is Hester Homes. My name is Alcy Boon. Any information of her please address me at Caney, Texas, care Rev. A. Brown, pastor in charge.
MR. EDITOR―I have found my mother through the dear SOUTH WESTERN. God bless you and your paper; it resurrects the forgotten, the lost can be found. I love it better than ever.
“Alcy Boon(e),” Lost Friends Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), First Ad: July 29, 1886, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed March 24, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/1920.