Mr. L.E. Gideon searching for his father, Robert Gideon

Title

Mr. L.E. Gideon searching for his father, Robert Gideon

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Gideon, owner and originator of Gideon's Refined Negro Minstrels, is searching for his father, who enlisted in the First Kansas Colored Infantry during the Civil War

Source

Topeka Plaindealer (Topeka, KS)

Date

July 27, 1906

Coverage

Brocton, MA [Brockton, MA]
Chicago, IL
Harrisonville, Cass County, MO (near)

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Transcription

INFORMATION
WANTED
OF THE WHEREABOUTS OF ROBERT GIDEON. He was born in or near the town of Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo. He was a slave and at the out-break of the war enlisted in the First Kansas Colored Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He may have went by the name of Rhine or McAfee, having been owned by both slave holders and therefore used both names. Any information concerning him or any expense incured in doing so will be paid by his son, Mr. L. E. GIDEON, Brocton Massachusetts or 392 West Fulton Street, Chicago, Ill. This is his son, who is the owner and originator of Gideon's Refined Negro Minstrels. He is very anxious to learn the whereabouts of his father, and we hope all who read this article, especially the old-timers, will give this careful consideration and investigate to the fullest extent. Mr. Gideon's son is a gentleman of refinement, culture and wealth. He is one of the leading showmen of the country, carrying thirty people and has been for years. He and his mother would profit considerable if they could locate him.

State

Massachusetts
Illinois
Missouri

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Citation

“Mr. L.E. Gideon searching for his father, Robert Gideon,” Information Wanted Ad, Topeka Plaindealer (Topeka, KS), July 27, 1906, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 15, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3202.

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