Geo. W. Donagan searching for Geo. Robertson

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Geo. W. Donagan searching for Geo. Robertson

Subject

Information Wanted Letter

Description

Edward W. Robertson went to Springfield, Illinois, in 1899. He was killed by a train on his way to Peoria, Illinois. Donagan is searching for his father, near Huntsville, Alabama, so he can inform him.

Source

Huntsville Journal (Huntsville, AL)

Date

September 1, 1899

Coverage

Springfield, Illinois
Huntsville, Alabama

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

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Transcription

INFORMATION WANTED
The Following Letter Which Has
Been Received by President W.
H. Councill is Self-Explanatory.
Springfield, Ill., Aug. 27, 1899.
Prof. Councill,
Dear S r:—I desire to find a man near
Huntsville by the name of Geo. Robert-
son. He is a farmer and has two daugh-
ters. His son Edward W. Robertson
came here about seven months ago and
joined our Church (St. Paul's A. M. E.
Church.) On July 30th he started to
Peoria, Ill., riding the "Blind Bag-
gage." He was killed by the train. We
had him buried in a respectful manner.
I wrote to his father at Huntsville,Ala.,
but my letter has been returned. If I
can hear from his father,I can give him
all the information he desires.
I Remain Fraternally Yours,
GEO. W. DONAGAN,
1038 South 3rd. St.
Springfield, Ill.

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“Geo. W. Donagan searching for Geo. Robertson,” Information Wanted Letter, Huntsville Journal (Huntsville, AL), September 1, 1899, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed January 17, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3407.

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