Absalom Fouts/Absolom Faust (two items: ad and reply)

Title

Absalom Fouts/Absolom Faust (two items: ad and reply)

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Postmaster in Washington, DC, searching for Fouts/Faust, of St. Joseph, MO, "regarding some slaves her formerly owned." His son-in-law "Doc" Daniels's reply, stating that Fouts/Faust died in 1875, was also published.

Source

St. Joseph Weekly Gazette (St. Joseph, MO)
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph, MO)

Date

January 30, 1894 (ad)

January 31, 1894 (reply, in two parts)

Coverage

Washington, DC
St. Joseph, MO

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Transcription

ABSALOM FOUTS WANTED.

Postmaster Atkinson yesterday received
a communication from the postoffice
department at Washington making
special inquiry for the whereabouts
of Absalom Fouts, who at the last
known of him was in this city or vicinity.
The department has matters
of importance in hand in which Fouts
is interested and his presence with
Postmaster Atkinson is desired. The
postoffice department here has been
unable to locate the man.
FAUST IS DEAD.

A short time ago the postoffice department
at Washington wrote Postmaster
Atkinson to know if Absolom
Faust still resided in St. Joseph. No
such person could be found, but the department
was not satisfied and wrote
back stating that he was last heard of
in this city. Information was wanted regarding
some slaves he formerly owned.
An advertisement was inserted in
The Daily Gazette, and "Doc" Daniels
called on Postmaster Atkinson. He
said Faust was his father-in-law and
died in 1875.

State

Washington, DC
Missouri

Files

ST.JOSEPHWEEDKLYGAZETTE_18940130_FOUTS_ABSALOM.jpg
ST.JOSEPHGAZETTE_18940131_FAUST_ABSALOM_REPLY_PART1.jpg
ST.JOSEPHGAZETTE_18940131_FAUST_ABSALOM_REPLY_PART2.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Absalom Fouts/Absolom Faust (two items: ad and reply),” Information Wanted Ad, St. Joseph Weekly Gazette (St. Joseph, MO), January 30, 1894 (ad)

January 31, 1894 (reply, in two parts), Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed September 24, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3527.

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  1. ST.JOSEPHWEEDKLYGAZETTE_18940130_FOUTS_ABSALOM.jpg
  2. ST.JOSEPHGAZETTE_18940131_FAUST_ABSALOM_REPLY_PART1.jpg
  3. ST.JOSEPHGAZETTE_18940131_FAUST_ABSALOM_REPLY_PART2.jpg

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