Mrs. Louisa Fry reunited with her mother, "Aunty" Strong, for first time since the Civil War

Reunion After Separation During
Slavery Days
Special to The Inquirer.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., March 21.—
Mrs. Louisa Fry, an aged colored woman
of Pleasantville, has just found her moth-
er [mother], whom she has not seen since the slaves
on a plantation near Charlottesburg, Va.,
were liberated at the close of the Civil
War. The mother of Mrs. Fry claims to
be 106 years old. Mrs. Fry is past 60,
but both women are said to have recog-
nized [recognized] each other at once when they met
a short time ago in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Fry is an industrious, hardworking
woman and comes to Atlantic City daily
to do housework. It was while working
at a home in Atlantic City that she first
learned of an old colored woman in Phil-
adelphia [Philadelphia], who claimed to come from the
same Virginia village in which Mrs. Fry
was born. More with a desire to talk
over old times with a townswoman than
from any hope of seeing her mother again,
Mrs. Fry went to Philadelphia and sought
out "Aunty" Strong, who proved to be
the parent whom she had not seen since
the close of the war.

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