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Subject: [OH~Old-News] New Article for United States - Ohio
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:10:34 -0500


A new article has been added at Newspaper Abstracts > United States > Ohio > Fairfield

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Article Title: Denton Journal from Indianapois Letter News
Article Date: September 17 1892

Article Description: Care Given Homeless Woman by Former Slave.

Article Text:

Denton Journal from Indianapolis Letter News
By Harrison H Howeth

Denton Journal from Indianapolis Letter News
September 17 1892

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Source: Newspaper Archives

Description: Care Given Homeless Lady by Former Slave

ROBERT CHISON, age 85, once a slave on a Louisiana plantation and since the war a resident of Indianapolis, is now caring for the daughter of his old master, at his home here. She is an invalid and in poverty. Chison has served a term in the penitentiary and for four years has been under almost constant watchfulness of the police so it seems now he is atoning for all his sins by this act of charity. The woman he is caring for is Mrs SARAH J CLARK, whose father. before the war, was a planter in East Feliciana parish. While she was very young Mrs Clarks parents died and she became the ward of SQUIRE BOYD of Lancaster, Ohio. She married MILTON L CLARK, a captain in the Union Army who squandered her fourtune and then died of wounds received in battle. Since then Mrs Clark has led a wandering life and finally reached Indianapolis when the old slave took her in his charge when he learned she was an inmate at the county asylum. Mrs Clark has been faithful to her religion and it was!
an unavoidable misfortune that caused her proverty and homelessness. She is an applicant for a Civil War pension but for some cause the claim has not yet been allowed.


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