24 June 2013

Who Can Tell Her?

Christina B. Acklen* posted an inquiry to Pomeroy's Democrat on Saturday, June 24, 1876, stating that:  "I beg any subscriber to Pomeroy's Democrat in California, to let me know either through this paper or by letter or otherwise, if Christopher Black Acklen is yet living.  When last heard from he was in California.  Any news of him will be thankfully received by his only surviving sister, Christina B. Acklen, Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas."  *Christina B. (Acklen) Husband(s)

Her brother was already dead when she made her inquiry; did anyone tell her?

death notice published Tuesday, December 19, 1871  Paper: San Francisco Bulletin (San Francisco, CA)   Volume: XXXIII   Issue: 61   Page: 3.   In Mariposa, December 13.  Christopher Black Acklen, age 52 years.

Christina's family in 1870:

United States Census, 1870
home in 1870: Arkansas, United States
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
W R J Husband M 48y Tennessee
Christine Husband F 44y Alabama
Jno H Husband M 18y Alabama
Joseph Husband M 11y Alabama
Candis H Husband F 8y Arkansas
Emma B Husband F 5y Texas

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