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Long lost son


A heart-warming story of a reunion that happened in Ennis in 1897 between a man, separated from his family as a young boy, and his mother follows in full: “Thirty-six years ago there lived in Mobile, Ala., a well-to-do lady named Mrs. John Genrdreau. She had a bright little son who was a great favorite among the soldiers then quartered at Mobile. Mrs. Gendreau had occasion one day to send little John to town for some soap and from this errand he did not return. A troop of cavalry was in the act of starting for Tennessee and, without asking consent of anybody, they took this favorite little boy with them. The war closed, and the lady moved to Texas, married Mr. R. L. Fountain, and is the mother of a large and intelligent family of sons and daughters, all now living in Ennis.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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