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1891 reunion of Killins father and son
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: February 14, 2012 at 15:09:06
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FYI, not related.

Fort Worth Gazette
Fort Worth, Texas
Friday, June 5, 1891
Father and Son
Ardmore, I. T., June 4: An affecting scene took place near Lone Grove last week and has just come to light, the occasion being the meeting of father and son after a separation of 18 years.

In 1873, BERT KILLINS, then a youth in his teens, was living with his father in San Diego County, California, and came east with a shipment of cattle and later settled on a sheep ranch somewhere in Mexico. After herding for a few years, he procured a bunch of sheep to herd on shares and settled with them near San Marco, Mexico. In about 5 years, the young man received for his share of the increase, a large bunch of sheep and from that time has been very successful.

In the meantime the young man had lost all trace of his parents, who had left California and located about two miles near Lone Grove, in the Indian Nation. Sometime ago, the son employed a herder on his range who had previously worked near Lone Grove and through this herder, heard of an old man named Killins, the description convincing the son that the person described was his father. Having occasion to go to Chicago with a shipment of sheep, he stopped off at Ardmore, and hunted the old man up, whom he found barefooted, plowing in the field. The meeting between Mr. Killins and his prosperous son was vary affecting. The son insists on his father accompanying him to Mexico and says his father's working days are over.

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