Abner Brown, a veteran of the G.A.R., and his wife, Sarah, have never missed going on Decoration Day to the grave of their son who was killed in the war. Abner's legs become paralyzed as ... See full summary »

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William West ...
Abner Brown - A Veteran
Mrs. William Bechtel ...
Brown's Wife
William Bechtel ...
The Doctor
Herbert Prior ...
Thomas Brown - Abner's Son
Gertrude McCoy ...
Thomas' Wife
Edna Flugrath ...
Molly - Abner's Daughter
Richard Neill ...
Molly's Husband
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Abner Brown, a veteran of the G.A.R., and his wife, Sarah, have never missed going on Decoration Day to the grave of their son who was killed in the war. Abner's legs become paralyzed as the result of a fall and as the old folks are unable to do their work. Their married daughter and son take them to the city, the father living with the son, the mother with the daughter. This is their .first separation and It nearly breaks their hearts. On Decoration Day Mrs. Brown calls upon her husband and wheels him to the graveyard, where he again meets his old chums. The children, having missed their parents, go to the cemetery, where they find the old folks and realize their mistake in separating them. The old couple are brought back to their home, a man is hired to do the work, and Abaer begins to recover the use of his legs. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 May 1913 (USA)  »

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