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RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 15, 2010



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Marleta Childs
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     On 11 September 2010, the National Orphan Train Complex Museum & Research Center (NOTC) will hold its annual celebration in Concordia, KS. Honored guest will be Mary Ellen Johnson, the founder of the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America. Persons attending the event will enjoy seeing new exhibits, hearing riders’ stories, and participating in the official opening of the Mary Ellen Johnson Room. Optional activities will be available in the evening. To find out about costs and other information, write to NOTC, P. O. Box 322, Concordia, KS 66901; phone 785-243-4471; e-mail orphantraindepot@gmail.com; or go to the website at www.orphantraindepot.com.


     Marie Benson (e-mail: marie@fulhamco.com) is looking for information on the BENSON ancestry of William BENSON of Frenchburg, KY. He was born in 1882 and died in 1937. His sister, Myrtle BENSON, was born in 1888 and died in 1975. Their mother’s name was Louise. Some people think she was Gypsy. She was born a BENSON in Bath County in 1853 to Nancy BENSON.


     Although many people are interested in tracing American Indian ancestors, information about them is often hard to find. The material below concerns individuals, some of whom were Native American, employed in the Indian school service by the Kiowa Agency in Oklahoma on 30 June 1894. The data may be found on page 528 of the ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, 1894 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895). Details usually include the individual's name, position, salary, sex, "color" (sic) (White, Indian, or “Negro”), and date of "present" appointment.

Fort Sill Boarding School:

BOWMAN, A. B., matron, $600, female, white, 1 July 1893

COOLEY, Emma, nurse, $480, female, white, 1 July 1893

DALLINGER, Jesse, assistant cook and butcher, $480, male, black, 1 July 1893

DALLINGER, Martha, cook, $480, female, black, 1 July 1893

FREEMAN, Sarah A., assistant matron, $500, female, white, 1 July 1893

HADDON, J. H., superintendent, $1,200, male, white, 1 July 1893

HADDON, Nannie F., teacher, $600, female, white, 1 Jan 1894

HOLLAND, W. M., industrial teacher and farmer, $720, male, white, 1 Aug 1893

HUGO, Louise, assistant seamstress, $150, female, Indian, 1 Apr 1894

MONAHSY (sic), Nell, assistant laundress, $150, female, Indian, 1 May 1894

MOORE, NANNIE B., assistant teacher, $600, female, white, 1 July 1983

MOW WAY (sic), Caspar, helper, $150, male, Indian, 20 Nov 1893

PIERCE, Jennie F., seamstress, $480, female, white, 21 Aug 1893

WALLER, Cora E., laundress, $480, female, white, 4 Sept 1893

WOODS, Nellie M., teacher, $600, female, white, 1 July 1893

Kiowa (Washita) Boarding School:

CLARK, Anna M., assistant matron, $480, female, white, 1 July 1893

CLARK, Geo. W., industrial teacher and farmer, $720, male, white, 1 July 1893

GAREN, Thomas N., night watchman and baker, $480, male, Indian, 1 July 1893

HANDLEY, P. H., “one-half” carpenter, $360, male, white, 1 July 1893

JACK, Dora M., teacher, $600, female, white, 1 July 1893

JONES, Mattie, teacher, $600, female, white, 1 July 1893

MCCORMACK, B. F., superintendent, $1,000, male, white, 1 July 1893

MCCORMACK, Carrie, matron, $600, female, white, 1 July 1893

SMITH, Mattie, teacher, $600, female, white, 1 Sept 1893

(To be continued)


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