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May 2001



cecelia ann benson,   ceceliabenson@pdq.net,    Thu May 3 10:46:45 2001



SULLIVAN / O'SULLIVAN
TERRE HAUTE /VIENCENNES INDIANA
EARLY 1900'S

       

I am looking for information regarding my Father, Eugene Victor Sullivan and his sister, Elizabeth Sullivan from the early 1900's Eugene was placed in an orphanage in Viencennes at about 5 years of age. Elizabeth was about 2 years older when she was placed in Saint Anns in Terre Haute. Children were told both parents were dead, but registry records indicate that at least the father was living at the time, although he might have been in a hospital. Their father's name was possibly Dan or Daniel. Have info on Eugene after grown and married but nothing on Elizabeth. I would appreciate any information.

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cecelia ann benson,   ceceliabenson@pdq.net,    Thu May 3 10:55:03 2001



Sullivan
Kansas
1925-1927

       

Looking for information on my older brothers and sisters who were place in "a Kansas foundling home" when mother suffered illness and father unable to care for them. Two of the boys, Daniel Dennis and Robert Marvin were raised at home. Two girls, Eugenia Elaine and Mildred Lorraine were placed in foster homes as was the youngest boy Eugene Victor Jr. This all took place in the 1920's probably close to Holbrook or Holton Kansas. I have some information on Daniel,Robert & Mildred from the 1950-1960 period but nothing on Elain or Gene Jr. Greatly appreciate any infomation.

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cecelia ann benson,   ceceliabenson@pdq.net,    Thu May 3 10:56:10 2001



Sullivan
Kansas
1925-1927

       

Looking for information on my older brothers and sisters who were place in "a Kansas foundling home" when mother suffered illness and father unable to care for them. Two of the boys, Daniel Dennis and Robert Marvin were raised at the home. Two girls, Eugenia Elaine and Mildred Lorraine were placed in foster homes as was the youngest boy Eugene Victor Jr. This all took place in the 1920's probably close to Holbrook or Holton Kansas. I have some information on Daniel,Robert & Mildred from the 1950-1960 period but nothing on Elaine or Gene Jr. Greatly appreciate any infomation.

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Patricia MacDonald,   tmacdon552@aol.com,    Sun May 6 06:25:05 2001



Margaret McGoff/McGaff/McGough/McGeough
Ogdensburg, New York, USA
1862 to 1872

       

I am looking for any information regarding Margaret McGoff/McGaff. She was my great-great grandmother. Her story is that she, her parents and two brothers came over from Ireland during the potatoe famine. Her parents died enroute and she and her brothers were separated. The next listing I find regarding her is that she ended up in Ogdensburg, New York working as a servant for F.N. Burt who resided at 21 New York Avenue. He operated a tannery. The next notation regarding her is that she was married in Notre Dame Church in Ogdensburg to a Joseph Robichaud in 1872. According to my grandmother her grandmother Margaret spent a lot of her life agonizing over the fate of her brothers who she never saw or heard from again. I am looking to see where Margaret and/or her brothers may have been placed being that they were orphans for her to end up in Ogdensburg. Margaret was young enough when her parents died that she didn't know the date of her birth and had trouble remembering her brother's names. Anyone with any information please contact me.

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Patricia MacDonald,   tmacdon552@aol.com,    Sun May 6 06:33:07 2001



Gerson/Gersen
Brooklyn/New York City/New York, USA
1906 or 1910 to about 1928

       

I am looking for any information regarding my grandmother Irene Gerson (her mother's name was Olga Mary Marcus). Irene's mother died when she was very young she had a sister named Sally and their father left the children. The family decided to take in Sally but my grandmother was placed in an orphanage. At some point a Mary Eisner took her in to have her help around the house, etc., she had wanted to adopt her but the Marcus/Gerson (we are not sure which) would not allow her to be adopted. My grandmother told my mom and the rest of her family that she was born September 25, 1910 but my grandmother's social security information indicates her date of birth as 9/25/1906. Anyone with any information regarding Irene Gerson or her family please contact me as soon as possible! Thanks again!

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Carmon Conder McManigell,   carm@hitter.net,    Thu May 10 13:43:20 2001



Hawkins
Alabama
1865

       

Mr great grandfather was adopted or taken in when he was a youth.He was born 8-30-1865 in Alabama.I am interested in finding out who his parents or adopted parents were.His name was Elwood Murphy Hawkins.He died in Okla.2-9-1942.Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.Thanks Carmon

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Arline Coleman,   arlineFrommass@webtv.net,    Fri May 11 12:13:34 2001



Eva Marie Cummings
No knowledge of Orphanage but lived in Swiftwater,N.H.
1899-1906

       

Looking for any information on parents of Eva Marie Cummings,born MAY 30th,1899 in Swiftwater,N.H. Parents were John Wentworth Cummings and Nellie Duvall Cummings.She had a twin sister I believe named Ida.They were sent to orthanage when parents perished in fire around 1905 or 1906.Any help would be appreciatted.Thank You

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Bonnie Panzau,   bpanzau@aol.com,    Sat May 12 04:55:24 2001



unknown
herkimer, Illion area of New York
1910- 1921

       

I am looking for information on my deceased father. He was born in HERKIMER NEW YORK and placed in an orphanage in that area,after his mother died while giving birth to him.She was only 16 yrs old at the time and sapposedly had a brother,also. My father was in the orphanage until he was 11 and then adopted by Bert Clemons, a farmer from New York. If anyone has any info on the names of orphanages in and around this area of New York around that era, or any other info would be greatly appreciated.

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Karla Vetters,   ekvetters@juno.com,    Sat May 12 05:03:02 2001



Vetters
Cincinnati Orphan Asylum, Cincinnati, Ohio
about 1857- 1864

       


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Karla Vetters,   ekvetters@juno.com,    Sat May 12 05:06:09 2001



Vetters
Cincinnati Orphan Asylum, Cincinnati, Ohio
about 1857- 1864

       

I am searching for information about Cincinnati Orphans Asylum and for our ancestor Charles Vetters. Charles was born in Oct 1856. He was placed in the orphanage in infancy after, it is said, losing both parents. He was adopted at age 8, so approximately 1864. I am searching for records as to his parents names and perhaps where in Germany they had emmigrated from in 1852. Anyone have any ideas as to where I can look for this information???

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L Willis,   rolo@houston.rr.com,    Mon May 14 21:50:30 2001



HAZLEWOOD or HAZELWOOD
Louisiana Methodist Orphanage in Ruston, LA
1911-1918?

       

I am looking for information on my grandfather, Norman Hazlewood. He and a brother, Sidney and a sister, Ruth were left at the Methodist Orphange in Ruston, LA on Feb, 21, 1911. My grandfather did not ever tell us much about his life in the orphanage. I do know that the orphange paid for him to go to Louisiana Tech. His mother put the children in the orphange because her husband was accidentally killed and I guess she had no way to care for them. Any information would be helpful. I do believe the Orphange still exists but it may be under another name. Thanks in advance to any who respond.

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jane,   ljane@nni.com,    Tue May 15 06:53:02 2001



winston-salem NC
1927- 1940

       

Moore children (5) were placed in an orphanage in winston salem NC around 1927. father was john moore and mother was lenora gibbs moore. we have no information on the family. algie, born 1922 in spartanburg SC, went to the rj reynolds high school. any information on the orphanage or family would be greatly appreciated.

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Kimberly Sandquist,   KESandq518@aol.com,    Tue May 15 18:06:15 2001



Lacomb
Hibbing, Minnesota, St. Louis county
1919

       

I'm looking for some information on the son of Marie Lacomb and John Larson. Their son was born on December 11, 1919 in Adams Hospital located in Hibbing, MN. I'm guessing that Marie gave her son up for adoption or left him some where, because she was an unwed mother. Plus he was not listed with her in the 1920 census. When she had my grandfather she had listed having two children and two were still living. I'm thinking she might have gave her son to some one to be rasied. Any help would be wonderful.

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gloria young,   goscots@tir.com,    Mon May 21 19:05:25 2001



Young, George Washington
Madison, Indiana


       

I'm searching for information regarding a George Washington Young who was born 1814 in Madison, Indiana and bonded out to a grocer, Mr. Henry McKew in Baltimore, MD upon the death of his parents. We're not sure at what age he was "bonded out" or what orphanage he resided in but undoubtedly in Indiana. Thank you for any information.

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Chris Webb,   cwebb@dcdi.net,    Fri May 25 00:09:09 2001



Illinois - Barrington area
1892 -

       

My grandfather, Charles Fred Eller, said he was raised in an orphanage or foster care after his parents died. He was born in 1892 in Barrington, Illinois but never gave any specifics. He never talked about the past. Charles thought he had several older siblings but didn't know their names. He also thought his parents were John and Rena Eller.

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Laura Monday,   mondaylblue@aol.com,    Mon May 28 13:53:37 2001



Short, James Leslie and Norine (twins)
Methodist Children's Home, Jackson, MS
1922-1925

       

SEEKING INFORMATION REGARDING BIOLOGICAL PARENTS OF TWINS, JAMES LESLIE SHORT AND NORINE SHORT, BORN 08-06-1919 IN INDIANOLA, SUNFLOWER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. THEY WERE PUT IN THE ORPHANAGE ABOUT 1922 OR 1923. THEIR BIOLOGICAL MOTHER WAS LISTED AS MRS. L. A. WATKINS AND THEIR BIOLOGICAL FATHER WAS LISED AS "DEAD (KILLED)" THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE. LAURA MONDAY

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ROSE HULL,   Texneb@prodigy.net,    Tue May 29 13:11:35 2001



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HULL
KENT COUNTY, MD. near ROCK HALL
18?? till 1888 or1889

       

Seeking info. about BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HULL, my husband's grandfather. He was an orphan, raised by WILLIAM and ELLIE THOMAS on a plantation in KENT COUNTY, MD. near ROCK HALL, MD. The 1880 MARYLAND census shows he was 7 years old in 1880 in the home of the THOMAS family, and that he was born in PENNSYLVANIA. The story that has been passed down is that his mother died in childbirth and that his father had died before he was born. At age 17 he was sent to Omaha, Nebraska, to work. He was married to MARIE FITZPATRICK from Churdan, Iowa about 1900. He died in Omaha in 1957. Who were his parents? What connection did he have with the THOMAS family? Thanks in advance to anybody who can help.

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Athena Louise Cornell,   r_e_d_a_r_o_o@yahoo.com,    Tue May 29 16:00:35 2001



Cornell/Cornel/Cornwell
Washington County Orphans Home San Mar Boones Boro Maryland
1886- 1899 14 yrs

       

I AM TRYING TO LOCATE MY GRANDFATHER AND HIS BROTHER THOMAS.I HAVE VERY LITTLE TO GO ON AND CAN'T SEEEM TO LOCATE THE ORPANAGE. I THINK I MAY BE IN THE WRONG PLACE BUY THIS WAS THE LAST ADDRESS THAT I HAD IN ANY CORRESPONDANCE.THIS COULD VERY WELL HAVE BEEN IN FREDERICK COUNTY OR CARROLL COUNTY MARYLAND . I KNOW THAT THEY WERE BOTH PUT INTO THE ORPANAGE AT A VERY EARLY AGE AND THAT BOTH WERE TO YOUNG TO REMEMBER THE PARENTS .FOR WHAT EVER REASON BOTH PARENTS SUPPOSSEDLY DIED AT THE SAME TIME AT THE AGE OF 26 NAMES AND BURIEL UNKNOWN.MY GRANDFATHER ARTHUR ISSAC LATER BECAME A CARPENTOR FOR THE RAILROAD.WHERE HE LEARNED THIS TRADE IS ALSO UNKNOWN AND THOMAS WAS LOST FOREVER WHEN MY GRANDFATHER WAS EITHER MOVED FROM THE ORPANAGE OR LEFT.ANY INFO ON THIS PLACE WOULD HELP WITH RECORDS OF PARENTS OR GUARDIANS THAT MAY HAVE PLACED THEM THERE. THANKS THE FAMILY OF ARTHUR ISSAC CORNELL

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Linda Kay Sallee (Tuele),   l2le@earthlink.net,    Tue May 29 23:12:57 2001



surname, Sallee, and half- sister with surname of Jordan
Boise Children's Home in Idaho
1943-1945

       

I am looking for my brothers, Dallas Duaine Sallee (deceased), Harley Harold Sallee, (Whereabouts unknown), Richard Brian Sallee (Adopted ?) and a 1/2 sister, Darla Jordan. My brothers and I were taken to the children's home and my mother supposedly "came and got me" (her words) and I was with her for a little while then was adopted to Harry and Margaret Hamilton of Talent Oregon. Our parents were Harley Addison Sallee and Mabel Louise Warner. We are direct decendents of Abraham Salle of Maniakintown VA. I was born 1943 in Nampa ID and my brothers were all born in Caldwell Idaho. Any help would be appreciated.

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