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Ordering records from Bryce Hospital/Alabama Home for the Insane from 1870-1893

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Ordering records from Bryce Hospital/Alabama Home for the Insane from 1870-1893

Posted: 14 Feb 2006 10:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
A GG Grandmother of mine is Mary Elizabeth Turner Frank. She was born and raised in the Mobile area, married in 1860 to Capt Thomas Jefferson Frank, had at least 4 children ( the last died in infancy around 1868).

While trying to locate her in a 1870 or 1880 census, I learned that she became a patient of this hospital, I assume she died there in 1893. He extended family must have attended to her because she is buried in a family plot in Minneapolis.

In any case since the family NEVER shared this detail about Mary, I was contemplating ordering copies of what records they have for her. Has anyone had luck with gaining access to records so far back and are they sticklers for proving next of kin. I know I am but with lack of records, cant really prove it.

Also, who would have paid for her care at the time??? Family, government, state???

Thanks for any direction and information,

Sue
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
SueDixey 14 Feb 2006 5:49PM GMT 
RICHARDBECK62 12 May 2006 1:44AM GMT 
Sue 12 May 2006 3:34PM GMT 
Mary Butler 6 Jun 2006 7:53PM GMT 
SueDixey 6 Jun 2006 10:14PM GMT 
SueDixey 13 Jul 2006 3:34PM GMT 
Mary Hughes Butler 13 Jul 2006 8:27PM GMT 
SueDixey 13 Jul 2006 8:43PM GMT 
antiquenut2 31 Jul 2006 3:55AM GMT 
shannamarie1 25 Sep 2009 3:59PM GMT 
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