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Children's Homes or Orphanages

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Children's Homes or Orphanages

Posted: 11 May 2013 4:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
We have a family story about my ancestor, Charles C. Burke. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Johnson. In 1870, they were living in Tampa and he was working as a ships carpenter. They had three children, Charles J., Anna M., and John. In 1880, Charles C., Charles J., and Anna are in Pensacola.

The story says that when Mary died, Charles put the children in a Catholic orphanage or home for a time. Presumably this was the reason Anna converted to Catholicism.

I have tried to identify a place in either Tampa or Pensacola where the children may have gone, but have had no success. Can anyone offer any help?

Thanks!

Denise

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