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"Home of the Good Samaritan" on Winnsboro Rd.

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Re: "Home of the Good Samaritan" on Winnsboro Rd.

Posted: 10 Oct 2012 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Downs
I reviewed the 1940 census you mentioned.

I noticed that the young women, who were inmates at the Home of the Good Samaritan," were single and there were a few infants also listed with them...some with the same surnames as the girls.

I then googled "'Good Samaritan' Louisiana" and confirmed that it was actually a maternity home.

The woman listed as a "motrow" was actually the "matron." Her place in the household was mistranscribed. She is also listed as "matron" as her occupation.

I believe you will be able to find lots more info, but your 3rd great grandfather, Rev. James Robert DOWNS, appears to have been serving unwed mothers and, perhaps, helping in adoptions.

Best wishes in your search.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Morgan Dakota... 10 Oct 2012 3:23AM GMT 
AnnetteOBrien... 11 Oct 2012 2:18AM GMT 
Morgan Dakota... 10 Jan 2013 8:47PM GMT 
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