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Re: MHTS/Lapeer State Home/Oakdale Center HORROR STORY

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 3:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stratton
Help! I am looking for my wife's grand-uncle, Raymond Stratton. He was from a family of 10, in which a sister, brother, and brother-in-law all died in October of 1918 during the Spanish influenza. They lived in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan at the time, and Raymond (at age 6)can be found in the 1920 U.S Census. Sometime between January 20, 1920 and April 19, 1930, Raymond ended up at Lapeer, and is found listed among the reidents in the 1930 U.S. Census of what was then the Michigan Home and Training School (as a 16-year-old "shoe shop worker"). I don't know why he was institutionalized, but stumbled upon documentation that says Raymond died there on August 25, 1939 (age 26)--- no cause of death, obituary, place of burial... nothing. I imagine he's buried in the now unkept and overgrown Oakdale cemetery somewhere on the grounds. He is not in the family plot at Silverbrook Cemetery, in Niles. I don't have a photo of Raymond, but hope somebody can help me track him down. Thank you. -Rolf
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