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House of Refuge

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House of Refuge

Posted: 28 May 2011 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lucas
In the 1870 Census for the City of St. Louis Done 22 Aug 1870 Subdivion 2 pg 362(previous & continued pgs)I have found the person I need( A Lucas stands for Abraham) but there is a confusing statement written in sideways saying that it is a House of Refuge and that the children will not grow up apparently healthy if they are fed prison food.
Can someone tell me what this place was and why it might have such a statement.
Your help would be appreciated as it might clear up why Abraham is so hard to find before 1870..
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
morningsglory 28 May 2011 10:16PM GMT 
tschoeme 30 May 2011 8:56PM GMT 
cralmstedt 31 May 2011 3:13AM GMT 
morningsglory 3 Jun 2011 1:40AM GMT 
archives19 31 May 2011 2:31PM GMT 
morningsglory 3 Jun 2011 1:35AM GMT 
Sue Stepp 28 Jan 2013 6:35PM GMT 
dvernon41 28 Jan 2013 7:09PM GMT 
morningsglory 29 Apr 2013 2:16PM GMT 
mumphylou44 14 Jul 2016 9:02PM GMT 
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