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North Dakota Orphanage-after 1901, possibly around Richardson or Dickinson.

North Dakota Orphanage-after 1901, possibly around Richardson or Dickinson.

Posted: 4 Aug 2003 7:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Dec 2003 10:54PM GMT
My grandfather was raised in an orphanage in North Dakota sometime after 1901 (his birth), possibly around Richardson or Dickinson. Can anyone help me with a name or location?

Re: North Dakota Orphanage-after 1901, possibly around Richardson or Dickinson.

Donna (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jun 2005 2:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Demoray
Were you able to find any orphanages in ND? I am searching in the Wahpeton area for one my grandmother and her brothers were in.

Re: North Dakota Orphanage-after 1901, possibly around Richardson or Dickinson.

Lynda (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jun 2005 1:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Apr 2012 1:47PM GMT
My father was in an orpahanage in Devils Lake, ND

Re: North Dakota Orphanage

Posted: 20 Jul 2005 5:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
There was a special census of dependent children in 1933. As far as I know, the names of children were not collected, just statistics. It lists one institution for children in Devils Lake (Ramsey County, ND) : The Odd Fellows' Home, no address, under fraternal auspices, for 13 dependent children.

If your father was there in 1930, he would be listed in the federal census of 1930, which Ancestry.com has indexed and put online for the benefit of its subscribers. This is the latest federal census open for inspection.

Reg Niles

P.S. I was unable to find information for the towns listed in the two queries posted above yours.

Re: North Dakota Orphanage-after 1901, possibly around Richardson or Dickinson.

Posted: 10 Jun 2012 10:05PM GMT
Classification: Census
Some orphans were sent to live at the State Industrial School (today known as the ND Youth Correctional Center) just outside of Mandan, ND until the late 1940's as it was the only State owned facility for children available at the time.

The US GenWeb Project offers free access to a wide variety of government databases and can be accessed through the Morton County ND portal at

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmorton/
per page

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