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Ransom House

Ransom House

Posted: 16 Jan 2011 1:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Radzvin, Novitsky
Does anyone know anything about what I think was a nursing home called Ransom House. Would have been functioning in 1937. Can't find any info on it by Googling.

Re: Ransom House

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 8:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Moore/Platt
Would it be the same as the Pittston Poor Farm that was located in Ransom, PA? A kind soul sent me a picture of it after I inquired about it because my grandparents worked and met there in 1900.
Carolyn

Re: Ransom House

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 8:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Radzvin, Radzwinowicz, Novitsky
I think it may be. I found this site:

http://books.google.com/books?id=qvcWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR60&am...

that calls it the Ransom Poorhouse in Lackawanna, situated near Pittston.

Thanks for the lead. Do you have any background information on it? Do you know how to get records of residents?

Re: Ransom House

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 6:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Platt,Moore
Here is a link someone sent me:

http://www.poorhousehistory.com/PA_LACKAWANNA_Co.htm

(There is a picture of the place here)

I found my grandparents on the 1900 US Census but there is also a Census for 1900 here:

http://www.poorhousestory.com/PA_Lackawanna_1900Census.htm

I never tried to find any further Censuses but you may be able to.

Re: Ransom House

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 6:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Platt,Moore
Here is a link someone sent me:

http://www.poorhousestory.com/PA_LACKAWANNA_Co.htm

(There is a picture of the place here)

I found my grandparents on the 1900 US Census but there is also a Census for 1900 here:

http://www.poorhousestory.com/PA_Lackawanna_1900Census.htm

I never tried to find any further Censuses but you may be able to.

I think I made a mistake on my previous post so I corrected the first link. Sorry! And thanks for your link too.
Carolyn

Re: Ransom House

Posted: 3 Jul 2012 10:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Finogle/Finagle
Carolyn, Would you be kind enough to email me a picture of this place. My email is sfremer@tampabay.rr.com.

Thank you!
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