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Idaho Orphanages

Idaho Orphanages

Posted: 1 Aug 2000 9:14AM GMT
Edited: 17 Apr 2003 7:57PM GMT
Hello. I'm searching for information on what orphanages there would have been in Idaho around 1885-1900. My greatgrandmother and her sister were in an orphanage there up until they were each married. I know very little about them and this side of the family. My greatgrandmother is Margaret "Maggie" Grinner, and her sister's name is Lizzie. How would I go about finding them? Maggie passed away June 17, 1911 in Grangeville, Idaho. email at "thespaceplace@prodigy.net"

Re: Idaho Orphanages

Posted: 25 Jul 2002 1:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jamie,
I know of one orphanage that was in Boise, Idaho back then,
my grandfather had to put my step aunt and uncal in there for a
while. I well go though what papers I have and get the name to you as soon as posable.
Kathy Fuller fkf@widaho.net

Re: Idaho Orphanages

Posted: 1 May 2005 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Daly
Has anyone been able to locate the orphanages in Idaho?
My grandfather Frank Daly and his older sister were in an orphanage in Idaho, sometime between 1900-1910. Boys on one side and the girls on the other. Any help would be greatful.
Thanks,
Florence (Daly) Merritt

Re: Idaho Orphanages

Posted: 25 Nov 2007 3:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: STEVENSON
I am looking for an orphanage in Idaho, probably Pocatello, probably run by the Catholic Church that existed in 1913 where my father-in-law, Sheridan Stevenson and his brothers lived for a couple of years.

Re: Idaho Orphanages

Posted: 9 Sep 2008 4:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stevenson
No one has replied to my message but I have done some research and have a reply to myself, hopefully it will help someone else. I found a book written by the department of Commerce bureau of the census called "Benevolent Institutions 1910" and it can be found at http://ia311238.us.archives.org/0/items/benevolentinstit00un...

Any way it gives two orphanages in Idaho in 1910:
1/ Boise Receiving Home 740 Warm Spring Ave founded in 1908 2/ Lewiston Receiving Home for North Idaho 1806 Eighteenth Ave founded in 1908. I have also found that the records of the North Idaho Children's Home, Inc. were donated to the University of Idaho by the Children's Home in August of 1984. http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Manuscripts/mg....

I am still searching for the orphange that my father-in-law and his three brothers were taken to when found abandoned in a hotel in Jerome, Idaho in about 1913 or 1914.

Any help on this search will be greatly appreciated.

Erma Stevenson
ermajane@mailaka.net

Re: Idaho Orphanages

Posted: 22 May 2009 2:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stevenson
I found my father in law in the Boise orphanage. I wrote to them via their web site and they answered, went up staris in the attic and found the old file. The lady scanned the information and sent it to me free of charge and I purchased a book about the orphanage. This was an amazing connection for me.
If you would like to learn more about the facility, their
address is 740 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83712,
phone (208) 343-7813 and they have a web site at
www.childrenshomesociety.com.

Re: Idaho Orphanages

Posted: 8 Apr 2014 1:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jamie, myself and my siblings were placed in St. Joseph's Mission, School and Children's home in the 1960's at Culdesac. This is not too far from Grangeville and I wondered if this may be the orphanage you are looking for as it was first established in 1877. The Jesuits established it as the first mission in that area and then Sisters of St Joseph took it over in 1902, it closed in 1969.
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