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Orphanages-Rhode Island

Orphanages-Rhode Island

jazzie53 (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2003 7:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jan 2004 11:03AM GMT
Looking for information on an orphanage in Rhode Island. I think it might of been named St.Aloysius Home Chapel-My father and his sister were placed in this place for a while. I want to find records on him. I was told it was catholic-

Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 24 Jan 2004 6:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was a bus monitor in the early 1990's and we had a child placed at St. Al's as it was known. I beleive it was in Providence or Cranston, RI. Have you tried the catholic church dicese in Providence?
Maybe they can help you! I don't know if St. "Al's" is around anymore but your spelling is correct on it.
Good luck in Finding your family!
Let me know how you make out.

Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

dorinda (View posts)
Posted: 29 Jan 2004 3:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
thanks for the info.i will check it out.

Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 13 Nov 2004 5:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Aug 2005 5:55PM GMT
Hello,
It is on the North Smithfield North Providence line and it was a catholic orphanage. It is still part of the church but no longer an orphanage. If you call the catholic diocesse they might be able to tell you if and where any records might be. You can also try DCYF in Providence. If you family went through them they will have records and you can request to see them. It takes a little while for them to find and get them but they try their best to help. I hope this has helped some. Good luck in your search.

Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 28 Jan 2005 12:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 21 Jul 2005 3:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Page 360 of the 1982 book titled, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes--An Historical Directory" treats Saint Aloysius Home under Greenville, part of the town of Southfield in Providence County, RI. Its address in a 1976 source was 40 Austin Ave.

It was operated by Sisters of Mercy of the Union. Its legal title was Rhode Island Catholic Orphan Asylum. Boys attended St. Peter's School. The home was perhaps named after St. Aloysius Gonzaga. I do not know what became of its records.

Reg Niles

Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 2:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
My mother was one of it's orphans. I too am looking for records. She was in two orphanages one for infants and the other for children/young adult (to age 16). Off the top of my head I dont remember which one Saint Aloysius is. If any one has info I too am looking. My mom is still alive at 89 and does remember things I know she has mention names of some of the girls and names of the sisters.


Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 2:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello I agree with you on trying to get records from the diocese. I too would like a picture too if that is alright with you. I've been trying to find info on my grandfather.
Father Bushwa was a very difficult man I understand and i'm having a hard time. I'm working on at least 20 years.

Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 3:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Orphanages-Rhode Island

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you,
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