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Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 8 Jun 2000 10:15AM GMT
Edited: 9 Jul 2001 12:51PM GMT
Looking for info on an Orphange in Clarksburg Wva. now called Presley Ridge. Old Name Kappa Sigma Pi (spelling is probably off). My father was there in 1929 for 5 or 6 years, his name was William Howard Hymes b. 2-15-1922. Left there with a family named Kniceley. Was never adopted but a foster child. His parents were James R. Hymes and Oma I Richard. Can anyone help me. Email Clssyldy307@cs.com Nancy Hymes McKane

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 30 May 2005 1:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy, your spelling is correct : Kappa Sigma Pi is listed in the special census of 1933 which, to the best of my knowledge, did not collect the names of the inmates of institutions---just statistics.

It was published in 1935 as :"Children under Institutional Care and in Foster Homes, 1933." Cataloged under: UNITED STATES. Bureau of the Census. The home is listed in Clarksburg, WV, but no street address. Residential care, under fraternal auspices, for 41 dependent white boys.

Of course, the name sounds like a Greek-letter college fraternity. Maybe Google can find it.

A sentence in your query needs explanation : "Left there with a family named Kniceley." You leave a kid at an orphanage to be raised without his family, so "with a family" is confusing. If KNICELEY is his birth name, say so---if you repost your query. Your father's birth parents' names would be on his full copy birth certificate if the original was never amended. One or both of the birth parents should be in the federal censuses of 1920 and 1930, which Ancestry.com has online for the benefit of its subscribers.

Reg Niles

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 30 Aug 2008 12:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
My borther and I were located there in the mid to late 50's, just looking for contacts of those who were there during that time frame. Mainly looking for a boy named Christian, he would be now maybe in his late 50's early 60's.

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 14 Sep 2010 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
THE KAPPA SIGMA PI HOME WAS ON LAUREL PARK RD. I LIVED THERE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR OF 1952- 1953 AND WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANYONE WHO WAS THERE DURING THAT TIME

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 7 Nov 2011 10:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
I didnt get there until 1955 - 1956. Is there a way to get some pictures of the orphanage?

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 1:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Was this boys name Russell Christian?

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I lived at Kappa Sigma Pi for several years early 50's. Would love to get in touch with some of the folks that were there at the same time. One was my first love Ronnie Burton Frame and his sister Brenda. Hattie Hill was our caretaker. I was in the Marimba and Harmonica Band. I have a lot of fond memories of being there. Went to visit a couple years ago and now it is Presley Ridge. Would love to hear from anyone that was there.

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 2:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was there then. Donna Berdine at that time.

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 21 May 2012 8:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was there. My name is Marshall (Tucky) Ray. My sister and were ther. Her name is joyce Darlene (Dolly) Ray She played Marimba and I played harmonica. I also did speeches.

Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 24 May 2012 8:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Was there from about 1956 to1959 or 60.my brother bill and sister linda were also there. i remember russel christian.remember jack linval,steve matheney.hattie c hill ran the place,along with pop davis.remember the wiener roasts and eating watermelon on the fourth of july.swimming at highland dam in the river.some good times and some not so good times.
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