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Murphy Children

Murphy Children

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 6:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Five children of Michael and Frances Murphy were place in a Portland (Maine)area orphanage approximately 1900-1902. I am unable to find records either through the diocese office or Catholic Charities. Does anyone have information as to other orphanages in Portland during that time. I do know that some of the girls learned to speak french (nuns).

Re: Murphy Children

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 5:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi there, I have a great grandfather from Maine we know little about. Were any of these five children born in around 1878? He went by the name of James Joseph McMow, however we're not sure if that was his real last name. He would not speak to my grandmother of his childhood except to say that he worked on a farm and was on his own at a very young age.

hope you've had luck with your own search! Donna

Re: Murphy Children

Posted: 7 May 2013 4:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry...the oldest was born in 1880, Ireland...all others were born in Maine between 1889-1898.
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