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Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 9:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi i am in need of help reading some text on a census. The words i am having difficulty with are on the census attached. At the top it clearly says 'Name of Institution'- Racine Co, then after that i can't read what institution it was.

Can anyone help please? I'm still not experienced in reading census.

Kind regards

Janette (UK)
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Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 11:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
It says Racine Co Insane Asylum

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 1:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much leslie... that actually fits in my puzzle:-) Much appreciated.

Janette

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 24 Sep 2012 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
This is interesting. I didn't know Mt Pleasent had an insane aslyman. I do know of southern colony union grove wi. I am only 50 so 1910 is before my time.

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 24 Sep 2012 1:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
As far as i know from research, it also had a county home section for the elderly.

I have found two relatives living there at some point,but not sure if one stayed at the asylum part of the hospital.

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 8:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2012 8:43AM GMT
It was also a Tuberculosis sanatorium. High Ridge, as it was last known before it was torn down around 1980, was used to house elderly people before it was torn down. It was previously a county hospital and home for indigent residents and is connected to a potter's field located just east of it's old location.

It was replaced with the present Ridgewood, located just southeast of the old location, on Wood Rd. Some residents from High Ridge and Sunny Rest were relocated to Ridgewood.

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 9:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi John. Were people sent there to recover from TB or were they sent there to die?

Another question too, if i may. Do you know why, if people were sent there because they were ill, why was it called an insane asylum?

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 12:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
I completely forgot about highridge. That was a really old building. I will ask my mom about it. I am from a line of people in the health industry.

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 3:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2012 3:20PM GMT
Hi Janette-

From what I've read locally, the location evolved many times as needed for about 100+ years. Originally the building and or buildings were part of an insane asylum located on part of the Gatliff farm. It was built in 1889. Then it was destroyed by fire in 1904. It was near present day 21st St & Greenbay Rd. It was a whistle stop for the old train and the stop was also called Gatliff. It was them rebuilt in roughly the same location.

The building became divided at one point. One part became the TB Sanatorium where affected people supposedly went to recover and the other part was used as a convalescent or old folks home for those unable to afford a better place. I know there's more info out there about the asylum, High Ridge and Sunny Rest and they all evolved in some way to the present Ridgewood.

If you are a cardholder at your local library, check to see if they have access to newspaperarchive.com. There is a lot of reading available about the asylum and is transitions online at that site. I know 3 libraries in my area offer free access to this database and I use almost daily.

As a sidenote; my mom remembers visiting an elderly uncle that died there as a resident of the old folks home. On one memorable visit, she remembers looking up and seeing a man urinating out the window. Grandma told mom to not look at him because he was crazy! This would have been about 1953.

SISU,
John

Re: Help with reading a census needed

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 6:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for that John. I would love to do more research and maybe access some files to do with the place regarding my relatives, however i am in England, so don't hold a library card .. lol .

And what a cute story bout your grandmother and mum... Just proves all walks of life were housed there and we shouldn't stereotype because we read the word Ayslum.

I will check out the newsarchive site.. see what i can find there.

Janette
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