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Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Posted: 16 Sep 2002 2:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Sep 2002 7:00PM GMT
I am researching the history of the Mount St. Joseph school, formerly known as St. Joseph's Orphanage at 56 St. Joseph Street, Fall River Ma. When did it close down? Any history of the school would be appreciated.

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Heather (View posts)
Posted: 30 Oct 2002 2:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
That school closed down around 1986-87 maybe even 88.

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Renald Derois (View posts)
Posted: 26 Jun 2003 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Samantha. I revisited St. Joseph's in the early 80's on a last tour for those who had stayed there. It was then being converted to an Old Folks home. My brother and I were there from 1944 till 1948. On the tour they had pictures of us old timers brought in by others who were there also. I wouldn't mind finding some of my old friends. At the time my family was living in R. I. Now, like many ritiries I live in Florida. Hope to hear from you. Although I took some pictures at the time, I didn't check on them before answering your query. If you are interested further I'll sent you some photos. Ren

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

John Field (View posts)
Posted: 15 Aug 2003 5:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
I don't recall your name. Were you a "moyen" or a "grand"
(those were age groups) I was @ "L'Orphelinat St. Joseph"
from 1945 thru 1948 & graduated from the 8th grade there.
The nuns in charge of me were: 1) Ste. Antoine-Marie,
2) St.Jean-Paul, & 3) St. Hormidas. I graduated along with:
1) Herve Lafrance. 2) Terese Pineault, 3) Jacqueline Bernier,
& 4) Dolores Lavalle. I was originally from New Bedford, but
now reside in Spokane, Wa. My number was "33". If I'm not
mistaken, the address was 56 St. Joseph St.

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Lara D'Eugenio (View posts)
Posted: 29 Sep 2003 12:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Aug 2010 6:47PM GMT
Surnames: Muerling, Reddy
I just read your post about St. Joseph's and thought I'd throw out a name to you. I believe my grandfather grew up there until about 10 years old - his name on the birth certificate was Joseph Muerling but I knew him as Thomas Reddy. I recently found out that he had two sisters also at the orphanage that were adopted by separate families. I'd love to get any information that I can about my grandfather and his sisters (one may have been named Ann). Do you know anything? Do you know where I could find more information?
Thanks, Lara

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Renald Derois (View posts)
Posted: 1 Feb 2004 2:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello John. After I contacted Samantha, I forgot to check if anyone else wanted info. until now, and this just by accident. My brother and I were there in 1945 also. I was only seven, so I was on the moyens side until I think it was 10. My brother is 20 months older than I and went to the Grands sooner. I do remember all of the Mother's names that you mentioned, and also Ste. Courra, the little nun that we called Carrot. Also Ste. Benitier, I don't think that my spelling is accurate on the names. I spent one year on the Grands when my brother turned 13, then those who had parents had to leave. My memories of the orphange are not very pleasant. When we went back at the closing of the school for an old folks home, this is what they told us it would be, we were escorted through the entire building by a young nun. After we had told her about our experiences at the school, we were with three others who went there, she appologised for the way the nuns from Canada, known as the Gray Nuns, treated us and that they could not get away with it today. I will get in touch my brother to see if he remembers any of the names that you refer to. I hope that life has been good to you. Ren

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Posted: 2 Jan 2009 9:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jan 2009 8:42PM GMT
Surnames: lagasse
Hopefully, one of you are still reading these messages. I am trying to locate my grandfather's roots (he is deceased) family history has him in an orphange in Fall River Mass. I was wondering if anyone knows how to go about getting rosters of children that would have been there between 1890 to 1900?

thank you
Lucretia

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Posted: 22 Jan 2009 12:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
I too am trying to find out about st. joseph school an orphanage. My grandmother was there 1894 until about 1906 . I was told that there was a big fire and all records where burnt. I do not know if this is true but am searching for information also.

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Posted: 23 Jan 2009 11:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kards56,

I believe my grandfather would have been there around that time also. I know that when he turned 18 he shows up on the 1910 census listed as a "nephew" I believe it might have been a boarding house since there were several other "nephews" listed.
If I find any information concerning the orphanage I will let you know.

I have one aunt who is still able to discuss famiy history so I will ask her what she remembers.

regards and good luck with your research

Lucretia

Re: Mount St. Joseph school-orphanage in Fall River

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Oct 2009 8:13PM GMT
Surnames: Jeffrey
Hello Renald,

I was just reading your posts about St. Joseph's. I believe my grandfather may have lived there until approx 1924-45. His name was Herbert Gerard Jeffrey (he is now deceased). Do you remember him?

I know this must be an unpleasant subject for you. Thanks for your help.
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