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orphanage around Beckley West Virginia

orphanage around Beckley West Virginia

Posted: 6 Apr 2011 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lillian Richmond


I am looking for the orphanage my granmother was from in West Virgina. Before my grandmother passed she showed me a photo of her in an orphanage with approx 20 other children. Unfortunatley at the time she would not part with the photo and since her passing I have been unable to locate it. It was the only pucture there was of her as a small child. Her mother was Chippewa Indian of the Siouna tribe, Cora Collins. Her mother was murdered in 1932. Her father was English, Robert Lee Richmond. I need information on the orphanage to go back further. My grandmother sent to an orphanage, was never adopted and seperated from several siblings.

Re: orphanage around Beckley West Virginia

Posted: 11 Apr 2011 12:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
I lived in an orphange in Huntington W.Va. it closed in 1956
and then I lived in one at Elkins W.Va..It has been hard to find any information. My name was Price.

Re: orphanage around Beckley West Virginia

Posted: 2 Oct 2012 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was wondering about the one in Huntington that you said you lived in? When did you arrive and what was its name? My grandma was adopted and I'm trying to find her in the 1930's census but having problems. Her biological parents are hard to find in 1930's as well. I know she lived un Huntington with her adoptive family.
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