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St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 4 Feb 2012 3:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
I recently found an 1850 Census of Ward 5 Baltimore MD listing for an ancestor who was age 6. He is listed with several other (unrelated) young boys. In the census page margin is what I believe to read "St. V. de P. M. O. A." I have found little information on a St Vincent Male Orphan Asylum in Baltimore and it indicated it formed later than 1850. Can anyone provide more info on this institution and how do I go about finding records from residents there?

Re: St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 15 Apr 2012 5:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jackson
I was a resident orphan at St Vincent's from 1944 to 1951. I have been researching the subject for three years. It was origionally located on Front St, Balti. in abt 1840. It was moved abt 1909 to York Rd, Balti. Iwas unable to obtain my records from the catholic charitys. I have a web page for The Catholic University of America if you want to try them. That is where records ( what still exist) are supposed to be. I was told to contact Wash. DC Catholic Charities. They said contact Cath. Univ. of Amer. ( I got nothng ) I do have photos and articles that I got from other people I met during my search. Will share if you are interrested. Regards, James R Jackson

Re: St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
St. Vincent's actually opened in 1840 at 112 Front Street in Baltimore.

Re: St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 10:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you read my post again you will see that is what I said. It moved to York Rd in the 1900's. When it moved the name was changed to St. Vincent's Male Orphan Asylum. It is listed by this name in the 1940 census.

Re: St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 8 Jul 2012 3:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandfather was in the St. Vincents male Orphan Asylum his name was Joseph Anthony Mckenna I know he was there in 1920 if you have any pictures or know anything about him that would be great if you could relay the info to me

Re: St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 1 Aug 2012 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was in St Vincents from 1940 to 1949, while there I had two brothers there for shorter times, (they were olderq than me). I remember sisters Sabastian (nurse), sister Noel,(she taught one of my kids in grade school), Sister Cirel, she was the principle and my great aunt. I sang soprano in the choir, we had sung on WFBR radio, the state prison, the Empty Stocking Club and other venues. We all had chores and slept in open dormitories, had victory gardens and quiet times for hobbies. I still have many memories of that place. I understand the buildings are gone and the grounds have been developed. If I remember rightly the address was on York Road, Govens Md.

Re: St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 2 Aug 2012 4:19AM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: St Vincents Orphanage
Hi. My name at the Orphanage was Richard Jackson. My Brother Walter was also there. I had Sister Mercy in C dorm. and Sis. Edward in B dorm. and yes I remember Sis. Sabastian from the infirmary. My name is James R Jackson, from south Baltimore. Now live in Douglasville, Ga. You should find your names in the 1940 census. I saw Sis. Edwards name in the census. I am attaching a photo of St Vin. that I got from a fellow inmate Bill Sexton. would like to correspond with you if you would agree. I am writing a memoir and would like input. You are the fourth person I met since I started my research 2 years ago. I have been in touch with Lynn and Marty Rice also Bill Sexton. You are welcome to look at my family tree anytime you like. I am 72 years old e-mail add: jamesjack09@comcast.net Ph # 678-720-4394.
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Re: St. Vincent de Paul Male Orphan Asylum Baltimore MD

Posted: 11 Aug 2012 9:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fitz or Fishface.
That was a part of my life I don,t remember too well. I remember a "Hugh hill" we used to slide down. A few fights I was in, I won 1 or 2 of them defending a real short boy who was bullied, the laundry which was
Located behind the main bldg, a picture I have showed me in my Sunday best, the Minstrel shows we did, the old songs we sang, the Christmas tree and train set (BIG trains) and old radio programs we listened to, (Tom Mix, Green Hornet, Capt. Midnight etc. the choir we had, I sang soprano, my mothers occasional visits, our money accounts and the candy cart that came around to spent money on and the friends that came around when you had some money, sometimes.. Our victory gardens and marble arcades set up around the fence, and "hoodles". Sometimes when someone won and possessed all the marbles, he would throw them off the top of the sliding board for a free-for-all. Kids have it too good now. The K-rations that were in a hole in front of the main bldg....Love.."Fitz"
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