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Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Posted: 24 Apr 2011 6:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Apr 2011 6:35AM GMT
I am trying to find information on two places,the Benedict Home in Des Moines, IA and Soldiers Home Orphanage in Davenport, IA. My husband had family members in both places. Are there records available on either or both of these places? Thanks!

Re: Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is some information I found online about Soldiers Home Orphonage in Davenport, Iowa. I will post the link for you to copy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_Soldiers%27_Orphans%27_Hom...

For the Benedict Home in Des Moines, I found a photo on a post card also shown online. Below is the link for the post card.

http://www.ioffer.com/i/benedict-home-27th-street-des-moines...

On the post card you will see the address. When I plugged in the address, I found that address is now a for a place called Ramsey Village. Ramsey Village is a retirement living for seniors since 1950. Looks like the older building that is seen in the post card was posibly replaced by this newer building. Below is a link to the site for Ramsey Village.

http://crmscommunities.com/ramseyvillage/

Hope I was of some help.

Re: Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 6:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your effort. It was interesting. I was able to get some information about my husband's great grandmother from Univ. of Iowa in Des Moines. They had old records from the home in their archives and a kind woman did the research for me. Thanks again!
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