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NC Orphanage 1920

NC Orphanage 1920

Posted: 16 Mar 2011 3:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Phillips
Looking for info on Orphanages in the Greensboro NC area. My grandfather Bynum Hargis Phillips b. 1906 and his brother Palmer T. Phillips were put in the orphanage about 1910 until 1924 - 1928. There parents were Palmer Thomas Phillips b. 1878 and wife Corrina Hargis Phillips were originally from Chatham County. Later their grandfather Bryan Phillips died Feb 11, 1922 and was buried in Greensboro, NC on Feb 12, 1922. So the boys had family in the area. Trying to find out why they were put in orphanage. Thanks for any leads. Beth

Re: NC Orphanage 1920

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 5:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Richardson
Sorry I don't have any information for you but I too am wondering why my grandmother and her brother were put in an orphanage. They were from Johnston County, North Carolina and lost both parents to influenza in 1917. They were both put in a home despite the fact that half of the farms in the township and neighboring townships had both their father's surname and their mother's maiden name. I can't imagine why they weren't taken in. It was difficult for me to track them at first because my grandmother's maiden name was Maiden (at birth) but the orphanage for some reason changed it to Maydon!

Re: NC Orphanage 1920

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Maiden Moydon Phillips
I would like to talk with someone - may have to just do a general search for the NC history of this period. My great grandparents may have also died from the flu, and this would have been in about 1914-16 during WWI and times were tough. Most people had to grow their own food in the south, unlike the industrial north, and they couldn't take on another person. If I ever come across information I'll let you know, good luck hunting. Beth

Re: NC Orphanage 1920

Posted: 12 Jan 2014 4:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Phillips Maydon Maiden
Found the 1920 Census that lists my grandfather (Bynum Hargis Phillips) and his brother (Palmer Thomas Phillips)! I checked for the Maydon or maiden name and there was no name. I think my Great Grandfather (died 1918) and his wife (died 1916) may have had the flu too. But I cannot find any burial records!! I'll keep my eyes open while searching my family!

Re: NC Orphanage 1920

Posted: 12 Jan 2014 4:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Phillips Maydon Maiden
Found the 1920 Census that lists my grandfather (Bynum Hargis Phillips) and his brother (Palmer Thomas Phillips)! I checked for the Maydon or maiden name and there was no name. I think my Great Grandfather (died 1918) and his wife (died 1916) may have had the flu too. But I cannot find any burial records!! I'll keep my eyes open while searching my family!

Re: NC Orphanage 1920

Posted: 22 Jan 2014 2:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Mar 2014 3:59AM GMT
Surnames: Tickle
I too am looking for info on my family. My grandfather and his brother were,from what I understand adopted by a family named Watkins but they returned them to the orphanage. James Arthur Tickle and Lester Edward Tickle. I would love to know more about the family that tried to adopt them. James born 1917 Lester 1919. They were born in Greensboro but may habe been adopted in Winston Salem.
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