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Atlanta Orphanage HELP!!!

Atlanta Orphanage HELP!!!

Posted: 5 Mar 2008 8:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Parker, Craft
My grandfather and his two sisters were put in an Atlanta orphanage sometime between 1920 and 1930. From what he had told my father before he died was that it was on Peachtree Street or Road, etc. and they served oatmeal everyday. Any ideas on the name of this orphanage???

Re: Atlanta Orphanage HELP!!!

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 5:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe that would be the Georgia Baptist Childrens Home in Hapeville Ga. You can find a list of the people that were there from 1920 on under the U.S Census Info. I am still working on finding out information myself not sure quite how to do it yet lol.

Sincerely, Melanie

Re: Atlanta Orphanage HELP!!!

Posted: 22 Aug 2009 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Snow,Rainey
I am not sure if The Home For The Friendless was on Peachtree, but it is possible. My Grandpa Willard Snow and his sister Maude Snow were in it somewhere between 1900 and 1910. It burned in a fire and there are only two journals that survived which are housed at Emory University, Rare Collections. I could not find my Grandpa's name or his sister's.
My Grandpa took my father there once after it burned to show him where it was located, but I do not know the name of the street, but I do know it was in Downtown Atlanta.

If this could be it, I have a write up about the Orphanage from a newspaper. Email me at ldsed@aol.com for more on the article.

Re: Atlanta Orphanage HELP!!!

Posted: 18 Mar 2011 4:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2011 4:24PM GMT
My brother and I (Mike and Peggie Riggins) were in an Atlanta Orphanage from about 1948 to 1950-51. I was told the name of the facility was Atlanta Children's Home or Atlanta's Home for Children. I've done some research, but have had no success.

Re: Atlanta Orphanage HELP!!!

Posted: 19 Mar 2011 12:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
It may be The Southern Christian Home. Pix are on Facebook. I went through some of the pictures and there are a lot of unnamed kids. You might try looking through them and seeing if you recognize yourself or the names of any of the kids who have been tagged in the pictures.

Re: Atlanta Orphanage HELP!!!

Posted: 21 Mar 2011 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Cool I will definitely check it out. Thanks
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