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Orphanges in Berkeley County West Virginia

Orphanges in Berkeley County West Virginia

Posted: 31 Jan 2006 10:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: FREEZE and SNYDER
I am extremely interested in finding what orphanages would have been in existence between 1895 and 1910 in Berkeley County West Virginia and whether or not there are any existing records of the orphans.

My Grandmother Lena Freeze age 10 - was listed as "from the orphans home" in the 1910 Census in Berkeley Co., West Va.in the Robert S Noll household. She married my Grandfather Joseph Snyder in 1920

Re: Orphanges in Berkeley County West Virginia

Posted: 20 May 2008 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Freeze/Snyder
Bob,
I would like to suggest that perhaps Lena did not reside in an orphanage in WV, but in OH instead. I have kept your note in my file for a long time thinking I could tie Lena in to my family in Berkeley Co., but could not. Below is my findings of late.

I found a tree in Ancestry.com family trees of a person who said Lena was born on 16 September 1899 in
Warren Co., Ohio. That motivated me to look in Warren & counties near Warren Co.

In 1900, I found a Lena Freeze listed with her mother Eliza Freeze and siblings living with grandparents, Isaac Tubord/Dubord in Clinton Co., OH, which is the county next door to Warren Co.

In 1910 census, Garland Freeze, age 13, a sibling of this Lena, was a resident of the Children's home in Clinton Co., Union Twp. None of the other children from this family were housed there. This would align with Lena coming from an orphanage and living with the Nolls in 1910.

Garland was the only Freeze listed in Clinton Co., in 1910. I could not find any Dubord/Tubord family members living in Clinton Co. either. Obviously something tragic happened to cause this child to be placed in the children's home.

I can not explain how this Lena would get from Clinton Co. to Summit Co., OH, but this seems a person to investigate further.

Re: Orphanges in Berkeley County West Virginia

Posted: 27 Apr 2010 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: smith
i have family listed as inmated in the 1930 census. Showing them in Leadsville,Randolph county, WV. Names are Thurl & Thelma..twins born around 1917 and younger brother Clayton Smith born in 1920. SHows their mother listed and more children and older children are with her. So this is the only conclusion I could come up with. Don't know whatever happened to them. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks...Suellen
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