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St. Mary's Orphan Asylum-Middletown/Port Jervis

St. Mary's Orphan Asylum-Middletown/Port Jervis

Lisa Hale (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jan 2004 2:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Happy New Year All! Where can I go for records on this orphanage. My grandmother and her younger brother spent about 7 years here between 1915-1925, while their mother was a resident of Middletown State Hospital.

Any help is appreciated greatly!

Re: St. Mary's Orphan Asylum-Middletown/Port Jervis

Posted: 20 Jul 2005 4:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
A few minutes ago, I posted a response on this board about a Roman Catholic directory of national scope that was published in 1922. It lists St. Mary's Orphan Asylum, 56 Ball St., Port Jervis, which is in Orange County, NY. Conducted by Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

One can also check the annual editions of the "Official Catholic Directory," published by P.J. Kenedy. It contains locations of the motherhouses of the orders of nuns, priests and brothers. As well as the names of Catholic schools and institutions and parishes.

A 1977 directory lists Catholic Charities, 30 North St., Middletown, NY---then under the supervision of the branch in New City [not New York City], but part of the Archdiocese of New York, which is based in Manhattan, a borough of New York City, as you know.

I haven't answered your question about the disposition of the Asylum's records because I don't know. One can ask the Archdiocese before tracking the order of nuns. There are also some censuses which may list the children, the federal census of 1920 (indexed by name under the Soundex system) and the 1915 and 1925 New York State census, which are not indexed by name as far as I know.

Reg Niles

Re: St. Mary's Orphan Asylum-Middletown/Port Jervis

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was wondering if you ever found out about who has the records for this orphange? Thank you, Donna

Re: St. Mary's Orphan Asylum-Middletown/Port Jervis

Posted: 4 Jun 2013 12:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a St. Mary's Church in Port Jervis..Maybe they administered the orphanage?

Re: St. Mary's Orphan Asylum-Middletown/Port Jervis

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 4:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would like to know how to find this out as my grandmother and her 2 brothers also were at that home at that time. I have little to no knowledge about her family and looking for answers.
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