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Travers children in a Wilmington Orphange 1905-1910

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Travers children in a Wilmington Orphange 1905-1910

Posted: 13 May 2008 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dodd, Travers, Baylor, Darling
I am trying to discover why my grandmother and her 3 brothers were put into an orphanage. They were the children of Amanda Darling Travers 1877-1967 and John Edward Travers 1870-?
Their names were:
John Edward,b.Feb 1898 De....d. 1938 unknown
Elsie May, b. Jan 11 1900 De... d. Nov 9 1981 PA
Willard J. b. Aug 14 1902 De...d. 1983 De
Elmer b. Nov 6 1904 De...d. May 25 1992 MD

This I know is from the family.
Elmer was adopted between 1905-1910 as an infant to the Robert Dodd family in Sussex County, De region.
Did he have a family that might be looking for his ancestors.

Elsie left the orphanage with her mother between 1910-1915 when her mother remarried to Howard Baylor. She is listed in an orphanage in the 1910 census Wilmington, Ward 9, but her brothers are all gone.

I would appreciate any information regarding this family.
Thank you all in advance.
Sue Prettyman

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