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Illinois Institute for Feeble Minded Children, Lincoln City IL

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Illinois Institute for Feeble Minded Children, Lincoln City IL

Posted: 23 Jan 2007 5:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know anything about this place? I don't believe children were necessarily placed there because they were "feeble minded". I think it was a place to put boys whose parents couldn't or wouldn't care for them. I know of an inmate on the 1930 census who went on to hold a job, marry, and father several children. He was in his teens at the time and his younger siblings were in St Hedwigs and the Illinois Industrial School. Anyone have any information? I believe the parents were not good parents and may have lost the children or placed them there to get rid of them.
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Millionthefar... 24 Jan 2007 12:43AM GMT 
Millionthefar... 24 Jan 2007 12:49AM GMT 
MyTwistedSist... 21 Sep 2008 9:28AM GMT 
KSTANFIELDCOO... 18 Jun 2007 5:01AM GMT 
Millionthefar... 18 Jun 2007 5:08AM GMT 
SHuante 7 Mar 2008 7:47PM GMT 
MyTwistedSist... 21 Sep 2008 9:27AM GMT 
Millionthefar... 21 Sep 2008 11:56AM GMT 
MyTwistedSist... 24 Sep 2008 11:17PM GMT 
Millionthefar... 25 Sep 2008 3:36AM GMT 
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