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St. Mary's Orphanage and Medical Records

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Re: St. Mary's Orphanage and Medical Records

Posted: 13 Mar 2011 11:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Maybe one of you can help me figure out my real last name. My father told me that my last name was changed to what it currently is when my grandfather left the orphanage as a child. It is rumored that when he left the orphanage, he wanted to create a new name for himself, so he apparently picked up a phone book and chose a name that there were very few of, and changed it to Hayes the moment we walked out the door (I have no idea what his last name was before he changed it, and that is what I would like to know). His name from what I can remember was Frederick Eugene Hayes Sr., and from what I can tell he was always a resident in Baltimore, MD. In fact, I know something is very suspicious, because in my research of my family, my grandfather did not sign the deed to the house he and my grandmother bought; which is very odd for those days. If any one can help, or might have any idea on where I can search, any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Stephen Hayes, Grandson of Frederick E. Hayes Sr.

..I would really like to trace my family back further then 100yrs ago and I need to know his birth last name in order to do that. I have been told that I am of German and Irish decent if that helps any. Also my father used to joke around that my grandfather used to be called Fritz.

Thanks again.
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