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Orphanage near Lenoir Co., NC-1912?

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Re: Orphanage near Lenoir Co., NC-1912?

Posted: 17 Aug 2005 9:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Three orphanages are listed in my 1982 book at Raleigh.

A 1934 source lists Catholic Orphanage for Boys, near Raleigh. In 1927 it had merged with St. Ann?s Orphanage in Belmont. A combined citation for 1933 and 1932 says Catholic Orphanage, no address, in Nazareth, NC.

The 1933 census lists The Methodist Orphanage, no address, Raleigh. It was owned by the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church. As far as I know, names of children were not collected for the 1933 census---just statistics.

The Wake County Detention Home, in Raleigh, was too small for inclusion in my book.

I have no entries for Blowing Rock---but I cannot say it won?t turn up if and when the text of my book is digitized and made computer-searchable. In the meantime, saying a home is "near Blowing Rock" is not helpful to me---I am not an expert in the geography of North Carolina or any other state. I can look up Blowing Rock, but I cant?t look up "Near Blowing Rock."

The following bibliographic citation might be of interest if you have access to a library that has the book :

UNITED STATES. Census, Bureau of the. "Children under Institutional Care and in Foster Homes, 1933: Dependent and Neglected Children under the Care of Public and Private Institutions or Agencies, Not Including Juvenile Delinquents," prepared under the supervision of Dr. Leon E. Truesdell. Washington, D.C.: Govt. Print. Off., 1935. iv, 125 p. The bulk of the book (p. 63-124) has title: "Statistics for Individual Institutions," and is arranged by state, thereunder by auspices: state, county, religious, etc. Omits street addresses of institutions.

I have the names of most of the libraries that purchased my 1982 book titled, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes--An Historical Directory." If you need to read it and believe the library in your area hasn?t discarded the book (to make shelf space for new books), I can refer you a library that bought the book, if you send me an e-mail and tell me where you live. My e-mail address will be displayed if you click on my underlined name where it says "Author."

Reg Niles
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