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Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

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Re: Orphange in Clarksburg Wva.

Posted: 29 May 2005 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy, your spelling is correct : Kappa Sigma Pi is listed in the special census of 1933 which, to the best of my knowledge, did not collect the names of the inmates of institutions---just statistics.

It was published in 1935 as :"Children under Institutional Care and in Foster Homes, 1933." Cataloged under: UNITED STATES. Bureau of the Census. The home is listed in Clarksburg, WV, but no street address. Residential care, under fraternal auspices, for 41 dependent white boys.

Of course, the name sounds like a Greek-letter college fraternity. Maybe Google can find it.

A sentence in your query needs explanation : "Left there with a family named Kniceley." You leave a kid at an orphanage to be raised without his family, so "with a family" is confusing. If KNICELEY is his birth name, say so---if you repost your query. Your father's birth parents' names would be on his full copy birth certificate if the original was never amended. One or both of the birth parents should be in the federal censuses of 1920 and 1930, which Ancestry.com has online for the benefit of its subscribers.

Reg Niles
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nancymckane66 8 Jun 2000 10:15AM GMT 
RegNMINiles 30 May 2005 1:25AM GMT 
j4jenki 30 Aug 2008 12:50PM GMT 
Tiffini1632 23 Feb 2012 1:38AM GMT 
ZEDDRGA 24 May 2012 8:03PM GMT 
STARCANOPUS 14 Sep 2010 1:10AM GMT 
j4jenki 7 Nov 2011 10:10AM GMT 
grammy3158 11 Apr 2012 2:32PM GMT 
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Marshall1425 21 May 2012 8:28PM GMT 
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