The Parsons Child and Family Center Records, 1830-
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Historical Note

The Albany Orphan Asylum opened its doors to its first child on December 2, 1829. Founded by Orissa Healy and Eliza Wilcox, the asylum's first home was a rented house that was located on Washington Avenue in Albany, New York. By June 1830, the asylum housed seventy children and had attracted much favor among the citizens of Albany. In 1832 the asylum moved to a new home at Western Avenue and Robin Street, where it would remain for almost the next 75 years. The first name of the institution was the Society for the Relief of Orphan and Destitute Children in the City of Albany; about 1850 it became known as the Albany Orphan Asylum.

Rev. Timothy Fuller served as superintendent from 1866 until his death in 1879. He was succeeded by his son, Albert D. Fuller, who served as superintendent until his death in 1893. Albert D. Fuller was devoted to the Albany Orphan Asylum and its children, as can be seen in the correspondence between him and children who had left the Asylum to return to their parents or were bound out to families. It was during Mr. Fuller's tenure as superintendent that the majority of the children's records were kept, including the individual case files. In 1891, Albert Fuller was also placed in charge of the Lathrop Memorial, another home in Albany for orphaned children. After he died in 1893, his wife, Helen Fuller, who served until 1902, succeeded him.

By 1904, the facility on Western Avenue was considered to be inadequate, so the trustees began to consider building a new facility. Believing children should be housed in smaller groups in a home-like setting instead of barracks with a communal mess hall, the board of managers (trustees), adopted what is known as the "cottage plan," and began building a complex of four "homes" at 140 New Scotland Avenue; in 1907 the facility was opened. In 1910, the board named the cottages in honor of past leaders, James D. Wasson, Archibald McIntyre, General John T. Rathbone, and the Fuller Family.   A substantial gift in 1914 from Mrs. John D. Parsons Jr. , in memory of her late husband financed the building of Parsons Cottage. By the 1930s, it was no longer an orphan asylum, so the name was changed in 1935 to the Albany Home for Children.   In 1959 the present facility on Academy Road was built. In 1976 the name of the institution was changed to the Parsons Child and Family Center, honoring the major benefactor, John D. Parsons, Jr.

From its beginning, the mission of the asylum was to provide food, shelter, and attention to the physical, emotional, and educational needs of orphaned and dependent children.   These children included those who, although their parents may have been living, were neglected or not well provided for by them.  The initial charge for caring for a child was fifty cents a week if the parent or guardian could afford it.  If a child was destitute, the asylum would accept him/her if it had the funds.  Many of the children returned to their parent(s) when their economic situation or health improved.  The number of children received without pay was regulated by the condition of the funds belonging to the society.  The counties who sent children to the asylum were charged for the care of those children.  Much of the early financial support of the asylum came from local churches, which held fairs and benefits to raise money for the institution.  The society also accepted gifts or money and property from individuals to further its mission.

At eight or nine years of age, many children were indentured to families who needed or wanted a child to help with domestic work, farm work, or for companionship.  Children were indentured for a specific period of time, as indicated in the contracts found in many of the case files.

The governing body of the asylum was the Board of Trustees and the superintendent. The first officers of the institution were elected June 10, 1830; James O. Wasson was the first president of the board. The earliest minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees refer to another governing body, the "Lady Managers. " However, records of the Ladies Association Auxiliary to the Albany Orphan Asylum in this collection do not begin until 1904. The Board of Trustees concerned itself with the organization, property, and expenses of the asylum and documented their activities in annual reports. The Ladies Auxiliary concerned itself with promoting the welfare of the children of the asylum. They had oversight and general supervision of the internal affairs of the asylum. They made suggestions to the Board concerning such affairs, and they took upon themselves matters referred to them by the Board.

Series Description

The majority of records Parsons Child and Family Center (Albany Orphan Asylum) are organized into eleven series that document primarily administrative functions activities this institution from its founding in 1830 until early 1930s.

I.  Organizational Papers Series, 1830-1996. Boxes 1-7.

The organizational series consists of material relating to the history and formation of the Asylum, including the original stockholders book from 1848. This volume contains a manuscript copy of the Constitution of the Society for the Relief of Orphans and Destitute Children and a print copy of same, June 3, 1830. The original stockholders each paid $2 and some families became joint stock holders. As stated in the constitution, the society was to be managed by a president and a board of managers, and that board was vested with the power to make by-laws, rules, and regulations as they thought proper for carrying out the objects of the society. The account book kept by Superintendent Orissa Healy, 1831-1833, includes name of first child received on December 2, 1829, record of children at the Asylum from 1830-1839, and the name of person or family to whom children were bound out. The volume containing the Original Act of Incorporation of the Society for the Relief of Orphans and Destitute Children, March 30, 1831, also includes memoranda admitting children to the Society, 1832-1865. The minutes of meetings of the Board of Managers (Trustees), 1841-1921, excluding 1848-1857, are contained in two volumes of manuscript records with some typewritten reports of meetings. Included in the records are the names of board members present at meetings, suggestions for internal investigation of arrangements and proceedings in the asylum, recommendations made for the hiring of teachers, weekly dietary costs per child, and appointment of members to various committees in charge of fulfilling the plans and goals for the Asylum made by the Board. Annual Reports, Superintendent's Reports, and Treasurer's Reports, 1832-1996, are manuscripts, printed, or typewritten, and some are bound volumes.

II. Records of Children Series, 1835-1909. Boxes 8-25.

The Records of Children series consists mostly of manuscript records of children admitted to the asylum. The two earliest volumes, 1835-1842 and 1843-1882, contain dates children were received, age, by whom sent, when discharged, and remarks about the parents, including indicating if the child was an orphan. The later volume, 1843-1882, is indexed alphabetically, and includes case numbers 2383-2483, which can be cross referenced to the Record of Children in box 9, a Monthly Record of Children volume, a Population Book, and a Records of Indentured Children volume. The later volume also contains a list of children supported at the asylum in 1876 and a list of children who were bound out to families or ran away and later either returned to the asylum or were bound out a second time.

The five Record of Children volumes, covering the years 1877 through 1903, contain detailed information of children and their parents in two columns. Memoranda in regard to the child include: date of admission, date of birth, orphan status, by whom the child was brought to the asylum, place of birth, mental condition, physical condition, when vaccinated, if the child had a contagious disease, date of discharge, by whom taken, and when indenture terminated. Memoranda in regard to parents include: place of birth, address, occupation, religion, and names of relatives and friends. These volumes include case numbers 2448-7818 of the children so that they can be cross-referenced to the Monthly Record of Children volumes, Population Books, Records of Indentured Children, and the 1843-1882 Record of Children. The Lathrop Memorial volume is similar in format to the previous four volumes, but consists of information about the children at that institution, which Albert Fuller took charge of in 1891.

The Monthly Record of Children Received and Discharged volumes, 1877-1897, consist of monthly lists of children received and discharged, and the number of children on hand during that month. These volumes contain annual lists of children supported by the Asylum and lists of children out on trial or temporarily absent. Sanitary conditions for each month are also reported. Also included are registration numbers, which can be cross-referenced to the volumes in series containing case numbers for children.

Population Books, 1876-1909, are indexed alphabetically by the county that had jurisdiction over the care of the children. Information includes date received, date discharged, date of birth, by whom brought, and the name of the Superintendent of Poor of the county charged for children. These records also contain case numbers, so they can be cross-referenced to other volumes in series containing case numbers.

Records of Indentured Children, six volumes, indexed alphabetically, 1879-1907. Information about each child includes name, birth date, admission date, parentage, mental and physical condition, remarks, indenture date and copies of correspondence reporting children's condition. The majority of the correspondence consists of letters between indentured children and Mr. Fuller (until his death in 1893), and then Mrs. Fuller, who became Superintendent after the death of her husband. Some records include case numbers so that records can be cross-referenced to other volumes in series.

III. Admission Records Series, 1865-1908. Boxes 26-27.

This series consists of certificates and memoranda containing the name, birth date, date of admission of the child, and name of county and amount charged for care of child. Some of the memoranda in box 27 include the name of the mother and father and whether or not the child can be placed in a home.

IV. Visitors Register Series, 1900-1913. Box 28.

The Albany Orphan Asylum Register contains original signatures and addresses of visitors on the date they visited the asylum. The names of visitors between 1901-1907 in the Lathrop Memorial Register were copied from another source. From 1908-1913 the signatures are original. That volume also contains daily menus of the Albany Orphan Asylum for September 1, 1929 through February 17, 1930.

V. Ladies Association Auxiliary to the Albany Orphan Asylum Series, 1904-1931. Box 29.

These two volumes of Secretary's Books of the Ladies Association Auxiliary to the Albany Orphan Asylum, Minutes of Meetings, 2/2/1904-1/1/1906 and 10/1920-11/1931, include reports of sanitary conditions at the asylum, the health and welfare of the children, suggestions for purchases to be made from donations, and observations. The earlier volume (1904-1905) is in manuscript form and contains a copy of the by-laws of the group.

VI. Buildings and Grounds Series, 1837-1913. Box 30. 

The Building and Grounds Series is made up of contracts, deeds, specifications, and photocopies of photographs of buildings. Included in the series are an appeal to the public for money to care for the orphans, 1832; a letter to Mrs. Russell Sage requesting money to erect a new cottage in 1907; a bequest of money made by William James to the Albany Orphan Asylum in 1837; building contracts, and specifications for buildings to be erected at Washington Avenue.

VII. Correspondence, News, and Research Materials, 1836-1957. Box 31.

This series contains letters to and from past presidents of the Board of Trustees and friends of the asylum. In addition, one folder contains news clippings about events surrounding the asylum. Also included are pieces of research on local notable people such as Edward Cornelius Delavan, an abstinence agitator who was connected to the temperance movement in the middle 1800s, and Louis Leach Woodward, who served on the Board of Trustees from 1941 to 1951.

VIII. Photographs and Printed Materials. 1840-1922. Box 32.

This series contains some original photographs of children and buildings and some photocopies of photographs. Also included are printed materials such as the Memoriam to Albert D. Fuller and a biography of John D. Parsons, Jr., after whom the Parsons Child and Family Center was named.

IX. Legal Records, 1890, 1901. Box 33

This series contains the court transcripts of a brutality case that was brought against an employee of the Albany Orphan Asylum. This record contains testimony from seven hearings: one hearing contains evidence given by the alleged victim, a 14 year old boy and six sections of transcripts are inquiries into the management of the Albany Orphan Asylum. Included in this series is a N. Y. Supreme Court Petition and Order for payment of an unclaimed portion of the proceeds of the sale of real property.

X.            The Publications Series, 1980-1996. Box 34.

Included in this series are two issues of the Parsons Newsletter, 1980, as well as pamphlets with general information about Parsons, admission policies and procedures, and adoption.

XI.          Case Files of Children Series, 1880-1945. Boxes 35-44.

Access to these files is restricted. Interested researchers must obtain written permission from the Director of the Parsons Center.

The Case Files series is organized alphabetically by child, and each folder is organized chronologically, with beginning date and ending date of contents. The files include letters from Albert Fuller to the children who were bound out to families, returned home to their parents, or were living independently. After Mr. Fuller died, his wife, Helen Fuller, serving as acting superintendent, continued correspondence with the children and their families. Also included are Indenture Agreements made between the Asylum and the people to whom children were bound out. The majority of the records were created between 1880-1893, the years Albert Fuller was superintendent. Some folders contain much more detailed information than others do. See the appendix for a complete listing of all the names listed in the case files.

Container List


Box Volume/ Folder Contents
Organizational Records
1 1 Stockholders Book, 1848. Includes manuscript copy of the Constitution of the Society for the Relief of Orphans and Destitute Children and a print copy of the Constitution, June 3, 1830. 1 v. Bound.
  2 Account book kept by Superintendent Orissa Healy, 1831-1833. 1 v. Bound. Includes:

a. Record of children at the Asylum, 1830-1839.
b. Record of children, in alphabetical order, 1835-1851.
  3 Original Act of Incorporation of the Society for the Relief of Orphans and Destitute Children in the City of Albany, March 30, 1832. Includes memoranda admitting children to the Society, 1832-1865. 1 v. Bound.
2   Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Managers, 2/19/1841-2/26/1906, excluding 1848-1857. 1 v. Bound.
3   Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Managers, 3/18/1906-10/16/1921. 1 v. Bound.
4   Annual Reports and Superintendent's Reports 1832-1890, some copies printed.
  1 Annual Reports, 1832, 1833, 1835 (2 copies)
  2 Annual Reports, 1839, 1848
  3 Annual Report, 1851
  4 Superintendent's Reports, 1880, 1881
  5 Annual Report, 1885
  6 Superintendent's Report, 1887
  7 Superintendent's Report, 1887
  8 Superintendent's Report, 1888
  9 Superintendent's Report, 1888
  10 Superintendent's Report, 1889
  11 Superintendent's Report, 1890
5   Annual Reports and Superintendent's Reports, 1891-1901, printed and some bound.
  1 Superintendent's Report, 1891, 1 v. Bound.
  2 Superintendent's Report, 1891
  3 Extracts from Albert D. Fuller's last Annual Report, 1892
  4 Superintendent's Report, 1893. 1 v. Bound.
  5 Annual Reports, 1893-1897. 1 v. Bound.
  6 Superintendent's Report, 1897, includes lists of children received and discharged, October 1897, November 1897, December 1897, January 1898, and February 1898, 1 v. Bound.
  7 Annual Report, 1901, 1 v. Bound.
6   Annual Reports, Treasurer's Reports, 1898-1911.
  1 Treasurer's Reports, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902 (2 copies), printed pamphlets
  2 Annual Reports, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1 v. Bound and printed.
  3 Annual Report, 1904
  4 Treasurer's Reports, 1905 (5 copies), printed pamphlets
  5 Annual Report, 1906, printed
  6 Annual Report, 1907, printed
  7 Annual Report, 1907, printed
  8 Annual Report, 1911, printed
  9 Annual Reports, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1 v. Bound and printed.
7   Annual Reports, 1912-1996
  1 Annual Report, 1912 (2 copies), printed
  2 Annual Report, 1913, printed
  3 Annual Report, 1914, printed
  4 Annual Report, 1915, printed
  5 Annual Report, 1916, printed
  6 Annual Report, 1917, printed
  7 Annual Report, 1918, printed
  8 Annual Report, 1919, printed
  9 Annual Report, 1920, printed
  10 Annual Report, 1921, printed
  11 Annual Report, 1922, printed
  12 Annual Report, 1923, printed
  13 Annual Report, 1924, printed
  14 Annual Report, 1925, printed
  15 Annual Report, 1926, printed
  16 Annual Report, 1927, printed
  17 Annual Report, 1928, printed
  18 Annual Report, 1931
  19 Annual Report, 1932, printed
  20 Annual Report, 1933
  21 Annual Report, 1979, printed
  22 Annual Reports, 1991, 1992, printed
  23 Annual Reports, 1993, 1994, printed
  24 Annual Reports, 1995, 1996, printed

Records of Children

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Record of Children, 1835-1862. Includes date received, name, age, by whom sent, when discharged, how disposed of, and remarks. 1 v. Bound.

Record of Children, 1843-1882, arranged alphabetically, entries include case number, name of child, birth date, parentage, date admitted, payment conditions, date discharged, by whom taken, and remarks. 1 v. Bound.

9   Record of Children, Albany Orphan Asylum, 1/2/1877-4/15/1885, indexed alphabetically. Information includes case numbers 2448-4424. 1 v. Bound.
10   Record of Children, Albany Orphan Asylum, 4/20/1885-3/3/1891. Includes case numbers 4425-5418. 1 v. Bound.
11   Record of Children, Albany Orphan Asylum, 3/3/1891-12/30/1896. Includes case numbers 5419-6618. 1 v. Bound.
12   Record of Children, Albany Orphan Asylum, 1/1/1897-11/25/1903. Includes case numbers 6619-7818. 1 v. Bound.
13   Record of Children, Lathrop Memorial, 1892-1901. Some cases include an A. O. A. case number. 1 v. bound.
14   Monthly Record of Children Received and Discharged, 1877-1885. 1 v. Bound.
15   Monthly Record of Children Received and Discharged, 1885-1893. 1 v. Bound.
16   Monthly Record of Children Received and Discharged, 1894-1897. Volume includes a list of children out on trial or temporarily absent, 1892-1902.    Also includes a list of children in A. O. A. in 1866. 1 v. Bound.
17   Population Book, 1876-1894, indexed alphabetically by county charged for child, 1 v. Bound.
18   Population Book, 1883-1909, indexed alphabetically by county charged for child. Includes same information as previous volume. 1 v. Bound.
19   Records of Indentured Children, 1879-1894, indexed alphabetically. 1 v. Bound.
20   Records of Indentured Children, 1880-1893, indexed alphabetically. 1 v. Bound.
21   Records of Indentured Children, 1883-1893, indexed alphabetically. 1 v. Bound.
22   Records of Indentured Children, 1887-1895, not indexed alphabetically. 1 v. Bound.
23   Records of Indentured Children, 1893-1898, not indexed. 1 v. Bound.
24   Records of Indentured Children, 1897-1907, not indexed. 1 v. Bound.
25   Reports and copies of letters of children who have left the A. O. A. , 1886-1894. Letters written by children who left the asylum and by Albert Fuller, some records include case numbers.

Admission Records

26 1 Order of Admission Certificates, 1875-1882. 1 v. Bound.
  2 Memoranda of Agreements for Admission, 1865-1893.
27 1 Order of Admission Certificates, 1895-1908, partially indexed by county charged. 1 v. Bound.

Visitors Register Series

28 1 Visitors Register of the Albany Orphan Asylum, July 17, 1900-May 16, 1923. 1 v. Bound.
  2 Visitors Register of the Lathrop Memorial, September 4, 1901-September 29, 1913. 1 v. Bound.

Ladies Association Auxiliary to the Asylum

29 1 Secretary's book of the Ladies Association Auxiliary to the Albany Orphan Asylum, Minutes of Meetings, 2/2/1904-1/1/1906. 1 v. Bound.
  2 Secretary's book of the Ladies Association Auxiliary to the Albany Orphan Asylum, Minutes of Meetings, 10/12/1920-11/10/1931. 1 v. Bound.

Buildings, Grounds, Contracts, and Deeds

30 1 Appeal for money to erect building, 1832; letter to Mrs. Russell Sage requesting money, 1907.
  2 Bequest of William James to A. O. A. , 1837.
  3 Building contracts, 1886; description of property, 1908; bids given by Ogden & Wright, Architects, undated.
  4 Specifications for heating, 1902; specifications for roofing, glazing, stonecutters, plumbers, carpenters, steam heating, and masons, all undated.
  5 List of fixtures, Fuller & Pitcher, Architects, undated.
  6 Inventory of furniture and household goods left in Superintendent's cottage of A. O. A. by Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Johnson; list of supplies in storeroom; bill of fare for babies.
  7 2 letters from Superintendent Charles Johnson requesting money for drinking fountain, 1912; list of people who donated to fountain fund; drinking fountain receipt, 1913.
  8 14 Photocopies of photographs of children, staff, and buildings.
  9 5 Photocopies of photographs of buildings and children.
  10 1 Photocopy of photograph of Parsons at New Scotland Avenue.
  11 7 Photocopies of photographs of Parsons, 1907.
  12 Deed of Property between A. O. A. and city of Albany, 1911.

Correspondence

31 1 Letters between Alfred Hartman and H. W. Hopkirk, superintendent, 1939. Includes postcard and a photograph of Hartman.
  2 Letters and notes, 1840-1893. Includes letter to John F. Rathbone, President of the Board of Trustees, concerning benefits of A. O. A. buying a farm, undated.
  3 Admission letters, 1836-1849.
  4 Letters, 1829-1893. Includes a letter written by J. O. Davis on the founding of the A. O. A. by Orissa Healy, 1829. Also includes report on the feasibility of buying a farm, undated.
  5 Postcards and Christmas cards, 1888-1940.
  6 Proposed draft of rules, undated; list of things to remember; notice to pensioners; plan for the relief of seamstresses; all undated
  7 Report given to Secretary of the State Board of Charities by Albert Fuller, 1878 re:answers to inquiries made in regard to A. O. A.
  8 Review of charges made against A. O. A. , undated.
  9 5 autopsy reports of children of A. O. A, 1890-1907; 3 letters re:deceased children, 1890-1893.
  10 Report on visits to other asylums regarding the cottage plan for A. O. A, presented by John Howe, Montgomery Mosher, and Fred Tillinghurst, 1906.
  11 Letter from Board of Education, 1920; Letter from New York State College for Teachers in Albany re:education of girls at the A. O. A. ; list of trustees, officers, medical staff, and employees, 1891; other materials.
  12 Letters to Mr. and Mrs. Boss of the Dudley Observatory, Albany, 1912-1945.
  13 Letters regarding children, 1843-1895.
  14 2 copies of biographical information on Louis Leach Woodward, 1898-1958.
  15 Research on Edward Cornelius Delavan, b. 1793, d. 1871.
  16 News clippings re: Helen Keller, 1913; missing boy, 1958; opera star, 1974; certificate, 1919.
  17 List of children supported in the A. O. A. in 1884.
  18 Blank records of admission; blank copies of applications for commitment to A. O. A.
  19 Paper written by Charles Louis Wilsey, "The Albany Home for Children," May 1957. Includes photographs of children and cottages, 1944 & 1955.

Photographs and Printed Materials

32 1 Historical Scrapbook, contains newspaper clippings, 1852-1920.
  2 Book of photographs of trustees, 1840-1917.
  1 Albany Medical Annals, December 1922. Contains article written by J. Montgomery Mosher, M. D.
  2 Biography of John D. Parsons, Jr. , contains photographs of Parsons residence, Albany Trust Company, and other notable buildings. 1 v. Bound.
  3 In Memoriam. Albert D. Fuller, b. 1850, d. 1893.
  4 Photographs of children, 1902, 1947, 1968, and undated.
  5 Photographs of Asta children, 1913; photograph of Rush Nichols, 1912
  6 Page from children's record.
  7 Street map showing the Albany Orphan Asylum, at Western and Robin.
  8 Rules and Regulations, 1902; Charter, Amendments and By-laws of the Albany Orphan Asylum, 1904.
  9 Collage of photographs, undated.
  10 Mounted photograph of buildings at New Scotland Avenue.
  11 Mounted photograph of buildings at New Scotland Avenue.
  12 Poster, Whitney's salutes the A. O. A. , 1859-1949.
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Legal Records

Court Transcripts of brutality case against A. O. A. employee, 1901.

New York Supreme Court Petition and Order in partition case between Matilda Cree and Cornelius Griffen, et al. , 1890.

 

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The Publications Series

Parsons Newsletter, Summer/Fall 1980

Parsons Newsletter, Winter 1980

Also contains pamphlets about adoption, intake policies and procedures, general information, and newsletters.

Case Files of Children, 1880-1945

Access to these files is restricted. Interested researchers must obtain written permission from the Director of Parson Center.

35 1-43 Beaman-Connors
36 1-41 Dutcher-Ivans
37 1-52 Jackson-Ladoux
38 1-36 Lafar-Loomis
39 1-48 Lord-Milton
40 1-39 Mitchell-McGraw, Bertha
41 1-34 McGraw, Mary-Orcutt
42 1-40 Orton-Reed, Lewis
43 1-31 Reed, William-Rouse
44 1-44 Rowe-Wood

Appendix: Casefiles of Children

Access to these files is restricted. Interested researchers must obtain written permission from the Director of Parson Center.

Box Folder(s) Contents
     
35 1 Beaman, Blanche, 1894
  2 Beaton, Annie, 1897
  3 Becker Children, 1891
  4 Beetin Children, 1889-1892
  5 Bell, Herbert, 1892-1893
  6 Bell, Jennie, 1893-1908
  7 Bennett, Charles, Franklin, and Palmer, 1893-1940
  8 Berdell, Roland, 1906
  9 Bourke, Perry, 1892-1893
  10 Bourse, Mary, 1894
  11 Bowdy, Albert, 1885-1887
  12 Bowman, Ella and Mary, 1876-1888
  13 Bowman, James and Sarah, 1886-1893
  14 Brackett, Charles and Cora, 1887-1891
  15 Bradt Children, 1889-1893
  16 Bradt, Charley and George, 1893-1895
  17 Bradt, Eddie, 1884-1885
  18 Bradt, Rena, 1893
  19 Breakey Children, 1894-1896
  20 Brew, Andrew and Harry
  21 Brewer, Rosa, 1895
  22 Brockum Children, 1889
  23 Bronk, Gifford, 1891-1899   
  24 Brooks, Andrew, 1892
  25 Brooks Children, 1889
  26 Brooks, Diantha, 1886-1887
  27 Broshius Children, 1894
  28 Brott, Gertrude and Ruth, 1899-1956
  29 Brown, Charles, 1889
  30 Brown, Chrisitne, 1896
  31 Brown, Flora, 1888
  32 Brown, Della, George, and Willie, 1886-1916
  33 Brown, Grace, 1888
  34 Brown, James, 1892-1893
  35 Brown, John, 1889-1898
  36 Brown, Leonard, 1896
  37 Brown, Nathaniel, 1888-1895
  38 Burdick, Frank, 1886-1887
  39 Butler, Anna and Harry, 1887-1889
  40 Cady, George and Meritt, 1888-1918
  41 Cain, Hannah, 1889
  42 Cheneaux, Alfred, (formerly Fred Nash), 1888-1910
  43 Connors, Frances, 1902-1909
36 1 Dutcher, Kneeland, 1891
  2 Dutcher, Martha, 1899-1910
  3 Earl, Charles and Oscar, 1881-1890
  4 Edwards, Harry, Jessie, and Willie, 1883-1903
  5 Eidlebush Children, 1884
  6 Eldred, Alma, 1892-1893
  7 Elliot Child, 1895
  8 Ellis, Bella and George, 1895-1922
  9 Elmer, Caroline, 1890
  10 Enos, Benjamin and Eugene, 1876-1886
  11 Erickson, Ella and Sigrid, 1895-1896
  12 Esmond, Cora and George, 1883-1893
  13 Evans, Charlie and Willie, 1890-1895
  14 Evans, Isabelle, 1884-185
  15 Factreau, Ellen, 1893
  16 Fagan, Mary, 1888
  17 Fallamal, Fred, 1891-1892
  18 Farrington Children, 1888-1889
  19 Faulkner, William, 1892-1893
  20 Fay Children, 1892
  21 Fellows, Daniel, George, Maria, and William, 1882-1902
  22 Ferguson, Carrie and Cora, 1885-1892
  23 Figel, Fred and George, 1895
  24 Filkins, James, 1887
  25 Finch, James, 1889
  26 Fink, Charles, Ellen, and Sidney, 1895
  27 Finkle Children, 1899
  28 Finnegan Children, 1891-1892
  29 Fiore Children, 1892-1895
  30 Fisher, Hannah and Maggie, 1885-1892
  31 Fitch, Milo, 1891-1893
  32 Flagler, John, 1893-1894
  33 Fletcher, Willie, 1891
  34 Fluker, George, Minnie, and Willie, 1885-1910
  35 Folmsbee Children, 1891
  36 Forbes, Cornelia, 1882-1888
  37 Forbes, Fred, 1885
  38 Forbes, Minnie, 1883-1891
  39 Ford, Emma, James, Lucy, Rosa, Thomas, and Willie, 1885-1892
  40 Foreman, Fred, 1893-1895
  41 Ivans, John, 1894-1895
37 1 Jackson, Bertha, Earl, Hazel, and Lillie, 1891-1900
  2 Jackson, Clarence, 1891-1895
  3 Jackson, Libbie and Willie, 1884
  4 Jackson, Theodore and William, 1887-1892
  5 James, George, Mary, Sarah, and Willie, 1892-1895
  6 Jeffard Children, 1890
  7 Jeggle, Matilda, 1889-1894
  8 Jenkinson, John, 1884-1888
  9 Johnson, Anna and Libbie, 1888-1892
  10 Johnson, Arthur, 1893-1909
  11 Johnson, Eva,
  12 Johnson, Kittie, 1895
  13 Johnson, Pearl, 1887-1891
  14 Johnson, Robert, 1889-1890
  15 Johnson, William, 1892
  16 Johnston, Sophia, 1890
  17 Jones, George, 1886
  18 Jones, Charles and Katie, 1889-1913
  19 Jones, John, 1890-196
  20 Jones, Orville, 1885-1893
  21 Jordan, Frank and Morris, 1887-1895
  22 Jubeck, Andrew, 1890-1894
  23 Jubert, Jessie, 1885-1899
  24 Jump Children, 1886-1887
  25 June, Carrie, Jennie, and Porter, 1886-1892
  26 Kahler, Elmer, 1892-1928
  27 Kane, Emma, Ida, and Martin, 1886-1900
  28 Kearney, Edward and William, 1895
  29 Keegan Children, 1888
  30 Keeper, William, 1887-1888
  31 Kehoe, Mary, 1891
  32 Kelley, Zelsey, 1888
  33 Kelly, James, 1883-1886
  34 Kelsey, Clarence and Harlon, 1888-1889
  35 Kent Children, 1891-1893
  36 Kernal, Hattie, 1890
  37 Ketcham, William, 1889
  38 Kilburn, Bessie, Fred, and Helen, 1885-1903
  39 Kill, Harry, 1893
  40 King, Fred, 1886-1888
  41 King, Russell, 1891
  42 King, Viola and William, 1886-1890
  43 Kirby, George, 1892
  44 Kirk, Edward, 1888-1889
  45 Kleiber, Katie, 1885-1891
  46 Knecht, Mary and Peter, 1885
  47 Kotarba, Edgar, 1889-1891
  48 Kyle, Earl, 1893-1894
  49 LaBrew, Rosa, 1894
  50 LaCross Children, 1893-1895
  51 Lacy, James, 1890
  52 Ladoux, Frank and Fred, 1892-1922
38 1 Lafar, Gusey and Milford, 1899
  2 LaFlame Child, 1886
  3 LaFlowers, Minnie, 1887-1888
  4 Laing, Fannie, 1892
  5 LaMarche, Raymond, 1883-1895
  6 Landa, Anton, undated
  7 Lane, Agnes, 1879
  8 Langley, Patsy, 1892
  9 Lannan, Emma, 1887-1890
  10 Lape Children, 1892
  11 LaPoint, Julia, 1885
  12 Larkin Children, 1889-1890
  13 LaRose, Jesse, 1891-1894
  14 LaRue, Alonzo, 1891
  15 Lasher, Anna and Charles, 1885-1891
  16 Lathran, Henry, 1888
  17 Lauder, Ella, 1885-1887
  18 Launt, Edward, 1898
  19 Lavender Children, 1888-1896
  20 Law Children, 1887-1995
  21 Law, Henry, 1881
  22 Lawler Children, 1884
  23 Layman, Carrie, 1876-1877
  24 Lee, Eliza, 1888-1890
  25 Leizer, Hyman and William, 1918
  26 Leonard, Almata and Robert, 1895
  27 Lewis, Frank and George, 1892-1893
  28 Liberatora, Frances, undated
  29 Lilley, Jennie, Samuel, and Sophia, 1884-1935(1884-1888)
  30 Lilley, Jennie, Samuel, and Sophia, 1884-1935(1889-1935)
  31 Lishway, Sylvester, 1885-1890
  32 Lithbridge Children, 1877
  33 Livingston, William, 1890-1895
  34 Lockwood, Eugene, Nelson, and Solon, 1888-1939
  35 Loeffler, Alma, Arno, and Paul, 1887-1888
  36 Loomis, Willie, 1887-1895
39 1 Lord Child, 1892
  2 Lounsberry, Harold, 1891-1892
  3 Lovegrove Children, 1889-1894
  4 Loven, Anna, Frank, and John, 1890-1900
  5 Luce, Leon, 1892-1894
  6 Lucid, Bessie, 1892
  7 Lumbo, Frank, 1884
  8 Lupine, Ada, 1883-1890
  9 Lut Children, 1891-1892
  10 Lynch, Lena, 1895
  11 Lynn, Duane and Willard
  12 Lyon, Willie, 1888-1891
  13 Magee, Augustus, 1883-1918
  14 Maguire, William, 1891-1892
  15 Mahar, Frank, 1875-1888
  16 Main, Harry, 1886-1890
  17 Malson, George and Willie, 1889
  18 Maltison Children, 1891
  19 Manders, Charles, 1885-1893
  20 Manning, Fred, 1895-1929
  21 Mansfield, James, 1896
  22 Marbot, Edward, 1889
  23 Marsha, John, 1892
  24 Marteino, Monowale and William, 1884-1886
  25 Martin, Florence, Sarah, and Thomas, 1892-1896
  26 Martinean Children, 1886-1894
  27 Mason, Stella, 1884-1887
  28 Mataline, Frank, 1882-1889
  29 Mathews, Christopher and Francis, 1885-1892
  30 Mattern, Barbara, 1893
  31 Mauch, Rudolph, 1883
  32 Maybee, Rudolph, 1885-1891
  33 Mead, Clarence, 1880
  34 Mead, Edward and Harry, 1883-1900
  35 Menn, Gussie, 1889-1891
  36 Merkel Children, 1884-1886
  37 Merriman, Frank, 1890
  38 Metagova, Ophelia and Peter, 1894-1901
  39 Middlebrooks, Stanton, 1885-1893
  40 Miller, Alice and John, 1885
  41 Miller, Charles, 1891
  42 Miller, Clarence and Fred, 1889-1890
  43 Miller, Frank, 1892
  44 Miller, George, 1887-1891
  45 Miller, James, John, and Julia, 1892-1900
  46 Miller, Kate, 1881-1892
  47 Miller, William, 1886-1911
  48 Milton, William, 1888
40 1 Mitchell, Alice, 1888-1889
  2 Moak, Williametta, 1884-1889
  3 Mockrie, Jane, undated
  4 Moir Children, 1890
  5 Monegan Children, 1891-1894
  6 Monroe, Bertie, Eva, and Maud, 1888-1892
  7 Montee, Henry and Rose, 1886-1891
  8 Moore, Nora, 1893-1894
  9 Moore, Jesse, Leroy, and Ross, 1885-1896
  10 Morey, Addison, 1882
  11 Morf, Albert, 1898-1905
  12 Morgan, Fannie, John, and Leonard, 1890-1958
  13 Morse, Helen, Mabel, and Walter, 1884-1892
  14 Moses, Henry, 1884-1888
  15 Mott, Charles, 1875-1889
  16 Moyer, Ernest and Lillie, 1891-1892
  17 Mullane Children, 1891
  18 Mulligan, Bernard and Charles, 1884
  19 Mulligan, Joseph, 1919
  20 Mulvey Children, 1884
  21 Murdock, Robert, 1888
  22 Murphy, Arthur and Jenny, 1888-1900
  23 Myers, Georgina, 1888
  24 McAlease Children, 1885
  25 McAuley, Bessie, Claude, John, and Randall, 1888-1894
  26 McCabe, Ellie, 1887-1889
  27 McCall, Hattie and John, 1884-1896
  28 McCarty, William, 1890-1892
  29 McCaughern Children, 1888-1894
  30 McClellan, John, Sarah, and Thomas, 1887
  31 McCluskey Children, 1892-1894
  32 McConville, Edward and William, 1890-1894
  33 McCormack, Jerry and Martin, 1891-1894
  34 McCuster Children, 1890-1894
  35 McDonald, Birdie, 1899
  36 MacFarlane, William, 1893
  37 McGibbons, Edward and James,1884
  38 McGowan, Andrew, 1885
  39 McGraw, Bertha, 1886-1892
41 1 McGraw, Mary,
  2 McIntosh, Edith, 1890-1892
  3 Mckee Children, 1888-1889
  4 McKeown, George, Jennie, and William, 1882-1941
  5 McLoughlin, Catherine, John, and Margaret, 1884-1893
  6 McMinn, William, 1894
  7 Miscellaneous, (K), 1868-1903
  8 Miscellaneous, (O), 1868-1869
  9 Nangle, Edward and Frederick, 1889-1891
  10 Nau, Edward, Frederick, and James, 1887-1896
  11 Neil, Joseph, 1892-1895
  12 Nellegar, Eugene, 1890
  13 Nellis, Andrew and Grant, 1895-1896
  14 Nelson, Mary Barrett, 1921
  15 Nelson, Manfred and Theo, 1895
  16 New, Mary, 1882-1892
  17 Newkirk Children, 1892
  18 Newton, Jennie, 1898-1941
  19 Newton, Elizabeth, Julia, Lucy, and Martha, 1883-1893
  20 Nichols, George, 1890-1891
  21 Nicholson, Carrie and Walter, 1889-1896
  22 Niles, Cora and Nettie, 1885-1891
  23 Norton, Joseph, 1887-1893
  24 Noulan, Bernie, 1885-1891
  25 Noyes, Charles, 1888
  26 Nye Child, 1891
  27 Oaks, John, 1886-1893
  28 Oathut, Daniel, 1884-1886
  29 O'Brien, Anna and James, 1885-1896
  30 O'Connor Children, 1890-1891
  31 O'Donnell, James, 1905
  32 Offut, Clara
  33 O'Hara, Minnie and Willie, 1884-1888
  34 Orcutt, Anna, Josephine, Lizabelle, Lottie, and Robbie, 1883-1938
42 1 Orton, Ira and Minnie, 1892-1894
  2 Osborne, Amelia, Jennie, John, and Sarah, 1886-1897
  3 Osterhout, Luella, 1877
  4 Osterhout, Josie, 1891-1893
  5 Ostrander Children, 1892-1900
  6 Paddock, Anna and Hattie, 1876-1893
  7 Paine, Elmer, 1884-1900
  8 Palmer, Elizabeth, Flora, Grace, and Jerome, 1884-1895
  9 Parks, Carrie, 1888-1894
  10 Parrant, Frankie, Jennie, and Maggie, 1889-1895
  11 Peterson, Libbie, 1895
  12 Powell Children, 1895
  13 Powers, Alice, 1891
  14 Powers, Harry, 1889-1893
  15 Poyfair, Charles, Chester, and John, 1887-1890
  16 Pratt, E.C., 1895
  17 Prentice, Lewis, 1876
  18 Prescott, George, 1885-1939
  19 Protrashke, Charles and William, 1883
  20 Provost Children, 18982-1896
  21 Puce, Elvira, 1890
  22 Pullman Children, 1891
  23 Pulsipher, John, 1889-1891
  24 Purser, Alice, 1893
  25 Quant, Maud, 1893-1894
  26 Quee, Harry and Sarah, 1885-1893
  27 Queen, Emma, 1893
  28 Quinlan, Hattie and Maud, 1891-1892
  29 Race, Mary, 1905
  30 Ramsey, Alexander and Ann, 1888-1893
  31 Ramsey, Mary, 1893
  32 Rancour Children, 1891-1894
  33 Randall Children, 1892-1893
  34 Ranney, Emma and Susie, 1890-1892
  35 Rapp, Charlie and Delia, 1889-1895
  36 Raymond, Charlie and Frankie, 1889-1894
  37 Redderson, Charles and Emma, 1886-1898
  38 Reddish, Isabell, 1894
  39 Reed, Arthur, 1893
  40 Reed, Lewis, 1887-1899
43 1 Reed, Charles and William, 1883-1904
  2 Reilly, John, Katie, and William, 1885-1903
  3 Reynolds, Frankie and Oscar, 1886-1896
  4 Rhodes, Jennie, 1888-1895
  5 Ribley, Arthur, 1894
  6 Rice, Carrie, John, Mary Etta, and Victor, 1884-1896
  7 Richardson, Grace and Rose, 1893-1894
  8 Richeleau Children, 1891
  9 Rickitt, William, 1890
  10 Riley, Ann and Jennie, 1890
  11 Riley, John, Katie, and Willie, 1884-1885
  12 Riley, Dora, Francis, and Thomas, 1892-1893
  13 Rivers, Frank, 1889-1890
  14 Roberts, Carrie
  15 Robertson Child, 1892
  16 Robinson, John and Mary, 1883-1896
  17 Robitor, John and Josie, 1894-1895
  18 Rochlo Children, 1891
  19 Rock, William, 1894-1895
  20 Rockefeller Child, 1889-1892
  21 Rockwell, Clarence and Georgie, 1885-1893
  22 Rockstroh, Julius, 1896-1903
  23 Rockwood, William, 1893
  24 Rogan Children, 1885
  25 Rohr, Anna and Elmer, 1895-1897
  26 Rooney Child, 1899
  27 Root, Charles and Minnie, 1885-1900
  28 Rosa, Bertha, Ella, and Lena, 1892-1908
  29 Rose, Fred, Gracie, Ida, Lillie, Nellie, and Willie, 1881-1895
  30 Ross, George, 1889-1892
  31 Rouse, Annabelle and Mary, 1887-1915
44 1 Rowe Child, 1884-1896
  2 Rowland, Bertie and Maud, 1886-1945
  3 Royce, Victor, 1894-1895
  4 Russell, Edwin and Eliza, 1884-1894
  5 Ryall Child, 1887
  6 Ryan, Thomas, 1877-1888
  7 Ryder, Leonard, 1889-1892
  8 Rynex, Nicholas, 1891-1896
  9 Sacia Child, 1890
  10 Sacks Children, 1898
  11 Saddlemire, Anna, 1890-1894
  12 Sayer Children, 1889-1905
  13 Saltsman, Ora and Roy, 1890-1894
  14 Sanders, Earl, 1897
  15 Sanford, Bert and Laura, 1891-1895
  16 Sapp Child, 1895
  17 Schermerhorn, Arthur, 1891
  18 Schermerhorn, Clarence, 1890
  19 Schiner, John, 1883
  20 Schmitt Child, 1887-1888
  21 Schneider, Hattie, 1884
  22 Schraver, Henry and Leonard, 1892
  23 Schreiber, Henry, 1887-1889
  24 Schreier, Charles, 1887-1891
  25 Schrives, Albert, 1885-1890
  26 Schroder, Maria, 1884-1886
  27 Schuyler, Sampson, 1888-1900
  28 Schwab, Charles, Edward, and Henry, 1897
  29 Scott, Arthur, Mary, and Willie, 1886-1892
  30 Shocia Children, 1888-1895
  31 Shaver, Gracie, Mattie, and Stella, 1885
  32 Simmons, Lizzie and Walter, 1875-1890
  33 Simpson, Willie, 1889
  34 Singer, Henry, 1895
  35 Siver, Alice, Georgia, and Grace, 1885-1888
  36 Slater, Clarence and Frank, 1895-1896
  37 Slawson, Ethel and Joseph, 1895-1896
  38 Van Benscoten, Eddie, 1882
  39 Wood, Lewis, 1888
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