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From: Charles Sullivan <>
Subject: Re: [NYC] CLARENCE HUGHTO June 1907>Childrens Aid Society, New York
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 22:37:41 -0400
On Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:28:17 -0400
Sarah Wasiura <> wrote:
> Was there a Children's Aid Society Orphanage in NYC in 1907? I have
> records from United Helpers Society, Ogdensburg, Ny that say my
> grandfather, CLARENCE HUGHTO was sent there from their Home in 1907.
> Between 1908-1909 he was in a foster home in Colton, NY. Then he was
> returned to United Helpers. In 1913 he shows up in Dunning, Nebraska
> with a Mrs. Reynolds wishing to adopt him. Next I hear of him he is in
> Ft. Logan, Colorado joining the Army in 1916 at age 17.
> Anybody got any ideas?
The Childrens' Aid Society had then (and has now) an office at 105 E 22nd St.
It was founded by Charles Loring Brace in 1853.
A 1903 NYC Guide lists the Brace Memorial Lodging House at 9 Duane St.
A 1915 NYC Guide lists the Brace Memorial Lodging House now at 14 New
Chambers St, and also the Brace Farm School for Boys at 105 E 20th St
(which may or may not be an error in the guide, given the house number).
The fact that he showed up in Nebraska strongly suggests that he might
have been sent West on the Orphan Train.
See: http://www.childrensaidsociety.org for more info on the CAS
and the Orphan Train.
The CAS is supposed to have records of these children - contact
them. Here's an address I found on the web:
Children's Aid Society
Office of Closed Records
150 East. 45 St.
New York, N.Y. 10017
A Google search with keywords "orphan train" yields a lot of hits.
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