Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MY UNCLE Raymond Frank

Over the holiday we learned of a new website that would benefit genealogists.
After the hub-bub died down and there was time to play genealogy Debbie and I set down to the computer to search. We surfed, browsed, entered surnames, entered given names and had a high ole time.
As with any Genealogy Research it is not 'til the last few minutes allowed for this activity that you

HIT PAY DIRT ! ! ! ! BINGO ! ! ! ! JACKPOT ! ! ! !
There we were ready to shut 'er down and Deb was going home
and when we came to the 77th individual of 78
we HIT A HOME RUN ! ! ! !

Family Daniels Death Raymond Frank infant 

It seems this infant son of Nettie Daniels died at House of Providence.
Further online search found this was a Daughter of Charity established St Vincent Orphan Asylum established ca 1844. A program that provided needs of unwed and/or deserted mothers and their children was established and in 1869 they established care for orphaned children. So that their care provided for services for unmarried mothers, infants and young children.
Around the turn of the century the House of providence converted into a general hospital and apartments for unwed mothers and their children.

So there it was - - - - - - my mother had a younger brother. My Uncle ! ! !

I'm quite certain that this baby boy was named after two of my grandmothers brothers as she and her siblings were very close knit.
Upon further research this 1920 Federal Census reveals more to this short story.

Family Daniels Census 1920 Raymond Frank

I'd love to read your re-action in my COMMENTS below.
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be certain to read the post prior to this post.

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Carol Wilkerson said...

This is why I love genealogy! The long searches, aching backs and bleary eyes are nothing when you finally find a missing piece of the genealogy puzzle like this. I'm excited FOR you! Good work!

Gerry said...

Carol, it is a great feeling when we discover something that has been there but not known.
So happy we have The Internet and online records.

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

Still can't read the documents.

Gerry said...

If you right click the photo and save to your computer as a jpeg.
In turn, The photo can be opened on your computer and enlarged.

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

Some enlargements help others do not.
Thanks for the reminder.

Discoveries are great!

You are a great and trust worthy explorer.

You continue to spark my interest.
Thank you.

Gerry said...

I used my netbook to view my blog and these particular documents and the death record looks great and the census does enlarge to a larger size using even Windows Viewer.
I don't know what to tell you.
Can you see that the first is a death record?????

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

I guess my sight problems are greater than glasses.

I read your well enough. I am learning and enjoying.

Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Genealogy has been a real love of mine for about 4 years now, and I have met some of the nicest people on this earth thru it! I have yet to start my genealogy blog, that is on for this year....I couldn't read the Census either....:)

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

Do we have any idea of who the father might be?