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Admission Application for the Louisville Baptist Orphans Home, February 15th, 1906.

Item

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Title

Admission Application for the Louisville Baptist Orphans Home, February 15th, 1906.

Subject

Description

An application for the Simons children to the Home, including: Gola (born 11 May 1895), Grosey (born 14 Sept 1896), James (born 8 March 1898), Huie (born 11 Oct 1899), Fred (born 20 April 1900), and Maudie (born 7 March 1903). The application states that the children are sound in mind and body; the parents' names are Ginie and Ruben Simons. The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church recommends that Ginie (a widow) surrender the children; the children have 2 uncles on both sides- Mary and Rile Simons. The near relatives cannot care for the children because they are poor and already have large families. The application notes that "the oldest boy James Simons is a boy that does not want his mother to controle him he seames to bee tolerble tough." On the back of the letter in red ink reads, "Mother decided not commit children," signed M. E. A. Letter marked Cill, KY.

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

Language

Identifier

Mss_BJ_B222-09_001

Citation

Mrs. Ginie Simons, “Admission Application for the Louisville Baptist Orphans Home, February 15th, 1906.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 27, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2885.