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Date Name of Person Making Affidavit Residence of Person Making Affidavit Name of Orphan Age How Disposed of
01/22/1884 Mrs. Jos. Turminello 33 Hospital St. Augustine Vigne 12 years old Orphan. Has no relative or friends to make provision for her maintenance. Sent to the New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum. Ret'd & sent to the Louisiana Retreat on the 9th of February/84.
01/31/1884 Maria Edward Laurel bet. Josephine & Jackson Melvina Maguire 11 years old Orphan. Sent to La. Asylum cor. Tonit & Hospital.
02/01/1884 Mrs. W. F. Hughes 427 1/2 Gravier George Hughes 11 years old Half Orphan. Sent to the St. Alphonsus Society corner of 4th & St. Patrick Street.
02/15/1884 Mrs. Lena Keno No. 26 Toulouse St. Mary Agnes Keno 3 weeks old Mother abandoned by her husband Silas Keno. Mother works out & is unable to get work with care of child. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
02/18/1884 Margaret Clark 17 Toulouse St. James Clark 3 weeks old Father drowned. Mother unable to get work with the care of the child.. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
02/18/1884 Mrs. Chas Randall No Home Lizette Randall 2 1/2 years old The father starts for Texas this day. Mother cannot find work with the care of the children. Sent to Orphans House, 7th Street.
Robt. Randall 4 months old
02/20/1884 Chas. Monaghan Franklin St. 172 1/2 Ellen Monaghan 14 years old The girl is disposed to run out & get in bad company. Sent to House of the Good Shepherd with view to try and reform her.
03/14/1884 Sophy Bleschinder [?] 169 Second St. Chas. Fitzgerald 3 weeks old Father of the child is dead. The mother cannot find work with charge of same. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Asylum cor. Race & Magazine.
03/21/1884 Mrs. E. Lunn 304 Decatur St. Thos. Bothman Eight years old 17th Oct/84 Father of child dead. Sent to St. Marys Male Orphan Asylum.
03/25/1884 Mrs. Emma Knuckley cor. Marigny & Victory Eddy Knuckley 6 years old 1/2 orphans. Mother unable to provide for their maintenance. Sent to the St. Mary's Male Orphan Boys Asylum corner Chartres & Mazant.
Wm. Knuckley 9 years old
04/02/1884 Mrs. Sarah. W. Hanna Office 26 Carondelet
Res. 238 Sixth St.
John Cole 2 months old Mother's name Mrs. Kate Cole. Resides Gravier St. near Gravier near Dryades. Child abandoned by its father. Sent to the St. Vinc. Infant O. Asylum cor. Race & Magazine.
04/02/1884 Rosa Larruge Spain St. No. 60 Albert Larouge [sic] 2 months old 5th April/84 Father not living. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
04/03/1884 M. J. Kernaghan 35 S. Robertson St. Albt. M. Kissinger 7 years old Parent dead. Sent to the St. Mary's Male Orphan Boy's Asylum.
04/14/1884 Mrs. Ellen Regan 72 Desire St. Mrs. Alice Regan 60 years old Residing at No. 72 Desire St. Her child, Mrs. Ellen Regan being unable to provide for her support. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
04/14/1884 Mrs. Rosa Compeeren 125 Toulouse St. Peter Compeeren 8 years old Sept 5/84 The former sent to the St. Mary's Male O. Asylum. The latter sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
Alice Compeecren 4 years old 24th Augst/84
04/19/1884 Washington Smith 95 Basin St. Henry Wood 7 years old Father dead. Mother left city - boy has no one to care for him. Sent to Asylum of Ladies of Providence corner Esplanade & Miro.
04/25/1884 Mrs. Mary Bruner Mrs. Mary Bruner
61 years old Sent to Shakspeare Alms House.
04/29/1884 Mary Weber Metairie Ridge Jno. Flick Two weeks old The mother Mary Weber unmarried. The father of child, John Flick has abandoned the child and the mother is unable to find work with its care. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
05/07/1884 Mrs. Louisa Brevin cor Enghien & John Bapt Antonio Brevin 9 years old Mother a widow and cannot find employment with care of the child. Sent to Orphan's House, 7th St. bet. Constance & Magazine.
05/07/1884 R. C. Davey, Recorder Recorders Court White
Mother in police jail, children under four years old. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum. Name of mother Mary White.
05/12/1884 Rosalie Valden 144 Ursuline St.
53 years old Has no friends and is destitute. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
05/20/1884 Jean Delgari Homeless
62 years old In a destitute condition. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
05/20/1884 Kati Knockton Mother of child Joseph Francis 2 weeks old Illegitimate child. Sent by Mayor to the St. Vinct Infant O. Asylum.
05/22/1884 Jno. Hoffman Homeless Mary Ellen Hoffman Seven years old on the 7th Novbr/84 Mother dead, father without means to make provision for its maintenance. Sent to the N.O. F. Orphan Asylum, Camp, Clio & Prytania.
05/23/1884 Peter Beersoll 47 N. Market St. Frank Beersoll 3 years old St. Vinct. I. O. Asylum
Fritz Beersoll 6 years old
Valentine Beersoll 8 years old St. Mary's Male O. Asylum
Henry Beersoll 10 years old
The mother of these children blind and in Hospital, sick father without means & unable to provide for their maintenance. Sent as above May 23/84.
06/02/1884 Miss Katie Naughton 601 Royal St. Joseph Francis 1 month old Father refuses to recognize the child. Mother not married & unable to find work with care of child on her hands. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
06/09/1884* E. A. Holt Confer. Charities
20 Carondelet


Mrs. Margaret Montgomery, 46 years old. Homeless and destitute. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
06/05/1884 Conference of Charities 20 Carondelet J. L. Vignirs 74 years old A native of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Mary Dolan, 72 years old, native of Ireland
both of the above sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
06/05/1884 Mrs. Mary Sullivan 107 Mandeville St. John Conrad about 57 years old in destitute condition. Sent to Shakspeare Alms House.
06/06/1884 N. G. Carbajial No. 48 Villere Leah Lorton, blind & abandoned by Robt. Harrison. Wife Porter of Christ Church who formerly resided at No. 47 North Villere. Sent to Shakspeare Alms House.
06/16/1884 Susan Harris 154 Julia Street Annie Gerard 9 years old Father dead and mother without any means of support. The girl sent to N. O. Female Orphan Asylum. The two boys sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum.
Charles Gerard 11 years old
Wm. Gerard 7 years old
06/10/1884 Webster Long, Sr. 61 Marigny Street 53 years old. Widow Ann O'Keefe, homeless and destitute. Sent to Shakspeare Alms House.
06/12/1884 Mrs. Mary Burke Going to Charity Hospital Georgie Burke 5 Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum. Mother going to Hospital to be confined. Father of children dead.
Mamie Burke 3
Katie Burke 2
06/16/1884 Mde. Guiterrez, 82 years old, destitute, homeless. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House. $5 from donation fund given her.
06/17/1884 Theodore Lavigne 68 Perdido St. cor. Dryades Geo. W. Johnston 72 years old His daughter is unable to make provision for his support. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
06/19/1884 Francis Leo Bowie Cor. Dauphine & Barracks F. L. Bowie 65 years old Destitute and homeless. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
06/20/1884 Sarah W. Hanna 20 Carondelet, Conf. of Charities Mrs. Jane Wilson 45 years old Native of England. Homeless & destitute. Sent to Shakspeare Alms House.
06/21/1884 T. S. Martin 59 Delaronde St., Algiers Mary Alice Martin 5 years old Mother has just obtained a divorce. Refuses to provide for children. Father about to go to sea. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
Katie Martin 3 years old
06/23/1884 Judge Th. Buisson Sec'y to Mayor Laurence Lagay 12 years old Father dead. Mother very poor. Sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum, cor. Chartres & Mazant.
06/25/1884 Conference of Charities 20 Carondelet James Lodwidge 38 years old Homeless and destitute. Sent to the Shakspeare Alms House.
06/09/1884* Conference of Charities 20 Carondelet Margaret Dolan 76 years old Homeless. Sent to the Shakespeare Alms House July 9/84.
07/09/1884 S. W. Hanna Conf. of Charities Catharine Christ
Aged 55 years, homeless and destitute. Sent to S.A.H.
07/15/1884 L. O'Donnell 383 N. Rampart Street Jules Paul Poree 4 years old Mother resides on Independence St. bet. Greatmen and Love Streets. Sent to St. Vinct.'s Infant O. Asylum corner Race & Magazine.
07/15/1884 Judge R. C. Davey 1st Recorders Court Jno. White 5 Mother habitual drunkard. Sent to St. V.I.O. Asylum.
Henry White 18 mos
07/16/1884 Lucy Barnett 446 Carondelet St. Charley Cornish [Comish?] Eight years old Mother dead. Father refuses to provide for his maintenance. Sent to Ladies of Providence Asylum, cor. Miro & Esplanade.
07/17/1884 Mrs. Anna Brown Elmira St. bet. Craps & Love John F. Brown 11 years old The two former sent to the St. Mary's Male O. Asylum. The two latter sent to the St. Vincent Infant O. Asylum.
Henry M. Brown 7 years old
Louis S. Brown 4 years old
Anna Brown 2 years old
07/24/1884 Mrs. Katie Kelly 61 Julia St. Jimmy Kelly One month old The father Thomas Kelly, has abandoned his family. Mother cannot find employment with care of child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
08/12/1884 Mrs. Ann L. Mersessier [Morsessier?] 67 Mandeville St. Viola Mersessier^ 5 years old Father dead. Mother works out & cannot find employment with care of child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
08/12/1884 Mrs. R. S. Chinn 222 Bienville St. Amelia Chinn 2 1/2 years old Father dead. Mother works out for a living & cannot find work with the care of the child.
08/12/1884 Mary Irene Benton 283 Chartres St. Helen Irene Benton 1 month old Father dead. Mother unable to find work with the care of the child. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
08/13/1884 Mary Willis 42 Villere St. Luther Willis 3 years old Father died Decbr. 5th, 1881. Mother unable to find employment with its care upon her hands. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
08/14/1884 Ann Donegan Cor. Felicity & St. Thomas Mary Forry 6 years old Mrs. Ann Donegan is the Godmother. Mother unable to care for them & find employment. Father of children dead. Sent to the St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
Minnie Forry 4 years old
08/15/1884 Mrs. Morel
Ristoro Morel 12 years old Sent to the St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum.
08/22/1884 Matthew Crawley 492 1/2 Craps St. Katie Crawley 3 1/2 years old Mother so constantly under influence of liquor as to be an improper guardian of her children. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum by direction and solicitation of father Matthew Crawley.
Mary Crawley 17 months old
08/25/1884 Mrs. Gus Angel Mandeville St. near Moreau Lizzie Angel 12 years old Father dead. Mother unable to find work with care of children. Sent to the New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum.
Alida Angel 7 years old
09/05/1884 Mary Hillmint 196 Chartres St. with Mrs. C. Bell Joseph Harvey Hillmint 1 months old on the 11th Sept/84 Father's whereabouts unknown. Mother unable to find employment with the care of the infant. Sent to the St. Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum.
09/08/1884 Claude Paret Cor. Toulouse & Royal, No. 151 Toulouse George Edmund Varnet Two years & 3 days old. Mother died in Charity Hospital - father sick in Hospital. possessions of Mr. Claude Paret who is unable to care for same. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Asylum.
09/09/1884 John O'Meara 169 Clio St. Katie Downs 9 Mother died about 6 months ago. Father died Sept. 7/84. Veteran Army of Tennessee. Sent to N.O. Female Orphan Asylum Sept. 9/84.
09/09/1884 John O'Meara 169 Clio St. Jas. Downs 11 Brother of the above sent same date to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum.
09/12/1884 Mrs. M. E. Smith 140 Bourbon St. Francis Smith 6 years old 1/2 orphan. Mother cannot find employment with care of children on her hands. Sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum, cor. Chartres & Mazant.
09/16/1884 Sgt. A. Grabert Commanding 2nd Precinct Mary Dempsey 8 years old. Mother Mary Dempsey drunkard and in police jail. Mary sent to N.O. Female Orphan Asylum. Katie & John sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
Katie Dempsey 4 years old.
John Dempsey 6 years old.
09/18/1884 Mrs. Antonina Millor 239 St. Ann between Marais & Villere Sept. 19/84 [sic]
Salvatore Millor
Aged 6 months Mother Antonina Millor cannot find employment with care of child on her hands. Sent to St. Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum
09/20/1884 Captn Arthur Dunn 5th Prect. Police Station Toney Andrews 12 yrs Mother Mrs. Widow Andrews has been arrested for insanity. Sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum.
Bezou Andrews 7 yrs
09/22/1884 Mary Morris
Convent of the Good Shepherd
Convent of the Good Shepherd Mary Roberts 3 wks Mother is in the House of Good Shepherd where the mother Mary Roberts, left the infant which was then sent by the sisters of the House to this office. Sent to St. Vincent's F. Orphan Asylum, corner Race and Magazine.
09/22/1884 Mrs. Alfred Bourg 110 Music St. Ernestine Bourg 12 years old Abandoned by their mother, unable to make provision for their support. Sent to the New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum. Order sent Sept. 30/84 that these two children be delivered to their father Joseph A. Bourg. See letter book page 624.
Adele Bourg 10 years old
10/07/1884 Jno. P. Maurer Cor. Chartres 532 St. Ferdinand Hammond Turnell 7 years old Father dead. Mother helpless. Sent to the 7th Street Orphans' Home.
10/10/1884 Mrs. Katie Burns No. 3 Melpomene St. bet. Dryades & Baronne Katie Burns 17 mos Father dead and mother unable to provide support for child owing to her need of constant attention of mother. St. Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum, corner Race & Magazine.
10/11/1884 Captn. Dunn
1st Prect. N.O. City Police
First Prect. Police Station, City Loretta Lynch 9 yrs Father dead, mother an habitual drunkard and abandoned children for past two days. Girl sent to N.O. Infant Female Asylum, corner Camp and Prytania. Boy sent to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum corner Race & Magazine.
Michael Lynch 2 yrs
10/15/1884 Benjamin Claassen, son-in-law of the father, Adam Schrant 58 Johnson St. Joseph Schrant 9 yrs Mother dead. Father very sick, supposed to be on death bed. Joseph sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum, corner Chartres & Mazant St. Peter and Phillip sent to St. Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum corner Race & Magazine.
Peter Schrant 4 yrs
Phillip Schrant 1 yr
10/15/1884 James Rettinghouse, Charity Hospital Charity Hospital Elijah Rettinghouse 7 yrs Mother dead. Father sick in Charity Hospital - too poor to support himself. Sent to Prot. Orphan Asylum, 7th Street & Constance.
11/07/1884 Mrs Nora McGaw 68 Calliope St., City Joseph McGaw 7 Father dead and mother unable to take proper care of them owing to her having to work out as cook and house maid. Both sent to the St Mary’s Orphan Asylum corner Chartres & Mazant Streets, City.
Harry McGaw 6
11/07/1884 Bella Orpheus, friend of the mother 308 Sixth Street Hattie Harris 1 mo Father dead & mother Alice Harris residing at 77 Pleasant Street and sick, unable to work for support of infant. Sent to the Louisiana Asylum, corner Tonti & Hospital streets, City.
11/11/1884 Lenora Pratts Corner of Laurel & Toledano Lenora Pratts 8 mos Father in prison & mother unable to find employment for herself on account of care of infant. Sent to St Vincent’s Infant Orphan Asylum, corner Race and Magazine Streets.
11/14/1884 Mrs. Mary Kain Marigny bet. Roman & Derbigny Lenora Kain 1 yr Father refuses to support child. Mother cannot find employment owing to care of infant. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum, Race & Magazine.
11/18/1884 Mrs. Lenora Pratts Lauren & Toeldano, City Annie Irons 9 yrs Step father sent to one year in the Penitentiary for B. of T. & E. Mother unable to take care of child, and find a situation to work out. Child sent to N.O. F. O. Asylum, corner Camp, Clio & Prytania.
11/18/1884 C. G. Maspero^ 60 Esplanade Armand Nunez 3 months Father named Pedro Nunez abandoned the Mother before birth of child. Mother Lalie Campo died Nov 16/84 on St. Claude bet. Barracks & Bayou Road. Child sent to St. Vincent de Paul Asylum, Race & Magazine.
11/19/1884 Mrs. Mary Kelly 71 Annunciation St., City Stelly Kelly 3 1/2 yrs Father abandoned the mother for past two years. Mother sick & in search of employment, unable to procure it on account of care of child. Sent to St. V. I. O. Asylum, Race & Magazine.
11/19/1884 Officer S. A. Blanchard 144 Louisa St., City Valene [Valine?] Landry 9 yrs Father and mother dead. Mother was married to party making application['s] brother, then married again. Children are from second marriage. Sent to St. M.. B. O. Asylum, Chartres & Mazant.
Austin Landry 6 yrs
11/26/1884 Mrs Elizabeth Boatmann 403 Victory Thos. Boatmann 8 yrs Father dead & mother unable to support them on account of ill health also having two more to provide for. The boy sent to St Mary’s Male Orphan Asylum corner Chartres & Mazant St. The girl sent to St. Vincent's Infant Orphan Asylum, corner Race & Magazine.
Louisa Boatmann 4 yrs
11/28/1884 Sophie Betzler Dauphine & Independence, City Willie Betzler --------- Fatherless. Mother unable to procure work with care of child depending upon her. Sent to St Vincent I. O. Asylum corner Race & Magazine.
11/29/1884 Mary Morris House of Good Shepherd Francis Xavier 1 day old Left at the gate of the House of Good Shepard Nov 29th at 5 o’clock A.M. Sent to the St. V. I. O. Asylum, Race & Magazine.
12/06/1884 Mary Huron Hospital Mary F. Huron 3 wks old Martin Huron the father who has separated from his wife refuses to support child. Mother can't find employment with care of child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant Orphan Asylum.
12/18/1884 Captain Dunn – Comdng Harbor N.O. City Police Oscar Smith 11 yrs Sent here from Bardston, KY to meet their father. Father cannot be found. Sent to St. M. B. Orphan Asylum, corner Chartres & Mazant streets until the police can locate him.
Alfred Smith 9 yrs
* Out of chronological order

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