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Records of the Disposition of Destitute Orphans

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Date Name of Person Making Affidavit Residence of Person Making Affidavit Name of Orphan Age How Disposed of
01/04/1888 Agnes Stinson 511 Carondelet, City Irene Stinson 5yrs Father, Jno. Poland left mother and child. Mother Agnes Stinson unable to care for the child properly. St. Vincent I. O. Asylum.
04/04/1887 Mary Ann Dowling Clouet & Morales Joe Dowling 5 yrs Father, Wm. Jas. Dowling has deserted his family. Mother, Mary Ann Dowling unable to care for them having to seek employment in the country. Sent to St. Mary's M. O. Asylum, Chartres & Mazant.
Jno. Dowling 3 yrs
01/06/1888 Mrs. Tina O'Rourke 311 Clara St., City Gertrude O'Rourke 5 yrs Father, Edmond O'Rourke has left the city for Ky, Louisville, and family does not hear from him. Mother, Tina O'Rourke unable to care for her children having to seek employment from home. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum, Race and Magazine.
Edmond O'Rourke 4 yrs
Arthur O'Rourke 17 mos
01/07/1888 Mrs. Laura Richards Girod and Tchoupitoulas Louisa Richards 2 yrs Father, Thos. Richards, died two years ago. Mother Mrs. Laura Richards unable to care for her child having to seek employment from home. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum.
01/17/1888 Antonino [Antonina?] Palmeri 15 St. Philip St., City Geozia Palmeri 9 mos Antonina Palmeri sick for past 4 months. Father unable to care for the child. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum.
01/18/1888 Annie Marletts [?], Mother of child Claiborne & Pauline Infant not named 1 month old Mother unmarried. Alexander Fos father of child who refuses to care for it. Mother cannot with care of child find employment. Sent to the St. Vincent Infant O. Asylum, cor. Race & Magazine.
01/23/1888 Mary Doyle 300 S. Liberty, City Willie Doyle 9 yrs Father, Hugh Doyle, died about six months ago. Mother Mary Doyle unable to care for the boy having to seek employment from home. Sent to St. Mary's M. O. Asylum, Chartres & Mazant St.
01/23/1888 Mrs. Louisa Nauck 69 Perdido Jno. Lewis 9 yrs Father, Edwd. Lewis, deserted his family, left the city. Mother Mary Lewis unable to care for the boys having to seek employment from home. Sent to Asylum Destitute Orphan Boys, St. Charles bet. Dufossat and Bellecastle.
Hy Lewis 5 yrs
01/25/1888 Annie Roberts 85 Constance St. Harry Roberts 2 mos Father Patrick Roberts has abandoned his family. Mother Annie Roberts is forced to seek employment from home. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum.
01/31/1888 Mrs. [Mr.?] Paul Bellocq Barracks & Burgundy Rene Cazabonne 7 yrs Father Phillip Cazabonne died about 2 yrs ago. Mother, Catharine Cazabonne, died about 3 yrs ago. Mrs. Bellocq his aunt unable to care for him. Sent to St. Mary's M. O. Asylum, Chartres and Mazant.
02/01/1888 Mrs. Lillie Richards 247 N. Robertson, City Grove Richards 5 yrs Father, Grove Richards, died some 8 months ago Mother Mrs. Lilly Richards unable to properly care for them. Sent to [orphanage left blank]
Gwartney Richards 3 yrs
Clarence Richards 1 1/2 yrs
02/02/1888 Hon. Hardy
Jos Talmor (col'd) 11 mos Father Jos. Talmor died. Mother, Martha Talmor is sick and destitute, has to be sent to the Charity Hospital. Sent to the Louisiana Asylum, Tonti & Hospital.
02/03/1888 Mrs. Margaret Smith Algiers, Seguin & Peter Unknown 3 days old White girl foundling. Left by a white woman on Jan 3/88. Name of woman unknown. Sent to the St.Vincent I. O. Asylum.
02/06/1888 Mrs. Katie Myers 402 Josephine, City Georgiana Myers 2 mos Father, Chas. Myers whereabouts unknown, Annie Myers died about 7 weeks ago. Mother came from Bay St. Louis and died at House of Mrs. Katie Myers. Sent to St. Vincent I.O. Asylum.
02/06/1888 Dora Harris 228 St. Andrew, City Maud Touro 6 wks Father, Jno Touro abandoned mother & child. Mother, Dora Harris unable to care for the baby. Sent to St. V. I. O. Asylum, Race & Magazine.
02/09/1888 Jas. Hy. Lynch 128 Melpomene, City Lulu Royal 5 yrs Father B. F. Royal, out of the city, said by the mother to be sick and destitute. Mother Angelina Royal sick about to be sent to the Charity Hospital. Girls sent to the St. Vincent I.O. Asylum. Boy to St. M. Male O. Asylum.
Susie Royal 3 yrs
Charles Royal 7 yrs
02/15/1888 Mrs. S. Betancourt 93 Louisa Odile Rapp 12 yrs Father Auguste Rapp died about 1 month ago, mother Regina Rapp died some 4 months ago. Sent to Mount Carmel O. Asylum on Piety bet. Dauphine and Royal.
02/16/1888 Mrs. Paulina Anische Mr. Camille's Place, below Algiers Charles Brasche 6 yrs Father, Manuel Brasche, died some five years ago, mother Paulina Anische married second time, is unable to raise her boy at home owing to the cruelty of his step-father. Sent to St. Mary M.O. Asylum, Chartres and Mazant.
02/20/1888 Louisa Kreuter~~ 455 Thalia, N.O. Hy. Cookmeyer 10 yrs Father Hy. Cookmeyer died about 10 months ago, mother, Sarah Jane Cookmeyer unable to care for him having to work in Hernsheim's Tobacco Factory. Sent to St. M. Male O. Asylum, Chartres & Mazant St.
02/20/1888 Hon. A. Sambola Judge of First Recorders Court, N.O. Daniel Murphy 5 yrs about Father Daniel Murphy killed by falling from the rigging of the Louisiana whilst the steamship was in port, some eight months ago. Mother dead. Step-mother sent to Work-House for 20 days for drunkenness.



Thos. O'Donnell 4 yrs Father Jas. O'Donnell abandoned wife and children. Mother Mary O'Donnell sent to Work-House for 20 days for drunkenness. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum, Race & Magazine.
Lizzie O'Donnell 3 yrs
02/21/1888 Katie Busatill 90 Barracks Joe Busatill 4 yrs Father, Jos. Busatill abandoned his family about 3 years ago. Mother Katie Busatill unable to care for the child having to seek employment from home. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum Race & Magazine.
02/22/1888 Mrs. L.W. Hoffman (widow) 174 Poydras St. Clara Hoffman Twelve days old Father dead. Mother unable to find work with care of child. Sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum.
03/01/1888 Lizzie Rafael Bienville & Basin, City Joe Grassi 11 yrs Father, Antonio Grassi, died about a year ago. Mother, Margarita Grassi, died about two years ago. Mrs. Lizzie Rafael being unable to longer care for the children. Sent to St. M. O. Asylum.
Victor Grassi 5 yrs
03/08/1888 Louise Mulgrum 289 Gravier, City Marie Adele Mulgrum 3 wks Father, Joe Mulgrum, abandoned mother and child. Mother, Louise Mulgrum, unable to care for the child having to work out for a livelihood. Sent to St. Vincent I. O. Asylum, Race and Magazine.
03/14/1888 Simon St. James Esplanade & Levee Cecile St. James 3 yrs Father, Simon St. James, unable to properly care for her being engaged as a private watchman, and having lost his wife Mrs. Leda St. James about two months ago. Sent to St. Vincent Infant O. Asylum, Race and Magazine.
03/17/1888 Zucolata Antonia Tres St. James, Parish of Pelegrina Tres 13 Father, Lino Tres, died about six months ago. Mother Zucolata Antonia Tres unable to care for her children having to seek employment from home. The three girls sent to the Asylum of the Holy Cross, corner Elmira & Rampart. The boy sent to St. Mary's Male O. Asylum, Chartres and Mazant.
Mrs. G. Mazzir 303 Royal Parqua Tres 11
Maria Tres 9
Antonio Tres 7
03/21/1888 Franks [?] Masich Fairfield Plantation, Parish of Jefferson Josephine Masich 7 years old Mother dead. Father unable to provide for same. Sent to the St. Vincent Infant O. Asylum this date.
04/02/1888 Johannah Fourdi St. Phillip & Treme Jeanie Fourdi 9 Father, Phillip Fourdi, died about a year ago. Mother Johannah Fourdi unable to care for the children. N.O.F.O. Asylum, Camp, Clio and Prytania.
Lilly Fourdi 6
04/06/1888 Celestine Antonie 39 Orleans, N.O. Josephine Gluckner 2 wks Father, Joseph Gluckner, abandoned mother & child. Mother Celestine Antoine unable to care for child being sick and having to seek employment from home. Sent to St. V. I. O. Asylum.
04/10/1888 J.H. Lynch 128 Melpomene, N. O. Isabel Royal 14 yrs Father Benj. F. Royal died about a year ago, mother Angeline Royal died in Charity Hospital about a month ago. Sent to N.O. F.O. Asylum, Camp Clio, and Prytania.
04/12/1888 Mrs. Steven Lombardo 90 Ursulines Peter Lombardo 12 yrs Father, Steve Lombardo died Dec 3/87. Mother Thereza Lombardo unable to care for the children having to seek employment from home. Sent to St. Joseph G. O. Asylum, Laurel & Josephine.
Dominick Lombardo 10 yrs
Josephine Lombardo 6 yrs
05/04/1888 Mrs. Mary Carlyle St. Patrick St. nr. 8th Jos. Walter Carlyle 10 years old The father has abandoned his family by more than one year. The mother unable to make provisions for their support. Sent this date to the St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum, cor. Chartres & Mazant.
Chas. Alden Carlyle 6 years old
05/14/1888 Mrs. Amelia Monroe Charity Hospital, see Sister Agnes Margaret Edith 1 month old 1/2 orphan. Mother unable to find work with care of the child. Sent to the St. Vincent Infant O. Asylum.
05/28/1888 John Murphy 30 Constance St. Joseph Murphy 7 years old Mother dead. Father unable to care for them properly. Sent to the St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum.
Frank Murphy 3 years old
05/30/1888 Mary Bell 472 Magazine St. with Mrs. Mackman Delila Bell 8 years old Father dead. Mother and male child eleven years old undergoing treatment at the hospital. Mother unable to make provisions for the care of child. Sent to the N.O. F. O. Asylum this date.
06/05/1888 Residing 502 Lafayette St. Woman's parish prison female infant nameless About one year old Placed in care of this colored woman about a year ago She says that the child's mother was called Kate. Since that time she has never seen the mother--knows nothing about the father.
06/23/1888 Mrs. Thos. Courtney
Mother of child
No. 65 Julia St. Jas. Lawrence Courtney
Two years and eight months old. The father Thos. Courtney has deserted his family. The mother cannot find employment with the care of her child. Sent to the St. Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum, cor. Race & Magazine.
07/05/1888 Mrs. Anna Weaver Rampart bet. Bienville & Conti Eugenie Weaver
Eighteen months old - father dead - Mother cannot secure employment with care of child on her hands. Sent to the St. Vincent's Infant Orphan Asylum.
09/18/1888 Sarah Hood Palmyra bet. White & Broad with Mary Jones Anna Hood
Three months old - The father James Tricou unmarried to mother of child. He refuses to support the child & the mother is unable to find employment with its care upon her hands. Sent to the St. Vincent Infant Orphan Asylum, corner of Race & Magazine.
10/19/1888 Mrs. Jos. Matrangs [Matranga?]
A. Patorno
cor. Burgundy & St. Philip Jos. Matrangs 7 years old
born Oct. 7/80
The father of these children Jos. Matrangs, shoemaker, died Oct. 10/88 leaving in addition to the above children, an infant nine days old. She is in a very destitute condition & cannot provide for the children. Joseph sent to St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum Mishel & Frank sent to St. Vinct. Infant O. Asylum this date.
Mishel Matrangs 5 years old
born Feb. 21/83
Frank Martrangs 3 years old
born Dec. 15/85
10/20/1888 Mary F. Gerard 274 Magazine Josephine Agnes Couvin [?] 11 years old The children of Clement & Elizabeth Couvin [?] - no homes utterly unable to provide for their children. Sent Oct. 20/88 to the St. Alphonsus Asylum, Basin St. bet. 4th & Washington.
Ellen Clementine Couvin [?] 8 years old
Marie Louisa Couvin [?] 5 years old
Ernest Clement Couvin [?] 3 years old
11/08/1888 Mary J. Parish cor. Orange & Felicity Filtmore Parish 6 years old Whereabouts of father unknown. Mother worthless & about to be arrested for gross misconduct. Sent to Orphan's Home 7th St. If father or mother make inquiry about him don’t give them any information.

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