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From: WILLIAM P KARR <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Orphanage?
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 17:24:26 -0500
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Beth,

Great, thank you. I appreciate the information.

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Beth Walsh <>
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2008 22:08
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Orphanage?
To: , Chicago <>, Cook <>

> Hi Bill,
> That was the Morgan Park Home for Dependent Children
> located at 10704 S Prospect. It was also called Morgan Park
> Industrial Home for Girls. Maybe there was more than one
> building for different needs?
> I found that in the Chicago Tribune, though no other information
> was given. It was just listed with other orphanages, etc in a
> couple of stories.
>
> One of my relatives also married a Jewish woman. He is
> buried in a Catholic cemetery (Mt Olivet I think it was) and her
> obit doesn't state where she is, but she's not with him!
>
> Beth
>
> WILLIAM P KARR <> wrote:
> Listers,
>
> I just received a copy of the 1920 census for my Grand Uncles'
> wives - Caroline & Edith Gradt. It is the 32nd Ward, Enumeration
> Dist 2038, in the Morgan Park area. They were very young and
> lived at 10704 S. Prospect, but so did about 30 others. Was this
> an orphanage? It says they were inmates.
>
> Family history states they were Jewish. My uncle Leo McDermott
> is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Evergreen Park. Caroline is
> nowhere around him, weird. Probably due to her being Jewish?
> Even though, she married a Catholic?
>
> Bill
>
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