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Joe Blank - Orphan Train Rider - New York - 1871
Posted by: Joe Blank (ID *****2895) Date: February 28, 2006 at 13:50:01
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My great-grandfather rode to Iowa on an orphan train in 1871. He had a tintype picture pinnned to his lapel with the name Joe Blank written on the back.

He would have originated from New York - although I have yet to find which orphanage. Research says many families were forced to give up kids (no money, sickness, death of mother).

Anyone with any ideas?

Thanks,
Joe Blank


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