Thank you so much for this information. It follows the family stories that were passed on to me by my mother, who also wrote a bit more about Mary's time in the orphanage.You have added many more details to the information that I have.
I would be interested in e-mailing you privately, but cannot access your e-mail address as I am being asked to become a member of Ancestry which at this time I prefer not to do.
Do you have photos of Mary Fox Howe and Thomas Gilmore? I have 2 of Mary and 1 of Thomas. Do you have a copy of the book "That The Past May Live...Tales of My Childhood and Youth" by Martha Gilmore ......, oldest daughter of Mary and Thomas Gilmore and my grandmother's sister? These are still available.