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Ordering records from Bryce Hospital/Alabama Home for the Insane from 1870-1893

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Ordering records from Bryce Hospital/Alabama Home for the Insane from 1870-1893

Posted: 1139939379000
Classification: Query
A GG Grandmother of mine is Mary Elizabeth Turner Frank. She was born and raised in the Mobile area, married in 1860 to Capt Thomas Jefferson Frank, had at least 4 children ( the last died in infancy around 1868).

While trying to locate her in a 1870 or 1880 census, I learned that she became a patient of this hospital, I assume she died there in 1893. He extended family must have attended to her because she is buried in a family plot in Minneapolis.

In any case since the family NEVER shared this detail about Mary, I was contemplating ordering copies of what records they have for her. Has anyone had luck with gaining access to records so far back and are they sticklers for proving next of kin. I know I am but with lack of records, cant really prove it.

Also, who would have paid for her care at the time??? Family, government, state???

Thanks for any direction and information,

Sue
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SueDixey 1139939379000 
RICHARDBECK62 1147398289000 
Sue 1147448087000 
Mary Butler 1149623589000 
SueDixey 1149632044000 
SueDixey 1152804899000 
Mary Hughes Butler 1152822429000 
SueDixey 1152823389000 
antiquenut2 1154318142000 
shannamarie1 1253894391000 
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