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Children's homes in 1870-1880

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Children's homes in 1870-1880

Posted: 11 May 2013 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
We have a family story about my ancestor, Charles C. Burke. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Johnson. In 1870, they were living in Tampa and he was working as a ships carpenter. They had three children, Charles J., Anna M., and John. In 1880, Charles C., Charles J., and Anna are in Pensacola.

The story says that when Mary died, Charles put the children in a Catholic orphanage or home for a time. Presumably this was the reason Anna converted to Catholicism.

I have tried to identify a place in either Tampa or Pensacola where the children may have gone, but have had no success. Can anyone offer any help?


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tanjiah 11 May 2013 10:04PM GMT 
mamkmm2 12 May 2013 12:25PM GMT 
tlchuck 12 May 2013 4:21PM GMT 
tlchuck 12 May 2013 4:25PM GMT 
tanjiah 13 May 2013 12:51PM GMT 
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