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orphanages in 1925-1935 Delaware: Griffin Boy and Girl

orphanages in 1925-1935 Delaware: Griffin Boy and Girl

Sue (View posts)
Posted: 1087316865000
Classification: Query
I am trying to locate a source of orphanages which I could contact or any listing of children in orphanages between 1925-1935. Our Daniel Griffin b. 1924 and his sister only know they were in a Deleware orphanage.

Re: orphanages in 1925-1935 Delaware: Griffin Boy and Girl

Mary Ward (View posts)
Posted: 1094052410000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ward Ribold
I am looking for a "Ribold Orphanage" (spelling may be wrong) that my father-in-law & his brother were placed in, in 1933-34. He says that it was in Wilmington, Delaware. I have "goggled" Ribold and get nothing. It may be connected with Wilmington Diocises Orphan Home. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Mary Ward

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Lois (View posts)
Posted: 1096087368000
Classification: Query
Mary. Try the spelling RHYBOLD..

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Jeff Dietz (View posts)
Posted: 1143253226000
Classification: Query
Hello,

I do not know the answer to your question. However, I wanted to offer that in the event you have had no success in finding any orphanges in Delaware (I do not know of any that ever existed), it might be fruitful to contact Catholic Charities here in Wilmington as they either have, or currently do, operate group homes, which, if I've not mistaken, substitute for what used to to be orphanages.

Anyway, pardon my ignorance, but I thought this might help. If you need help contacting the local Catholic Charities I would be happy to help.

Good luck,

Jeff
(302) 563.9460

Re: orphanages in 1925-1935 Delaware: Griffin Boy and Girl

Posted: 1182963390000
Classification: Query
You may already have all this info since its been awhile since the post, however, Reybold orphanage was at one time part of the Diocese of Wilmington. It was located on route 9 near Delaware City. The Archivist for the Diocese knows anything you could need since he himself lived there as an orphan. Below is info to contact him

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Location: 8 Old Church Road (at Montchanin Road, Route 100; enter from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church parking lot), Greenville DE 19807

Mailing address: PO Box 2030, Wilmington DE 19899

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Re: orphanages in 1925-1935 Delaware: Griffin Boy and Girl

Posted: 1228872014000
Classification: Query
I believe there was a orphanage in Claymont, Delaware on Greenstreet. From what my father told me before he passed away his mother was a cook there when he was a young child. Hope this helps
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