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Franklin orphanage

Posted: 1321823797000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hartford
Looking for the records of the Franklin Orphanage for the years of 1893 to 1942. My Father, Oliver Hartford, was placed in the orphanage in 1893/1894 according to the Deerfield town report for 1894. Any information would be appreciated

Re: Franklin orphanage

Posted: 1321898086000
Classification: Query
I read your post, the Oliver Hartford I have in my tree, was born: 10/29/1892 in Deerfield, and died 8/11/1942, in Manilla, Phillipines, in a Jap. P.O.W. camp. My Oliver was the son of: George B. Hartford and Hansa Damsell.
Does thid help?

Re: Franklin orphanage

Posted: 1322098936000
Classification: Query
Thanks, I have that info How does Oliver fit in your tree.I have been trying to find out where Oliver was living from the time of his birth(1892) till he joined the army in 1909. Just found out that he was placed ine thr orphanage in 1893/1894. That is why I am trying to find the records for that period of time. Any info will be appreciated. You cna contact me at

Re: Franklin orphanage

Posted: 1323973628000
Classification: Query
George B. Hartford m. Hansa (Damsell)Crumitt 02 Aug 1891 in Deerfield,​ ,​ New Hampshire.
At this marriage, George is divorced, Hansa is widowed from her 1st marriage.

George B's death: 23 Dec 1900 Haverhill,​ Massachusetts *burial: Epsom,​ NH.
* He's married at the time of death.

It appears Hansa died 10 Nov 1901 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She is widowed, spouse given as Burley Hartford (remember 2nd hand info given at death or maybe George's nickname). It lists her parents as what is on the marriage record to George.

By 1900, Hansa has had 6 children, 3 who passed away young.
the children(below) have their father listed as Clarence Hartford .

Franklin Hartford
Birth: 26 Sep 1897 ,
Father's Name: Clarenc W Hartford
Mother's Name: Hansa M Damsell

Name: Frank Hartford (18 days old)
14 Oct 1897 ,Candia ,NH
burial: Candia Vill
Osmer L Hartford (2m 15 days)
d. 10 Sep 1896
Birth/Death place: Deerfield, , New Hampshire
burial Pleasant Hill Cem., Deerfield
Name: Effie May Hartford (2y 1m 23 days)
b. 19 Sep 1898,Deerfield,NH
Death Date : 11 Nov 1900
Death Place: Chester,NH
burial in Deerfield

George B's parents:
Hiram Hartford,​ b. Deerfield, NH
Mary(Prescott) Hartford, b. Deerfield, NH
It may be Oliver living with Hiram & Mary in the 1900
census (done June 1900), living in Epsom,NH. If so, he's called George(b. May 1892) in this census record.

Did Hansa/George use other names?
Nancy Hartord, married to Clarence, living in Chester,NH with her children ,Earnest Hartford,Effie M Hartford & Willie Crummett(Hansa's son from her 1st marriage).

Ernest L. Hartford m. Ruth Stonham 09 Jul 1914 in Pembroke, , New Hampshire.
parents : Clarence Hartford & Hansa Damsell

Re: Franklin orphanage

Posted: 1342582043000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Healey
Hi I am looking for my aunt who was in the same orphanage in 1930. Her name is Gladys Emma Healey born 11/11/1915. If you do find any information on this orphanage, please let me know. Thank you.
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