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Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Posted: 1303626905000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1303626937000
I am trying to find information on two places,the Benedict Home in Des Moines, IA and Soldiers Home Orphanage in Davenport, IA. My husband had family members in both places. Are there records available on either or both of these places? Thanks!

Re: Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Posted: 1325031323000
Classification: Query
Here is some information I found online about Soldiers Home Orphonage in Davenport, Iowa. I will post the link for you to copy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_Soldiers%27_Orphans%27_Hom...

For the Benedict Home in Des Moines, I found a photo on a post card also shown online. Below is the link for the post card.

http://www.ioffer.com/i/benedict-home-27th-street-des-moines...

On the post card you will see the address. When I plugged in the address, I found that address is now a for a place called Ramsey Village. Ramsey Village is a retirement living for seniors since 1950. Looks like the older building that is seen in the post card was posibly replaced by this newer building. Below is a link to the site for Ramsey Village.

http://crmscommunities.com/ramseyvillage/

Hope I was of some help.

Re: Benedict Home and Soldiers Home Orphanage

Posted: 1325053305000
Classification: Query
Thanks for your effort. It was interesting. I was able to get some information about my husband's great grandmother from Univ. of Iowa in Des Moines. They had old records from the home in their archives and a kind woman did the research for me. Thanks again!
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