Thank you very much for the update on the living conditions there. Brave of you to run away 'towards home'. Goodness knows I ran away plenty of times from home!
Again my thanks for that though.
I've contacted Benedictine School's alumni organization. The president there, a nice guy, name of Mike, is forwarding my request for info to the archivist who only works Mondays. So I'm hoping to hear back soon as to whether or not my missing relative attended that school post-orphanage.
Speaking of orphanages; I tried to find the Census record for St. Marys in 1940. It's literally listed in the title, however the page was either omitted or simply forgotten. So S.o.L on that front. I'm going to ask Ancestry to look into it.