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My uncle Leonard Pelham b/d. 9/20/26 died at the Traverse State Hospital on 10/6/44. Was wondering what the case of death was and any other information regarding his stay.
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Karen

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My uncle Leonard Pelham b/d. 9/20/26 died at the Traverse State Hospital on 10/6/44. Was wondering what the case of death was and any other information regarding his stay.
Thanks
Karen

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My uncle Leonard Pelham b/d. 9/20/26 died at the Traverse State Hospital on 10/6/44. Was wondering what the case of death was and any other information regarding his stay.
Thanks
Karen

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Elizabeth Mary Clune Admitted age 17..18 around 1908/9
Age 77 death
Cause of death: Liver problems after surgery? Blocked bile?
Please....did ANYONE know her...Cause of admit...esp at age 17...18? I have NO photos
I am her Great Grand Neice...Pamela Ann Clune
Contact ME at: rnpam42@Yahoo. Com

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Quote:Thomasp94 Wed 17th 7:02 pm
Message originally posted by Ron on Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:14 pm:

I was a patient of Traverse City State Hospital from 1965 until 1971 as a child.
Read my story at http://www.kirkbridebuildings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1407&start=0

visit my website at http://www.hall-18.com


My parents-in-law were employees at TCSH for many years, and worked there in the time period you were there.

My daughter's mother was sometimes baby-sat by one of the staff doctors, a friend of her mother. We're trying to locate him, but as my parents-in-law are both dead, we don't know how to find his name.

Was there a doctor of Japanese ancestry at TCSH when you were there, and if so, would you remember his name?

Thank you!

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I agree!
They will attempt to cover up what should be left alone and respected.
The Shop Keepers try to cover up the history and this is due to that fact
that they would not want to loose those really rich customers buying stuff
in their store.

TC's Youngest Historian at age 27

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Do any of you know a "Helen Durga"? That was my grandmother. I am trying to do some digging.

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TRYING TO FIND MY GRAND MOTHER WHO WAS A PATIENT THERE
How do I get medical records. She was there I think over 40 years. So sad and I did not know she was alive, a family secret.

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How many doctors are there?

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Pontiac State
I was born at Munson in Traverse City. My grandma was born there too and was committed at Pontiac which was downstate and the "mother" of TCSH. She was signed away in 1958 by my grandpa before he divorced her. All you needed to get rid of your wife in Michigan in 1958 was the signature of the husband and the signature of one of her relatives. My grandma never forgave her brother John.
She cleaned the feces in the halls and off the walls of Pontiac State for 2 years and then a judge said "why are you here?" and she was let go. She was hooked on weight reducing pills too.

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Quote: Fri 9th 6:30 pm
I was born at Munson in Traverse City. My grandma was born there too and was committed at Pontiac which was downstate and the "mother" of TCSH. She was signed away in 1958 by my grandpa before he divorced her. All you needed to get rid of your wife in Michigan in 1958 was the signature of the husband and the signature of one of her relatives. My grandma never forgave her brother John.She cleaned the feces in the halls and off the walls of Pontiac State for 2 years and then a judge said "why are you here?" and she was let go. She was hooked on weight reducing pills too.

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Looking for info on aunt
My aunt, Evelyn Stein, was committed to Traverse City State Hospital. I don't know when, and I don't know how long. I believe it was for depression. I believe it was for the duration.
Does anyone recognize the name?

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Not ALL Bad.
My name is Bill. I was also a "patient" at TCSH from 1965 thru 1969. I was 15 years old when I went in, and something like 45 when I got out. I will not disclose any names, due to my personal beliefs on privacy, however, I was one of the "big kids" ronl spoke of seeing when he came into Hall 18. I can corroborate most of what he says. I worked the laundry room on the Hall and was the one who handed out clothing and towels after the showers. I was also the one who buffed the floors daily (excepting Sundays, when I sang in the Chapel Choir). One thing he doesn't mention about the shower room is the large concrete "bathtub" which was seldom used, except for punishment "Ice Baths" where a kid would be stripped and held in the tub by a couple of attendants while a "Nurse" would cover him in ice. They would hold the kid in there until he stopped struggling, and the "Nurse" would finally allow him to be removed.

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Not ALL Bad
I also remember the "Buddy Program" which had kids from Halls 7, 18, 12, and 11 going to the Sanatorium Wing (old folks) every evening to help feed and bathe those unable to help themselves. To be on this detail, you had to have the privilege of at least 1 hour of Ground Parole (will explain later), which basically meant incident free for a minimum of 60 days. This is where I first found what it was like to care for others, even at some sacrifice to myself (this was time I could have spent "hanging out" in the rec area, playing pool, or just looking at the pretty girls). The Buddy Program was strictly voluntary, and very closely supervised., and as far as I know, every one of us who participated loved every minute of it.


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