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== asylum projects genealogical requests ==
 
== asylum projects genealogical requests ==
 
Looking for information regarding my Grandmother Mary Bell Poston (Mosier) 5/28/1881 - 4/27/1967. She was institutionalized in Massillon State Hospital, Ohio  from 1932 until her death in 1967. - Poston192
 
Looking for information regarding my Grandmother Mary Bell Poston (Mosier) 5/28/1881 - 4/27/1967. She was institutionalized in Massillon State Hospital, Ohio  from 1932 until her death in 1967. - Poston192
:Well, it looks like the institution was closed so the question will be where its records went and how much of its much older records still exist. Your best bet would be to try the Ohio state archives first. See what they have of that institution. Then if you cannot find the records there that you seek, then I would try the local historical society that encompasses where the institution was active. Note: there's a good chance you won't find much online and will have to go there in person. Also, based on the date she died I would guess that you will run into HIPPA laws which means you will have to jump through some legal hoops to get access to those records. [[User:M-Explorer|M-Explorer]] ([[User talk:M-Explorer|talk]]) 05:40, 21 March 2020 (MDT)
 
  
 
== Burials at Mount Hope Retreat in Baltimore Maryland in 1913 ==
 
== Burials at Mount Hope Retreat in Baltimore Maryland in 1913 ==
  
I've discovered that my great great grandmother, Sarah Jennie Lynch Landon was confined to Mount Hope Retreat from shortly after the birth of her last child in 1884 until her death in 1913.  Her husband predeceased her and she was abandoned by her surviving children shortly after he died.  I do have her death certificate, however it does not list any location for burial.  So I am assuming that she would have been buried by the Sisters.  Can anybody tell me if there still is any cemetery standing that would have been used by Mount Hope Retreat in Baltimore Maryland in 1913.  Unfortunately her death certificate does not even list a funeral home so I cannot even search by those records. I have confirmed that she was not buried with her husband in Reisterstown.
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I've discovered that my great great grandmother was confined to Mount Hope Retreat from shortly after the birth of her last child until her death in 1913.  Her husband predeceased her and she was abandoned by her surviving children shortly after he died.  I do have her death certificate, however it does not list any location for burial.  So I am assuming that she would have been buried by the Sisters.  Can anybody tell me if there still is any cemetery standing that would have been used by Mount Hope Retreat in Baltimore Maryland in 1913.  Unfortunately her death certificate does not even list a funeral home so I cannot even search by those records. I have confirmed that she was not buried with her husband in Reisterstown.
:I wish I had an answer to your question. However, I live in New York and can only give you advice from afar. My suggestion would be to do some local sleuthing in person. You can go about it two ways. One, you could go to where the institution stood and look at the area and see if you can find a cemetery there yourself. Two, you can contact the local historical society and pose them the question. Ask if they knew where Mount Hope buried their pauper dead. There's a good chance they might know. [[User:M-Explorer|M-Explorer]] ([[User talk:M-Explorer|talk]]) 05:45, 21 March 2020 (MDT)
 
 
 
== Looking for a great aunt "Maud Hageman" who was at Mendocino hospital. ==
 
 
 
She was a school teacher and had a nervous breakdown. She was committed to Talmage in the late 1880's to 1890's.
 
 
 
Thanks Debbie
 
 
 
== My grandfather was listed on 1940 census at a patient at Wichita State Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas ==
 
 
 
I am trying to find any information on my grandfather, Lonnie David Jones.  He was born in Sherman, Texas on November 20, 1893.
 
He was shown as a patient at the Wichita State Hospital on the 1940 census.  His death certificate shows him dying in the hospital on July 22, 1954.
 
Any information is appreciated. Why was he in the hospital?  How long was he there?  Any relatives listed?
 
 
 
Thank you for taking your time to help. Rebecca Lord (Rebecca_lord@msn.com)
 
 
 
== Margaret Koch Fleck committed to Laureano village (Laurelton State Village), a state institution in Laurelton Pennsylvania in 1948 ==
 
 
 
Her children were put into foster care and one is still alive and seeking information. She was admitted in February / March 1948. I'm trying to figure out when she was released or transferred to the Hollidaysburg State Hospital where she died in 1964.
 
 
 
== finding record ==
 
 
 
Hello
 
 
 
Does anyone know how to access old information and records from Warren State Hospital. I am interested in a great grandmother named Minnie Cooper Walker, who was there from 1910 to 1940
 
 
 
== Charlotte Tucker Gibson St John, NB ==
 
 
 
I am looking for my great-great grandmother's lineage. She was born in NB and died 7 Jan 1901 in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, in the asylum. She was the wife of William Gibson, and mother to 12 children, including my great grandfather, George H (Oracho) Gibson.
 
 
 
== Found my Grandfather in the 1910 Census in St Joseph Ward 2,Buchanan, Missouri, USA ==
 
 
 
I am trying to find information on why my Grandfather is shown as a Patient in St. Joseph State Hospital. I understand the State Hospital is closed and wondered if there is a way to get information on why he was there.
 
 
 
Sheryl Peterson
 
 
 
== Looking for Jennie Giles ==
 
I am looking for greatgrandmother Jennie Giles. Was told she was put in an asylum and her children in Danville orphanage in early 1900s. The children were there in 1910 census. Birth was 1878. Married Charles Giles in 1900. Last I can find is 1900 census. last child born 1906. Next mention is listed as dead on son's marriage license in 1921. Would like to know where and when she died and burial if possible. JessieD
 
 
 
== Death of relative in Waupaca County Asylum in Wisconsin 1904 ==
 
 
 
Sophie Jewett Miles Whitlock died 18 Jan 1904 at the Waupaca County Asylum in Wisconsin.  She is buried in Marinette, Wisconsin at Forest Home Cemetery.
 
 
 
She and her second husband moved here to Marinette a few weeks before he passed away.  Here is the situation.  I have her buried with a Nelson Whitlock.  But, I have an obituary for a George Whitlock and death cert.  Nothing for Nelson.  All I find is him being buried with his wife in Penniac, New Brunswick.  There are no family members to contact regarding this, and I have spoke to the Canadian offices  with this as well.  The stone next to hers has Nelson Whitlock on it.  The death record of George Whitlock says he died at the home of his son-in-law Douglas Miles.  The son of Sophie. 
 
 
 
I am hoping to find out the true name of her spouse so I can get the family records corrected and hopefully a correct stone for the correct Whitlock she is buried with.  She ended up in the Asylum several years after her husband's death.  It saddens me that after coming here to Marinette, that she loses her spouse and who knows for sure who she is buried with.
 
 
 
I greatly appreciate any information that is available for her.  I am related to both the Whitlock names and my great grandmother was part of the same family that also lived here in town.
 
 
 
Cindy
 
 
 
== Great Aunt at Byberry State Hospital (PSH) ==
 
 
 
Hello,
 
 
 
My great aunt Katherine Abramson lived at Byberry for many years. Was admitted probably between 1932-1939 since she's on the 1940 census. Where would I find her admittance (if any)?
 
 
 
She had no children, never married (was never able to due to illness as a young adult). She eventually left many years later for a group home after getting anti psychotic medication. My mom and uncle would be her next of kin. I guess I could get my mom to get the records if necessary.
 
 
 
Anything would be appreciated.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
Traci
 
 
 
tracihoffman@icloud.com
 
 
 
== California Law ==
 
 
 
My uncle was buried at Patton in California in 1927.  His records exist and the historian suggested that I can have my doctor make a request to have the records transmitted to him.  That said, I notice this page mentioned Ancestry.com having records from prior to 1923 from a few California institutions online.  Anyone know the statutory exception that allowed that release?
 
 
 
== Massachusetts Waverley State School ==
 
 
 
My paternal grandmother was placed into the Massachusetts “Waverley State School” in 1933-34, yet I cannot find any links or references to this institution. I have letters using this name and Waverley, MA for a postal address yet I cannot find out anything further. Any help?
 
Thanx, PeteDinsmore
 
pdinz10@yahoo.com
 
 
 
== Looking for information on my Great Grandmother ==
 
 
 
Hi there! my great grandmother, Katherine (or Catherine) Hiatt was at Clarinda State Hospital in Iowa in 1922. I was able to find a death certificate online stating that she died of "exhaustion from delirious mania" but wasn't able to really find any more information about her time there, or why she was hospitalized. It looks like the hospital closed in 2015, so I'm not quite sure where to go to maybe find records.
 
Thanks so much for any and all help
 
-Rachel Foster
 
(Rachel.Foster2012@gmail.com)
 

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