From Cradle to Grave: Journey of the Louisiana Orphan Train Riders

From Cradle to Grave: Journey of the Louisiana Orphan Train Riders

by Inc. Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Neal Bertrand (Editor)


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From Cradle to Grave: Journey of the Louisiana Orphan Train Riders by Inc. Louisiana Orphan Train Society

What do three nuns, two mayors, a Baptist preacher, and the founder of a car dealership all have in common? They all rode an orphan train from New York City to Louisiana as small children!

What is an orphan train? Who determined its passenger list and their ultimate destination? What criteria were used to decide who would get the adventure of a lifetime? Who were these young passengers in this little-known chapter of American and Louisiana history?

These orphans arrived in early twentieth century Louisiana - a foreign world and culture unlike anything these children had ever seen. It was a world in which some of these New York City street kids would adapt and even conquer their terrifying fear of chickens. Others became important public figures that were to influence their communities and region.

How would the shameful stigma of being an orphan affect their lives? Would they overcome the rejection of their past and the obstacles that were set before them?

This is a collection of true life stories shared by those who knew them well. Read and find out how their lives turned out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936707003
Publisher: Cypress Cove Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements/Mission Statement, Blazon (Coat of Arms) and its Explanation, The Orphan Train Era, Father John Engberink, Introduction, Stories of Orphan Train Riders
Alfred Schwab
Alice Kearns Geoffroy Bernard
Aloysius Inhern, Sr.
Aloysius Joseph Verden
Anna Bukovay Guidry Sibille
Annie Harmon Hidalgo Major Flickinger
Annie Ziphie Bernadette Landry Barras
Anthony Quallis Guillory
Antoinette Fortunata Courville Delhomme
Arnold Joseph Willoughby Stelly
Arthur Patcha Davis
Bernardo May, aka Bernard May
Caroline Theresa Mangain Chatelain Landreaux
Charley Gorney
Charles Greenberg, aka Charles Walker
Christina Geitz Douget West
Clara Kennedy Fuselier Saucier Cooper
Clarence Edward Campbell Bibb
Cornelius Dupré, aka Camelius Kelly
Dominic Burns Dupré
Dominic Yenley Douget
Donald Whitney Perelli
Edward Hoch Ringrose
Edward Michels, aka Edward Paul Mitchell
Elsie Trahan LeBlanc, aka Mary Ann Brian
Emily Kingsley Bergeron Von Bodungen
Ernest Kaplan Ledoux
Ernest Lee
Felix Meyer
Ferdie Tweedel, aka Ferdinando Camari / Ferdinand Tweedel
Frances Gabrina Young Miller
Frank Rieger Lipari, Sr.
Frank Wiggins Champagne
George Cassidy, aka Joseph Anthony Gerard Cassidy
George Thomson, aka George Thompson Dupré
George Wilks
Gladys Veronica Brown Kinler, aka Veronica Alexander
Gordon Becker
Grace Katherine McNally Norman Marshall
Helen Fee Savoie
Helen Klein Stern, aka Helen Ardoin Eastin
Henry Delahoussaye, aka Enrico Montuori
Henry Seegar / Henry Segar
Ida Solomon Kern Benoit, aka Ada Solomon
Isabel Clayton Gautreau Landry
James Bray
Jerome Winburne
John Blayney Bartell
John Brown
John Murphy
John Peck Owens
John V. Welsh Beyer
John William / Johnny Albert
Joseph Fuourka Roguet Aillet
Joseph Kopac
Joseph Owens
Joseph Wolffe Fontenot
Lawrence Dodd, aka Lawrence Roy
Leopold Paul Yarrington Bihm
Lillian Steiner Folse Guidry
Loretta Rosenfeld Deville Cole
Lottie Dumesnil Breaux, aka Charlotte McGowan
Louise Parker, aka Sister Mary Bernadette Beyer
Mamie LeJeune Daigle, aka Gertrude Meyer
Margaret Julien Pitre Beaugh
Martin Arvine Roy, Sr.
Marvel Marie Duffel, nee Sr. Marie Anselm Duffel, SSF, Mother Superior
Mary Mae Kornbacher DePaoli, aka Mary Burns
Mary Rogere Martin Melancon
Matilda Riley Bihm Chachere
Mayme Milstead, aka Mary Veronica Kelly
Mildred Hartmann Pasquier Oakes, aka Josephine Breivogel
Nicolas Blanc, aka Nicholas White
Peter Manichisa, aka Milton Peter Toffier
Ralph Zinger Chautin
Robert Cain Schexnayder
Robert Henry Holland Chaisson
Rose Marie Pearl Pitre Fridge Bahlinger
Rose McGowan Falgoust Inness Simon
Sarah Hunt Fabacher, aka Sister Mary James Fabacher, O.P.
Stephen Sebastien
Victor Fiend Andrepont
William Brown
William Frederick Cole, aka Willie Doucet
William Powell
William Reilly Gremillion
William Yarno

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