Some Records from Cornelia Memorial
Orphan Home in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN
Children’s Records—Cornelia Memorial
John, 8 months; Brought 6/27/81; Died 9/9/1881
Mother: insane asylum; Father: Mathew Sharpe
Died at home of Martin Hanger;
Harrison Co. Disease: Summer
Old Ledger No. 41
Sta_e, Estella, 20 mo.; Brought 8/12/1890; Died 1/13/1891
Mother died in Hospital of United
Charities 8/1890; Of
Received from David Harbeson; Disease Ca Pneumonia
Slafe, Jennie 4 ½ years Brought 9/1/1890 Died 9/30/1890
Became ill in afternoon. Sept 29- Died Sept. 30, 1890
Dr. Chas. Bowman attending Inflammatory croup
Grant, Zora; 3 mo.; Brought 1891; Died July 28, 1891
David P. 11 yrs
Died at home of Rev. F. M. Tolbert; Pastor 1st Bap. Church.
Perry, Bella; 8 yrs; Died 5/4/1884; Age 9 yrs
Last death listed
Next death listed 2/3/1933
Interval of 40 years.
Eddie Carl; Admitted 1/13/1930; Died 2/3/33/
Flu- & complications; Age
These with the exceptions of
David Grant are buried in Fairview Cemetery on Orphans Home Lot. No. 8.
Franklie; 2 mo; admitted 3/24/1893; Died 7/5/1893
Maryland; Floyd Co. Ward; Born 5-15-1936; Brot to Home 5-4-1937
Mothers name Mary; Father’s name Charles; Was taken out by Mr. and Mrs.
Claton Jeffersonville Sept 23,
Atkins Floyd Co.
Herbert born March. 21, ‘32
Mayme born Feb. 24, ‘29
Brot to home April 4, ‘38
Emogene b 11/24/13; Clark Co Ward; Brought to home 3/15/24
Mother lives at Charlestown; Father dead.
Sister, Margery Stailey took her to
Terre Haute. ;Later was at
Last address: H. C. Helvie, 1115
North St., Logansport.
Grace L. ; 6/12/19; Ward Harrison Co.; Brot to Home 2/13/28
Mother Viola Reynolds; Half sister to Lucille C____
Taken to Riley Hospital 8-15-32 for
skin test; Suspicion Negro
Taken to “Brightsides”, Plymouth,
Ind. Aug 28, 1932; Writes she
is very happy.
Bailey – Ward Floyd co.; George
Dallas b 5/10/19;
Placed in home 8/7/22
Brot to Home by State Agt. 10/8/19; Had been placed by State with Mr.
and Mrs. Smith – Mullberry
Cointon Co. – 10/20/1922; Placed with Robert Barker; Palmyra – 7/12/31
Brought back 10-8-1930; By Mr. Millican from Mrs. S. B. Smith,
Mulheny, Clinton; Out. Robert
Barker, Palmyra 7-12-31.
Returned 11-10-32; Out 5/2/33; Henry Wheeler; Budd Road N. Albany; Dallas graduated 8th grade; County school May 1935
Violet; Violet – removed by
State Agt. – placed with Rev. W. C. Rordick, 412 N. Center St. Plymouth.
Born July 4, 1916; Ward Floyd; Brought Aug 14-22;
Louise born Clark Co. 4-12-23
Placed in home Aug 17-37
Bailey Floyd Co.
Mother – Gertrude Bailey Coleman; Ruth brot to home 8/5/22; Taken out 3/19/23 by Mrs. Ho_k, 1902 –
Rumored to have married.; Alva – removed by St. Agt. 10/30/22 –
John Windell ;Post Office New
Harrison Co. Central Washington Twp.; Geo. Removed by St. Agt.; Oct 20/22- separate page
Preceeding this – also known as Dallas
Mabel – placed by Mrs. Kurfees; Probation Officer at House of Good
Shepherd, Indianapolis 6/4/25
Baxter – Laurence Co.; Red’d.Feb 6, 1923
Father W. T. Baxter; Mother Jessie Allen
b. 3/1914; Returned to Bedford
by Bd. Of Managers 1/19/20
Mattie, bo 2/6/17;
Placed with Mrs. Paul Warren, Jeffersonville 8/10/23
L., 1/1909; Taken out
by State Agt 3/23/23; Placed
with R. Hackney
P. O. Union Mills RR
Brown – Clark Co.; Brot 3/10/28
Mother feeble minded ; Commitment papers-477
Clark Co. Court 478 479
May b 9-6-1922
Mother remarried ; Children returned to her July 8, 1929
May, Steven &John returned – home – 3-22-1935
brought – 3-22-1935
placed in Ft. Wayne State School ‘37
Father in jail.
- placed with P. Smith Floyds Knobs. Returned in home and placed with
Leonard Coats, Corydon, R. F. D. Jun 9, 1935
– placed Mrs. Ed Hahn, New Salisbury . . June 8, 1935
placed P. Smith. Floyd Knobs. June 1st.
—Transcribed from the book in
the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in New Albany, Floyd County,
Indiana and submitted by Sue P. Carpenter