Orphan Train Rider

Author: Andrea Warren
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395913628
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Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.

Orphan Train Riders

Author: Tom Riley
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ISBN: 9780788431692
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New York City in the nineteenth century could be a brutal place for a child. A magnet to immigrants and the poor in search of jobs, the city was also a haven for gamblers, thieves and murderers. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, prostitution or drug addiction, their children were the ones who suffered the most. Temperance organizations such as the American Female Guardian Society stepped in, establishing orphanages and homes for unwed mothers and battered women: "homes for the friendless." Some of the children in the homes were orphans, but some were "surrendered" by parents who were unable to take care of them. Nearly 250,000 of these children were fostered out to families across the United States via the "orphan trains." Recently several Orphan Train Rider organizations have been formed, providing opportunities for the riders to reunite with family and loved ones, and to seek sources that provide clues to their roots. This book contains valuable entrance records from several of the surrender books of the AFGS Home for the Friendless in New York. Volunteers from the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America painstakingly indexed the surrender books, which had been left to the Rockland County Historical Society. Perhaps these records hold the key to your past! The Orleans County Genealogical Society held an Orphan Train Reenactment in Medina, New York, in 2004. Photos of that event illustrate the emotional journey of the Orphan Train Riders.

Emily S Story

Author: Clark Kidder
Editor: Kidder Productions, LLC
ISBN: 9780692588956
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It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America s not-so-distant past that nearly 200,000 children could be loaded on trains in large cities on our East Coast, sent to the rural Midwest, and presented for the picking to anyone who expressed an interest in them. That's exactly what happened between the years 1854 and 1929. The primitive social experiment became known as placing out, and had its origins in a New York City organization founded by Charles Loring Brace called the Children's Aid Society. The Society gathered up orphans, half-orphans, and abandoned children from streets and orphanages, and placed them on what are now referred to as Orphan Trains. It was Brace s belief that there was always room for one more at a farmer s table. The stories of the individual children involved in this great migration of little emigrants have nearly all been lost in the attic of American history. In this book, the author tells the true story of his paternal grandmother, the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who, at the tender age of thirteen, became one of the aforementioned children who rode an Orphan Train. In 1906, Emily was plucked from the Elizabeth Home for Girls, which was operated by the Children's Aid Society, and placed on a train, along with eight other children, bound for Hopkinton, Iowa. Emily s journey, as it turned out, was only just beginning. Life had many lessons in store for her - lessons that would involve perseverance, overcoming adversity, finding lasting love, and suffering great loss. Emily's story is told through the use of primary material, oral history, interviews, and historical photographs. It is a tribute to the human spirit of an extraordinary young girl who became a woman - a woman to whom the heartfelt phrase "there's no place like home," had a very profound meaning.

Journeys Of Hope

Author: Mary Ellen Johnson
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ISBN: 9780963590251
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Orphan Train Rider One Boy S True Story

Author: Ana Warren
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ISBN: 9780800090470
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We Rode The Orphan Trains

Author: Andrea Warren
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618432356
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Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.

From Cradle To Grave

Author: Louisiana Orphan Train Society
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ISBN: 9781936707027
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On the mean streets of New York City in the early 1900s, children were either left on the streets to fend for themselves or taken to an orphanage. They were torn from families who were destitute, sick or dying. Leaving the streets of New York, the children came to the countryside of Louisiana by trains, escorted by their nuns, nurses, and agents. The orphan train rider's stories may sound like fiction, but in reality, it is the story of their lives. From Cradle to Grave is only a small collection of stories from the descendents who put together the bits and pieces they received from relatives. Treatment of the orphans to some was an injustice, but in actuality it was a blessing. They were given shelter, food, and medical care. With the passage of time, they were placed on trains and sent to other states. They rode the rails for a better life. Though many were faced with perils and hardships, many were not. They were survivors and overcame those perils and hardships. For many orphans, cotton, corn, and sweet potato fields were not only their workplace, but their playgrounds as well, especially in the southern part of Louisiana where farming was the way of life. Many of the orphans who were brought to these farms, learned farming first-hand, and became successful later in life even though they may not have had a formal education. For too many years, they were ignored and their stories were hushed. They were ashamed of being orphans, mostly because they were often reminded of who they were and where they came from. However, they bounced back, they were accepted and were raised in the cultures of their communities. Though most have left their earthly homes, it's time to reflect on what they were able to accomplish. The majority were good providers and overprotective of their children. They were always looking for better things for their children than they had been provided with. Their stories are proof that hard work and a positive attitude make anything possible.

The Orphan Trains

Author: Alice K. Flanagan
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756517656
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Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.

Journey S End

Author: Barbara Heise Grooman
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595172415
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Journey’s End is the story of a remarkable man, George Wells of Nebraska, an Orphan Train Rider. Readers first met him as the hero of Train To Red Cloud, A Small Boy’s Journey. In these pages meet him as the author did… through personal letters, anecdotes from friends and neighbors who knew him, and the author’s sentimental journey to Red Cloud to trace his steps. The train that brought him to Red Cloud was not the end, but the beginning, of a joyous journey through life.

Orphan Train

Author: Christina Baker Kline
Editor: HarperLuxe
ISBN: 9780062887870
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From Christina Baker Kline comes a novel about two women: one about to age out of the foster care system, the other 90 years old and carrying both a tremendous secret and a story of a life formed by a part of American history almost entirely forgotten: the Orphan Trains Molly Ayer has one last chance, and she knows it. Close to being kicked out of her foster home -- just months from turning 18 and “aging out” of the system -- Molly should be grateful that her boyfriend found her a community service project: helping an old lady clean out her home. Molly can’t help but think that the 50 hours will be tedious, but at least they’ll keep her out of juvie, and right now that’s all she cares about. Ninety-one-year-old Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine for decades. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are keys to a turbulent past. Molly is about to discover -- as she and Vivian unpack her possessions, and memories -- that Vivian’s story is a piece of America’s tumultuous history now largely forgotten: the tale of a young Irish immigrant, orphaned in New York City and put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other orphaned children whose destiny would be determined by luck and chance. As Molly digs deeper, she finds surprising parallels in her own experience as a Penobscot Indian and Vivian’s story -- and Molly realizes that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life. Rich in detail and epic in scope, THE TRAIN RIDER is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendships, and of the secrets we carry with us that keep us from finding out who we are.

Orphan Train Riders

Author: Amanda Zieba
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541365995
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"These stories are wonderful, believable and historically consistent with many of the true stories. They brought a tear, goosebumps and the chills." - C. Warren Moses, retired Children's Aid Society CEO and Archivist Charles, William and Joanna all find themselves alone and in need of help. Thanks to the Children's Aid Society and the orphan trains they are given a second chance at a happy ending. In each of the three historical fiction stories in this collection, readers meet an orphan train rider and follow them on their journey. Can Charles find a new home before Christmas? Will Joanna ever find a place where she belongs? Can Irish William find a way to fit in America?

To Dakota And Back The Story Of An Orphan Train Rider

Author: Judith Kappenman
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300222840
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"This man is confused. Home is on the other side of the world, back in Boston. How could this be home? He was just going to Dakota and back. Tom said it on the train. The Sister promised he wasn't going to stay here forever--just help with the farm work. But they lied. Tom and he had the same tags on their jackets, and Tom was gone. In 1877 John was born to Irish immigrants in South Boston. He has an older brother and younger sister. But after his mother's death, when John was age four, he spent several years in the Home for Catholic Destitute Children. Now he is to work as indentured servant until adulthood." --P. [4] of cover.

Last Train Home

Author: Renée Wendinger
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ISBN: 9780991360314
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A Dickensian novella based on true life facts and characters regarding the largest mass migration of children known as the orphan trains.History, culture, and geography celebrate the survival of these children, by weaving the individual stories of two children into triumph over tribulation building strength of mind and character into an incredible reserve.

Forgetting Tabitha The Story Of An Orphan Train Rider

Author: Julie Dewey
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491039243
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Ten year old Tabitha Salt and her mother move to New York City after losing their farm in West Chester County. Tabitha finds herself on the streets and has to decide whether or not to take a chance at a new life via the orphan train.

For A Thousand Generations

Author: Ellen Hart
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976272844
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In 1913 an unwed Irish girl, Bessie Brady, gives birth to a baby boy in the New York Foundling Hospital in New York City. She names him Ignatius, but knows she cannot keep him. Bessie signs him over to the Sisters of Charity at the hospital, who place lost, abandoned and illegitimate children on "orphan trains" to Catholic families mainly throughout the Midwest. Between 1854 and 1929 about 200,000 children were placed on these orphan trains for a better life. Follow Ignatius as he is sent out several times to families locally for adoption but is returned to the Foundling each time. When Ignatius was six years old, a childless couple in North Dakota requests from the Sisters of Charity a handsome, intelligent boy with brown or blue eyes. The couple promises the Sisters this boy will have everything, including a university education. The Sisters are delighted and select Ignatius to ride the orphan train to North Dakota. Will he be returned to the Foundling, or will he stay in North Dakota with his new parents? Will he be loved and raised as one of their own or will he become an indentured servant as many of these orphans do? And how does he wind up back in New York City and New Jersey during the Great Depression? See how his future unfolds with meeting a beautiful girl, who also grew up in foster homes and orphanages. For A Thousand Generations is a story of loss and return, of love and memories, of faith and a legacy for the generations.

Orphan Train Behind The Story

Author: Jillian Warman
Editor: Behind the Story
ISBN: 1500657972
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Christina Baker Kline wanted to do something she’d never done before: write a work of fiction based on historically accurate information. And if that’s not difficult enough, she faced incredible heartache in the midst of writing the book. But, Kline never gave up on her writing, pushing through the pain until Orphan Train was published. Her novel has enjoyed great success—in part because it discusses feelings many can relate to: neglect, rejection, hope, redemption. It isn’t a fairytale; rather, Kline created a work of authenticity—a work about struggle and hope and new beginnings. Orphan Train is also a fictional account of a real time in US history in which orphans were relocated to various homesteads in the Midwest. The journeys these children had to make involved much more than a train ride and Kline does a brilliant job illustrating what they went through. Orphan Train is a masterpiece in every way and a creative account of a very real time in US history. Experience: The Behind the Story Effect After reading a BTS... You feel inspired to follow your hearts and dreams... — Arshi Ever been backstage at a concert? Here you go -- in written form. — Author, Editor I felt enriched with knowledge about the book, and I felt like I knew more about the book. — Aspiring Author I felt like the Behind the Story offered a new look into the book, and appreciated that, as most of the time, that angle is unexplored. — Aspiring Author It makes me discover new things, and when I re-read the book, my emotions are different, deeper now that I understand what's behind the book.— Karlen I felt closer to the writer knowing more about them as a person and why they wrote what they wrote. — The Beta Reading Club Get ready for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have...this is definitely CliffNotes and SparkNotes on Steroids. — Author, Editor

Ancestry Magazine

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Ancestry magazine focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using Ancestry.com, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe. Regular features include “Found!” by Megan Smolenyak, reader-submitted heritage recipes, Howard Wolinsky’s tech-driven “NextGen,” feature articles, a timeline, how-to tips for Family Tree Maker, and insider insight to new tools and records at Ancestry.com. Ancestry magazine is published 6 times yearly by Ancestry Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com.

Orphan Trains

Author: Stephen O'Connor
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226616674
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In mid-nineteenth-century New York, vagrant youth, both orphans and runaways, filled the streets. For years the city had been sweeping these children into prisons or almshouses, but in 1853 the young minister Charles Loring Brace proposed a radical solution to the problem by creating the Children's Aid Society, an organization that fought to provide homeless children with shelter, education, and, for many, a new family in the country. Combining a biography of Brace with firsthand accounts of orphans, Stephen O'Connor here tells of the orphan trains that, between 1854 and 1929, spirited away some 250,000 destitute children to rural homes in every one of the forty-eight contiguous states. A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, Orphans Trains remains the definitive work on this little-known episode in American history.

Orphan Trains

Author: Rebecca Langston-George
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1491485515
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Discover the true story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society.

Orphan Train Riders

Author: Kay B. Hall
Editor: Orphan Train Heritage Society
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From 1854 to 1929 about 150,000 orphans from New York City and the surrounding area were placed in homes in the Midwest and West. The children were sent out on "Orphan Trains."