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 Home of the Friendless Memorial Marker

Home of the Friendless Memorial Marker

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Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 19948 · View Source
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The Springfield Home of the Friendless was founded in 1863 by special act of the Illinois legislature. This orphanage, with accommodations for 200 children, cared for thousands of homeless & needy children over the next many years, including dozens of children orphaned or displaced by the Civil War. In this lot are buried 643 children who died in the home between 1863 & 1904.


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  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19948
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Home of the Friendless Memorial Marker (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19948, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .