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"IOWA INSTITUTION FOR FEEBLE MINDED CHILDREN 1875"

HALL, POWELL, WOODROW, LAWRENCE, BROWNE, BURTT, FRAZIER, HUNTOON, TOWNSEND, MCLEAN, ROBINSON

Posted By: Mary E. Lanigan (email)
Date: 9/17/2003 at 08:52:14

Source of info:
IOWA STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS, pg. 87.

"IOWA INSTITUTE FOR FEEBLED MINDED CHILDREN"

GLENWOOD, MILLS COUNTY, IOWA

This institute was established by an act of the Legislature passed during the session of 1875-76.

It provides for the organization and support of an Institution at Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, for the care and training of feeble-minded and idiotic children of the State. Any child between the ages of five and eighteen, residing in the state are eligible to the benefits of the Institution subject to the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

The institution is designed to care for two classes;
(1) Those whose mental deficiency is slight, but sufficient to prevent advancement in the common school; and
(2) Those who are not capable of much or any improvement, but whose care here relieves an oppressive burden from many homes of the state.

For the former a thorough course of training and instruction is provided, based upon the most advanced ideas of the subject.

A farm of 160 acres is under cultivation, and useful, pleasant and profitable occupation is thus afforded a large number of older boys.

There is also a beautiful grove and playgrounds of about twenty acres.

This youngest of the State's Charities, is already a recognized necessity, and its abundant success is attested by it's over-crowded condition and great number of almost impossible applications for admission.

The Trustees are appointed every six years by the General Assembly.

TRUSTEES
President W.H. Hall, Osceola; Secretary, Dr. F.M. Powell, Glenwood; Treasurer, E.R.S. Woodrow, Glenwood; and A.H. Lawrence, Le Mars.

RESIDENT OFFICERS
F.M. Powell, M.D. , Superintendent; Mrs. F.M. Powell, Matron; Miss Emma Browne, Assistant Matron; A.S. Burtt, M.D; Assistant Physician; T.Q. Records Clerk.

TEACHERS
Misses Ella Frazier, Nellie Huntoon, Anna Townsend, Mary Powell, Mattie McLean, and Amy Robinson.

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