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Sidney Argus Herald

Sidney, Iowa

September 23, 1904


Seventeen Children Come to Sidney

Last Thursday evening seventeen orphan children were brought to Sidney from the state of New York and the work of finding them homes in suitable families is going on. Friday morning a meeting was held at the Methodist church and two men with the children gave talks explaining the situation. The church was crowded with people anxious to see the children. The little ones were placed up in the front where all could see them. They are all bright, intelligent-appearing children and some of them are beautiful singers. It is indeed a sad night to witness when the children begin to be separated. Some of them have been together some little time and have formed ties of friendship. But these children are fortunate to be taken into good homes.

Child Age Family City
Thomas Bailey 7 yrs Charles Graham Hamburg
Wesley Bass . Dr. S.C. Hatten Riverton
Lilly (Conway) 13 yrs A.S. Harker Sidney
Margaret Hunt 10 yrs A.R. Bobbitt Knox/Thurman
Robert J. Hunt 4 yrs A.R. Bobbitt Knox/Thurman
Sarah Ann Hunt 8 yrs Melissa Hutchinson Anderson
Ann Kress . Arthur Carter Sidney
 (Girl) Kress . . Silver City
Frank Orr . William Yates Farragut
Alice Quince 10 yrs James H. Easley Hamburg
Bella Quince 12 yrs G.T. Hatten Sidney
Eva Mae Seaman 9 yrs W.F. Hendrickson Riverton
William VanEaton . T.C. Hatten Sidney
Daniel VanWicken 14 yrs J.W. Strahan Sidney/Knox