IAGenWeb Project
Join our Team!
Orphan Train Riders to Iowa  Orphan Train Riders

~ Mills County ~

The Leader

Malvern, Iowa
28 Mar 1901


A company of orphan and homeless children from the Children's Aid Society of New York will arrive at Malvern Thursday, April 14, to find good homes among the farmers and citizens of Mills and adjoining counties.

The children are from 3 to 14 years of age, and have been thrown friendless upon the world and the Society, which is supported by charitable contributions, ask the citizens of this community to aid in finding homes for these children who, thus aided, become useful men and women. Persons taking the children treat them as members of their family, send them to church, school and Sunday School and properly clothe them, until they are 18 years of age. It is then expected that they receive some wages.

The following well-known citizens have kindly consented to at as a committee to aid the agent in securing homes: Thos. Paul, W. H. Cross, J. D. Padddock, W. S. Corbin, and w. P. Wortman.


Distribution will take place Thursday, April 4, 1901, at 9:30 A. M. Persons desiring to take children are requested to give their names to the committee as soon as possible. Applications must be endorsed by the committee. B. W. Tice, Agent Children's Aid Society, 105 East 22nd St., New York. Mrs. Emily L. Bryant, Special Agent, Burlington Junction, Mo.