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Red Oak Express

Red Oak, Iowa
04 October 1877

Orphan Train to Red Oak


Homeless children-Twenty three of them from the Children's Aid Soeiety, New York, arrived here according to previous announcement, last Friday and found homes with the following persons:

Chas Atwood  E. A. Murphy Duncan McLean
R. J. Edmond R. T. Morgan Joel W. Stewart,
P. S. Hawke J. L. Harding J. H Patterson
Moses H. Hewitt C. W. Hendricks James A. Spicer
C. M. Rawson Joseph Rankin Thomas Adair
C. E. Patterson Mrs. C. L. Cook Wm. Yockey,
John McDevitt Isaac Binns  J. T. Mercer
Isaac Conning    
 The Committee had applications for more than double those present a number of applications, however, were for girls, but none of those latter were sent, and we have learned since that the society sent out none but boys.  If others are wanted they can be shipped by leaving their applications with either Messers. I. H. Harding, W. W. Merritt or C. C. Platter, the same individuals who have just acted as a committee. This is upon condition that the applicants shall not number less than fifteen.

We have just received a dispatch from Mr. Fry from New York, authorizing us to say that there would be another company of children to arrive in Red Oak Friday Oct. 12. Applications can be made as heretofore to the individual men mentioned before.