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First,May I say Thank-you for all the positive,very nice answer's on my question regarding the orphanage at Floresville.I'd like to share some information,in an effort to reply to some of you.I have several pictures taken at this orphanage which include pictures of the Spruces, the children of the orphanage,and the buildings.
My Grandmother,Catherine Louise Hamilton, was born 1899,louisville Ky.She never knew who her parents were. She was placed in a foster home with 4 other children,Ruth Enlowe,Effie Richard,Ada Lee(unknown) and Jess Latimer.The foster family was named Evans.The children called her Mother Evans.Apparently Mr Evans left,leaving Mrs Evans with the foster children and three of her own.Mrs Evans took all the children,by train, to texas.Where the 5 foster children were placed in the orphanage ran by the Spruce's.Mrs Evans and her 3 children remained in San Antonio.She stayed in contact with my Grandmother untill around 1933.Two of her children were Lottie & Walter.
I have a postcard dated 1908,addressed to Catherine at Floresville. In 1917 The Spruces sent Catherine Louise and Ruth to Hamlin Tx. to attend a Nazarene college there.
The pictures taken at the Spruces' show a sorghum mill,a school, Mr Spruce's herd of Jersey milk cows,a large house, several barns and outbuildings.There are quite a few children in these pictures.It appears to be a good sized place.
What I have been trying to find out is if any records of this place exist,or if they would have kept any information on the children there. Thanks to all of you who gave me several good leads to follow.
I am looking for information about an orphanage ran by a Mr.& Mrs. Elmer Spruce,in Floresville,during the early part of 1900's-?.Especially intrested in finding out if any recorded information exists about the children raised at the orphanage.My Grandmother was raised in this orphanage untill 1918. Thankyou in advance for any help.
Does anyone on list list live in Wilson County?
Looking for information on a grave in the middle of the road west of
Floresville, and maintained by the county. It is the grave of Phillip Burrow
who died in 1870. I'm looking for the history behind the gravesite being
where it is located, and any photo's of it.
Any information on this unusual gravesite would be much appreciated.