HENRY COUNTY PAUPER'S ASYLUM
FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDS
CHILDREN PLACED IN HOMES
This is a list of children who were placed in homes by Mrs. Julia E. Work who had opened a
Others who put in a request for a child, requesting either a boy or a girl, they were;
In September 1877, A Miss Susan Fussell of the Spiceland Pauper Children's Home applied to the County Commisioners
for the care of the children in the county poor house. But it wasn't until June of 1880 that this was granted. She was allowed twenty-three cents a day for food, clothing, housing and entertainment of each child. She had said "I shall never rest until there is Legislative enactment demanding the removal of all children from the demoralizing influence of the poor houses". It was later enacted that all pauper children of sane mind between the ages of one and sixteen shall be placed in the care of a matron of good moral character , sound judgement and having experience in the care and training of children. The Spiceland Orphan's Home continued to care for the pauper children until the year 1893 when the county commisioners contracted with the Northen Indiana Orphan's Home at Lapel, Indiana. Then on December 5, 1893 the commisioners contracted with the
German Baptist Home at Honey Creek to care for the children.
So ended the Orphan's Home at Spiceland after thirteen years of caring for the pauper and orphan children.
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