FLOYD LESTER b 25Feb1913 in Canaan, d. 29Dec1983 in Los Angeles
CARROLL H. aka 'DUTCH' b.~1917, lived in Hartford, d. 12May1989 in Illinois
WILLIAM b.~1921 d.~1975 in Orleans, CA
DOUGLAS b.~1925, lived in MA, died 1980
Your John Howard is cousin to my great-grandmother Anna Mae Bailey. Her father Chauncey(1846-1925) and John, John Howard's father, are brothers. Jeffrey Lee Baileys father is Anna's nephew, son of her brother Clarence. In short, we three are all descended from Albert H. Bailey (1818-1898) and are some sort of cousins several times removed. I was at Winchester Town Hall today and I asked about the old Gilbert Children's Home. They tell me that it is now the Gilbert School, just an ordinary community elementary school. Someone suggested that you check the 1920 census, saying that he had seen the names of perhaps 200 children residents listed there. I do recall reading a piece in a local newspaper about the Children's Home a few years ago. The elderly gentleman that they interviewed had very positive things to say about having grown up there.
If you can tell me the names of your grandmother and her sister perhaps I can find something more for you.-belle