Can anyone familiar with Alameda County History tell me what kind of institution for girls was listed in the 1910 Federal Census; Alameda County; Brooklyn Township in the Incorporated City of Oakland? The name of the institution as listed on the census is the "Mary R. Smith Trust". Was this an orphan type institution, or a correctional type institution? Are there any records available beyond the census?
The young woman I'm researching was 3 years old and with her family in Portland, Oregon in the 1900 Census, then in the 1910 Census is an inmate in this institution at age 13. What happened to her parents between 1900 and 1910?