Joe Blank - Orphan Train Rider - New York - 1871
My great-grandfather rode to Iowa on an orphan train in 1871.He had a tintype picture pinnned to his lapel with the name Joe Blank written on the back.
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He would have originated from New York - although I have yet to find which orphanage.Research says many families were forced to give up kids (no money, sickness, death of mother).
Anyone with any ideas?