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Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded 1886-1889

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Records freely available on FamilySearch.org as scanned documents. Transcription by E Childs. More information is available on the original - see the "source" column for link. All cities/towns are Massachusetts unless otherwise specified.

Common abbreviations used in the chart below:

  • Imp. or Impr. - Improved (also "n. imp." for "not improved")
  • Ret. - Returned
  • Hosp. - Hospital
  • Trans. - Transferred
  • Com - Committed


Admissions for the years 1886-1889

First name(s) Last name Age Birthplace Residence Admitted Discharged Notes Source
John Quinn Jr. 20 Vermont Vermont 23 Jan 1886 1 Sep 1893 Taken by Overseers of Poor, Ryegate, Vt. [352]
Ida E. Powers 7 R.I. Rhode Island 27 Jan 1886 13 Apr 1887 [352]
Cora M. Johnson 7 (?) Maine Maine 11 Feb 1886 5 Apr 1893 Died - Pulmonary Consumption. Buried here. [352]
John H. Johnson 8 (?) Maine Maine 16 Feb 1886 4 Aug 1897 Taken home by sister [352]
Minnie B. Russell 9 Maine Melrose 4 Mar 1886 16 Apr 1924 Imp. To Belchertown [352]
Richard R. Halliley 9 Conn. Roxbury 26 Mar 1886 14 Sep 1895 Kept at home to work [352]
Margaret M. Cunningham 16 Boston Boston 26 Mar 1886 2 Oct 1887 [352]
Rudolph Norman 14 Germany Lawrence 27 Mar 1886 1 Nov 1889 Kept at home by parents [352]
Ellen White 15 New Hampshire New Hampshire 14 May 1886 7 Jun 1886 [352]
Herbert A. Fisher 13 Springfield Springfield 28 May 1886 20 Aug 1886 [352]
George B. Clark 22 Charlestown Charlestown 2 Jun 1886 6 Feb 1889 Removed by mother [352]
Percy L. Moore 10 Rhode Island Rhode Island 21 Jun 1886 1 Oct 1886 [352]
Frank O'Connor 19 Boston Boston 22 Jul 1886 8 Nov 1887 [352]
Daniel Warren 24 Nashua, N.H. Melrose 24 Sep 1886 2 Mar 1893 Died of consumption. Buried here. [352]
Oscar P. Merrill 16 Topsham, Me. Maine 25 Sep 1886 28 Mar 1890 Taken home by father [352]
Albert E. Woodwell 16 Newburyport Newburyport 27 Sep 1886 8 Nov 1887 [352]
John H. Prentice 14 Ohio Boston 29 Sep 1886 10 Oct 1897 Taken home by mother [352]
Andrew S. Calwell 13 Charlestown Charlestown 30 Sep 1886 [353]
Anna B. Marrir 16 Natick Natick 30 Sep 1886 2 Oct 1904 Died - Tuberculosis of Bowels [353]
Nettie Tenace 8 Rhode Island Providence, R.I. 1 Oct 1886 4 Apr 1888 [353]
John F. Dolan 14 Boston Boston 2 Oct 1886 20 May 1909 Died - Organic disease of brain [353]
Adrian O. Saley 15 New Bedford Brockton 9 Oct 1886 7 Jun 1887 [353]
Percy J. Fanclough 17 Rhode Island Boston 11 Oct 1886 27 Aug 1888 Died while at home on a visit [353]
Esther Malm 8 Peru Marblehead 12 Oct 1886 [353]
Mary McCarthy 11 Boston Boston 13 Oct 1886 17 Sep 1887 To Clarke Inst. [353]
Thomas Scanlan 16 Taunton Taunton 15 Oct 1886 1 Jul 1888 Eloped. Was not returned. [353]
Emma M. Douglas 17 Maine Worcester 20 Oct 1886 14 Oct 1891 Removed by O.P. [Overseers of the Poor] of Worcester [353]
Charles Haley 10 Tewksbury State Primary School 28 Oct 1886 1 Jul 1907 Very greatly imp. To Wrentham St[ate] School [353]
John Wanderer 12 Unknown State Primary School 28 Oct 1886 23 Dec 1892 Died - Acute pulmonary tuberculosis [353]
Peter Trainor 6 Tewksbury State Primary School 28 Oct 1886 12 Nov 1900 Eloped. Insane. Com. to Tewksbury by Palmer town officers. [353]
Thomas Kelley 8 Boston State Primary School 28 Oct 1886 28 Jan 1890 Died - Tuberculosis [353]
Dennis Quilty 9 Unknown State Primary School 16 Nov 1886 19 Nov 1887 [353]
John Howley 7 Unknown State Primary School 16 Nov 1886 2 Jul 1888 Transf'd to Baldwinsville [353]
Anastasia Shay 7 Belchertown Springfield 18 Nov 1886 6 Apr 1888 [353]
Lester S. Trafton 8 Dighton Taunton 22 Nov 1886 [353]
Cora J. Young 18 New Hampshire Laconia, N.H. 27 Nov 1886 13 Feb 1895 Taken home by mother [353]
George H. Miles 14 Vermont Townshend, Vt. 3 Dec 1886 1 Jun 1888 [353]
Minnie M. Johnson 17 Conn. Boston 29 Jan 1887 17 Oct 1893 Removed by aunt. [353]
John Barrett 11 Cambridge Cambridge 31 Jan 1887 11 Aug 1887 Insane. Taken home. [353]
Mary L. Bullen 6 Boston Boston 1 Feb 1887 19 May 1887 [353]
Frances Berry 9 Sheffield State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 29 Jul 1887 Died [353]
Virginia Page 14 Canada State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 14 Mar 1887 [353]
William Sturtevant 15 Taunton State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 9 May 1887 [353]
Hugh Miller 12 Unknown State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 2 Jul 1888 Transf'd to Baldwinville [353]
Frank Chandler 36 Boston State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 18 Oct 1907 Died - Chronic valvular heart disease [353]
Martin Kenney 13 Boston State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 1 Mar 1887 [353]
Michael O'Donnell 26 Unknown State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 1 May 1908 Not imp. To Hosp. for Epileptics [353]
Florence Donahue 26 Ireland State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 28 Sep 1893 Transferred to Tewksbury Almshouse [353]
John Moriarty 27 Ireland State Almshouse 1 Feb 1887 22 Sep 1887 Died [353]
Louis E. Richardson 10 Boston Boston 3 Feb 1887 1 Oct 1896 Kept at home to work [353]
Austin E. Clark 11 Cambridge Cambridge 4 Feb 1887 5 May 1887 [353]
Walter Ware 10 Coleraine Coleraine 12 Feb 1887 17 Nov 1914 Died - Decubitus Septicemia [354]
William E. Warriner 17 Lee Holyoke 1 Mar 1887 2 Oct 1887 Left the Inst. July 13, 1887 [354]
Madeline Eagan 8 Unknown Marcella St. Home 1 Mar 1887 [354]
Lizzie O'Hara 13 Cambridge Marcella St. Home 1 Mar 1887 30 Nov 1894 Kept at home by sister [354]
Lillian L. Damon 16 Westminster Leominster 3 Mar 1887 18 Jul 1888 Taken home by parents [354]
Jane Bolster 11 Watertown Brighton 3 Mar 1887 2 Jul 1888 Transf'd to Baldwinville [354]
William Morse 15 Fairhaven Fairhaven 4 Mar 1887 24 Oct 1887 [354]
Nellie Kane 9 Marlboro Marlboro 7 Mar 1887 21 May 1899 Died - Phthisis pulmonalis [354]
Charles Haines 8 Salem Newburyport 7 Mar 1887 19 Jun 1891 Died - Epilepsy [354]
Henry Stevens 12 Holland Boston 8 Mar 1887 1 Jul 1890 Kept at home to work [354]
Louisa Nassau 10 Unknown Marcella St. Home 9 Mar 1887 5 Apr 1909 Not imp. To Westboro State Hosp. [354]
Arthur A. Lewis 9 Cambridge Cambridge 9 Mar 1887 14 Apr 1887 [354]
Hugh Cullein 13 Cambridge Boston 9 Mar 1887 2 Oct 1887 Left the Inst. July 13, 1887 [354]
Mary Norton 13 Boston Boston 9 Mar 1887 1 Nov 1889 Kept at home by parents [354]
James Roach 7 Somerville Charlestown 9 Mar 1887 9 Oct 1897 Died - Epilepsy [354]
Fred L. Clapp 11 Ipswich Groveland 17 Mar 1887 29 Aug 1896 Died - Peritonitis [354]
Annie McDowell 15 Ireland Lynn 24 Mar 1887 29 Jul 1889 Discharged by order of town authorities [354]
Hattie McDowell 12 Lawrence Lynn 24 Mar 1887 [354]
Bertha E. Hopkins 9 Holbrook Brockton 26 Mar 1887 16 Jun 1888 [354]
Charles Manchester 28 Boston Boston 2 Apr 1887 1 Dec 1888 Died - Stangulated hernia [354]
Austin Thynne 10 Springfield Turner's Falls 4 Apr 1887 15 Nov 1922 Imp. To Belchertown State School [354]
Stephen Calihan 8 Prince Edward's Isl. Boston 8 Apr 1887 26 Sep 1893 Removed by father. Kept at home. [354]
Annie Carlin 17 Taunton St. Primary Sch. 15 Apr 1887 [354]
Gilbert A. Smith 7 Somerville Cambridge 23 Apr 1887 8 Oct 1893 Removed by mother. Went on vacation. [354]
Percy Wahlers 7 Nova Scotia Boston 2 May 1887 2 Jul 1888 Transf'd to Baldwinville [354]
Lizzie Shannon 23 Boston Chelsea 12 May 1887 4 May 1888 Died [354]
William J. Gavin 19 Boston Boston 17 May 1887 24 Mar 1889 Removed Dec. 24, 1888 and not returned [354]
Margaret Trainor 7 Fall River Fall River 21 May 1887 27 Sep 1900 Much impr. Kept at home by parents [354]
Bertha McKuan 14 Nova Scotia Danvers 21 May 1887 7 Jul 1894 Removed by B[oard of Lunacy & Charity]. [354]
Edward C. Burge 7 New Hampshire N.H. 23 May 1887 18 Apr 1888 [354]
Thomas Dobbs 9 Cambridge Cambridge 26 May 1887 28 Mar 1898 Died - Gastric ulcer [354]
Thomas Nestor 14 No. Adams No. Adams 11 Jun 1887 23 Jun 1887 [354]
Martha L. Eldridge 10 Boston Boston 13 Jun 1887 5 Oct 1918 Died - Influenza and pneumonia [354]
Mary Meserve 9 Maine Maine 15 Jun 1887 14 Oct 1893 Died - Heart disease [354]
Alfred F. Moore 8 Brookline Brookline 18 Jun 1887 [355]
Stetta Bangs 23 Maine Chicopee 2 Aug 1887 22 Nov 1892 Died - Acute Pnuemonia [355]
Harriet S. Briggs 28 Taunton Boston 12 Aug 1887 1 Nov 1892 Taken to Taunton Almshouse [355]
William E. Gordon 5 Conn. Fall River 18 Oct 1887 [355]
Timothy W. Keefe 11 Thorndike Ware 19 Oct 1887 2 Jan 1889 Insane. Removed by mother. [355]
Fred W. Moore, Jr. 16 Dorchester Boston 24 Oct 1887 [355]
Leon B. Ellis 19 Springfield Holyoke 26 Oct 1887 24 Oct 1888 Kept at home by mother [355]
Grace A. Eaton 7 Auburndale Newtonville 2 Nov 1887 20 Jan 1908 Not imp. To Hosp. for Epileptics [355]
Catharine Essig 14 Boston Boston 4 Nov 1887 14 May 1890 Kept at home to work after vacation [355]
Arba H. Clark 8 Stoneham Stoneham 9 Nov 1887 6 Jul 1911 Died - Heat exhaustion [355]
Mindrell S. Ballard 9 Cambridge Lexington 14 Nov 1887 [355]
Walter E. Hayden 6 So. Boston Charlestown 26 Nov 1887 21 Nov 1892 Removed by mother. Going to public school. [355]
Everett F. Davis 14 So. Dartmouth New Bedford 30 Nov 1887 27 Apr 1906 Imp. Taken away by O. of P. New Bedford [355]
Rosa Cruden 7 Northampton Holyoke 8 Dec 1887 15 May 1888 Died [355]
Jennie L. Hanlon 14 N.H. Portsmouth, N.H. 14 Dec 1887 18 July 1888 Kept at home by parents [355]
Frank Williams 9 Lynn Lynn 16 Dec 1887 28 Sep 1891 Died - Epilepsy [355]
Willie Burkhardt 8 Boston Medford 21 Dec 1887 [355]
Gertrude R. Stanwood 11 Sweden Middleboro 31 Dec 1887 28 Jan 1900 Died - Phthisis pulmonalis [355]
Rebecca M. Deware 5 New Brunswick Charlestown 9 Jan 1888 21 Oct 1892 Removed by parents. Kept at home to work [355]
Ira G. Blood 13 No. Chelmsford Stoneham 21 Jan 1888 2 Oct 1894 Died while at home on vacation [355]
John G. Casey 7 Rhode Island Rhode Island 30 Jan 1888 27 Jan 1893 Taken to Rhode Island State Almshouse [355]
Gertrude M. Blackmore 7 Lynn Lynn 7 Feb 1888 5 Apr 1909 Imp. To Westborough State Hospital [355]
Thomas Lonsdale 20 Fiskdale New Bedford 8 Feb 1888 1 Dec 1891 Removed by Ov. Poor of New Bedford [355]
Joseph Field 9 Fitchburg Fitchburg 23 Feb 1888 [355]
William I. Hunt 9 Salem Lynn 5 Apr 1888 16 Jun 1889 Removed by parents [355]
Minnie Hodgkins 29 E. Boston Harvard 10 Apr 1888 26 Oct 1914 Died - Carcinoma of breast [355]
Lizzie Murphy 16 Charlestown Lynn 13 Apr 1888 6 May 1918 Died - Cerebral hemorrhage [355]
Mattie Goodwin 9 Germany Lynn 23 Apr 1888 23 Jul 1900 Died - Phthisis pulmonalis [355]
Arthur R. McGlennon 17 Boston Boston 26 Apr 1888 Arthur R. McClennon, Former No. 854 [355]
James W. Nutting 10 Dunstable Ayer 30 Apr 1888 27 Oct 1897 Taken away by Overseers of Poor, Ayer, Mass [355]
Lizzie Donner 11 Roxbury Longwood 19 Jun 1888 19 Sep 1900 Much impr. Kept at home by parents [355]
Leonard F. Ashton 24 New York Pittsfield 1 Jul 1888 [355]
Charles Johnson 14 New York Boston 10 Jul 1888 12 May 1920 Died - Aedema of glottis; foreign body in trachea [355]
Walter E. Battles 8 Erving Erving 18 Jul 1888 3 Jul 1909 Committed to Danvers Hospital [355]
Albert E. Sampson 14 Ashburnham New Hampshire 23 Jul 1888 [356]
James F. Kenney 13 Boston Newton 3 Aug 1888 30 Sep 1888 Eloped Sept. 8, was not returned [356]
Florence E. Moore 5 New York Dorchester 8 Aug 1888 19 Dec 1888 Not feeble-minded [356]
Richard Flaherty 13 New York Hadley 9 Aug 1888 31 May 1904 Died - Pneumonia [356]
Elenora Blamen 8 New Hampshire New Hampshire 10 Sep 1888 [356]
Sarah J. Senior 16 England Fall River 13 Sep 1888 2 Oct 1889 Kept at home by parents [356]
George P. Taylor 12 Provincetown Provincetown 3 Oct 1888 28 Apr 1890 Taken home by mother [356]
Charles H. Sampson 7 Worcester Worcester 10 Oct 1888 2 Oct 1889 Kept at home by parents [356]
Eben C. Hayden 10 Boston Boston 22 Oct 1888 7 Dec 1891 Going to public school [356]
Frank L. Curley 10 Hyde Park Hyde Park 5 Nov 1888 23 Dec 1891 Died - Consumption [356]
Hosea A. Morse 10 Middleboro Middleboro 17 Nov 1888 [356]
Helena Elman 10 Sweden Brockton 20 Nov 1888 31 Mar 1892 Not returned from visit [356]
James Callan 10 Boston Boston 24 Nov 1888 29 Oct 1892 Removed by parents [356]
James Maguire 11 Boston Charlestown 30 Nov 1888 [356]
Edith L. Holmes 10 Boston Boston 19 Jan 1889 20 Sep 1893 Removed by father. Not returned from vacation [356]
Everett L. Fletcher 9 Milford Milford 28 Jan 1889 23 Mar 1892 Taken home by parents [356]
Margaret C. Scott 8 Prince Edw'd's Isd. Belmont 1 Feb 1889 18 Jul 1890 Died - Phthisis [356]
Ella L. Downs 13 Lexington Lee 11 Feb 1889 18 Dec 1918 Trans[ferred] to Wrentham [356]
Clarence A. VanDyce 18 New York New York 12 Feb 1889 29 Mar 1890 Taken home by mother [356]
Leon B. Ellis 20 Springfield Holyoke 15 Feb 1889 28 Oct 1890 Rem. by Ov. Poor, Holyoke [356]
Josephine Prospere 12 Canada Boston 16 Feb 1889 28 Sep 1891 Taken to Italy [356]
Thomas Gorman 14 Sturbridge Lawrence 19 Mar 1889 13 Sep 1897 Kept at home by mother [356]
Margaret Hughes 13 Boston Boston 6 Apr 1889 20 Jan 1908 Not imp. To Hosp. for Epileptics [356]
Alvah P. Scott 15 Bernardston Miller's Falls 11 Apr 1889 29 Jan 1895 To Northampton Lunatic Hospital [356]
John Doe 7 Unknown State Almshouse 6 May 1889 23 Apr 1890 Died - Consumption [356]
Arthur L. Bubier 10 Lynn Lynn 11 May 1889 14 Nov 1895 Taken home by parents [356]
Stephen E. Hoey 6 Fall River Fall River 13 May 1889 1 Jan 1898 Died - Epilepsy [356]
Mattie A. D. Trask 6 Lynn Lynn 14 May 1889 3 Dec 1898 Removed by Overseers of Poor of Haverhill [356]
Clarence E. Taylor 16 Springfield Springfield 6 Jun 1889 24 Nov 1922 Imp. To Belchertown State School. [356]
Jessie White 11 Lowell Lowell 8 Jun 1889 18 Apr 1895 Unimpr. To Tewksbury Almshouse [356]
Gertrude Kennedy 9 Lynn Lynn 15 Jul 1889 18 Jun 1890 Died - Marasmus [356]
Jane A. Allen 10 Brockton Brockton 17 Jul 1889 22 Dec 1889 Died - Epilepsy [356]
Ralph Carter 7 Boston Hyde Park 4 Sep 1889 31 Oct 1918 Died - Influenza [356]
John Achworth 17 Scotland Rhode Island 28 Sep 1889 16 Sep 1895 Removed by mother. Taken home to work [356]
Grace H. Stone 10 Charlestown Somerville 1 Oct 1889 7 Oct 1892 Removed by parents [357]
Chas. E. Chadwick 15 Chester Chester 2 Oct 1889 19 Feb 1890 Taken home by father [357]
Alfred B. McQuesten 12 Boston Boston 7 Oct 1889 [357]
Mary Anna Thurber 14 Whitinsville Whitinsville 8 Oct 1889 28 Mar 1890 Taken home by parents [357]
John Murphy 9 Peabody Salem 17 Oct 1889 28 Jan 1899 To Taunton Ins. Hosp. [357]
Hattie E. Drown 11 Maine Maine 1 Nov 1889 29 Jan 1897 Taken to Almshouse, Portland, Me. [357]

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