Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Joseph Charles Nunn

One of my grandfather’s brothers was Joseph Charles Nunn. Joseph was born 23 August 1895 in Manhattan, New York. On June 12, 1900, just short of his 5th birthday, officials from the Department of Public Charities Outdoor Poor placed him along with his other siblings in St. Joseph’s Home in Peekskill, NY where payment for his care was $2.00 per week. His physical condition was “good,” though he had “something” on the back of his head. His mental condition was “good.”  Joseph was discharged on August 25, 1910 and placed with Mr. C. Finnerty of Peekskill, NY.

 Joseph Charles Nunn’s Draft card (1917) states he is 21 years, living at Gallows Hill, RD #2 Peekskill, NY. He was a farm hand at Gallows Hill in Cortlandt. He reported poor eyesight.  In 1920 Joseph worked for Theodore Shaw, manager of a private estate. Joseph worked as a laborer on this dairy farm in Philipstown, Putnam County, New York.  By 1930, Joseph was a farm laborer on a farm on Logans Hill Road, Harding, Town of Morris, New Jersey.  I have had no luck tracing Joseph any further.  I am not sure if he stayed in New Jersey or returned to work on farms in New York.  I would love to hear from anyone having further information on Joseph Charles Nunn.  

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