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11528Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Another prison inmate.....

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  • circa_1948
    Jun 29 7:24 PM
      have you contacted the local historical society and genealogical society?
      Most prisons and asylums I've needed info on inmates from had records stored with those, mainly the historical society.
      I've received many records from them for the cost of pages printed out for me.
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      From: genealsue
      To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:31 PM
      Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Another prison inmate.....

      My great-uncle Christopher Hyland spent some thirty years in the NY
      State Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. No living
      member of the family can answer why he was there, and I cannot locate
      any records (NY State's lookup is primarily recent prisoners. My G-
      Uncle was incarcerated shortly after WWI, and his daughter was able to
      get him out in the mid-to-late 1960s.)

      He was born in New York City 17 Nov 1896. Parents were Joseph Henery
      Hyland and Annie (Keegan)Hyland. He married Mary Waters in New York
      City (date unknown)and they had one daughter. He appears on the 1900
      and 1910 census records with his parents in Manhattan, and in the 1930
      census as an inmate in Matteawan, Beacon, NY. There is a possibility
      that he was in Detroit in 1920, but that has not been confirmed.

      When his daughter gained his release she moved him down to Florida,
      where he died in 1976.

      Can someone give me some suggestions?


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