|4:02:45 PM - Sat, Apr 20th 2013
|My Aunt and Uncle were at Rome State School|
|My Aunt Edith was sent to Rome State School in 1948, one day after her 15th birthday. She remained there for the next 24 years. She escaped in 1967 at the age of 39. She did not have any disabilities and should never have been there.
She met a man there named Roy and they escaped together. I've been told that he was also an inmate there, but also that he was an employee, possibly driving a laundry truck. After their escape they married and were together until they died. From what I know, they were very happy.
I have two photos of my Aunt's room which I'll try to upload. She is not in the photos, the people are other relatives who were visiting her. I was quite surprised how nice the room was. I have some photos of her outside and you can see some buildings, so I'll try to upload them as well. Some of the photos have other girls with her, but I don't know who they are.
If anyone has updated information on how to obtain records, please let me know. I've tried in the past but nothing has worked.