|10:40:16 AM - Thu, Dec 29th 2011
|I am looking for info regarding The Rome State School & Asylum, & any possible improprieties there. I have been researching the cross family in the Mohawk valley area, & have many concerns. It is my understanding that Mrs. Cross had her daughter, Muriel Cross-Ostrander, committed there back in the late 30’s/early 40’s supposedly due to promiscuity (she turned up pregnant sometime after her 1st husband had died). Apparently, she, & Muriel’s eldest daughter, Mary, were both housed there, and her youngest child was then raised by the grandmother. What’s especially odd is that some of the other Cross children seem to have disappeared, are unaccounted for, and I cannot seem to find any death notice or death certificate on them. Apparently, it was an abusive family, and the remaining children/grandchildren would not speak much of their past, nor were they allowed to ask questions-which only deepened the mysteries. Could you please give me any information you can on Asylum resident Muriel Cross-Ostrander, her daughter Mary Ostrander, and any other possible “Cross” relatives that may have been “housed” there; such as, Doris, Vivian, Ruth, or Kenneth Cross. Thank You.