State Hospital For Mental Diseases Cranston, Providence, RI 1935-1940

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Where can I obtain the records of a great aunt who was an Inmate between 1935-1940 at State Hospital For Mental Diseases Cranston, Providence, RI on the US Census 1940?

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I would start by contacting someone with the department of mental health
Craig S. Stenning, Director, Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
Barry Hall
14 Harrington Road Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-462-2339; Fax: 401-462-3204
Email: [email protected]
or
Telephone: 401-462-3291; Fax: 401-462-6078
In 1994 the three major mental health hospitals all combined into the Eleanor Slater Hospital
111 Howard Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-462-3085; Fax: 401-462-5243

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Where can I obtain the records of a great aunt who was an Inmate between 1935-1940 at State Hospital For Mental Diseases Cranston, Providence, RI on the US Census 1940?




My half sister Anne S. Walsh had an Aunt, Althea J. Walsh, she was put in Cranston in 1935 at the age 12.. My sister was born in 1950 and was told by her dad John, that he had a sister who died in the woods... I have just found this not to be ture, Althea is in the 1940 census, she was to have died in 1935 in the woods. If you find out any way to obtain records please contact me.... [email protected]

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born in the hospital. Adopted and trying to find info regarding birth mom
Was born on August 7, 1960 in the State Hospital of Mental Disease in Cranston Rhode Island. I am trying to find information about my Birth Mother, Elaine Lecht. My birth mother was in the hospital for psychosis. She was 29 when I was born. My birth name was Hope Jean Lecht. My Adoptive name was Judith Hope Macktez. My married name is Judith Macktez Hayes.

I would like any information that you might have about her or my birth family.

My e-mail is: [email protected]

thank you for any information yu can provide.

Judy Hayes

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Was born on August 7, 1960 in the State Hospital of Mental Disease in Cranston Rhode Island. I am trying to find information about my Birth Mother, Elaine Lecht. My birth mother was in the hospital for psychosis. She was 29 when I was born. My birth name was Hope Jean Lecht.

I would like any information that you might have about her or my birth family.

My e-mail is: [email protected]

thank you for any information you can provide.

Judy

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Burial ground?
Does anybody know if there is a cemetery for inmates at the State Hosptial of Mental Disease? I believe my grandfather died there sometime in the 1940s.

Thanks

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Cemetery for inmates of the State Hospital for Mental Diseases
Insofar as I am aware, there are two cemeteries associated with the Howard complex, formerly the State Hospital for Mental Diseases and the State Infirmary, now called the John O. Pastore Center.

One is at the corner of Knight Street and Pontiac Ave in Warwick. It is a potter's field; the stones are numbered concrete pillars, or else wooden crosses. There is a small, gravel parking lot out front, and the cemetery is accessible to the general public.

The other I have only heard about. To the best of my knowledge, it is located in the woods very close to the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI). In fact, if anyone has the coordinates or better information, I would be grateful to know precisely where this burying ground is.

Chances are, the second cemetery is practically identical to the first, in that there are no names on the grave markers. If your grandfather died in custody of the state and his remains were not claimed by friends or relatives, he may indeed have been buried in one of these cemeteries but it would be nearly impossible to know where. A patient identification number would be needed, at least.


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Does anybody know if there is a cemetery for inmates at the State Hosptial of Mental Disease? I believe my grandfather died there sometime in the 1940s.

Thanks

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ELAINE D. LECHT
Quote:216.195.11.82 Fri 1st 6:51 pm
Was born on August 7, 1960 in the State Hospital of Mental Disease in Cranston Rhode Island. I am trying to find information about my Birth Mother, Elaine Lecht. My birth mother was in the hospital for psychosis. She was 29 when I was born. My birth name was Hope Jean Lecht. My Adoptive name was Judith Hope Macktez. My married name is Judith Macktez Hayes.

I would like any information that you might have about her or my birth family.

My e-mail is: [email protected]

thank you for any information yu can provide.

Judy Hayes


HERE IS WHAT I FOUND ON ANCESTRY.COM.

Name:
Elaine D Lecht

Birth Date:
31 Mar 1930

Birth Place:
Rhode Island

Gender:
Female

Age:
5

Marital Status:
Single

Enumeration Year:
1935

Township:
Providence

County:
Providence

Enumeration District or Census Tract:
151

Volume Number:
1

Household Members:


Name

Age

Elaine D Lecht 5

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Helen Josephine Pierce Allen
My Grandmother,Helen Josephine Pierce Allen, was a patient at the State Hospital For Mental Diseases Cranston, Providence, RI. Sometime between 1944 and 1947 she was committed. How would I obtain information pertaining to who and what circumstances lead to her being committed and the date of her committal. I e-mailed Craig S. Stenning, Director, Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals Barry Hall, as of this date I have not received a reply. My Grandmother passed away in 1974. I had her laid to rest with my dad. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

William H Pierce Jr
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My Grandmother,Helen Josephine Pierce Allen, was a patient at the State Hospital For Mental Diseases Cranston, Providence, RI. Sometime between 1944 and 1947 she was committed. How would I obtain information pertaining to who and what circumstances lead to her being committed and the date of her committal. I e-mailed Craig S. Stenning, Director, Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals Barry Hall, as of this date I have not received a reply. My Grandmother passed away in 1974. I had her laid to rest with my dad. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

William H Pierce Jr
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Have you tried calling their office? I know firsthand that state people tend to ignore emails but a phone call or 2 is tougher for them to put off. The federal HIPAA should not apply since the records are more then 50 years old, however the Ohio state laws might be stricter. Here's a link from the Ohio Historical Society about old mental health records.
Mental Health Records: An Introduction for Researchers

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Records regarding James Lewis DeGrafft, Sr.
My grandfather, James Lewis DeGrafft Sr. was a patient at State Hospital for M. D. Cranston RI. He was placed there dying the latter part of 1950's or the early 1960's. He remained in their care until his death on October 31, 1961, when he died at the age of 86.

I would be interested in any information that you may have concerning this man and if it is no longer at this site who I might inquire concerning that information. 

Thank you for your assistance.Russell A. DeGrafft
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My grandfather Harry Kay had a stroke in 1945, but somehow he ended up in the Howard State Infirmary and died there of a "cerebral hemorrhage, January 13th of 1946. How would a stroke victim who was a homeowner and someone who had always worked end up there? How can I gain more information! Thank you, Susan M. Ford

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My mother Betty Jane Brown was born
March 9 1943
Mother Hope Brown
Father Russell Brown
Wondering is my mother had sibling
We know there is a brother born 1939
RUSSELL BROWN JR
We know there is a second sibling before her. If anyone know the name of her sibling or no about her brother please email me at [email protected]


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