I was wondering if anyone knows how to get a listing of the Catholic orphanages in Colorado? After the influenza epidemic of 1918/1919 my grandmother lost most of her family which was about 18 in all. Children, husband, and even the family dog. She was left with two grown sons, I may have this wrong, there may have been one more grown child, and two little girls.
Her children had a little over 20 year age difference between the oldest and youngest. After the expenses of burying nearly her whole family she was emotionally and financially ruined. She put her two youngest, daughters, into a Catholic orphanage until she could get on her feet again. This is where my memory faults me. I had a picture of my mother and her little sister, ages 4 and 6 in this orphanage. They all (all the girls) had their hair cut into little bobs, and huge ribbons on the back of their heads, there must have been 30 to 40 girls in the photo.
It was Saint Joseph's or Francis, something like that. Can anyone out there help me? I'm hoping that maybe those pictures survived somewhere and that through that I might be able to see it again.