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    San Rafael Hospital - Trinidad

    Would anyone have information about a San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad or the St. Joseph Sanitarium in Pueblo that were staffed by the Sisters of Charity? My father's sister, Francesca LaRosa, died of TB or Diphtheria in 1920 or 1921. They were living in Aguilar at the time. I've not been able to find a death certificate for her from the state of Colorado or from Las Animas county. Would anyone know if deaths that occurred in hospitals from infectious diseases were reported differently than others? Or any other way of finding her death record?
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    There is a Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad,Colo. & it is a Catholic Hospital.
    Good luck with your research.
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    I just got some information that the Mt San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad was torn down & another one was rebuilt. Have you tried contacting the Chamber of Commerce there in Trinidad? They might have some information on the Hospital,at least they can give you their
    address so you could write them.
    Good luck on your search.
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    Here is a Catholic Website that has a lot of info on The Sisters of Charity, which might give you a lead on something http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14028b.htmand here is a site that talks about "The Sisters of Mercy came to Phoenix in 1892 to open a parish school. They were successful in that endeavor, but what affected them most deeply was the suffering of tuberculosis victims. Realizing the most pressing need of the community, the Sisters expanded their original mission and began fund-raising to be able to establish a sanitarium." I realize this is not in Colorado, but it sounds like it may be a lead http://www.ichosestjoes.com/index.as...ory&supnav=offand http://www.heartland-health.com/body.cfm?id=19
    Also, try to search probate cases in Colorado, sometimes they have the death certificate included. Look here http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/court.htmFound out that in 1898 St. Joseph‚€™s Sanitarium and Hotel was opened by the Sisters of Charity in the old Yampah Hotel in Glenwood Springs. http://www.glenwoodhistory.com/timeline.htm
    http://www.sistersofsaintjosephfeder...inistries.html



    Hope this helps and good luck
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    Thanks so much for all the leads. I had pretty much given up on ever finding my aunt, Francesca LaRosa's death record. In desperation I wrote one more time to the state asking them to look under various spellings. This time they found her! The name had been spelled Larasa. Now doesn't that make one wonder about the first person who did the look up?

    Anyway, I thank everyone who sent me leads. This is a great site.
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    I just ran across this website talking about the Sisters of Charity, Mt. San Rafael Hospital and Holy Trinity Church here in Trinidad. Hope it is of interest to someone out there! http://www.archden.org/noel/01000.htm
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