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State Home & Salvation Army Home


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Are we able to find out if the children were put into a state home and the Salvation Army home in the early 1900's

As the family story is told:
Mary Hannah ( Barber ) Angwin's untimely death at the age of 33 ....29 Aug 1908.... meant the break-up of the family, and her husband John(Jack) Angwin ....b abt 1870 Kadina, SA d abt 1940.... put their four sons in a State Home in Adelaide, and their 2 young daughters, aged 3 and 4, in the Salvation Army Home, in Broken Hill.

The children were:
Arthur Henry Barber : 07 Aug 1896 - abt 1976
William John Angwin Barber : 13 Aug 1898 - abt 1970
Cecil Rhodes Kimberely Angwin Barber : 04 Dec 1900 - abt 19 Sep 1973
Leslie Douglas Transvaal Angwin Barber : 04 Dec 1900 - abt 1970)
Eunice Hazel Lulla Ann Angwin : 1903 - abt 1964
Ethel Ann Angwin: 9 Nov 1905 - 29 Aug 2003
Iris Myrtle Angwin : 29 Aug 1908 - abt 1970 (believe Step parents names were Canning)
Kate Mary Hannah Angwin : 29 Aug 1908 - abt 2000 (believe Step parents names were Simpson)

I only know of 2 of the siblings finding each other and meeting each other again after 85 years of being apart and that was ( Kate & Ethel) Ethel seemed to know a little but didn't like to talk about it too much.

And I have never been able to find the fathers death ( John (Jack) Angwin )

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