Thomas Fitzpatrick

Thomas Fitzpatrick was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City, New York. Thomas Fitzpatrick He joined the Marines, while underage, and fought in World War II. In 1949, he joined the Army and fought in the Korean War. Thomas was injured during a rescue mission, but aided in providing a second rescue team … Continue reading Thomas Fitzpatrick

The Orphan Trains

From 1854-1929, Orphan Trains carried orphaned and homeless children from overcrowded eastern cities, such as New York City, to foster homes in the rural midwest. Approximately 200,000 children traveled to new homes during this time. In the 1850s, there were approximately 30,000 homeless or abandoned children in New York City alone. The population of the … Continue reading The Orphan Trains