SOLDIERS' ORPHANS' SCHOOL
AT CHESTER SPRINGS
1883 NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Daily Local; October 8, 1883
Admitted to the Soldiers' Orphans' School
Four to the children of David McAfee, late of East Nantmeal, deceased,
were admitted last week to the Soldiers' Orphans' School, at Chester
Springs. McAfee was a soldier in the Rebellion and was a member of
the 97th Regiment. He was injured during the war, which, together
with a subsequent injury in the same locality, caused his death.
Daily Local; 10/11/1883
William Kates, of Philadelphia, a soldiers' orphan, came to West Chester
today from Chester Springs, where he had been attending the Soldiers'
Orphans' School, at this place. He attained his 16th birthday
yesterday, which event severed his connection with this institution by the
rules and regulations governing the same. A new suit is given each
boy leaving the school and Mullin & Loomis measured young Kates for
There are about 192 scholars at this school at present.