18 October 2015

On This Day: Another incorrigible boy sent to House of Refuge

Another boy was sent away to the House of Refuge, reported the Lancaster paper On This Day in 1880. Ross Roster’s mother claimed the boy to be “incorrigible and beyond her control.” The lad was taken before Judge Livingston and ordered off to the House of Refuge.  


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 18 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.