12 November 2015

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

Another Lancaster County boy has been sent to the House of Refuge. Elmer E. McCorkle left for Philadelphia with Officer Swenk On This Day in 1881 after being remanded to the House of Refuge.

The boy, just 14 years of age, is the son of John McCorkle of West Willow. The elder McCorkle took his son to the courts and asked for him to be remanded. There was enough evidence to prove the boy to be “very bad” and beyond control.

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 12 November 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


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