Today’s update includes yesterday’s numbers because someone forgot to type up an update yesterday. Oops.
Observation: Yesterday, I came across a person who died in Retreat State Hospital. I had not heard of Retreat State Hospital, so I looked it up. It was located in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which is about 4 1/2 hours away from Conneautville. It closed in 1980, four years after the person in my database passed away there.
As for state hospitals, I intend to do a more in depth blog post about Warren State Hospital of Warren, Warren County, Pennsylvania. Still open today, I currently have 5 people in my database that spent some time there.
So far, I find no familial connection between the persons who spent some time in a state hospital. It’ll be interesting to delve into illnesses, be they mental or physical, when I have more data. Will I see patterns of illnesses or causes of death among families?
I’m about 53% finished with the Newspapers.com obituaries for Conneautville. I now have 14641 persons in my database, 10680 with Conneautville connections.