What is the history of the Free Home For Consumptives in the city of Boston and where was it located?
Hi, from what I can find the Free Home for Consumptives was run
by the YLCA - Young Ladies Charitable Association started by some
sisters of St Joseph or some such? Have a spoon with YLCA and Free
Home for Consumptives notated. Some references to the charities
work and the home in a book "Woman; Her Position, Influence &
Achievement Throughout the Civilized World" William C King. Speaks
about Woman in Philanthropy". Sounds like late 1890's to early
1900's. Latest reference I have found is approx 1911 but not sure
of earliest reference. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia: John
Joseph Williams. Fourth bishop, consecrated 11 March, 1866 was the
Bishop in Boston when the Free Home for Consumptives was created
sometime around 1891. Seems to be associated with the Catholic
charities during that time.