Joann Cantrell is a human interest writer and has authored three books for the Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. She has also authored the book, “Carried Within Me - Echoes of Infant Loss,” published by Lighthouse Point Press, Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh’s Orphans and Orphanages

For as long as I can remember, every time my grandmother spoke of her childhood, it made me sad. Margaret Schall, affectionately known as “Tootie,” was raised in the Odd Fellows Home for Orphans on the North Side of Pittsburgh from 1920 until 1933. She was an orphan of circumstance, rather than by the death …

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