Fremont County, Iowa
Orphan Train Riders
Alice Quince
Alice Quince was born November 1, 1894 in New York. New York daughter of  William Quince (born 1854 New York, died November 10, 1937 in Richmond County, NY); and Margaret Purley (born 1865 England and died between 1897-1904).

In the 1900 census for New York,  Alice and her siblings William (born Oct 1890) and Bella (born Oct 1892)  were inmates of the Five Points House of Industry. In 1904, Alice and Bella, were sent via the Orphan Train to Sidney, Iowa.  Alice went into the home of James and Sarah Easley.  In the 1910 census, Alice is still listed in that househould.  Sometime between 1910-1920,   Alice returned to New York city, and in the 1920 census is living with her brother William Quince, in Brooklyn, New York.   

Alice was married to Claus Victor Swanson, in 1913, and had one daughter Margaret Elizabeth, born in 1915. They lived in Chappaqua, New York. Claus was born in 1894, in Sweden, and came to the U. S. in 1903. For undisclosed reasons, Alice left her husband and child in 1916.   Claus remarried in 1925, to a woman named Martha, from Denmark. Margaret was living with them according to the 1930 census.    At that time, they had no other children.

According to the Social Security Death Index, Alice Quince died July 12, 1994 in Hazlet, Monmouth, New Jersey.

Source: Lilly and Scott Brady family tree,

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