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Essie Binkley West

Essie Binkley West

Dan Yoder (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2006 6:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
correction, her name was Essie Binkley West..

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 2 May 2009 8:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was a student at Girls Town from 1962 - 1965. I have some great memories of G/T. I wonder what happened to little Essie ( i would baby sit her for Mrs West) and Butch Locy. I remember when his Dad passed away. I was visiting Riverside and made a trip to see where G/T had been. Its an apt complex now. Very sad. G/T was a big part of my child hood. I remember a guy named Bill took care of the horses that I loved to ride. Would love to know what happened to some of those people. Linda Miller

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 9:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I attended Girls Town 1954-and would love to recall those great times in the Dining hall and on the playground. I lived in Dorm 11 and 9 and sang and made recording. I recall Mrs Mott, Aunt Mabel, Billiy and Betty her twins and the Infirmary. I had many friends and Little Essie, Aunt Essies, Granddaughter and I were very close. She and I and Nova Johnson actually took a trip into Riverside hotly pursued by Aunt Essie. What great adventures I had in Girls Town.
Glad to find thisw site. I will watch to see if anyone else comments..

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 28 May 2010 11:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
I am little Essie, aunt Essie's grandaughter. I would like to hear from you. my email is snookywon8@hotmail.com

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 28 May 2010 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
I am Essie locy, Essie West grandaughter. I would like to hear from you. my email is snookywon8@hotmail.com

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 9 Jun 2011 8:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
I lived at Girls Town in the fifties, also my sister Joyce. I remember most of the people you mentioned. I remember a very nice girl Eliose Handy .My room ate was Ellen. I have so many memories of my time there. I found it again in the seventies. I remember looking in the office window and seeing that statue of Jesus that was near the door. It had been closed for some time and was surrounded by a chain link fence. A caretaker let me roam around,it brought back lots of memories. A few years later I returned to find it gone. Marie Moser Perrakis

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 17 Aug 2011 8:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
my sister Joyce Moser and I were at Girls Town about the same time.My sister was friends with Nova and Eloise Handy and a beautiful Black girl also named Joyce. my room ate was a girl named Ellen.I also remember that Nova and my sister also took off for a few days! sure would like to share memories of that time. Marie Moser Perrakis

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 3 Mar 2012 7:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: handy
please get in touch with me, my sister Joyce and I were there at the same time and I think Joyce might have been with you on your getaway. have been searching for anyone to share this time with. I remember Eloise Handy and the girls and people you mentioned,Please reply soon.Marie

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 3 Mar 2012 10:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
please respond. I am so interested in any info you might have want to share memories

Re: Essie Binkley West

Posted: 1 Jan 2013 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I grew up next to Girls Town in the 1960s. I could feed the horses through my backyard fence. To get baseballs hit over the fence, I had to walk to Arlington Ave and get permission from an older couple to go on the property to retrieve it. Oddly, I never saw any girls during these visits. In 2008, I wrote a book about the area. I had learned that that entire area was a WW II Army camp. Sister West bought part of the camp after the war to start Girl's Town. I have an aerial photo of Girl's Town (from a 50's post card) in the book; as well as, a photo of me feeding the Girl's Town horses. I'd love to learn more about Essie West, especially photos....and earn more about life at Girl's Town. My research about the neighborhood will never end....hope to hear from some former residents...Happy New Year.
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