From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

The Colored Home of the Friendless (Paducah, KY)

The home was located at 1404 Rudy Street in Paducah, KY, it was a orphanage for African American children, and is listed in the 1939 Paducah, KY, Consurvey Directory, v.2. Mary Belle Purdle Merriweather (1878-1947, born in Caldwell County, KY) was the matron of the home. She was the wife of WWI veteran Luke Merriweather (1877-1921).


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NKAA Source: Paducah Kentucky consurvey directory, master edition

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“The Colored Home of the Friendless (Paducah, KY),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed February 25, 2018,

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