Posted By:Randy Bridges
Subject:Re: Sanitariums in the 1920's
Post Date:April 22, 1998 at 12:14:58
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Forum:Tennessee Genealogy Forum
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There was a rather large sanitarium located just outside of Memphis called Oakville Sanitarium that housed TB patients around that time (in fact, both of my father-in-law's parents were in there in the early 1930s). the buildings are still there, but it was converted to a home for troubled children many years ago. If you are looking for records from there, you may want to try the Memphis-Shelby County Health Department.

If you're looking for whether someone may have died there, the Memphis Public Library has a death index on their website ( that covers the time period you are looking for.

Good luck!