Jul 19, 2013
Subject: cresson sanatorium
Good Morning Charles,
My name is Bernice Bavone from Homer City, Pa. My mother Mildred Zoldak Shermenti was there
at the hospital in 1940, but I don't know for how long. But she did come home to Saltsburg, Pa. to have her
2nd daughter which was my sister Oct. 15, 1940. She died 6 months later at age 23. I understand she was very sick
and they never thought the baby would live but she did.
The reason I am writing to you is that I have 2 pictures with about 6 women one with their names on back of
the picture. I would like to send them to you with a copy of the 1940 census with 102 names of patients there at that
time. Got this from the Indiana Historical Society in Indiana, Pa. Good information to have on file to pass it
on to others doing research on family members. Hope to hear from you.
Click here to see Mildred's listing in the 1940 san census, then go to Page 21 Row 30.
1. Mildred is second from the left in the dark dress. The
women are standing in front of a large round swimming pool. The san did have a swimming pool for the children, but it
was rectangular and converted into the Surgery Building in the late 1930's. So this photo was not taken at the san.