Literary Orphans

Can you name the orphaned protagonists from works of literature?

Raised by:Orphan's NameAuthor
Delaware IndiansJ.F.C. (1823)
Aunt Sarah ReedC.B. (1847)
Stepfather, then Aunt BetseyC.D. (1850)
Mrs. Joe GargeryC.D. (1861)
Jean ValjeanV.H. (1862)
Aunt PollyM.T. (1876)
Aunt Dete, then GrandfatherJ.S. (1880)
Mrs. Lydia TouchettH.J. (1881)
Mother & Father WolfR.K. (1894)
The late Mr. Thomas CardewO.W. (1895)
Henry & Emily GaleL.F.B. (1900)
Raised by:Orphan's NameAuthor
Miss MinchinF.H.B. (1905)
Matthew & Marilla CuthbertL.M.M. (1908)
Uncle Archibald CravenF.H.B. (1911)
Aunt Polly (a different one)E.H.P. (1913)
Mangani apesE.R.B. (1914)
Aunt CharmianI.F. (1953)
The Brandybuck ClanJ.R.R.T. (1954)
Aunts Spiker & SpongeR.D. (1961)
The Abbandando FamilyM.P. (1969)
Dr. Wilbur LarchJ.I. (1985)
Count OlafL.S. (1999)
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