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Widows Pension Records

The records document financial assistance approved by the county court for widows. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. County courts stopped providing widow's pension relief in the 1930s after state and federal programs were developed.

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us