Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

Pension and Relief Records


Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Old Age Pension Mortgages, 1934-1939 (.50 cu.ft.);
Pension Certificates [Military], 1903-1912 (.10 cu.ft.);
Public Welfare Records [Clackamas County Relief Committee and Public Welfare Commission], 1928-1941 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Widow's Pension [Record-with index], vol. 1-2, 1913-1930 (2 volumes);
Search for 1913-1930 Clackamas County widow's pension records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Clackamas County Widows Pensions [Index Abstracts], 1913-1930 (1 volume).


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