Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Douglas 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 Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
Old Age Pensioners [Applications and Orders], no. 1-503, 1934-1936 (4 reels of microfilm);
Old Age Pensioners [Old Age Pension Commission-Minutes], 1934-1936 (1 reel of microfilm);
Old Age Pensioners [Records-with obituary notices], 1934-1936 (1 reel of microfilm);
Old Age Pensions [Applications and Orders], no. 1-503, 1934-1936 (3 cu.ft.).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Before the Old Age Pension Commission [Minutes and Orders-with index], 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Exhibit of Indigent Soldiers' Fund Warrants [includes names and pension amounts], 1893-1932 (1 volume);
Old Age [Pension Register], 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Warrants Probably Welfare Warrants, 1915-1923 (1 volume);
Widows with Dependent Children-County Aid [Record], 1913-1927 (1 volume).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Library/Microfilm Room:
Old Age Pensions [Application Abstracts from 1933 to 1934-by Genealogical Society of Douglas County], 2005 (1 binder).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Old Age Pension Applications [and Orders-includes document images], 1934-1936 (familysearch.org);
Old Age Pension Register [includes document images], 1934-1936 (familysearch.org);
Widows with Dependent Children Account Register [includes document images], 1913-1927 (familysearch.org).