Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant 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 Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Bids For Care of County Paupers, 1885-1901 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Clerk Permanent [Old Age Pension Records], 1933-1934 (.50 cu.ft.);
County Poor Petitions [and Applications], 1865-1912 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Old Age Pension [Register-includes application and account information-with index], vol. 1, 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Widow's Pension Accounts [Record], vol. 1, 1913-1935 (1 volume).

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