Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Hood River 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:
Record of Widows Pensions [serves as index], vol. 2, n.d. (1 volume);
Record of Widow's Pensions [with index], vol. 1, 1913-1931 (1 volume);
[Widow's Pension Journal], 1913-1937 (1 volume);
Search for 1913-1937 Hood River County widow's pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.
Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Miscellaneous Dept. [Child Suffering with Deformity-County Aid for Children Committed to Hospitals for Correction of Deformities-includes some feeble-minded commitment records], 1921-1928 (.05 cu.ft.).