Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Jackson 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 Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Application for County Aid-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1935 (1 volume);
[Application for Old Age Pension-79A.31, Box 7417], 1934-1935 (1 cu.ft.);
[Application for Widow's Pension-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1936 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Indigent Ledger Sheets-79A.31, Box 7418], 1922-1931 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Indigents Deceased & Cancelled-Payment Sheets-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1935 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Old Age Pension Commission Minute Book-79A.31, Box 7418], 1934-1936 (1 volume);
[Widows Pension Put Away File-Warrant Order Register-79A.31, Box 7418], 1919-1924 (1 volume);
[Widows Pensions Cancelled-Order Sheets-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1933 (.05 cu.ft.);
Widow's Pension [Record-80A.4], vol. 1, 1933-1937 (1 volume);
Widows Pens. [Pension Record-80A.4], 1929-1937 (1 volume).
Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Juvenile Court Record [includes widow's pension cases-with index], vol. 1, 1908-1926 (1 volume).