Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake 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 Applications, 1933-1935 (.20 cu.ft.);
Widows Pension Record [with index], 1914-1915 (1 volume);
Search for 1933-1935 Lake County old age pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
County Aid Applications and Orders, ca.1930-ca.1936 (.20 cu.ft.).


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