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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lincoln County Records Inventory

Pension and Relief Records

1913-1938

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:
Unemployment Relief Committee Minutes, 1933 (1 volume).

Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
County Aid Account, 1933-1935 (1 volume);
Old Age Pensions [Allowed and Rejected], 1934-1937 (.40 cu.ft.);
Public Assistance [Claims and Reports], 1936-1938 (.35 cu.ft.);
Widows Pension Accounts, vol. 1, 1913-1937 (1 volume).

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