Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn 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:
[Annual Report Children Farm Home], 1934-1943 (.05 cu.ft.);
Linn County Public Assistance Authorizations, 1936-1949 (.05 cu.ft.);
Old Age Pension Journal, vol. 1, 1934-1936 (1 volume);
[Old Age Pension Ledger], 1933-1936 (1 volume);
Widow's Pension Applications, no. 1-325, 1913-1937 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Widow's Pension Ledger-with index], 1923-1937 (1 volume);
Search for 1913-1937 Linn County widow's pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Linn County Historical Museum:
Register of Old Age Pension [Accession no. 1980.54.21], vol. 1, 1934-1937 (1 volume).


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