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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow County Records Inventory

Pension and Relief Records

1885-1966

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.

Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Law Journal County Court [includes widow's pension actions], vol. 2, 1919-1966 (1 volume);
List of Old Age Pensions, 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Old Age Pensions [with index], vol. 1, 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Record of Widow's Pensions, 1913-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Paupers Vouchers-Poor Relief Records], ca.1904-ca.1932 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Widows and Dependent Mothers Pensions-Applications], 1908, 1913-1939 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Records Storage Room:
Journal County Court Law [includes naturalization petitions and orders and widow's pension actions], 1885-1919 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Personnel Office:
Record of Care of Poor, 1910-1911 (1 volume).

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