Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah 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:
Multnomah County Relief Committee Records, 1934-1935 (.10 cu.ft.);
Public Welfare Index, 1918-1938 (.25 cu.ft.);
Widow's Pension Journal, 1913-1921 (1 volume).

Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Multnomah County Archives:
Admissions Register Index Edgefield Manor, 1900-1908 (1 volume);
Convalescent Hospital Admissions Register, 1955-1964 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Farm Record [Register], no. 1800-11631, 1913-1937 (2 volumes);
Discharged and Expired Residents [Edgefield Manor Register Cards], ca.1931-ca.1973 (2 cu.ft.);
Edgefield Manor Tuberculosis/Convalescent Discharge Index [Card], 1948-1964 (1 cu.ft.);
Hospital Record [Register-includes care of poor and indigent], 1900-1912 (3 volumes);
[Multnomah County Farm Register-documents tuberculosis patients], 1926-1942 (1 volume);
Register [County Farm], no. 11632-15584, 1937-1954 (1 volume);
TB Hospital Admissions Register [Tuberculosis], 1926-1962 (.35 cu.ft.).


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