Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook 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:
Widow's Pension Application Records, 1913-1937 (1 cu.ft.);
[Widow's Pension Payment Record], 1913-1936 (1 volume);
Search for 1913-1937 Tillamook County widow's pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
County Court Journal [includes adoptions, name changes, mothers' pensions, widows' pensions, and other actions-with index], vol. L, 1922-1965 (1 volume).


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