Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Union 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 Joseph Building, County Archives Room #2:
Poor Farm Reports, 1921-1922 (.05 cu.ft.);
Records Paupers and Insane, 1868-1878 (1 volume).
Records at the Joseph Building, Map Room #6 Archives:
Applications for County Aid, 1905-1915 (.15 cu.ft.).
Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Attic Archives Room:
County Judge's Docket [includes primarily juvenile cases-also includes widow's and old age pension applications], vol. 1, 1910-1933 (1 volume);
Widow's Pension Applications [Orders Awarding Widow's Pensions], 1914-1920 (.25 cu.ft.).
Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm
[County Judge's Docket-includes primarily juvenile cases-also includes widow's and old age pension applications], vol. 1, 1910-1933 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Paupers Records], 1881-1889 (1 reel of microfilm).