Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa 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:
Relief Committee Records, 1936-1938 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Widows Pensions [Application Records], 1917-1928 (.35 cu.ft.);
Widows Pension Old [Application Records], 1913-1918 (.20 cu.ft.).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310