Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wheeler 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 Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Widow's Pension Ledger [includes loose widow's pension award record], vol. 1, 1913 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault, Oak Trifold File Cabinet:
[Application for Relief-Old Age Pension], 1906 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Indigent Person Records], 1901-1902 (.05 cu.ft.).