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ILLINOIS POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Caption:  Champaign Co. Poor Farm

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Champaign County Farm Burials   (1890 - 1931)    

Note: These two pages take a while to load, but they are well worth the time.  PHL

"This was transcribed by Tom Whiteside, who was working on this when he died. I was in the archives of the Urbana Library one day and I mentioned about your site and how you wanted records to do with Poor Houses. The Librarian said Tom had been working on this for Urbana and Champaign, Ill.  She got a copy for me and this is what he had completed.  He got most of his information from books and from undertakers'  records.  Tom did a lot of research, and he loved doing it! .He would be happy that someone could benefit from it. I understand that The Poor House is now Champaign County Nursing Home and that behind the home was the burial grounds. They have a plaque there telling what it used to be." 
     Sharon Hansen
  khansen@soltec.net 

 

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in CHAMPAIGN county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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