INVENTORY OF THE
COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO
Excerpts of portions dealing with Infirmary (poorhouse) Records
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|Housing, Care, and Accessibility of the Records|
|Superintendent of the County Home. The county home is on the Hayesville Road, Ashland, Ohio, and contains one office room. All the records are kept in a steel fire proof vault located along the east side of the superintendent’s office. Ventilation and lighting conditions are good. The office has adequate space at present. Records number 14 volumes, 18 file boxes, and 2 bundles. p 59|
|Superintendent of the County Home|
The contract for the Ashland
County infirmary was let in 1849 by the county commissioners under
authority of the act of 1816. Before
this time Ashland County commissioners were especially permitted by law to
send paupers to Richland County.
The Ashland County Home has given refuge
to about 1,640 persons in the past quarter century.
They have ranged in age from babyhood to the nineties.
While a few of the inmates pay all or a part of the cost of their
care, by far the greater number do not.
In 1940 the commissioners appropriated $14,352 for the maintenance
of the home. The eight
resident members of the staff received an aggregate salary of $4,428.
Physical care is given within the limits
of the resources of the institution.
Cases of severe illness, however, requiring special attention, are
cared for at the cost of the county at the city hospital in Ashland as are
other indigent patients. A
preacher is retained by the commissioners to provide religious services
once a month.
All records are located in the superintendent’s office at the county home, Hayesville Road, Ashland, Ohio, unless otherwise specified. p 243
|Minutes; Case Records; Financial Records|
RECORD, 1849--. 3 vols.
339. APPLICATIONS, 1849--. 2 f.b., 1 bdl.
340. INFIRMARY RECORD, 1849--. 2 vols. (1,2).
OF AGREEMENT, 1880--. 1 vol.
DIRECTORS’ DIARY, 1892-1901. 1 VOL. 1902—in Expenditures and Receipts,
Infirmary Fund, entry 344.
1897--. 2 vols.
p. 244 & 245
OF TRANSPORTATION, 1888--. 1
AND SETTLEMENTS OF PAYING PAUPERS, 1878-1908.
STATISTICS, 1849--. 1 f. b.
OF CHARITIES, 1937--. 1 f. b., 1 bdl.
REGISTER, 1877--. 1 vol.
IN PROBATE COURT, 1904--. 1
FILE, 1887--. 2 f. b.
(Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1898--. 2 f. b. (labeled by contained
letters of alphabet).
|excerpted and transcribed by: Nancy Plain -- Dec 2000|
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