INVENTORY OF THE
COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO
Excerpts of portions dealing with Infirmary (poorhouse) Records
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|3. COUNTY HOME JOURNAL, 1934-January 1, 1938.
1 vol. 1913-33 in Commissioners' Journal, entry 1. Discontinued January 1,
1938; home abandoned.
of resolutions passed by county commissioners regarding the operating of
the county infirmary, and record of bills filed and approved, showing date
of meeting, consecutive bill number, name of creditor, purpose, and
chronologically by dates of meetings and number thereunder by consecutive
bill numbers. No index.
Typed. 400 pp.
3. Aud record rm.
For infirmary directorsí journal, 1855-97, see entry 471. p. 77
|County Commissioners -- Reports|
REPORTS [Infirmary Directors], 1901-12. 24
reports in 1 bdl.
semiannual reports of infirmary directors to county commissioners, showing
source and amount of receipts, itemized statement of expenditures,
... [some information
|County Commissioners -- Fiscal Accounts|
INFIRMARY COMMISSIONERSí TRANSACTIONS, 1913-26, 1934-January 1,
1938. 2 vols.
1927-33, in Commissionersí Journal, Entry 1.
Discontinued January 1, 1938; home abandoned.
of the county commissioners serving as infirmary directors, showing date
of meetings, copies of bills for services, materials, supplies, and labor
furnished by the county infirmary, name of creditor, date of bill, amount,
for what purpose, and voucher number.
Arranged chronologically by dates of meetings. No index. 1913-26,
hdw.; 1934-January 1, 1938, typed. Average 200 pp.
16 x 11 x 2. Aud ofc.
related records, see entry 357.
|Auditor -- Business Administration of Office|
AUDITORíS DOCKET BILLS FILED, INFIRMARY, 1904--.
2 vols. (1-7)
record of infirmary bills filed for approval by county commissioners,
showing date of bill,
consecutive number, name of creditor, for what, amount, date filed, date
approved, amount approved, date paid, and warrant number.
Arranged chronologically by dates of filing.
No index. Hdw on p.f.
Average 350 pp. 18 x 12 x 2-1/4. Aud
related records, see entry 24.
|Superintendent of the County Home|
On June 7, 1853, the commissioners of Fayette County purchased 102-1/2
acres of land for the purpose of establishing a county poor farm, and in
December of the same year a board of poorhouse directors was elected and
commissioned. A building was
erected and was accepted by the county in December 1854.
On January 15, 1868, it was decided to move the poorhouse to the
502-acre tract of land left to the county by Peter Carder
Throughout 1968 and 1869 various contracts were given out and the construction of the new infirmary proceeded to completion. In 1870 the old infirmary was sold. With some remodeling and the addition of modern conveniences the buildings remained in use until January 1, 1938, when, the population having become too small for economical operation, the institution was abandoned in accordance with state law.
|Superintendent of the County Home -- Journals and Reports|
|Superintendent of the County Home -- Case Records|
REGISTER OF INMATES, February 1874-January 1, 1938.
3 vols. Title varies: Register, February 1874-June 1882, 1 vol.;
Infirmary Record, July 1882-January 1914, 1 vol.
Register of admittance to county home, showing from what township admitted, name, age, nativity, sex, present condition, date of birth, date admitted, and date discharged, apprentices, or left institution. March 1914-January 1, 1938, also shows, date of death, place of burial, and grave number. Arr alpha by names of inmates and chron thereunder by dates of admissions. No index. Hdw on p.f. February 1874-June 1882, condition poor; July 1882-January 1914, condition fair. Average 250 pp. 18 x 12 x 1-1/2.
475. PAUPERS' RECORD, November 1884-January 1896. 1 vol.
Record of paupers' statements on admittance to institution, showing date admitted, number, name, age, nativity, present residence, from what township reported, by whom reported, when reported, and physical condition. Arr num by consecutive numbers of inmates. No index. Hdw on p.f. 480 pp. 16 x 11 x 3 1/2
|Superintendent of the County Home -- Fiscal Accounts|
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES, December 1935-January 1, 1938. 1 vol
Record of receipts, showing date, from whom received, for what, and total receipts; expenditures, showing date, to whom, for what, voucher number, and amount. Arr chron by dates of entry. No index. Hdw on p.f. 300 pp. 16 x 14 x 2
479. RESERVE FUND RECORD, February 1936-January 1, 1938. 1 vol.
Superintendentís record of expenditures of minor amounts, showing dates, for what, to whom, and amount. (The superintendent is authorized to issue vouchers for payment of miscellaneous minor purchases and payment of labor not to exceed a total of $200 per month, a reserve fund for this amount being appropriated by county commissioners.) Arr chron by dates of entry. No index. Typed. 300 pp. 14 x 9 x 1-1/2
480. RECORD [Bills], July 1870-January 1885. 1 vol.
Record of claims presented and allowed by board of infirmary directors, showing date, name of creditor, for what, amount of claim, amount allowed, date allowed, and remarks; also record if [Indentures of Inmates], entry 477. Arr chron by dates of entry. Index alphabetically by names of creditors or principals. Hdw. Condition fair. 340 pp. 14 x 9 x 1-1/2. p. 227
|Superintendent of the County Home -- Miscellaneous|
| 481. VISITORS' REGISTER, December
1869-1937. 1 vol.
Register of persons visiting institution, showing date of visit, name, address, and remarks. Arr chron by dates of entry. No index. Hdw on p.f. Condition fair. 460 pp. 18 x 12 x 3. p. 227
|excerpted and transcribed by: Kathleen Manley -- Dec 2000|
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