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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Postcard Caption:
Huron County Infirmary, Norwalk, Ohio

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

 


Note: For every county in Ohio it would be a good idea to check the statewide resources listed below.     PHL

We have found so many infirmary/poorhouse records for Ohio that we have created a special page for the references -- which will be found in a table alphabetized by county.
(WPA) INVENTORIES OF THE COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO -- 
EXCERPTS RELATED TO POORHOUSE (INFIRMARY) HOLDINGS 

During the 1930's and 1940's the Work Projects Administration (WPA) began the process of inventorying County Archives of Ohio. Those which inventoried infirmary records have been transcribed and links are here posted on a table
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CEMETERIES:
 

 I went to Norwalk Infirmary Cemetery and was so surprised when I saw three graves.

-- Alice Beebe  [cannot decipher what else it says]

--  Tall monument like a chimney
          In Memoriam
          1848-1914
              Grave next to it was: Joseph Moore
                                              New Jersey Line
                                              Rev War
                                              1761-1849 (star next to it said 1776)

-- Augustus Scobe
      died   ----   6, 1883

 I also have the pictures for these.

Thanks,
 Norma

As submitted by Norma  PMiller864@aol.com 
to the OHLAKE-L e-mail list
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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in HURON 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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