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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

"Wednesday~Commencement day at the seminary. The flower committee of the W.C.T.U.. visited our infirmary today, and held the first religious service that has been held in that institution since the present management. They also found fifteen little children exposed to the influences of the inmates. Is there not a field here for missionary work? These children are growing up to manhood and womanhood, while our children's home is still going around on wheels---" (Friday, June 12, 1885)
http://www.garlock-elliott.org/archive/OVNewsregprt.html
from Excerpts from The Ohio Press, Steubenville, Ohio 1879-1890


"It is interesting that John Stone spent several stretches of time in hospitals during the war with typhoid fever, for he was to go on to be the Superintendent of the County Infirmary in Steubenville Ohio, where his wife Matilda (they were married in November 1866) worked along side of him, and where she ultimately died at age 38 of typhoid after a long illness. One obituary describes her as having "been a most efficient assistant to her husband in the management of the Infirmary," and another obituary says that "she had greatly endeared herself as an angel of mercy, spending night after night, showing the extent of sympathy and welfare for those committed to her care."
found at http://home.earthlink.net/~amfmx/98ovi65.html 
from
A History of the 98th Ohio Volunteer Infantry In the American Civil War

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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:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in JEFFERSON 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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