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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Caption:  Lucas County Infirmary and Hospital, Toledo, Ohio

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:


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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

WPA   Inventory

 


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:

     "The hospital you have listed for Lucas County, Toledo Ohio, actually did have a cemetery.
They tore down the old hospital and were excavating for the new Medical College now located there when they started finding graves. All were unmarked and as far as I know, there is no way of telling who they were. The graves were moved to Forest Cemetery in Toledo. I am among a few who would like to know how we can find the records of who was buried there. It would seem to me that there is a record, somewhere. 
     There is a report at the Toledo Public Library's Genealogy Dept. It reports on the finding of the graves and what type of graves they were (adults or children) and where they moved them. None of the graves were even marked! And then they were moved and are still unmarked! How can a family even know if they had ancestors there? I still would like to know where in Lucas County I would find who was buried where and moved to Forest."
    
Patricia A. Russell  pruss@frontiernet.net 

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