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The caption (not shown) below reads: Miami County Infirmary, Troy, Ohio

 
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found at http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/stories/hist1909/chap-03.htm#After 

Copied from Harbaugh's 1909 History of  Miami County Ohio

Infirmary Directors

There seems to be no official roster of this office prior to 1853, but the following is the roster of the Infirmary Board since that time: James C.McKaig, Jacob Counts, Asa Coleman, George Throgmorton, David Huston, S.M.Dickson, William H. Gahagan, James H. Pea, John D. DeWeese, George B.Frye, Jacob Knoop, William Hamilton, S.A. Cairns, Stephen Genslinger, Joseph Bains, B.N.Langston, Samuel Bowerman, John E. Anderson, Harrison Gear, T.M.Aspinall, E.E.Thompson, E.F.Sayers, L.L.Speagh, William E. Foster, Frank Beek, Havilah Coppock, J.W.Underwood.

Infirmary Superintendents

Since 1853 the following citizens of the county have been superintendent of the Infirmary: George A.Murray, Jonathan Batson, Samuel Robinson, James Foster, Price Duncan, Cornelius N. Bowne.

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found at http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/stories/biograph/2033.htm 
from pg 280, 1900 Biog Hist Miami Co / from 1880 History Miami Co

"[MRS. LUCINDA (McMILLAN) LEWIS] is now, and has been for many years, superintendent of jail and infirmary work in this county. Meetings are held each week in the year at the county jail and also at the county infirmary."

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found at http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/stories/biograph/2139.htm 
from page 463, 1900 Biographical History Miami Co
also found at http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/stories/biograph/1537.htm 
from Page 677, 1880 History Miami Co

"For six years [ASA COLEMAN] served as director and physician of the county infirmary and submitted the plan for the present building."

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found at http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/stories/biograph/0609.htm 
from 1900 Biographical History Miami Co

"[ROBERT MORRIS DICKSON] ... served as township clerk, infirmary director and in various township offices."



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The following original records (and microfilm where so noted) may be found in the local government records in the special collections of Wright State University
in Dayton.(3640 Colonal Glenn Highway)
MINUTES OF DIRECTORS 1890-1910                                                    VOL 
MISCELLANEOUS FILES-SCATTERED 1908-1927                            FILES 
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 1931-1944                                         VOL 
REGISTER OF INMATES 1842-1956                                                  3 VOLS

OHS Microfilm

 


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