INVENTORY OF THE
COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO
Excerpts of portions dealing with Infirmary (poorhouse) Records
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|Superintendent of the County Home|
The Ross County poorhouse, now called the county home, was established in 1818 under the provisions of the legislative act of 1815. In April 1818 a site was purchased from James Dunlap and notice of bids for furnishing material and erecting the courthouse was published in July of the same year. Contracts totaling $3,720 were let during the following year and in April 1820 the building was accepted from the contractors.
Construction of the present three-story brick and stone county home building was started in 1872 and completed and occupied the following year. The institution, in addition to caring for indigent adults and orphan children, was used from 1900 to 1914 by the welfare department to house unwed mothers. In 1914 children and unwed mothers were provided for outside of the infirmary. The building has been unaltered since its construction sixty-five years ago, except for the installation of a water system and an electric light and power plant. p. 225
inauguration of aid for the aged there has been a slight reduction in the
population of the Ross County home which is now approximately 75.
The social aid programs have resulted
in no reduction in the cost of operating county homes.
Despite the decline in
population of the Ross County home the per capita cost of operation has
increased 69 per cent since 1934.
All records are in the office of the superintendent of the county home.
[Infirmary Directors'] RECORD,
August 20, 1912-December 31, 1912.
Minutes of meetings of board of infirmary directors, showing date,
all orders, resolutions,
and transactions including record of expenditures and receipts,
Arr. chron. by dates of
meetings. No index.
Hdw, 300pp. 14 x 9 x
INFIRMARY RECORD, 1842-84
SUPERINTENDENT'S RECORD OF INDIGENT PERSONS,
1900--- 1 vol
RECORD OF CHILDREN, 1900-1914. 1 vol
DAILY MOVEMENT OF POPULATION, 1928---.
ANNUAL REPORTS, 1930----.
LEDGER, 1891---, 3
|Housing, Care, and Accessibility of the Records|
|The county home is situated on state route 104, five miles north of Chillicothe. All records of the institution are kept in the superintendentís office, which is located on the first floor to the right of the main entrance. This room, being 12 x 18 feet, provides ample space and adequate accommodations for the public. It is well lighted, well ventilated, and free from dampness. Filing equipment is badly needed as none has been provided. Records are kept in desk drawers and on wooden shelves p.55|
|County Commissioners -- Journals|
COMMISSIONERSí INFIRMARY JOURNAL, 1913-32 1 vol.
INDEX TO COMMISSIONERSí INFIRMARY JOURNAL, 1913-32. 1 vol.
Reports and Statements
[Infirmary Directorsí] REPORTS, 1872-1912.
3 F.B. (232, 374, 497).
ORDERS, INFIRMARY FUND, 1876-86.
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES,
1927-32. 1 vol.
|Auditor -- Fiscal Accounts|
AUDITOR'S DOCKET, BILLS FILED, INFIRMARY, 1904-32.
1 vol. 1**
MISCELLANEOUS [Papers], 1841-74.
Est. 250 bundles in 1 box.
For other infirmary bill records, see entry 411;
road and bridge bonds, entries 448,
450; county officials' reports to commissioners, entry 10.
For other records of tax levies, see entries 335, 336, 464; fiscal accounts, entries 388-409; abstracts of personal property taxes, entries 361,; official bonds, entries 445, 447; commissioners' reports, entry 7.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORD, 1871-91. 1 vol.
|Treasurer -- Fiscal Accounts|
1844-68. 3 vols.
|Roster of County Officials|
|Infirmary Directors* p. 269|
1830 James Minary
Anthony Walke 1830
Henry Johnston 1831-1833
Willis Hicks 1831-1838
James Armstrong 1834-1840
Nicholas Cunningham 1836-1837
Samuel Ewing 1838-1841
Nicholas Cunningham 1839-1841 Willis Hicks 1841-1846 MartinDresbach 1842-1848
Daniel Ott 1842-1851
Elijah Huston 1848 John Entrekin 1849
Elijah Johnson 1849
Hezekiah Ingham 1850-1855
Martin Dresbach 1850-1851
Elijah Johnson 1851-1856
Andrew Carlisle 1851-1859
Nathan Hyde 1856-1860
D.H. Cryder 1857-1860
Jacob Thomas 1860
James Dunlap 1861
Sennet Allen 1861-1868 Nathaniel Hillhouse 1861-1862
Joseph Miskimmins 1861-1866 Anthony Hirn 1863-1866
Hugh Savage 1866-1872 Major Dunlap 1867-1870
Jeremiah Goodman 1868-1874
Michael Kirsch 1872-1878
Joseph Smith 1873
(part of year)
James Lenox, Jr. 1873-1879
Joseph Smith 1874-1877
Robert A. Mace 1877-1880 Hiram Pritchard 1878-1881
Martin Rozell 1879-1881
Hanson Greenberry 1880-1883
Rufus Putnam, Jr. 1881
(part of year , vice
John C. Price 1881-1884
Rufus Putnam 1882-1885
William J. Rodgers 1882-1884
Isaac J. Finley 1883-1884
(Died In Office)
Charles M. Dunlap 1884-1887
Isaac Lutz 1884-1890
(Vice I.J. Finley)
Herman Trieber 1885-1888
Edwin B. Dolohan 1886-1892
Herman Schiller 1889-1895
Job S. Brown 1891-1897
Elwood Hough 1893-1899
George McCorkle 1895-1901
George W. Garrison 1897-1905
William Corcoran 1899-1902
|excerpted and transcribed by: Barb Pearson -- Jan 2001|
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