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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Caption: Shelby County Infirmary

 
PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

 

Buddie Shang --  Photograph (January 1890)

 

A fascinating story/ photograph of a man who died in the Shelby County Infirmary
has been contributed by the Shelby County Historical Society
to the wonderful Ohio Memory project
(an on online scrapbook of Ohio history)  

 

  NOTE: Place this name in the title section of their search engine.

 



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RECORDS:

 

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)
COUNTY HOME DIRECTORS MINUTES 1878-1918                4 VOLS DRAWING OF NEW BUILDING 1969 ca.                                   FILE 
EXPENDITURES AND RECEIPTS 1909-1963                             3 VOLS 
PROGRAM OF DEDICATION 1969                                             FILE 
RECORD OF INMATES 1866-1947                                              MFM 
VISITORS REGISTER 1875-1905                                                  VOL
Note: Visitors Registers can be extremely valuable as a source for the names of relatives. Quite often relatives are not specifically named in other types of poorhouse 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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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in SHELBY 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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