WASHINGTON COUNTY (NY) POORHOUSE CEMETERY
Interment list for those with grave markers which contained their NAMES
(rather than being merely numbered).
Updated 5/1/200 by Richard Wilson 


    Note: By the start of the 20th century the poorhouse was virtually no longer what we historically consider a poorhouse. Many categories of people who had been inmates of traditional poorhouses were no longer being admitted. Laws had been passed requiring more appropriate placement for orphans and mentally handicapped people, etc.  Almost all of the people living in the poorhouse at the time covered by this list were elderly people who needed nursing home services and who also met financial needs criteria.  Prior to the establishment of Medicare (the health insurance program for people over 65 years of age), many people who had led productive and independent lives found themselves unable to pay for such services after they could no longer earn wages adequate to pay for severely handicapping or catastrophic illness.

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

ROW

AGE

DATE OF DEATH

COMMENTS

ABARE

CLARA H.

9

57

1/8/1942

 

ACKARY

ANDON

12

 

1/19/1943

 

ALLEN

WILLIAM

10

89

7/24/1941

 

ASHLEY

JOSEPHINE

12

74  

1890-1964

AUSTIN

DELBERT

6

59

3/28/1951

 

AUSTIN

SAMUEL

11

76

11/22/1935

 

AWBURY

JOHN

12

86

7/26/1936

 

BAIN

ALEXANDER

2

47

1/10/1930

 

BAKER

LORIN

1

69

12/25/1937

 

BALDWIN

FREEMAN

8

77

10/31/1934

* See entry
CERT #751

* ? CERT #751
(cert says age 40 upon admission in 1880; perhaps FATHER? or errors?)

BALENSIEFEN

MARY

7

79

2/13/1937

 

BARRON

THOMAS

11

72

10/18/1940

 

BARTLE

GEORGE

3

98

5/23/1933

 

BARTON

ARTHUR

7

59

7/26/1934

 

BATTIS

JOHN

4

66

7/13/1933

 

BROOKS

JAMES

9

77

1/17/1939

 

BROUGHTON

CLARENCE

1

81

4/15/1945

 

COATS

WILBUR

6

73

9/16/1939

 

COLBURN

CHARLES

2

76

3/11/1938

 

CONNOR (CONNORS)

WILLIAM

11

82

11/1/1936

CONNORS

DeMARSH JOSEPH 7 75 7/6/1939  

DICKINSON

WALTER

4

 

7/31/1943

 

DUFFY

THOMAS

2

66

7/1/1940

 

DUNAYSKI

ANDREW

10

64

8/5/1935

 

DWYER

MARGARET

12

75

1/19/1936

(MAGGIE)

ENGLISH

GEORGE

5

86

5/14/1952

 

EVERETT

MARTIN P.

5

74

10/5/1943

(EVERETTS)

EVERETTS

RACHAEL

12

46

4/28/1938

 

FINLEY

JOHN

10

68

1/12/1937

 

FISHER

GEORGE

3

76

6/1/1952

 

FLANNERY

THOMAS

7

68

6/12/1934

 

GARDNER

CHARLES

11

75

8/4/1938

 

HAYDE

THOMAS

5

76

9/24/1939

 

HEINO

JOHN

1

77

4/21/1953

 

HENDERSON

HUGH

12

91  

1874 - 1965

HICKEY

MAGGIE

4

65

9/15/1937

CERT. # 1404

HICKEY

PATSEY

8

74

1/22/1937

CERT. # 825

HILL

JOHN

5

66

10/19/1933

 

HUGHES

JOHN W.

12

65

4/6/1938

 

HUGHES

THOMAS

9

84

1/21/1937

 

HUMPHREY

THOMAS

11

71

3/26/1946

 

JOHNSON

BENJAMIN

7

77

11/21/1942

 

JONES

EDWARD

6

72

2/18/1937

 

JURNWAK
(JURNAYK) 

ANDREW

5

73

12/20/1933

 

KELLEY

WILLIAM

11

61

6/21/1941

 

KILBURN

NATHANIEL

12

84

5/17/1941

 

KING

CHARLES

1

50

2/27/1932

 

KONDPKA

JOSEPH (JOHN)

12

64

4/5/1938

 

LASHER

CHARLES

2

74

5/29/1932

See entry for* CERT #1181

*? CERT #1181 (Cert says a Charles Lasher who was admitted 12/29/1887 at age 40 died 4/4/1888; burial records say a Charles Lasher was age 74 when died 5/29/1932 and buried in poorhouse cemetery) relatives? errors?

McDONALD

MARY J.

10

89

10/5/1935

See entry for* CERT #1466
* (MARY JANE)  CERT #1466
Certificate notes age 55 at first admission 2/12/1896 and a discharge 6/10/1896;no subsequent admission date but certificate states died 10/5/1935 in Washington County Lot; burial records for the cemetery give age at death on 10/5/1935 as 89 years??

McDOWELL

EDWARD

5

65

3/3/1937

 

McFARREN

WILLIAM

10

73

7/27/1938

 

McMACKIN

EDWARD

6

78

5/19/1934

CERT # 1555

CERT # 416

MEARS

WILLIAM

9

72

2/1/1935

(Meullies) ?

MERCHANT

DAVID

8

70

11/1/1934

 

MOORE

WILLIAM

12

 

9/15/1963

 

MOSHER

GEORGE

4

81

3/7/1952

 

O'BRIEN

EDWARD

4

100

11/21/1939

 

OLSEN

OLLY

8

92

11/15/1942

 

PHILLIPS

ELMER

12

80

3/30/1946

CERT # 218

# 407 #424

PHILLIPS

FRANK

4

57

8/29/1933

 

POLLARD

BERT

11

65

12/24/1935

 

REYNOLDS

ALFRED

12

 

4/4/1963

 

RICH

ADELBERT

9

78

5/12/1935

 

RIVETTS

JOHN

3

83

4/27/1945

 

ROCK

WILLIAM

2

53

7/28/1945

 

ROEDER

PHILIP

11

80

5/16/1946

 

RYAN

MOSE

1

70

3/21/1940

 

SHAW

CHARLES A.

3

52

2/24/1936

See entry for* CERT #1571

* ? CERT #1571
Age is illegible on certificate; a Charles A. Shaw is buried in the poorhouse cemetery where records indicate he died 2/24/1936 at age 52?

SHIPPEY

ELMER

12

25

6/2/1938

 

SWEENEY

RUBY

8

62

3/11/1950

 

TAYLOR

FRANK

10

73

5/12/1949

 

THOMAS

FRANCES

9

87

8/30/1949

 

THORN

CHARLES

2

73

4/9/1933

 

TILLOTSON

ROY

6

63

2/15/1943

 

TOUGAS

NICHOLAS

7

68

5/28/1950

 

WASHBURN

THEODORE

8

67

5/26/1939

CERT # 1173

WELCH

ANDREW

6

68

5/8/1934

 

WILEY

LENA

3

66

3/19/1933

 

WILSON

GEORGE H.

3

63

6/6/1940

 

WRAY

AMELIA

12

73

4/11/1936

See entry for* CERT #1346

* CERT #1346
Certificate says died 4/9/1936 and buried Washington Co. Cemetery; burial records give date of death as 4/11/1936.


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