Nevada poorhouse
the Poorhouse Story


Here is the Nevada excerpt  from a U.S. Government REPORT 
summarizing various state poor laws in 1904. .
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the Poorhouse Story

the Poorhouse Story

the Poorhouse Story

the Poorhouse Story

The Ormsby Poor Farm was located at the southwest end of Carson City, south of what is now Fuji Park on the southside of Clear Creek. These two individuals are the only graves in a small fenced area, west of Highway 395.

JOHNSON, James    b. 1836 d. 4/13/1910
Born in Cuyhoga Co. Ohio; Enlisted in the army on March 17, 1865 from Marysville, CA. He was with Company A, 4th Regimental Cavalry Infantry Volunteers. He was mustered out Nov. 30, 1865 at the Presidio. He moved to Carson City in 1870. Worked at various ranches in the area and took an army pension on April 13, 1907. Admitted to the Ormsby Poor Farm Feb. 1909, left on March 11, 1909, readmitted June 5, 1909, left again on Sept. 15, 1909, and readmitted on Jan. 6, 1910.

THOROUGHMAN, John   b. 1838 d. 12/09/1909
Born in Ohio; Enlisted in army in Dayton, Nev. on June 23, 1863 for a 3 year 
enlistment. He was inducted at Fort Churchill and Mustered out at Camp 
Douglas, Utah Territory on June 25, 1866. He entered the Ormsby County 
Poor Farm before Feb. 2, 1909.

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the Poorhouse Story

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