Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam County Records Inventory

Pension and Relief Records


Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
Admin [Miscellaneous County Court Administrative Files-includes some road petitions, applications for relief, claims, and related records-trifolded], 1915-1916 (.10 cu.ft.); 1921-1925 (1.25 cu.ft.);
[Old Age Pensions-Applications-trifolded], 1933-1935 (.35 cu.ft.).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310