Erie County Poor House Ledgers, Volume 5. Register of State Paupers in the Erie County State Alms House at Buffalo, NY, December 1873-September 24, 1889

Title

Erie County Poor House Ledgers, Volume 5. Register of State Paupers in the Erie County State Alms House at Buffalo, NY, December 1873-September 24, 1889

Description

Includes name, date of admission, sex, age, birth place, cause of pauperism, location committed from, committing officer*, complaining officer*, discharge date, bound out date, provided for—by adoption or otherwise, absconded, transferred, removed from the State, death, and remarks on where the person was sent. In chronological order, no index. NOTE: includes a few loose death certificates and hospital register pages. *NOTES on officers: The complaining officer would be a person of authority, i.e. a Justice of the Peace, who decides the person should be considered for admittance to the Alms House. Since inmates could be from anywhere in NY State, the committing officer was the person in authority at the State level who made the decision to admit.

Date

1873-1899

Source

Almshouses--New York (State)--Erie County--History
Institutional care--New York (State)--Erie County--History
Erie County Poor House Ledgers

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Publisher of digital)

Rights

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