Waterford (N.Y.) Overseer of the Poor account book 1922-1931 (bulk 1929-1931)
Waterford (N.Y.) Overseer of the Poor account book
Waterford (N.Y.). Overseer of the Poor
This account book (approximately 120 pages) documents payments made by the overseer of the poor in Waterford, New York, to destitute men and women between January 1922 and December 1931. Most disbursements consisted of groceries and coal, though some individuals received medical assistance or shoes. Each of 569 unique entries contains the recipient's name, age, gender, country of birth, and cause of poverty, along with the amount and type of relief provided.
The material is in English
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