Fulton County Poor Farm

 

Fulton Co. Poor Farm in Buckheart Township
This property was purchased by Freeman Coal Company in the early 1950's.
Submitted by Floyd Ginger

 

This is a compilation of data gleaned from the original records. A microfilm of these records now reside at the IRAD center in Macomb, Illinois. I tried to transcribe the data as accurately as possible, including all the misspellings. This project is a work-in-progress....it will eventually reflect data up through the year 1920. Thank you for your patience!

Residents (aka Inmates) of the Fulton County Poor Farm

ENTRY DATE DISCHRG. DATE

NAME

AGE

MARITAL
STATUS

BIRTH PLACE

RESIDENCE

OCCUPATION

REASON FOR
PAUPERISM

ADDITIONAL DATA

12/31/1887? 6/4/1911 Ackerson, John B. 77 married Illinois Waterford blacksmith lame dead
12/12/1887 unknown Arnold, Mary 37 married Illinois Canton labor mind weak  
1/25/1909 5/11/1909 Baldwin, Emeline 54 married Ohio Lewistown housekeeping no means  
10/21/1909 6/8/1912 Baldwin, Emeline 54 married Ohio Lewistown housekeeping   Sent to Bartonville
9/14/1908 8/3/1909 Barker, Norman E. 24 or 29 married Missouri Canton coal miner leg off  
8/18/1908 1/6/1913 Barker, Smith 75 single Ohio Canton driver old age  
11/23?/1889 11/13/1909 Bevard, Maggie 67 single Ohio Fairview labor old age  
11/17/1910 3/14/1927 Bevard, Maggie 68 single Ohio Fairview sewing old age; no home died 3/14/1927
8/13/1909 9/4/1909 Bird, Annie (black) 99 married   Canton when able housework no one to care for her died of old age
8/13/1909 9/2/1909 Bishop, William 53 married Illinois Lewistown Tie making & chopping sick; no home  
9/16/1909 1/31/1910 Bishop, William 53 married Illinois Lewistown Tie making & chopping sick; no home Sent to Bartonville
2/6/1897 12/6/1911 Bleaksley, Thomas 63 married Penn. Vermont shoemaker deaf-mute  
11/16/1910 blank Boyer, Charles 59 married Illinois Banner Twp. farmer paralyzed left side  
4/11/1910 4/28/1910 Bordwine, Jane 83 married Illinois Dumferline housekeeping no home went to live with her son
4/4/1909 4/14/1909 Brace, Henry? 56 married Illinois Canton plummer no home died Apr. 14, 1909
3/21/1910 6/8/1912? Brooks, Martha 65 married Illinois London Mills housekeeping no home Sent to Bartonville
8/30/1908 3/10/1909 Burns, James 28 single N. Y. Canton ? stage foot hurt  
2/28/1908 11/1/1910 Cadell, James 85? married Kentucky Waterford fishing blind  
5/18/1909 7/19/1909 Carey, Alvin 5 single Illinois Farmington -- poor  
5/18/1909 7/23/1909 Carey, Aneline 46 married Iowa Farmington housekeeping poor  
5/18/1909 7/23/1909 Carey, John W. 54 married Illinois Farmington coal miner poor back to work
5/18/1909 7/19/1909 Carey, Sarah 11 single Illinois Farmington -- poor  
9/4/1909 10/12/1909 Carroll, Martha 42 married Illinois Lewistown housekeeping sickly  
5/3/1910 5/28/1910 Chase, Charles 49 married Illinois Canton labor roamer; no home ran away
9/5/1910 4/13/1911 Clark, Rosella 80 married Ohio Summum housekeeping no home  
6/24/1910 6/28/1910 Cleson, Thomas 48 married Illinois nowhere farmer roamer; no home discharge to Knox Co.
3/9/1910 6/8/1912 Coleman, George W. 55 single Illinois Canton farm hand sick; no home Sent to Bartonville
1/25/1909 3/15/1909 Cope, Frank 25 single Illinois Canton labor no home  
4/17/1909 9/12/1909 Cope, Jessie W. 69 married Illinois Joshua Twp. farmer old age died Sep. 13, 1909
11/18/1908 3/20/1909 Curless, Grant 42 single Ohio Lewistown labor mind weak Sent to Bartonville
10/27/1910 4/27/1912 Dalton, John 67 single Ohio Astoria farmer sick; no home  
8/14/1909 12/2/1909 Deford, Archie 5   Illinois Canton   no home went to Soldiers Orphans Home in Normal
3/13/1909 11/28/1909 Ellett, Lenord 64 married Ohio Astoria farmer no home Back to work
7/15/1909 4/5/1909 Emery, Lydia 58 single Illinois Canton hair dressing no home  
9/22/1909 9/25/1915 France, Robert 75 married Illinois Lewistown farmer    
10/5/1909 6/29/1910 Gillespie, J. W. 66 single Kentucky Mariettta farmer    
12/17/1910 1/31/1911 Graham, Agnes 34 married Iowa Lewistown housekeeping poor & sick  
5/12/1910 5/26/1910 Hamilton, Mary 39 married Illinois Canton housekeeping no home  
3/27/1908 unknown Hampton, James 63 married Alabama Farmington coal miner old age  
5/29/1909 8/5/1909 Harrell, James 53 married Indiana Smithfield painter blind  
2/2/1907 11/20/1911 Hemmischback, Adam 70 married Germany Farmington coal miner fistalon?  
7/8/1909 8/10/1909 Hopson, male baby -- single born at co. farm        
5/29/1909 8/5/1909 Hopson, Mrs. Mary 31 married Missouri Havana housekeeping no home back to work
9/20/1910 4/3/1911 Irwin, Stephen 50 married Illinois Lewistown farmer no home died 4/3/1911 of consumption
4/27/1902 7/6/1909 Jacobson, Elizabeth 87 married Penn. Ellisville labor old age died Jul. 6, 1909
10/27/1909 2/20/1910 Johnson, Charles 76 married England Avon farmer   died Feb. 20, 1910
10/21/1909 5/27/1916 Johnson, Emeline 72 married Ohio Astoria housekeeping   died May 27, 1916; buried by friends
2/28/1909 12/2/1909 Joy, Earnest 8 single Illinois Canton -- no home Soldiers Orphans Home in Normal
6/7/1910 9/16/1910 Kopec, Jules 26 single Austria Norris coal miner no home  
9/15/1910 11/24/1910 Lane, Alford 63 married Illinois Canton farm hand dropsy; no home  
11/2/1910 11/18/1910 Lee, Amanda 96 married Ohio Lewistown housekeeping old age; blind  
5/4/1910 5/31/1912 Lenord, Elett 65 married Ohio Astoria farmer no home  
9/24/1909 7/22/1910 Lorance, John C. 72 married Illinois Canton farmer    
3/5/1910 9/15/1910 Mehalick, Mike 40 married Austria Norris coal miner broken leg  
9/14/1908 8/2/1918 Menss, Wilhelm 73 married Germany Farmington shoemaker old age  
7/29/1910 8/5/1910 Moore, Jessie 11   Missouri Farmington light housekeeping    
7/29/1910 8/16/1910 Moore, May 14   Missouri Farmington light housekeeping    
6/8/1910 10/14/1910 Moretta, Mike 23 single Illinois Middle Grove coal miner burnt by powder explosion  
12/15/1908 10/30/1909 Morgan, Maggie 64 married Penn. Lewistown labor old age home w/Mr. & Mrs. Pagetts
9/25/1911 101/5/910 Mouyen?, William P. 21 single Austria Norris coal miner burnt by powder explosion  
5/13/1910 10/8/1913 Myers, Hiram R. 75 married Ohio Canton farmer no home  
6/6/1909 7/4/1909 Nickels, Fred 58 married Smithfield Orion carpenter sick back to work
4/28/1909 10/26/1909 Norman, Marion 40 single Illinois Deerfield labor no home Sent to Bartonville
10/13/1909 9/30/1910 Oatman, Dick 68 single Ohio Cuba farmer    
12/30/1910 3/20/1911 Oatman, Dick 69 single Ohio Cuba farmer no home died Mar. 20, 1911
2/12/1910 4/24/1910 Owen, Charley L. 55 single N. Y. Lewistown harness maker roamer; no home died Apr. 24, 1910
3/5/1909 4/27/1909 Owens, Margarett 82 married   Farmington housekeeping no home Sent to Bartonville
3/17/1909 2/7/1910 Parks, Anna 73 married Virginia Canton housekeeping no home went to live with her son
5/27/1908 7/25/1910 Pelikon, Raymond 37 married Austria Farmington coal miner leg off  
4/14/1910 11/26/1910? Perks, Anna 74 married Virginia Canton housekeeping no home  
6/28/1910 7/9/1910 Pic, Mike 43 married Austria Farmington coal miner lame foot  
11/11/1908 12/8/1908 Points, Clifford 2 single Illinois Fairview   no home  
11/11/1908 12/8/1908 Points, Goldie 6 single Illinois Fairview   no home  
11/11/908 12/8/1908 Points, Jennie 27 married Illinois Astoria labor no home  
4/23/1908 unknown Rogers, Deliah 84 or 89 married Ohio Brant labor old age  
unknown 11/6/1909 Rutledge, Walter 27 single Illinois Marietta farmer cripple  
1/13/1910 6/19/1910 Sapp, Charley 16 single Illinois Cuba none no home went to live  with Mr./Mrs. Jack Carling
9/2/1908 1/11/1910 Sapp, Emma 37 ill Illinois Cuba labor no home  
6/15/1910 7/17/1909 Sapp, Ruth 11 single Illinois Cuba labor no home  
6/15/1910 9/3/1910 Sapp. Ruth 12 single Illinois Cuba   orphan; no home birth Mar. 10
9/2/1908 12/2/1909 Sapps, Fred 7 single Illinois Cuba   no home  
9/2/1908 12/2/1909 Sapps, John 2 single Illinois Cuba   no home  
8/26/1909 blank Saulsberry?, Robert 60 single Illinois Astoria none no home  
7/17/1910 7/25/1910 Saxby, Frank M. 72 married Wisconsin nowhere grotter sick  
7/6/1908 4/27/1909 Scott, Carolinne 60 married Illinois Lewistown labor old age Sent to Bartonville
4/4/1909 4/9/1909 Sebree, Alice 24 married N. Y. Canton housekeeping no home back to husband
4/4/1909 4/9/1909 Sebree, Glades 4 single Indiana Canton -- no home  
4/4/1909 4/9/1909 Sebree, Oscar 1 single Illinois Canton -- no home  
9/29/1908 7/21/1918 Shock, John 26 single Illinois Utica   mind weak  
3/1/1908 10/28/1913 Slater, Nettie 84 married Ohio Canton labor old age  
5/14/1909 6/17/1911 Smith, Harvey 53 married Ohio Marietta -- blind  
11/13/1910 4/10/1911 Snirger?, Regen 56 single Austria nowhere farm hand no home  
4/23/1910 6/16/1912 Spenney, Leroy 51 married Illinois Cuba farm hand no home died Jun. 16, 1912
8/21/1909 9/1/1909 Staton, William 54 married Kentucky Lewistown coal miner no home  
12/31/1909 2/24/1910 Stone, Joseph 55 married Penn. Avon farmer not able to work back to work
12/12/1909 3/20/1911 Straley, Levi 9 single Illinois Canton none   went to St. Charles School for Boys
6/19/1911 8/31/1909 Thompson, Harry 51 married Austria Farmington coal miner not able to work  
1/21/1910 9/16/1910 Thompson, Harry 52 married Austria Farmington coal miner not able to work  
1/25/1909 2/2/1909 Thurman, Fletcher 69 married Illinois London Mills labor old age  
7/30/1909 9/23/1911 Vanarsdale, Samuel 45 single Indiana Canton nothing no home  
5/13/1910 6/18/1910 Walter, Minnie 32 married Virginia Summum housekeeping no home went to live with brother & sister
8/11/1909 10/26/1909 Weese, Miss Marid 26 single Illinois Astoria   deaf mute Sent to Bartonville
8/11/1909 10/28/1909 Wesse, baby Grace 2   Illinois Astoria     baby sent to live w/grandparents
12/4/1910 3/25/1911 White, Madison 43 single Missouri ? farm hand roamer; no home ran away
11/18/1908 12/20/1908 Whitmore, Charles 54 married Illinois Canton boss fighter of whiskey  
5/26/1910 5/30/1910 Whitmore, Charles 55 married Illinois Canton Boos fighter of whiskey back to work
2/4/1910 9/30/1910 Whittle, Billy 72 married England Farmington coal miner poor  
5/26/1909 8/10/1909 Whittle, William 71 married England Farmington coal miner no home back to work
2/22/1910 3/1/1910 Wilson, Emma 27 married Illinois Norris housekeeping Septecemia back home
6/26/1910 9/27/1910 Wood, Albert 7   England Farmington   orphan; no home  
6/28/1910 9/27/1910 Wood, George 12   England Farmington   orphan; no home  
6/26/1910 9/27/1910 Wood, Willy 10   England Farmington   orphan; no home  
1/19/1909 3/19/1909 Woods, Amanda 56 single Illinois Canton labor old age died Mar. 19, 1909

 



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