Cairo Almshouse 
1893

Original record book located at the Durham Center Museum. Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf.

Names

Nationality

Cause

Received

Discharged

Weeks

Days

Age

Remarks

Town of Ashland

Town of Athens

Isaac Watson

United States

Insane

November 10, 1893

52

1

41

Margaret Mulford

United States

Blind

November 10, 1893

52

1

66

Addie La Rue

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

June 5, 1894

29

5

28

George Fancher

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1893

September 30, 1894

46

3

71

Mary Ostrander

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

August 9, 1894

39

34

Whent home with her father

Franklin Alden Ostrander

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

December 4, 1893

3

4

4 months

Ed Hallenbeck

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1893

May 1, 1894

24

5

40

Ed McDonald

Ireland

Intemperate

December 1, 1893

May 21, 1894

24

4

60

Mary Cogan

Ireland

Intemperate

January 17, 1894

May 21, 1894

17

6

52

Frank Cogan

Ireland

Intemperate

January 17, 1894

May 21, 1894

17

6

48

Thomas Griffin

United States

January 18, 1894

April 3, 1894

11

2

34

Edward McDonald

Irish

Intemperate

November 9, 1894

2

60

Town of Cairo

Isadore Van Dermark

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

81

Elsie Mott

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

70

Frederick Rechtmyer

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

77

James Keast

England

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

71

Geo. Van Steenburg

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

May 21, 1894

27

4

77

Pleasant Banks (Colored)

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

24

Henry Hine

United States

Foolish

November 10, 1893

April 9, 1894

21

4

60

Abraham Lydecker

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

65

Robert Brink

United States

Intemperate

December 4, 1893

April 1, 1894

17

60

Mrs. Cristie McNamee

Irish

Poverty

June 4, 1894

22

6

65

Frederick Miller

United States

Poverty

June 11, 1894

21

6

42

Geo. Vansteenburg

United States

Poverty

May 30, 1894

23

5

77

Robert Brink

United States

Intemperate

November 6, 1894

5

Town of Catskill

Margaret J. Cogan

Ireland

Blind

November 10, 1893

52

1

63

Patric McManus

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

65

Edward Conley

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

59

Mary Marquit

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

54

Henry Egnor

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1893

52

1

21

Peter McGee

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1893

May 21, 1894

27

4

66

Kate Lent

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

88

Harlon R. Jones

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

78

George W. June

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1893

52

1

87

John Linzey

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1893

52

1

19

Abram Hallenbeck

United States

Sick

November 10, 1893

May 1, 1894

24

5

87

Ellen Makely

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

58

Edward Emsley

England

Poverty

November 10, 1893

May 21, 1894

27

4

62

Mrs. Henry Caton

England

Poverty

November 10, 1893

May 1, 1894

24

5

38

Charles Caton

England

Poverty

November 10, 1893

May 1, 1894

24

5

6 months

Charles Bennett

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

January 1, 1894

7

4

11

Sylvester Houghtaling

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1893

May 5, 1894

25

2

44

Edward Hallenbeck

United States

Foolish

November 10, 1893

May 1, 1894

24

5

40

Christopher Smith

German

Foolish

November 22, 1893

April 25, 1894

22

1

68

Alfred Miller

United States

Foolish

November 28, 1893

June 3, 1894

26

6

76

Mrs. J. Brackney

Ireland

Foolish

November 28, 1893

49

4

80

Jacob Bellis

Ireland

Intemperate

December 4, 1893

May 1, 1894

21

2

50

Alonzo Schermerhorn

United States

Intemperate

December 26, 1893

March 29, 1894

13

3

54

29-Mar

Emily Whitney

United States

Poverty

February 15, 1894

38

2

37

Will soon give birth to child

D.A. Murphy

Ireland

Intemperate

March 24, 1894

May 2, 1894

5

5

40

Hugh McCarty

Ireland

Intemperate

May 7, 1894

May 21, 1894

2

1

Claude Whitney

United States

April 16, 1894

27

5

Was born in house April 16, 1894

Mag Kivland

Ireland

Intemperate

June 6, 1894

June 20, 1894

2

1

Ellen Pharo

United States

Poverty

August 26, 1894

September 10, 1894

2

2

24

Married from house September 10, 1894, Gave birth to a child Aug. 25 at White's Hotel

Petter McGee

Ireland

Intemperate

August 27, 1894

10

5

66

Mag Kivland

Ireland

Intemperate

September 10, 1894

8

5

63

Mrs. Whittaker

United States

Poverty

October 1, 1894

5

6

45

Sylvester Houghtaling

United States

Intemperate

10-Nov

1

Edward Emsley

England

Intemperate

10-Nov

1

Town of Coxsackie

Henry Hill

English

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

72

Rose Post

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

36

Edward Silvernail

United States

Weak Minded

November 10, 1893

June 1, 1894

29

1

27

Lemual French

United States

Poverty

January 11, 1894

February 20, 1894

5

2

68

Jacob Henry

Colored

Poverty

February 25, 1894

April 14, 1894

7

70

Georgie Smith

United States

Poverty

September 3, 1894

September 6, 1894

4

1

Taken to Orphan Asylum, Mother ran away September 6, 1894

Town of Durham

Rufus Rowlison

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1893

52

1

78

Lavanchia L. Judson

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

66

Emily C. Bibbins

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

March 20, 1894

18

5

52

Hannah M. Jones

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

79

Emma Rheinhart

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1893

February 6, 1894

12

5

24

Taken to Newark Asylum

John Turner

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

66

Wm. Benn

United States

Blind

November 10, 1893

April 1, 1894

20

3

72

Amie May Porter

United States

Sick

September 6, 1894

September 29, 1894

3

3

6 months

Mother has fitts; father runaway, taken to Albany September 29, 1894

Town of Greenville

Patrick Herring

Irish

Insane

November 10, 1893

52

1

60

Town of Halcott

Town of Hunter

John Ellison

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1893

52

1

77

David Curtis

United States

Poverty

November 15, 1893

May 1, 1894

24

82

John Doe

Irish

December 13, 1893

May 13, 1894

21

5

Jeff Towner

United States

Foolish

June 7, 1894

June 24, 1894

2

4

Town of Jewett

Hepsibeth M. Egbertson

United States

Insane

November 10, 1893

52

1

39

Town of Lexington

Wm. H. Mansfield

United States

Cripple

February 13, 1894

February 19, 1894

1

1

31

Taken to Albany Hospitable

John Bencle

Russian

Poverty

April 6, 1894

April 25, 1894

2

6

33

Wm. H. Mansfield

United States

Cripple

May 28, 1894

23

5

Brought back from Hospitable

Hattie May Phoenix

United States

Foolish

August 13, 1894

12

6

17

Marshall L. Osborn

United States

Poverty

15-Nov

40

4

6

Mothers name Minnie Osborn; Lexington, NY; Father dead, cause drinking

Town of New Baltimore

Jemima Flemings

United States

Insane

November 10, 1893

52

1

81

Eliza Wheeler

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

75

Betsey Hoose

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

75

Mrs. Anna Houghtaling

German

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

62

Peter Clow

German

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

51

Salatha Coons

United States

Poverty

January 12, 1894

April 14, 1894

13

2

66

Chas. Williams

United States

Intemperate

February 25, 1894

May 21, 1894

12

2

51

Town of Prattsville

Barney Shout

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

46

Mrs. Ruth Shout

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

76

Wm. M. Lewis

United States

November 18, 1893

51

63

Dewain Shout

United States

Intemperate

December 15, 1893

February 1, 1894

7

64

Town of Windham

Mary Wentworth

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1893

February 5, 1894

12

5

43

Taken to Newark, NY

Alvin Pierce

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

71

Mrs. J. DuBois

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

82

Rose Ward

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

52

1

20

Jennie Ward

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1893

December 25, 1893

6

4

3 months

Was taken to Asylum

Geo. Bibbins

United States

Poverty

July 31, 1894

November 28, 1894

14

4

79

Buried in County Lot

 


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