Cairo Almshouse 
1894

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

Freddie Fryer

United States

Deaf and Dumb

August 6, 1895

Whent to New York August 6, 1895 and got this boy out of Deaf and Dumb School; he is said to be insane

Henry Grout

United States

Poverty and Old Age

December 7, 1895

August 1, 1896

79

Died and was buried in Ashland

Town of Athens

Isaac Watson

United States

Insane

November 10, 1894

52

1

42

Margaret Mufford

United States

Blind

November 10, 1894

52

1

68

Edward McDonald

Irish

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

May 20, 1895

27

3

60

Geo. Hazard

United States

Intemperate

November 16, 1894

May 20, 1895

26

4

60

Lusinda Kirt

United States

Foolish

January 18, 1895

42

2

52

James Kane

Ireland

Intemperate

January 26, 1895

May 20, 1895

16

3

38

Patrick Campbell

Ireland

Intemperate

February 16, 1895

May 20, 1895

13

3

42

Nellie Sterrit

United States

Sick

June 20, 1895

October 30, 1895

19

24

Patrick Campbell

Ireland

Intemperate

July 24, 1895

15

4

42

Town of Cairo

Isadore Van Demark

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

82

Elsie Mott

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

71

Frederick Richtmyer

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

52

1

78

James Keast

England

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

72

Pleasant Banks (Colored)

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

25

Abraham Lydecker

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

66

Mary McNamee

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

66

Frederick Miller

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

43

George Van Steenburgh

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

52

1

78

Robert Brink

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

May 15, 1895

26

5

61

Wm. H. Vanwagner

United States

Cripple

November 23, 1894

May 1, 1895

22

6

66

Mrs. Denniston

United States

Poverty

January 28, 1895

41

6

92

Amount paid for Board to Keeper $51.25

Thomas Smith

United States

Poverty

April 17, 1895

April 28, 1895

1

5

76

John Reed

United States

Poverty

April 17, 1895

May 3, 1895

2

3

68

Died and buried in County Lot

Francis Bennett

United States

Intemperate

April 21, 1895

June 22, 1895

9

71

Mr. Bijar Ransom

United States

Poverty

July 25, 1895

15

3

82

Wm. Pierce

Collard

Sick

September 13, 1895

September 14, 1895

2

80

Died and buried in County Lot

Town of Catskill

Margaret J. Cogen

Ireland

Blind

November 10, 1894

52

1

64

Patrick McManus

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

66

Edward Conley

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

60

Mary Marquit

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

55

Henry Egnor

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1894

52

1

22

Kate Lent

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

90

Harlon P. Jones

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

79

George W. June

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

52

1

88

John Linzey

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1894

52

1

20

Ellen Makeley

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

59

Mrs. J. Brackney

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1894

December 29, 1894

7

1

71

Emily Whitney

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

38

Claude Whitney

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

1

Sylvester Houghtlaing

United States

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

May 3, 1895

25

1

45

Edward Emsley

England

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

April 16, 1895

22

4

63

Peter McGee

Ireland

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

May 20, 1895

27

3

67

Margaret Kivland

Ireland

Intemperate

November 10, 1894

52

1

64

Mrs. Whitaker

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

May 1, 1895

24

5

46

Wm. P. Lank

United States

Poverty

November 18, 1894

April 10, 1895

20

4

62

Mary Mannerham

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1894

November 22, 1894

1

6

67

Died November 22, 1894; body taken to Catskill

John Rexford

United States

Poverty

November 26, 1894

December 12, 1894

2

3

73

Died December 12, 1894; buried in County Lot

John Sullivan

Ireland

Intemperate

December 13, 1894

June 3, 1895

24

6

64

Joseph Saefart

German

Intemperate

December 18, 1894

April 20, 1895

17

5

46

Thomas Daglash

Irish

Intemperate

December 18, 1894

May 21, 1895

22

2

44

James Mc Cormick

Irish

Intemperate

January 26, 1895

March 10, 1895

6

2

40

Henry Flynn

Irish

Intemperate

January 30, 1895

April 1, 1895

8

6

33

Salley Abell

Collard

Poverty

February 12, 1895

38

6

68

Samual Richtmyre

United States

Poverty

March 25, 1895

April 14, 1895

3

63

Henry Langley

Irish

Sick

March 27, 1895

May 10, 1895

6

3

31

Mrs. Mary E. Hitchcock

United States

Rheumatism

July 12, 1895

17

3

70

John Tier

United States

Dropsey

July 23, 1895

July 28, 1895

6

72

Died July 28, 1895 and buried in County Lot; cause heart failure

Annie Hanley

Ireland

Rheumatism

July 26, 1895

15

3

74

Wm. Obrine

Ireland

Intemperate

August 6, 1895

13

6

34

Manie Janson

United States

Old Age

August 24, 1895

11

2

72

James Son

United States

Intemperate

August 16, 1895

12

3

53

Paul Banlanax

German

Sick

September 10, 1895

8

6

51

Town of Coxsackie

Henry Hill

English

Poverty

November 10, 1894

June 17, 1895

31

3

70

Died and buried in County Lot

Rose Post and Child

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

37

Child taken to Orphan Asylum Mrch 16th 1898

Edward Silvernail

United States

Poverty

December 1, 1894

52

1

22

Wm. Hoose

United States

Intemperate

December 18, 1894

April 16, 1895

17

1

51

Amanda Newman

United States

Poverty

December 25, 1894

January 12, 1895

2

5

20

Melvin Newman

United States

Poverty

December 25, 1894

January 12, 1895

2

5

2

John H. Newman

United States

Poverty

December 25, 1894

January 12, 1895

2

5

3 weeks

Jacob Myers

United States

Poverty

January 9, 1895

43

4

65

Ed Dewitt (Collard)

Collard

Sick

January 10, 1895

June 7, 1895

21

2

76

Died and buried in County Lot

Edward Francis

United States

Homeless Child

October 21, 1895

October 24, 1895

4

4

Taken to Albany Orphan Asylum

Charlotte Francis

United States

Homeless Child

October 21, 1895

October 24, 1895

4

2

Taken to Albany Orphan Asylum

Town of Durham

Rufus Rowlinson

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1894

52

1

79

Lavanchia L. Judson

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

67

Hannah M. Jones

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

80

John Turner

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

June 18, 1895

31

4

67

Died and taken to Durham and buried with his wife

Mrs. John Schick

German

Poverty

December 6, 1894

January 15, 1895

5

6

72

Died January 15th. Body taken to Durham for interment

Moses Earl

United States

Poverty

April 3, 1895

July 20, 1895

15

4

90

Died and buried in County Lot

Town of Greenville

Patrick Herring

Irish

Insane

November 10, 1894

52

1

61

Ann Houghtaling

United States

Poverty

December 22, 1894

46

2

63

Town of Halcott

Town of Hunter

John Ellison

United States

Intemperance

November 10, 1894

July 20, 1895

78

Died and buried in County Lot

Jeff Towner

United States

Foolish

November 12, 1894

51

6

28

David Curtis

United States

Intemperance

November 26, 1894

50

74

Wm. H. Smith

United States

Lazy

February 7, 1895

June 1, 1895

16

3

64

Lonzo Robbison

United States

Sick

October 8, 1895

4

6

63

Town of Jewett

Hepsibeth M. Egbertson

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

40

Town of Lexington

William H. Mansfield

United States

Cripple

November 10, 1894

52

1

22

Hattie May Phoenix

United States

Foolish

November 10, 1894

20-May

27

3

18

Runaway

Marshal L. Osborn

United States

Intemperate Parents

November 14, 1894

3-Apr

20

5

6

Let out to party on trial

Town of New Baltimore

Jemima Flemings

United States

Insane

November 10, 1894

November 24, 1894

2

1

82

Died November 24, 1894; Buried County Lot

Eliza Wheeler

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

76

Adress of friends: Wm. A. Wheeler, Kinderhook, Col. Co.

Betsey Hoose

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

76

Mrs. Anna Houghtaling

German

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

63

Peter Clow

German

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

52

James Jackson

Collard

Poverty

January 17, 1895

20

6

20

Came here with feet frozen; got drowned at So. Cairo June 11th in Catskill Creek while bathing; was buried in County Lot June 12, 1895

James Defreight

United States

Poverty

April 29, 1895

May 14, 1895

2

2

85

Runaway

Town of Prattsville

Barney Shout

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

47

Mrs. Ruth Shout

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

77

Died Nov. 5; Buried in County Lot

William M. Lewis

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

1

64

Duane Shout

United States

Intemperance

December 21, 1894

January 30, 1895

5

6

55

Town of Windham

Alvin Pierce

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

2

72

Mrs. J. DuBois

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

2

83

Rose Ward

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

52

2

21

Geo. Bibbins

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1894

November 28, 1894

2

5

79

Died November 28, 1894. Buried in County Lot.

 


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