Cairo Almshouse 
1895

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 Mute November 10, 1895   52 2 14  
Henry Grout United States December 7, 1895 July 24, 1896 33 6 80 Died and was buried in Jewett
           
Town of Athens            
Isaac Watson United States Insane November 10, 1895   52 2    
Margaret Mulford United States Blind November 10, 1895   52 2    
Lucinda Kirt United States Foolish November 10, 1895   52 2    
Patrick Campbell Ireland Intemperate November 10, 1895 June 9, 1896 30 3 44  
Abram Hallenbeck United States Intemperate December 18, 1895 June 1, 1896 23 5    
Edward McDonald Irish Intemperate January 3, 1896 June 1, 1896 23 5    
Harriet Everson Collard Intemperate January 29, 1896 June 10, 1896 22 6    
Patrick Hyre United States Intemperate March 13, 1896 June 9, 1896 12 5   Was taken back to Athens
Henry Hallenbeck United States Intemperate March 14, 1896 June 16, 1896 13 5    
Old German German Rheumatism June 21, 1896 July 22, 1896 4 4    
Abram Smith United States Poverty September 8, 1896 September 14, 1896 1   68 Found dead in bed; Died Hart trouble; was taken to Athens by Brady undertaker
Edward McDonald Irish Intemperate October 2, 1896   5 4    
           
Town of Cairo            
Isadore Van Demark Irish Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 83  
Elsie Mott United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 72  
Frederick Richtmyre United States Intemperance November 10, 1895   52 2 79  
James Keast England Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 73  
Pleasant Banks (Colored) United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 26  
Abraham Lydecker United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 67  
Mary McNamee Irish Irish November 10, 1895 March 23, 1896 19 2 67 was buried in County Lot
Frederick Miller United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 44 This man is with John Mower
George Van Steenburgh United States Poverty November 10, 1895 October 11, 1896 48 1 79 Died, buried in County Lot Oct 13th
Almira Denniston United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 93  
Abijah Ransom United States Poverty November 10, 1895 Died Sept 9 43 4 83 Buried at Cornwallville
Thomas Smith United States Poverty January 13, 1896 Died June 6, 1896 20 5 76 was buried Sunday June 8, at Round Top
George Miner United States Poverty January 2, 1896 May 4, 1896 17 5 16 Runaway
Porter W. Hill United States Intemperance June 21, 1896 July 6, 1896 2 2    
           
Town of Catskill            
Margaret J. Cogen Ireland Blind November 10, 1895   52 2 65  
Patric McManus Ireland Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 67  
Edward Conley Ireland Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 61  
Mary Marquit United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 56  
Henry Egnor United States Idiot November 10, 1895   52 2 23  
Kate Lent United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 91  
Harlon P. Jones United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 80  
George W. June United States Intemperance November 10, 1895   52 2 89  
John Linzey United States Idiot November 10, 1895   52 2 21  
Ellen Makeley United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 60  
Emily Whitney United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 39  
Claude Whitney United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 2  
Margaret Kivland Ireland Intemperance November 10, 1895 June 9, 1896 30 3 65  
Sally Abeel (Colored) United States Intemperance November 10, 1895   52 2 69  
Mary E. Hitchcock United States Rheumatism November 10, 1895   52 2 70  
Annie Foy Ireland Rheumatism November 10, 1895   52 2 74  
Wm Obrion Ireland Intemperance November 10, 1895 April 16, 1896 22 5 34  
Manie Janson United States Old Age November 10, 1895   52 2 72  
James Son United States Intemperance November 10, 1895   52 2 53  
Paul Banbanax German Sick November 10, 1895 March 21, 1896 19   51  
Alexander Hummel United States Intemperance December 4, 1895 May 28, 1896 25 2 80 This man is from Schoharie
James Griffin United States Intemperance January 27, 1895(6) April 20, 1896 12 1 41  
C.G. Richtmyre United States Intemperance December 8, 1895 Died May 28, 1896 24 5 66 Buried in County Lot
Susen  Autoinovich Polander Poverty January 30, 1896 May 24, 1896 15 1 34 This woman will give birth to child; child was born May 26 and was dead
Margaret Whiteker United States Poverty February 5, 1896   39 6    
Minton(?) Jackson Collard Poverty February 3, 1896   40 1 17 Will give birth to child soon: this is the child of Miss Minton Jackson
General Jackson Collard Poverty February 6, 1896   39 5 3 days This child was born February 5, 1896 at 10 pm
Siman P. Dedrick United States Intemperance February 11, 1896 Died July 28 24 1 73 Buried in County Lot
Wm. Henry  Drew United States Old Age March 14, 1896 June 1, 1896 7   80  
Mrs. John Lind United States Sick May 30, 1896 June 30, 1896 4 3 41  
Mrs. Margaret Cook United States Sick March 25,  1896   32 6 74  
Pollander from Geo. Bedsaw Polander Shrek(?) September 9, 1896 September 12, 1896 4   Nort Amesijks (?); died and buried in County Lot
           
Town of Coxsackie            
Rose Post United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 38  
Edward Silvernail United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 23  
John H. Newman United States Poverty November 10, 1895 May 4, 1896 25 2 66  
Jacob Henry Collard Poverty November 30, 1895 May 16, 1896 24   77  
George  Vermingdon German Poverty December 4, 1895 April 12, 1896 18 5 40  
John Welch Irish Poverty December 7, 1895 March 29, 1896 16 2 81  
Ethel Palmiteer Collard Poverty January  4, 1896   44 3 24 Will give birth to child soon
John Palmiteer Collard Poverty March 23,  1896   33 1 1 day This child was born march 23 by Ethel Palmiteer
Jacob Myers United States Intemperance April 4, 1896 June 3, 1896 8 5    
Chas. Post United States June 2, 1896   23     Born June 2nd 1896; Rose Post is the mother of this Child, and was born in house
           
Town of Durham            
Rufus Rowlison United States Idiot November 10, 1895   52 2 80  
Lavanchia L. Judson United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 68  
Hannah M. Jones United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 81  
Harald Tylar United States Poverty November 23, 1895 November 30, 1895 1 1 5 These five children was taken to Albany Orphan (Asylum) November 30, 1895 - the father and mother and one older brother has been sent to Albany Penitentiary for stealing of (from) Harry Martell
Bertha Tylar United States Poverty November 23, 1895 November 30, 1895 1 1 12  
Nellie Tyler United States Poverty November 25, 1895 November 30, 1895 1   14  
William Tyler United States Poverty November 25, 1895 November 30, 1895 1   8  
Lena May Tyler United States Poverty November 25, 1895 November 30, 1895 1   1 - 6 month  
James Greene United States Intemperance May 4, 1896   27 1 61 This man had his leg broken
Ezra Palmer United States Sick August 1, 1896   6 4 79 Died September 13, 1896; Buried in County Lot; Has friends Hiland Palmer, Catskill; Byran Palmer, Leeds
           
Town of Greenville            
Patrick Harring Irish Insane November 10, 1895   52 2 62  
Ann Houghtaling United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 64  
Jennie Hunderhill Budd United States Poverty May 23, 1896   24 3 42  
David Duff United States Poverty July 3, 1896   18 4 76  
           
Town of Halcott            
           
Town of Hunter            
Jefferson Towner United States Foolish November 10, 1895 March 1, 1896 16 1 29  
David Curtis United States Intemperate November 10, 1895   52 2 75  
Alonzo Robinson United States Sick November 10, 1895 March 3, 1896 16 3 63  
Elizabeth Annie Benjamin United States Homeless December 16, 1895 December 20, 1895 5 11 - 3 months Taken to Albany Orphan Asylum; Father and Mother both dead
Rachel Pearl Benjamin United States Homeless December 16, 1895   5 7 - 11 months  
Mrs. Mary Vanwagner United States December 16, 1895 June 15, 1896 26 1 35 Gave birth to child  November 26, 1895
Mary Vanwagner United States December 16, 1895 June 15, 1896 26 1 3 months  
           
Town of Jewett            
Hepsibeth M. Egbertson United States Insane November 10, 1895   52 2 41  
           
Town of Lexington            
William  H. Mansfield United States Cripple November 10, 1895   52 2 23  
           
Town of New Baltimore            
Eliza Wheeler United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 77  
Betsey Hoose United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 77  
Anna Houghtaling German Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 64  
Peter Clow German Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 53  
John Benn United States Blind December 10, 1895   48   69  
Ora Smith United States Sick July 7, 1896 July 10, 1896 4 41 Died with consumption and was taken to New Baltimore to be buried
John Ferrill Irish Sick August 18, 1896 September 25, 1896 6   55  
           
Town of Prattsville            
Barney Shout United States Poverty November 10, 1895 August 25, 1896 41 3 48 Killed himself by takeing laudlum; buried in County Lot
William M. Lewis United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 65  
Duane Shout United States Intemperate November 11, 1895 November 28, 1895 2 4    
Barney Phannen United States Poverty December 4, 1895 January 17, 1896 6 3 67  
Agnes Layman United States Poverty February 11, 1896 July 11, 1896 21 5 83  
Wm. Story United States Fits September 11, 1896 September 26, 1896 2 4    
           
Town of Windham            
Alvin    Pierce United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 73  
Mrs. J. DuBois United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 84  
Rose Ward United States Poverty November 10, 1895   52 2 22  

 


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