Cairo Almshouse 
1897

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                
Geo. Teal United States   November 10, 1897 April 19, 1898 23   55  
               
Town of Athens                
Isaac Watson United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1    
Margaret Mulford United States Blind November 10, 1897   52 1    
Lucinda Kirt United States Foolish November 10, 1897   52 1    
Edward McDonald United States Intemperance November 10, 1897   52 1    
John H. Hoesen United States Old Age November 10, 1897   7 3 72  
Rebecca Bogardus United States Old Age November 10, 1897   52 1 83  
Henry Hallenbeck United States Old Age January 12, 1898 April 12, 1898 13   75  
Henry Hallenbeck United States Old Age April 23, 1898 May 11, 1898 2 5 75  
Wm. Henry Brandow United States Poverty May 13, 1898 November 11, 1898 25 6 65 Taken to Athens for Burial
John Golden Irish Poverty October 21, 1898   3      
               
Town of Cairo                
Geo. Hazzard United States Intemperance November 10, 1897 April 17, 1898 22 4 60  
Elsie Mott United States Poverty November 10, 1897 November 16, 1898 52 6 74 Died and buried in County Lot No. 10
Frederick Richtmyre United States Intemperance November 10, 1897   52 1 81  
James Keast England Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 75  
Pleasant Banks (Colored) United States Epileptic November 10, 1897   52 1 28  
Henry Hine United States Foolish November 10, 1897 12-Dec 4 5 24 Was taken out to work
Mrs. Simpson United States Insane December 7, 1897 10-Dec 1     Was taken to asylum
Lewis Decker United States Intemperance January 20, 1898 January 31, 1898 1 5 50  
Henry Hine United States Foolish May 24, 1898   24 2 29  
Martha Thorn United States Poverty October 23, 1898   7 5 55  
Jas. McOsee Irish Poverty November 3, 1898 November 9, 1898 1   50 Died and buried in County Lot No. 9
Wm. Ellis Irish Poverty November 14, 1898       60  
               
Town of Catskill                
Margaret J. Cogen Ireland Blind November 10, 1897   52 1 67  
Edward Conley Ireland Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 63  
Mary Marquit United States Epileptic November 10, 1897   52 1 53  
Kate Lent United States Poverty November 10, 1897 May 25, 1898 28   93 Died and buried in County Lot No. 5
Harlon P. Jones United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 82  
George W. June United States Intemperance November 10, 1897 October 8, 1898 49 3 91 Taken to Leeds for burial
Ellen Makeley United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 62  
Emily Whitney United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 41  
Claude Whitney United States Poverty November 10, 1897 10-Nov 2   4 Was taken to Orphan Asylum
Sally Abeel (Colored) United States Intemperance November 10, 1897   52 1 71  
Mary E. Hitchcock United States Rheumatism November 10, 1897   52 1 72 (Name crossed out)
Catharine (Annie - crossed out) Foy Irish Rheumatism November 10, 1897 March 27, 1898 19 4 76 Died and buried in County Lot No. 2
Mannie Johnson (Colored) United States Old Age November 10, 1897   7 3 74  
Margaret Whitaker United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 76  
Mrs. Margaret Cook Irish Sickness November 10, 1897   52 1    
Cornelius Rappleyea United States Sickness November 10, 1897   52 1    
Wm. Clark United States Sickness November 10, 1897 June 26, 1898 32 4    
John Geary United States Intemperance November 10, 1897 January 28, 1898 32 6   Taken to Albany Hospital
Margaret Kiveland Irish Intemperance November 10, 1897   52 1    
Sylvester Houghtaling United States Intemperance November 13, 1897 April 11, 1898 21 3    
Clarinda Jackson Collard Poverty November 10, 1897 January 13, 1898 9 1   Died and buried County lot Grave No. 1
Mary Badman England   January 10, 1898 November 4, 1898 42 4 27 Died and buried in Co. Lot Grave No. 8
Edward Emsley English   February 18, 1898   38 2 60  
John Strong United States Intemperance March 22, 1898 July 15, 1898 16 4 59  
Miss Nettie Snyder United States Sickness March 13, 1898 March 14, 1898   2 28 Taken to Albany Hospital
Jas. Kennedy Irish Sickness May 3, 1898 May 4, 1898   2 38 Died, buried in County Lot Grave No. 3
William Smith Irish Poverty May 30, 1898   23 3    
Catherine Robinson United States Poverty June 1, 1898 July 16, 1898 6 4 81  
Rose McCormick Irish Poverty July 29, 1898   14 6 45  
Anna Smith Irish Poverty July 29, 1898   14 6 85  
Alfred Fowkes United States Intemperance October 20, 1898   2 3 45  
Maria Janson United States Poverty September 9, 1898   9   75  
Wm. G. Plank United States Intemperance November 12, 1898 February 20, 1899     60  
               
Town of Coxsackie                
Rose Post United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 40  
Charles Post United States Destitute Parents November 10, 1897   52 1 1  
Jacob Myers United States Sickness November 10, 1897 June 3, 1898        
Edward Silvernail United States Foolish November 10, 1897   52 1    
George Wynkoop Colored Poverty March 12, 1898 March 16, 1898   5 10  
Lloyd Wynkoop Colored Poverty March 12, 1898 March 16, 1898   5 8  
Douglas Wynkoop Colored Poverty March 12, 1898 March 16, 1898   5 6  
John N.Membert Irish Poverty March 16, 1898 March 19, 1898   4 46 Taken to Albany City Hospital
Jane Membert Irish Poverty March 16, 1898       42 This woman gave birth to a child April 3rd 1898
Chas. Membert Irish Poverty March 16, 1898 March 19, 1898   4 13 Taken to Albany Orphan Asylum
Geo. Membert Irish Poverty March 16, 1898 March 19, 1898   4 10 Taken to Albany Orphan Asylum
Frank Membert Irish Poverty March 16, 1898 March 19, 1898   4 7 Taken to Albany Orphan Asylum
Gertrude Membert Irish Poverty March 16, 1898 March 19, 1898   4 5 Taken to Albany Orphan Asylum
Jas. Sherwood Irish Intemperate March 16, 1898   52 1 60  
Lydia Williams United States Poverty May 6, 1898   26 6 33  
Alice Williams United States Poverty May 6, 1898 May 7, 1898   2 4 Taken to Orphan Asylum
Charlotte Williams United States Poverty May 6, 1898 May 7, 1898   2 2  
Albatina Williams United States Poverty May 9, 1898   26 3 10  
John Membert Irish Poverty April 20, 1898 June 12, 1898 7 5 46 Returned from Hospital, incurable; died, buried in County Lot, Grave 6
George Conologue   Poverty August 12, 1898 September 3, 1898 3 2 40  
Thomas Hughes Irish Poverty October 1, 1898   5 6 38  
               
Town of Durham                
Rufus Rowlison United States Idiot November 10, 1897   52 1 82  
Lavanchia L. Judson United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 70  
Hannah M. Jones United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 83  
Wm. Benn United States Blind November 10, 1897   52 1    
               
Town of Greenville                
Patrick Harring Irish Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 64  
David Duff United States Poverty November 10, 1897 May 3, 1898 24 6 79 Died, buried in County Lot, Grave No. 4
Jennie Budd United States Poverty November 10, 1897 June 4, 1899 52 1   Went with daughter to Catskill
Wm. Vandenberg United States Blind April 1, 1898 May 4, 1899 20 2 85 Died taken to Greenville
Margaret Ingalls United States Poverty June 9, 1898 August 28, 1898 11 4 80 Taken to Greenville for burial
               
Town of Halcott                
               
Town of Hunter                
David Curtis United States Intemperate November 10, 1897   52 1 77  
John Bunt United States Sick November 10, 1897 July 10, 1898 34 4 86  
Frank Murphy Irish Intemperate November 16, 1897 December 26, 1897 5 6    
Frank Murphy Irish Intemperate September 10, 1898   7 5    
               
Town of Jewett                
Hepsibeth M. Egbertson United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 43  
Mrs. Geo. Smith United States Poverty November 10, 1897 November 10, 1897   2 77 Whent to her home in Jewett
               
Town of Lexington                
William H. Mansfield United States Cripple November 10, 1897   52 1 50  
Lewis Decker United States Intemperance November 10, 1897   52 1 42  
Minnie Tylor Irish Poverty September 7, 1898 September 10, 1898   4 12 Taken to Orphan Asylum
Eva Tylor Irish Poverty September 7, 1898 September 10, 1898   4 5 Taken to Orphan Asylum
Arthur Tylor Irish Poverty September 7, 1898 September 10, 1898   4 10 Taken to Orphan Asylum
Symour Tylor Irish Poverty September 7, 1898 September 10, 1898   4 6 Taken to Orphan Asylum
Jesse Tylor Irish Poverty September 7, 1898 September 10, 1898   4 3 Taken to Orphan Asylum
               
Town of New Baltimore                
Eliza Wheeler United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 79  
Betsey Hoose United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 79  
Anna Houghtaling German Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 66  
Peter Clow German Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 55  
Ellen Jones United States Foolish November 10, 1897   52 1 31  
John Jones United States Destitute Parents November 10, 1897   52 1 9 months Know at maquinty
Salathiel Koon United States Poverty April 9, 1898   30 5    
Jas. Eldred United States Poverty April 11, 1898 May 10,  1898 4 2 79  
Joseph Marl Italian Blind May 10, 1898   26 2 31  
Michael Giblin Irish Poverty October 1, 1898   5 6 60  
               
Town of Prattsville                
William M. Lewis United States Poverty November 10, 1897 February 27, 1898 15 5 67 Went to Oneonta to live with his son
Mary Hanley United States Poverty November 16, 1897 November 19, 1897   4 14 Taken to Albany Asylum
Wm. Hanley United States Poverty November 16, 1897 November 19, 1897   4 12 Taken to Albany Asylum
Peter Hanley United States Poverty November 16, 1897 November 19, 1897   4 11 Taken to Albany Asylum
Lulu Hanley United States Poverty November 16, 1897 November 19, 1897   4 7 Taken to Albany Asylum
Henry Hanley United States Poverty November 16, 1897 November 19, 1897   4 5 Taken to Albany Asylum
Edeth Hanely United States Poverty November 16, 1897 November 19, 1897   4 2 Taken to Albany Asylum
Duane Shout United States Intemperance December 4, 1897 December 16, 1897 1 6    
Anna Davis United States Poverty May 10, 1898   26 2 45  
Sarah J. Sherwood United States Poverty May 10, 1898   26 2 59  
               
Town of Windham                
Alvin Pierce United States Poverty November 10, 1897 December 16, 1897 5 2 75 December 16, died and buried in county lot
Mrs. J. DuBois United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 86  
Rose Ward United States Poverty November 10, 1897   52 1 24  
Mary W. Wentworth United States Idiot February 15, 1898 October 14, 1898 34 3   Died; buried in County Lot Grave No. 7

 


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