Jackson County Poor Farm

The following is transcribed from a ledger of the Jackson County Poor Farm, titled, Records of Inmates & Deaths. The Overseers recording these entries were: Marcus Clark, January 1881 to November 1885; K. J. Felt, November 1885 to November 1886; William Caves Jr., November 1886 to February 1889.


NAME RESIDENCE AGE DATE OF ARRIVAL NATIVITY CAUSE OF DISABILITY DATE OF DEPARTURE REMARKS
Mrs. Touri Northfield 98 Jan 18, 1881 Norwegian Destitute   Died
William Lutes Irving 89 Feb 1, 1881 Irish Homeless   Died
Alice Bloom   13 Feb 14, 1882 American Spinal Complaint Dec 17, 1882  
G. J. Simons Non-Resident 30 Feb 20, 1881 American Fever Mar 6, 1881  
G. E. Maxson Non-Resident 45 Mar 5, 1881 American Rhumatism Mar 10, 1881 Sent to Eldon, Hardin County, IA
Mrs. Elkins Hixton 75 Aug 19, 1881 American Insane   Died
Mrs. Serena Tossane Taylor 68 Aug 30, 1881 Norwegian Homeless   Died
Anna Monson Blk River Fls 50 Oct 8, 1881 Norwegian Foolish    
Tom Harmer Sullivan 61 Oct 29, 1881 English Homeless Feb 4, 1882  
Ida Fendelson Albion 14 Nov 3, 1881 American Homeless Jan 22, 1882 Sent to Reform School, Milwaukee
Pitcomb Liscomb Albion 25 Nov 7, 1881 American   July 4, 1884 Sent to Insane Asylum, Madison
Mrs. Grandstaff and two children Irving 28 Dec 28, 1881 American Homeless Jan 18, 1882 Children - Edwin & Edgar
Ethel McBurney Merrillan 1 1/2 Dec 19, 1881 American   Sep 26, 1882 Parents in State Prison
Hans Olson Albion   Jan 13, 1882 Norwegian Insane Feb 24, 1882 Returned to Madison
John Brown Albion   Jan 13, 1882 Norwegian Insane Feb 11, 1882 Returned to Madison
O. Hill Millston 57 Jan 13, 1882 American Insane Oct 23, 1883  
Mary Downer Hixton 45 Jan 13, 1882 American Insane Mar 24, 1882 Sent to her home
H. Soper Melrose 77 Feb 4, 1882 American Heart Disease Apr 17, 1882  
Sophia Albertson Albion 22 Oct 7, 1882 Norwegian St. Vitus Oct 7, 1882  
Mrs. R. A. Miles Merrillan 50 Feb 22, 1882 African Paralysis   Died
Tom Harmer Sullivan 61 Dec 8, 1882 American Homeless   Died
George Hopkins Albion 14 Dec 20, 1882 American Homeless Jan 4, 1883  
Delia Gear Melrose 9 Dec 20, 1882 American Homeless Jan 4, 1883 Adopted by D. Dimmick, BRFalls
Leroy Gear Melrose 1 1/2 Dec 20, 1882 American Homeless Feb 4, 1885 Taken by J. Dorlan, Norwalk, WI,with view of adopting
George Fredrickson Merrillan 39 Dec 27, 1882 German Frozen Apr 6, 1883 Sent to La Crosse
Sophie Albertson Albion 23 Mar 2, 1883 Norwegian St. Vitus Mar 6, 1883  
John Flynn Alma 63 Apr 6, 1883 Irish Insane   Died
Charlie Dougherty Warrens Mills 25 Apr 6, 1883 Irish Insane Apr 7, 1883  
Charlie Gear Melrose 5 Apr 20, 1883 American Homeless May 12, 1883 Adopted by M. Nash, BRFalls
S. Yateman North Bend 50 Apr 30, 1883 English Kicked by horse May 14, 1883  
Rosa Gear Melrose 8 May 3, 1883 American   Oct 3, 1883  
C. Westfall Melrose 62 Jun 21, 1883 German Rhumatism   49 weeks & 5 days
Mike Donkey Garden Valley 38 Jun 29, 1883 German   Dec 3, 1884  
Charlie Trim Albion 4 Aug 25, 1883 American Homeless Nov 26, 1883 Adopted by G. Kimble
Wallace Merrill Merrillan 26 Aug 31, 1883 American Fever Nov 25, 1883  
Hattie Merrill Merrillan 18 Aug 31, 1883 American   Nov 25, 1883  
Herbert Merrill Merrillan 9 mo Aug 31, 1883 American   Nov 25, 1883  
Willie Torison BRFalls 10 Aug 31, 1883 American Hurt by Explosion Sep 6, 1883  
Alvin Trim Albion 39 Sep 23, 1883 American Sick & no home Feb 23, 1884 Died
Herbert Trim Albion 7 Sep 23, 1883 American Homeless Oct 6, 1883 Adopted by G. Adams, Alma Center
S. D. Patterson Non-Resident 60 Nov 29, 1883 American Sore eyes Dec 10, 1883  
D. Fuller Albion 37 Dec 19, 1883 American Homeless Mar 21, 1884  
John Nelson Albion 40 Jan 23, 1884 Norwegian Frozen Jan 26, 1884 Died
Adam Henderson BRFalls 21 Feb 9, 1884   Rhumatism Feb 12, 1884  
Jacob Young Garden Valley 20 Mar 19, 1884 German Homeless May 7, 1884  
Mrs. Mike Donkey and three children Garden Valley   Mar 24, 1884 Germans Destitute Dec 3, 1884 Children - Carl, Harry, Tilda
Jonas Sorenson Taylor 60 May 2, 1884 Norwegian Foolish Nov 24, 1885 19 weeks & 5 days
Henry Gear Melrose 12 Apr 10, 1884 American Homeless Jul 15, 1884  
Owen Hill Millston 59 Jan 23, 1884 American Insane May 21, 1886 27 Weeks, Died, Dropsy
Rosa Gear Melrose 9 Jun 30, 1884 American   Jul 18, 1884 Sent to Industrial School
Mrs. Lydia Smith Manchester 84 Sep 20, 1884 American Homeless Sep 26, 1884  
Mary Melvin & child Irving   Sep 23, 188 Irish Homeless Oct 17, 1884  
Sophia Albertson BRFalls 24 Oct 26, 1884 Norwegian Homeless Apr 1, 1884  
Hans J. Cleveland Taylor 40 Nov 13, 1884 Norwegian Insane May 10, 1887 Sent to Insane Asylum, Madison
Mary Ann Hulett Northfield 35 Nov 15, 1884 American Foolish    
Mr. Bryan Albion 79 Dec 3, 1884 American Homeless Jan 10, 1885  
Mrs. Oddy BRFalls 80 Dec 6, 1884 German Homeless Jan 13, 1887 Died
Mr. J Patterson Hixton 60 Dec 7, 1884 American Homeless Jan 11, 1885  
Ronnie Patterson Hixton 6 Dec 8, 1884 American Homeless Jan 11, 1885  
James Shea Non-Resident   Dec 17, 1884 American   Apr 6, 1885  
? Butler Non-Resident   Dec 17, 1884   Frozen Mar 6, 1885 Sent to Waupon, WI
Deerborn Fuller Albion 38 Dec 19, 1884 American Homeless Dec 21, 1884  
Olaf Joneson Albion 28 Dec 28, 1884 Norwegian Leg broke May 6, 1885 19 weeks board
Jacob Reith Non-Resident 30 Jan 2, 1885 German Frozen Jan 27, 1885 4 weeks
Wallace Merrill, wife and two children Merrillan   Feb 5, 1885 American Destitute May 2, 1885 12 weeks, 1 child adopted by W. Paddock, Shamrock
Ditto           May 14, 1884 14 weeks, 1 child adopted by W. McClintock, Shamrock
John Spaulding BRFalls   Feb 6, 1885 American Homeless Mar 21, 1885 6 weeks board
D. Fuller Albion 38 Feb 13, 1885 American Homeless Mar 23, 1885 5 weeks board
Mrs. Lydia Smith Manchester 84 Mar 14, 1885 American Homeless    
Mrs. Chloe Scott Merrillan 69 Jun 3, 1885 American Broken Leg Oct 18, 1887 Taken to Sparta
Nancy Barnard Franklin 20 Jun 24, 1885 American Foolish    
? Butler Irving 50 Jul 28, 1885 Irish Sunstroke Aug 24, 1885 4 weeks
Mary McGee Manchester 16 Sep 4, 1885   Destitute Sep 15, 1885 2 weeks
James Perry McGee Manchester 1 Sep 4, 1885   Destitute Sep 15, 1885 2 weeks
W. P. Harvey Albion 46 Oct 17, 1885 American Asthma Jan 28, 1886 2 weeks
Martha Anderson Northfield 30 Oct 26, 1885 Norwegian Rhumatism Mar 31, 1886 18 weeks & 6 days
Huldah Anderson Northfield 3 Oct 26, 1885 Norwegian   Mar 31, 1886 18 weeks & 6 days
Lelia Hopkins Albion 14 Nov 20, 1885 American      
Sarah Hopkins Albion 12 Nov 20, 1885 American   Dec 2, 1885 Brought back Jan 29th Sent to Reform School
Effie Hopkins Albion 6 Nov 20, 1885 American   Mar 11, 1886 Brought back Mar 26, 1886 Taken to Sparta Mar 26, 1887
Francis Hopkins Albion 7 mos. Nov 20, 1885 American      
Meriam Hopkins Albion 7 mos. Nov 20, 1885 American      
Herman Sheibe     Nov 21, 1885 German Billious fever Dec 14, 1885  
Henry Kimballs wife and child Albion 18 Dec 14, 1885 American Homeless Jan 19, 1886  
A. Wyman Monroe Co. 55 Dec 23, 1885 American Frozen feet Dec 31, 1885 Died, brought here by Mr. Sly of Hixton
Walter Reynolds Franklin 22 Dec 26, 1885 Irish Sore throat Jan 1, 1886 Sent by Mr. Douglass of Melrose
Nelson Roscoe Garden Valley 79 Mar 4, 1886 American Insanity May 2, 1886 Died, brought by S. B. Johnson
W. T. Harvey     Mar 11, 1886 American Asthma Apr 19, 1886 Brought by Mr. Sly of Hixton
Hans Olson Albion   Apr 22, 1886 Norwegian Insanity May 10, 1887 Taken back to Mendota
John Olson Springfield   Apr 22, 1886 Norwegian Insanity May 10, 1887 Taken to Madison
Edwin Irish Northfield   Apr 22, 1886 Norwegian Insanity May 24, 1887 Taken by wife
Andrew Isackson Irving   Apr 22, 1886 Norwegian Insane May 17, 1886 Runaway
Andrew Anderson Franklin   Apr 22, 1886 Norwegian Insanity May 15, 1886 Taken by M. Conlin
Lillie McGee & Baby Albion 17 Jul 23, 1886 American Nov 25, 1886   Columbia County Asylum
ditto     Aug 3, 1886       Baby Died
Mrs. Augusta Krause   22 Sep 8, 1886 German Confinement Nov 11, 1886 Baby born Sep 23rd, brought by L. Camron of Alma Center
William Hagerty   48 Oct 4, 1886 Irish Broken leg Dec 21, 1886 Sent to Chippewa, brought by J. Hancock of Sullivan
David A. Thompson   26 Oct 19, 1886 Scotch Sore leg Nov 11, 1886 Sent by Dr. Cole, sent away by County Board
Mary Hulett Hixton 35 Nov 15, 1886 American Foolish    
James McLoflin Albion   Nov 2, 1886 American Insanity Feb 28, 1888 Buried at BRF
Mrs. Larson City   Nov 2, 1886 Norwegian Insanity Oct 20, 1887 Died
Mary Soper Irving   Dec 27, 1886 American Homeless    
James Seder Hixton 23 Jan 29, 1887 Canadian Sick & homeless Mar 7, 1887  
Barnard Worden Hixton 72 May 7, 1887 American Lame leg Apr 21, 1888 Went back to Hixton
Marier Weaver Merrillan 68 May 17, 1887 American Homeless    
Marier Nolton Alma Center 60 Jun 11, 1887 Irish Homeless    
Eddie Fox Albion 4 Jun 28, 1887 American Homeless Jul 23, 1887 Taken to Sparta
Worden Fox Albion 6 Jun 28, 1887 American Homeless Jul 23, 1887 Taken to Sparta
James Davis Albion 71 Jul 10, 1887 American Homeless    
Anna Dent Irving 8 Jul 29, 1887 American Homeless Aug 16, 1887 Taken to Sparta
James Hanon Albion 68 Jul 30, 1887 Irish Homeless Aug 16, 1887 Went away
 Julia Rustin  Wrightsville  17  Aug 13, 1887 American  Homeless  Jan 6, 1888  Went to Merrillan
Anna Monson BRFalls 35 Aug 10, 1887 Norwegian Sick Aug 13, 1887 Went away
Johnathan Barnard Franklin 69 Sep 8, 1888 American Homeless Dec 8, 1887 Went away
Anna Monson BRFalls 35 Oct 19, 1887 Norwegian Homeless Dec 17, 1887 Went away
Johnathan Barnard Franklin Abt. 70 Jan 4, 1888 American Homeless Jan 26, 1888  
Ole Larson City 75 Jan 23, 1888 Norwegian Homeless    
Helen Nelson & baby Alma Center 21 Feb 11, 1888 Norwegian Homeless Mar 13, 1888 Went away
George Barry Merrillan 79 Feb 29, 1888 German Homeless    
James Hanon Albion   Mar 22, 1888 Irish Homeless    
Luezza Eye BRFalls 36 Apr 21, 1888 Norwegian Homeless    
Barnard Worden Hixton 73 Apr 30, 1888 American Homeless Jun 7, 1888 Went to Clark County
Emeline Weber Webber Mill 45 Aug 13, 1888 American Homeless    
John Bloom Melrose 76 Oct 9, 1888 German Homeless    
Barnard Worden Hixton 74 Oct 29, 1888 American Homeless    
Nathanial Blakesly City 74 Dec 13, 1888 American Homeless Feb 25, 1889 Went to Nebraska
J. H. Marshall Merrillan 74 Feb 19, 1889 American Homeless    

 

NAME RESIDENCE AGE DATE OF DEATH CAUSE OF DEATH
Mrs. Touri Northfield 98 Nov 4, 1881 Old age
William Lutes Irving 89 Dec 30, 1881 Old age
Mrs. R. A. Miles Merrillan 50 Mar 11, 1882 Paralysis
Serena Tossane Taylor 68 Mar 23, 1882 Consumption
Mrs. Elkins Hixton 78 Sep 19, 1883  
John Nelson Albion 40 Jan 26, 1884 Froze
Alvin Trim Albion 39 Feb 23, 1884 Consumption
John Flynn Alma 63 Jul 1, 1884 Paralysis
Tom Harmer   65 Mar 27, 1885 Consumption
A. Wyman Monroe Co. 55 Dec 31, 1885 Frozen feet
Mrs. Kimball's baby Albion 6 wks Jan 1, 1886 Fits
Owen Hill Millston 61 May 21, 1886 Dropsy
Nelson Roscoe   79 May 28, 1886 Insanity
Lillie McGee's baby Albion 4 wks Aug 3, 1884 Fits
Mrs. Oddy BRFalls   Jan 13, 1887 Old age
Child of Julie Rustin Hatfield 3 mos Jan 3, 1888 Rupture
Johnathan Barnard Irving 70 Jan 26, 1888 Dropsy, Removed to Melrose
James McLoflin Albion ? Feb 23, 1888 Insanity

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