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Widows Pension Files

We have found only a single drawer of Widows Pension Packets.

There are any or all of 4 different forms in each packet:

  1. Application for Aid Under the Mothers' Pension Act
  2. Report of Probation Officer (who seems to be that township's supervisor)
  3. Testimony (typed questions by the judge and answers by the applicant)
  4. Order Allowing Pension. This Order also says on the face of it "In the Matter of the Application of _________ for Relief under Widow's Pension Law".

Almost all the packets have the 1. Application and the 2. Report of the Probation Officer. Only a few of the older Applications have the 3. Testimony, and only a few have the 4. Order.

Sometimes the award ($4 or $5 per child under 14) is merely written across the front of the Application or the Report of the Probation Officer, often without award date.

Occasionally one finds a cover letter from the Probation Officer or some other person asking that consideration be given to this particular woman's application because she is so needy and so worthy.

We also have two books at the Archives:
Probate - Widow's Pension Fund, 1916-1926
Probate - Widow's Pension Fund Book A, 1919-1932.

I have not compared the 180 packets with entries in these two books, but some of the packets say "Recorded in Bk. A, page ---", so there should be records in the books that correlate with some of the packets.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Linda Kmiecik  [email protected]

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Linda Kmiecik 
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Girard, IL 62640-8603

Surname and Given Name
Age
Town / Township
Husband Status
Children & Ages
Appln. Date
Mo'ly Award Amt
Award Date by Court or Twp. Sup'vr
Township Supervisor
Typed Testimony
Prob Off'cr Rpt
Comments
Allen, Ida GirardDeadAda Frances 13, Sarah Jane 91/12/29$8.00 1/31/29S. W. BarnesNoYesHas no property, no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Atteberry, Emma HornsbyDeadTwo not named3/12/30 NoNo
Bain, Maude GillespieDeadJames 14, Albert 12, Charley 10, William 8, Wayne 410/16/26$15.00 11/20/26R. H. IsaacsNoYesHas small amount of farm equipmt. No house mentioned. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Bain, Maude GillespieDeadJames 14, Albert 12, Charles 10, Willie 8, Wayne 74/15/27$20.00 4/15/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas no property but cow, horses, hogs worth about $250. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Baker, Anna Carlinville?DeadMartha V. 15, Evert 13, Jessie J. 10, Charles O. 8, Jonas L. 8, Margrett M., ?9/7/26$20.00 9/15/26A. W. LovelessNoYesHas no property but 3 horses and no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Baker, Anna Carlinville/Brushy MoundDeadMartha V. 15, Evert L. 13, Jessie J. 10, Chas. O. 8, Jonas L. 3, Margrett M. ?2/4/27$20.00 3/28/27Arthur LovelessNoYesHas 3 horses and no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Baldwin, Hannah32StauntonDeadRobert 12, Willard 10, Eleanor 8, Allan 4, Harvey 24/17/20 George HawkinsYesYesHas house and 1-1/2 lots. Husband died Nov. 1917 of typhoid. His mother from PA, Hannah's father in St. Louis.
Baldwin, Hannah StauntonDeadWillard 13, Eleanor 10, Allen 8, Harvey 59/15/23 9/20/23John W. OverbyNoYesHas 3-room house. Currently receives $15 Widow's Pension. She is a citizen. Supervisor Overby approves of an INCREASE in her relief.
Baldwin, Hannah StauntonDeadElnor 15, Allen 12, Harvey 95/5/27$16.005/16/27John N. CoerverNoYesHas small homestead worth $750. Has no income but her own earnings (not explained). Is a citizen. Has no relatives to support them.
Beaty, Margaret L. VirdenDeadJosephine 14, Dillon 128/22/25 9/28/25W. C. TalkingtonNoYesHas no property or relatives near. Does canvassing work for hosiery company and home sewing, averaging about $25/month or less. She is a citizen.
Beaty, Margaret L. VirdenDeadJosephine 15, Dillon 132/24/2783/2/27W. C. TalkingtonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Belgraine/ Belgaroni, Jennie BenldDeadArthur 5, Homer 26/28/29$8.007/17/29Angelo ToigoNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Bell, Elizabeth CarlinvilleDeadDorothy May 12, Albert 10, Mary E. 83/12/25 3/21/25W. H. RobisonNoYesHas a home, earns a bit working (amount not given). Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Bell, Elizabeth CarlinvilleDeadDortha May 14, Albert 12, Mary Elizabeth 104/4/27$12.005/16/27W. H. RobisonNoYesHas a home, but no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Bernot, Mary BenldPermanently incapacitatedLouis 12, Mary 10, John 7, Annie 7 & ?4/21/22 4/22/22Angelo Toigo YesShe receives $10 a month from the township supervisor.
Bettis, Helen NilwoodDeadLois Maxine 6, Lauretta Frances 4, Gracie Aldene 2, Betty Jean 16 months1/22/29$16.00 2/4/29Ben CorderNoYesHas no property, no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Boone, Jenie StauntonDeadDaniel Kin Boone, Jr. 34/22/29$4.00 5/17/29J. N. CoerverNoYesAward to begin 5/1929. Has no property, no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Boyer, Belle GirardDeadJosephine 810/4/21 10/5/21R. E. AlfordNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Brewer, Lula VirdenDeadRoy 19, Woodrow 17, Glen 15, Florence 146/18/30$12.00?V. O. WayNoYesHas house and lot. Two sons working away from home provide some income but not much more than it takes to keep them. She is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them. Applicant takes in washing.
Brockman, Grace NilwoodDeadNadine 7, Don Clark 4, Clarence Moody, Jr. 19 months3/9/23$12.00 3/12/23Harry WallaceNoYesHas some property. Earns about $10/month selling toilet articles and working for others. She is a citizen.
Brunetto, Domenica BenldDead, killed in mine 6/14/1912John 16, Dominic 15, James 13, Mike 11 4/15/20 YesNoHas home of 2 rooms and summer kitchen, with mortgage held by borther-in-law Jim Brunetto. She helps janitor at school for $35/month. Boys clean at a bank and a saloon. Father in Italy is 64 and owns no property.
Burge, Grace GillespieDeadFrancis 14, Clara 101/27/30$8.003/1/30Angelo ToigoNoYesPaying on home, with 6 more yrs. To pay off. Only income from doing washing. Is a citizen. Has no relatives to support them.
Burge, Lula GillespieDeadThree unnamed children11/23/15 G. W. BehrensNoNo
Burns, Janet GillespieDead3 children4/27/22 NoNo
Campbell, Agnes GillespieDeadAndrew, Agnes, George, Barbra, John8/19/22 8/19/22G. W. BehrensNoYesHas a small house but no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Campbell, Anna VirdenDeadOlive Grace 13, Charlotte J. 1110/7/30$15.00?V. O. WayNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Carroll, Grace L. Girard?DeadJames 811/6/20$6.00 11/6/20R. E. AlfordNoNo
Carroll, Ola GillespieDead7 ch. At home Velma 13, Nellie 10, Philip 7, Russell 311/26/21 11/26/21G. W. BehrensNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Carroll, Ola GillespieDeadNellie 14, Philip 13, Russell 95/16/27$12.00 11/1/27R. H. IsaacsNoYesNo application. Has no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Casale, Cecilia BenldDied 8/17/1923Mary 13, Tillio 7, John 510/2/23 10/22/23William HartkeNoYesHas a $1200. house and lot, with a $400. mortgage, and $900. owed to hospital. She has her first papers towards citizenship and her husband was a citizen.. She has one uncle Sam Guarrilla, Benld. Neighbor Jennie Danny testimony is in file.
Castagno, Adella EagervilleDeadJohn 13, and one other not named5/6/29$4.00 5/22/29Angelo ToigoNoYesHas a house worth $600., no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Cavallo, Lena BenldDeadPaul 15, Anna 13, John 12, Katherine 8, Peggy 412/12/25 Angelo ToigoNoYesHas 4-room house with $2000. debt due April 1. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them. Letter from Angelo Toigo asking Judge Wood to help Mrs. Cavallo, and asking the County discontinue checks to Mary Turco, Rose Pela, Anna Nancovsky, Mrs. Brunetto, Anna Sanders, Alice Sexton, Anna Kochensky, Ruth Yemm.
Cavallo, Lena BenldDeadAnnie 15, John 14, Katie 9, Peggy 55/2/27$16.005/16/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas 4-room house with $500. debt on it. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Chiado, Mary Benld, CahokiaDeadCatherine 6, Evelyn 5, Dolores 39/15/30$18.00?Angelo ToigoNoYesHas 3-room house valued about $500. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Chipman, LeNore VirdenDeadTwo children2/24/22 UnknownNoNo
Cloud, Elsie GillespieDeadIva May 10, Asa Edward 65/11/28$8.005/1/28R. H. IsaacsNoYesHas no property. Works a bit outside the home. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Cochensky, Anna BenldInjured in mine, 1-1/2 years incapacitatedUrsula 147/24/29$4.007/29/29Angelo ToigoNoYesHas a 4-room house valued at about $800. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Craig, Gertrude GillespieDeadRalph C. 6, Shirley M. 6 weeks2/3/30$8.003/1/30A. J. HackneyNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Crouch, Anna W.30Brushy MoundGrover Crouch, died 3/6/1921Irvin 12, Irene 10, Gertrude 8, Verda 5, Mildred 23/30/23$15.00 4/?/1923A. W. LovelessNoYesHas no property, lives with her father, a man of moderate circumstances. She is a citizen. She receives $10/month as mother's pension and requests an increase. Affidavit of Arthur W. Loveless, supervisor and probation officer, is in file.
Crouch, Anna W. CarlinvilleDeadIrene 13, Gertrude 11, Verda 8, Mildred 63/7/27$16.00 3/7/27W. H. RobisonNoYesUnable to work. Has no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Cunningham, Catherine CarlinvilleDeadAnnie Marie 11, Rose 96/4/23$10.00 6/16/23W. H. RobisonNoYesHas no property or near relatives, and is an invalid. She is a citizen.
Cunningham, Kate CarlinvilleDeadAnne 16, Rose 148/5/27$4.00 10/3/27W. H. RobisonNoYesMany blanks in Probation Officer Report.
Dobrinic, Mary Mt. OliveDeadBarbara 12, John 11, Tony 9, Eva 7, Mikey 5, Joe 16/1/19 Mr. MeyerYesNoFiled for citizenship 6/1919
Dobrinick, Mary Mt. OliveDeadBarbara 13, John 12, Tony 10, Ella 8, Mike 6, Joe 23/11/20 3/29/20Edward H. MeyerNoYesHas 1-1/2 lots with 4 room house and summer kitchen, with 1 room rented @ $5/month.
Docknal, Elizabeth CarlinvillePenitentiary Jeff. City, MOPauline Marie5/1/25 5/28/25W. H. RobisonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Dohnal, Matilda28Staunton townDeadLorene 7, Pearl 5, Harry 31/1/18$10.00 3/1/18H. Otto PanhorstYesNo[born in Germany] Has lived in Staunton 26 yrs. Married in Carlinville. Works in other homes and takes in washing. Gets $7.00 a month in county aid and pays rent of $6.50 a month. Has 33-yr. old married sister w/6 children, husband a miner. Father lives in Staunton, age 60, works at No. 2 mine who gives her $5/month. Husband has 2 sisters Mary Markus and step-sister Zank married to miners. Husband died March 1917.
Drake, Emma D. NilwoodDeadEldon 13, Martha 103/13/30$8.003/1/30Ben CorderNoYesHas homestead worth $900 and no income except possibly $5/wk. fm boarder. Is a citizen. Has no relatives to support them.
Estes, Zelma Carlinville CityDeadHazel 9, James 7, Maxine 5, Glowdean (sic) 2, John Willson 4 weeks?12/15/24 12/16/24W. H. RobisonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Eyer, Elsie Barr Twp.DeadGilbert 31/9/25 1/29/25Fred CooperNoYesHas no property and no income unless for work. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Eyer, Elsie Barr Twp.DeadGilbert 5, Esther 23/7/27$8.003/9/27Tom HusonNoYesHas no property. Receives $10/mo. for attending central office at home(?). $1.50/week for doing washing. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Falcetti, Agnes60VirdenDeadMargaret 13, Mildred 129/10/27 Vernie WayNoYesAt age 60 she is physically unable to work. Has no property or income. Lives with son who is paying on the house they all live in. He does not charge her rent. She is a citizen and has no relatives who could support them. (NOTE: Linda Kmiecik has a photo of a Mrs. Falcetti, in Virden.)
Fanning, Inez ScottvillePermanently incapacitatedOllie Robert 4, Coy Lynn 2, Hope Janet 4 mos.9/27/30$15.00?Charles D. VanBebberNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them. Note at bottom from VanBebber says applicant has not resided in county 3 years and is properly a "charge of Morgan County". Apparently overruled.
Farrant/Farraut, Laura GillespieDeadFay 12, Raymond 10, Edna 7, Laura 4, Reba 5 months7/26/23 7/26/23G. W. BehrensNoYesHas no property. She is a citizen.
Franchini, Mary33Wilsonville, Dorchester Twp.DeadAmanda 6, Frank 57/23/23 8/3/23D. M. ThompsonNoYes$12/month rent for 2 rooms, has no income or property. Statement of Josephine Deambrogeo of Wilsonville testifying to all this. Receives $16/month from County; has her first papers for citizenship.
Frank, Anna GirardPhysically incapacitated having been gassed in a coal mine 6 years agoAndrew 10, Mary 34/16/23$10.00 5/?//1923Albert ConleeNoYesHas no property. She is a citizen. He was naturalized about 3 years ago. They have lived in Girard about 15 years. Testimony of George Wones, 57 and a miner, about Andy Frank's physical condition.
Fricketich, Mary BenldDeadPet(er?) 13, Mary 9, John 77/19/22 7/20/22W. H. HartkeNoYesHas a home, but no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Fritzsche, Edna Mt. OliveDeadCorrine 6, Leroy 34/17/23 4/17/23John E. FenwickNoYesHas homestead worth $1800 with $1000 mortgage. She is a citizen and has no relatives near to help her.
Gaddie, Katie GillespieAbandoned familyJames 137/31/29 Prob. Report says "cont'd."A. J. HackneyNoYesHas a 2-room house with encumbrance. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Gardiner, Fannie VirdenDeadEliza 14, John 13, Pauline 11, Margaret 92/9/27$12.003/4/27W. C. TalkingtonNoYesHas 4-room house and single lot. During school year receives $55./year for janitorial work at small school. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Gaudino, Mary BenldDeadEarl 9, Darlene 29/1/27$8.00 10/3/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas 4-room house encumbered by mortgage with Benld Loan Assn. About $1200. Value. No income and no close relatives who could support them. Is a citizen.
Gavora/Gavura, Anna GirardDeadAndy 14, Paul 12, Mary 10, Steve 8, Mike 7, Nik 3, Anna 9 mos.11/20/25 12/3/25Albert ConleeNoYesHas house on 1/2 lot worth $350., is a citizen, has no near relatives.
Gavora/Gavura, Anna GirardDeadAndrew, Paul, Mary, Steve, Mike, Nicholas, and Anna4/25/27$25.00 4/27/27Ray ShuttNoYesSigned as "Enni Gavura". Has a small home, no income except this mother's pension, and no near relatives. She is a citizen.
Graham, Mrs. Owen C. Polk TownshipMentally deranged &  incapacitated for workMildred 11, Harold 9, Edna 7, Charles 4, Roberta 26/24/27$20.007/8/27Milton SnellNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Grimmett, Anna VirdenDeadOne, not named, 124/26/27$5.005/9/27V. O. WayNoYesHas no property. Earns about $10/month canvassing. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them. Letter from Wm. A. Brittin, M.D., Virden, says she has very poor health, an organic heart "leasion" and is unable to do any hard work or walk any distance.
Grimmett, Annie E. VirdenDeadEloise 1212/1/26$6.0012/4/26W. C. TalkingtonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Gripp, Anna GirardDeadAndy 13, Joe 1110/7/30$10.00?S. W. BarnesNoYesHas home and lot. Her married children had been helping but are now out of work. Applicant unable to work. She is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Gunning, Mary PolkPartedEdith 11, Earl 36/22/28$8.00 6/22/28M. L. SnellNoYesHas no property, no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Hans, Susie Gillespie NoNoOnly record is a 5/11/1916 letter from Sup'vr Behrens to the County Clerk noting that she "has taken unto her a man" and since she is married, no county aid should be necessary.
Hearin, Grace VirdenDeadBernard, a cripple, 18, Eileen 135/6/20$6 for Eileen5/6/20V. O. WayNoYesHas no property. Earns about $15/mo. nursing. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Hearin, Grace VirdenJesse Hearin deadOne not named5/1/30 NoNoMany blanks in application
Hicks, Cecile ModestoDisappeared 4 yrs. agoLeona Irene 15, Dora Lucile 9, Norma Dean 45/11/29$12.008/1/29Fred MansfieldNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Hughes, Audrey GillespieDeadRoscoe 6, Levert 28/15/22 8/15/22G. W. BehrensNoYesHas no property and no means of support. She is a citizen.
Hughes, Audrey GillespieDeadTwo children not named8/12/26 NoNoHas no property over $1000., is a citizen, has no relatives to support them.
Jenkins, Clara GirardDeserted family, living in WyomingCatherine 12, Genevieve 10, Elwon 79/4/28$12.00 10/17/28S. W. BarnesNoYesHas no property; earns about $21./month only if she can work, which is not always. Has NOT resided in Macoupin Co. for 3 years. Relatives and locations: uncle Wilbur Jenkins, Kay Cee?, WY; uncle Oren Jenkins, Auburn, IL. No approval by supervisor on Probation Officer's Report, but $12./month written on front of form, "beginning November 1928".
Jerman, Caroline StauntonDeadTheresa 15, John 14, Mary 11, Jessie 11, Frank 84/28/28$20.005/1/28J. N. CoerverNoYesAll children by Theresa living with mother. Has small home valued at $700-$800. County has been paying her $6./mo. Since Oct. 1927. Has some income from work outside for others. Is a citizen. Has no relatives to support them.
Johnson, Maggie GillespieDeadNallin? 139/21/21 G. W. BehrensNoYesNo application
Johnson, Mary E. GillespieDeadOne child9/19/21 UnknownNoNoPreceding widow and this widow have very different signatures
Jones, Mae D. CarlinvilleDeadEleanore 73/1/28$5.003/1/28W. H. RobisonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Jones, Marie GillespieDeadWilliam B. 7, John Junior 53/28/30$8.003/29/30A. J. HackneyNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Jupina, Mary GirardDeadMargaret 14, John 12, Mike 10, Joe 6, Edward 31/21/26 1/21/26Albert ConleeNoYesHas house and lot worth about $1000. Has no income or relatives to support them. Is not a citizen but expects to become one at an early date. Has lived in Macoupin Co. 13 yrs. Signed application with her mark X.
Jupina, Mary GirardDeadMargaret 15, John 14, Mike 12, Joe 8, Edward 44/26/27$12.005/18/27Roy ShuttNoYesHas home in Girard but no income. Has first papers 1 year toward citizenship. Has no relatives to support them.
Kleist, Anna GillespieCharles Kleist has fled from the state.Edna Mae 13, Edwin 1310/9/28$8.00 12/19/28Angelo ToigoNoYesAward to begin 12/1928. Has no property, no income and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Lamb, Anna T. StauntonDeadLeland 13, Lincoln 83/30/23 3/30/23W. G. LarsonNoYesEarns about $35/month doing (illegible).
Laxton, Edna CarlinvilleWalter Laxton, deadCharles William 9, Sidney Worley 7, Miltidle Elizabeth 5, Ella Marie? 24/18/29$16.00 4/18/29A. C. BrownNoYesAward to begin 4/1929. Has no property, no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Lee, Minnie ChesterfieldDeadRalph 16, Earl 13, Ellen 11, Clyde 8, Martha 41/25/23 2/6/23J. K. ChismNoYesShe receives wages as school janitor, amount not known.
Leonard, Edith VirdenDeadTwo not named11/17/30 V. O. WayNoYes, but blankNo information. Letter dated 17 Nov 1930 with application papers saying to please withdraw her application, since she has been told she has no chance of receiving a pension while she is receiving compensation (from what group not indicated).
Linker, Rosanna MedoraIn a hospital, insaneOne child, Mary born March 16, 191812/2/29$4.00 NoNoHas no property over $1000., is a citizen, has no relatives to support them. Letter from F. W. Cundall of Chesterfield State Bank "Supervisor" (of township?) wrote a cover letter to go with application.
Lupenschek, Orah StauntonDeadCarl 9, Velma 8, Emil 77/11/25 7/11/25J. N. Crewer?NoYesChildren now residing with Grandfather. She had worked at a restaurant @ $10/wk but now out of work.
Maditz, Mary VirdenLiving but unable to work for 3 yrs.8 children2/3/23 W. C. TalkingtonNoNo
Magnino, Mary BenldDeadJohn 8, Madeline 8, Florence 3, Dora 22/27/26$15.00 3/15/26Angelo ToigoNoYesHas $1000 house with $100 debt. Is a citizen. No relatives of sufficient income to support them.
Magnino, Mary BenldDeadJohn 10, Madeline 10, Florence 4, Dora 35/2/27$16.00 5/16/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas $800 house which belongs to her children. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Manning, Flora VirdenDeadOne not named1/15/27 NoNo
Marchetti, Catherine DeadMargett 12, Stella 7, and 3 children over 143/11/18 Richard GriffithsNoYes4 children at home and 1 a soldier. Has house and lot not yet paid for.
Marenilla, Caroline GillespieSick, looks consumptive &  worked at mine only 6 mos of last 3 yrs.Adolph 12, Adeline 10, Emma 9, Joseph 7, James 46/9/19 G. W. BehrensYesNoFormerly lived in Carlinville. Owns no property, rents house at $9/month. Gets $2 or $3 a month from Washington and $3 from township supervisor. Husband has his citizenship papers with him.
Marinelli, Caroline GillespieDeadJoseph 14, James 93/16/27$8.00 3/28/27R. H. IsaacsNoYesHas no property and only income she earns. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Matejzel, Sidonia Standard CityDeadSadie 13, Margaret 9, Louis 8, August 6, June 3, Cecilia 9 mos.9/7/23$20.009/25/23Harry WallaceNoYesHas house and 2 lots valued at $1000 but owes $500 on them. Has no income and no relatives who could support them.
Matejzel, Sidonia South StandardDeadMargaret 13, Louis 11, Aug 9, Julia 6, Cecelia 44/23/27$16.005/11/27Oscar C. BloomeNoYesHas house and 2 lots, but no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
McLaughlin, Anna CarlinvilleDead 5 yrs.Louise 12, James 83/31/21 W. H. RobisonNoYesHas a house, lot, and vacant lot, but no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
McLaughlin, Anna CarlinvilleDeadJames, age not given6/24/27$4.00 W. H. RobisonNoYesNo property, no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen. Prob. Officer's report incomplete.
Meditz, Mary33VirdenHusband Joe, 36, miner, unable to work due to injuries, esp. eyesight.Joseph 12, Mary 10, Stephine 9, John 7, Edward 5, Emmuel 3, Zita 2, William 8 months10/1/21$16.00 4/17/23W. C. TalkingtonNoYesHas $2000. homestead with $1000. Mortgage. Husband has declared his intention to become a citizen. She is a citizen. All children but the first were born in this country. Mary earns a maximum of $12/month taking in washing. Affidavit of James H. Murphy, Virden attorney, is included.
Mendenhall, Anna BenldDeserted her 3 yrs. AgoJohn Albert 5, Freddie 35/5/24 5/8/24Angelo ToigoNoYesHas a small home worth $200. Has no relatives who could help. She is a citizen.
Mendenhall, Anna BenldDesertionJohn 8, Fred 55/2/27$8.005/16/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas only a lot and no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Meyer, Martha Florence BenldDeadEsther 7, Paul Junior 58/15/29Cont'd.8/16/29Angelo ToigoNoYesHas no property or income. Lives with mother. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Millich, Anna Mount OliveDeadTony 14, John 121/22/27$8.002/21/27C. ClavinNoYesHas a little home worth $1000. Has been receiving mother's pension and doing some work for neighbors. Her sister lives near and will be able to give her help with her work. Is a citizen. Has a sister and a brother each with own families, but give her help other than money.
Morgan, Estella SawyervilleWilliam, DeadJesse 13, Ida 11, Charles 46/3/26$10.00 9/15/26C. ClavinNoYesApplication says she is unable to work, feeble. Has no property, no income, and no relatives able to support them. Is a citizen.
Morgan, Estella Mt. ClareDeadJohn 14, Charles? 77/20/29$8.00 7/20/29A. J. Hackney of GillespieNoYesHas no property. Income from oldest son is only what he can earn. Has no relatives able to support them. Is a citizen.
Morgan, Gertrude StauntonDied 5/2/1923Margaret 7, Virginia 6, Genevieve 32/8/24 1/25/24J. W. Overbray/ OverbeayNoYesHas no property and no means of support. She is a citizen. Testimony of Jennie Morgan, her mother-in-law, is in file.
Moskus, Alena VirdenDeadOne child not named2/5/27$4.003/2/27W. C. TalkingtonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Mullen, Agnes PalmyraDead7 children, not named7/23/27$28.008/17/27Fred MansfieldNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Nickoloff, Mae GirardDeserted w/o cause 12 yrs agoMargaret 1110/4/30$5.00?S. W. BarnesNoYesHas no property. Earns about $22/month laboring in homes and doing washing. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Nicoise/Nicaise, Rosie GillespieDeadNestor 6, Raymond 4, Leona 28/18/28$12.008/22/28R. H. IsaacsNoYesHas a 3-room house. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Nixon, Viola CarlinvilleDeadMelva 11, Ruby 9, Myron 53/14/25 3/21/25Herman C. RhoadsNoYesOwns house &  3 lots in Carlinville
Nixon, Viola M. Polk TownshipDeadMelba 13, Ruby 11, Myron 72/24/27$10.003/4/27William YowellNoYesOwns 3-room house and lot in Carlinville. Receives $9 when house rented. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Norris, Mrs. James GillespieDeadErnst 15, Earl 13, John 129/8/24 G. W. BehrensNoYesShe works as school janitor, $65/mo.
Ondo, Catherine SawyervilleGone 6 yrs.3 not named10/12/27 C. ClavinNoNoIncomplete.
Ondo, Katie SawyervilleGone 3 yrs.Andy 13, Suzie 11, John 3, Alban 2-1/25/1/24 5/13/24Charles HaganNoYes
Ondo, Katie SawyervilleGone 7 yearsSusie 15, John 8, Albert 79/17/28$12.0012/11/28C. ClavinNoYesHas house in Sawyerville. Receives $14/mo. from Guido Helm, Assistant Supervisor of Mt. Olive Twp. which this claim would replace. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them. Handwritten 12/10/1928 letter from Applicant says current relief called a "bill" is good for only groceries and not for clothes for the children who are missing school because of it.
O'Neal, Barbara SawyervilleDeadHas 4 children, none under 16. All are married and live apart.3/26/29 Guido HelmNoYesHas 3-room house and 3 acres of land, a cow, chickens, and a garden. Has relatives John O'Neal, Elizabeth O'Neal, Helen O'Neal, all residing in or around Sawyerville. Helm does NOT approve any award.
Overby, Sophia A. GirardDeadCarrol 12, Marvin Rae? 85/28/28$8.006/15/28S. W. BarnesNoYesHas one house and lot, about $200 in ITS stock, and expecting $1200 from miners union. Only income is her wages and stock interest. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Pabijan/Pabyan, Mary GirardDeadJohn 12, Theoane? 10, August 9, Ames? 7, Annie 45/1/20 R. E. AlfordNoYesNot a citizen. Supervisor Alford did NOT approve the granting of relief to her, 5/8/1920.
Pabijan/Pabyan, Mary GirardDeadJohn 13, Peter or Lester 11, Agnes 9, Augusta 7, Annie 51/13/22$15.00 2/21/22R. E. AlfordNoYesTwo older children Patrick 18 and Nellie 16. Husband had his first papers for citizenship.
Papovchak, Anna BenldDeadMary 15, Eva 10, Nick 611/3/28, 6/14/29$8.00 12/19/28Angelo ToigoNoYesAward to begin 12/1928. Has a 3-room house worth about $600. Has no income and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Patterson, Etta EagervilleDeadThomas 14, Maude 11, Fred 9, Violet 72/3/27$12.002/25/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas furniture value of $30.? Item on income is blank. Is a citizen and has no relatives who could support them. Paper signed also by Anton Shimkus, police magistrate, Macoupin Co.
Pinkerton, Nellie PalmyraInsaneMildred 14, Ruth 109/29/30$10.00?Fred MansfieldNoYesHas no property. Only income from farm products, which is insufficient for bare necessities. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them. Back of application has affidavit of 3 taxpayers certifying their agreement that she be granted relief: Jesse A. Smith, Jesse M. Duncan, P.G. Mahan.
Piper, Della R. GirardDeadMary Eunice 14, Arnold 11, Ray 41/13/26 3/2/26Albert ConleeNoYesHas mortgaged house, is a citizen, has no near relatives.
Piper, Della R. GirardDeadArnold 12, Ray 55/3/27$8.00 5/16/27Roy ShuttNoYesAward recorded Widow's Pension (Bk.) A, p. 95. Widow currently works at home, washing, ironing, etc. for others. Has a small house and household goods, has no income, and no relatives to support them. She is a citizen.
Pitchford, Erma VirdenDeadHal 12, Ronald 10, Darrell 5, Herschel 28/15/30$20.00?V. O. WayNoNoNotes on back of form: children's ages and birth dates. Fern Bogart, married dau., in Virden, husband plasterer, not much work. Mother-widow, Virden. Ivan Sutphen 16 and Wayne Sutphen 14, brothers. 3 married brothers with families, laborers in Detroit and Kincaid.
Popovich, Millie Mount ClairDeadMike 9, Mirko 7, Stephen 56/7/29Denied8/27/29A. J. HackneyNoYesHas house and lot with encumbrance. Has no income. Has first citizenship papers. Has no relatives who could support them. Can find no reason for denial of pension. See Rocchietti above who was not a citizen either.
Powell, Opal ScottvilleDeadWilford 14, Hallie 12, Russell 10, Gene 6, Margaret 42/2/28$20.003/1/28G. S. OwensNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Pyle, Allie GirardDead-father Ford of children; Left-last husband PyleVernon 15, Lucile 12, Donald 10, Inez 812/9/29$12.003/1/30S. W. BarnesNoYesHas no property. Has daily earnings. Is a citizen. Has no relatives to support them.
Ratz, Ella ShipmanDeadTwo not named3/25/27 Roy OdellNoNo
Renfrow, Mrs. O. Carlinville One not named1/31/30$4.003/1/30 No`NoMany blanks in application
Roberts, Elizabeth 503 E. Henry St., GillespieDeadHilda 14, Albert 9, John 77/29/30$12.00?A. J. HackneyNoYesHas small house valued about $800. Only income is board, from her son when he works. Is a citizen. Has brother Oscar Kahler and sister Mrs. Wm. Forsythe, towns not given.
Rocchietti, Lena WilsonvillePermanently disabledDina 8, Rena 76/12/29$8.006/12/29Henry UgoNoYesHas a 4-room house built by her husband, with an $800. mortgage on it. Receives $4/mo. As janitor of theater bldg. Here. She is American born but lost her rights when she married. Her husband is naturalized now and she is to have a prelim exam 6/6/1929.
Rodgers, Lucy South Palmyra Twp.DeadEdward L. 78/8/25 J. P. RobisonNoYesHas only personal property, and possibly "adjusted compensation of Soldier, about $600." and keeps a restaurant.
Rogers, Dollie Nilwood Twp.?DeadSusie 15, Paul 12, Harold 9unk$6.0011/27/17George A. BloomeNoNo
Rucker, Mary GirardUnable to work. In Dec. 1922 was burned w/gas in coal mineElvira 11, Wanita 910/13/30$15.00?S. W. BarnesNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Sanders, Agnes BenldDeadAnna 16, George 14, Mary 13, Andrew 91/29/24 W. H. HartkeNoYesAgnes ill herself; one brother in East St. Louis works in packing plant
Savage, Rosa GillespieDeadBoy 43/18/26 3/19/26R. H. IsaacsNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Applicant says she will secure work in home town, leaving child in care of mother. Has no relatives of sufficient income to support them.
Sawyer, Ada O. GillespieDeadEva Bell 12, Lola Margaret 11, Tom King 97/29/22 7/31/22G. W. BehrensNoYesHas a small house. She was born in County.
Schaeper, Elizabeth B. StauntonDeadEdna 10, Erma 810/7/24 10/25/24J. W. OverbrayNoYes
Schwappach, Lizzie42GillespieDeadAlverta 12, John 10, Frederick 7, Berdina 53/17/23$16.00 6/1/23W. H. HartkeNoYesHusband Fred died 2 yrs. Ago. Has no real estate or pers. Property and no income except 16-year old son's delivery boy wages. There is another child over 14.
Seymour, Nellie K. GirardDeadIsabell 13, Ernest 11, Helen 9, Francis 47/8/30$20.009/19/30S. W. BarnesNoYesHas house and lot worth $1800. Earns $6/week at garment factory. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Shutt, Cecyle Rae (nee Harrison) Nilwood Twp.Insane at JacksonvilleLouie Rae 2, Mary Pearl 1, Harrison Lee 1 month12/1/17$10.003/1/18George A. BloomeYesNo[born in Macoupin Co IL] Lives in Nilwood twp. Is a citizen. Owns no property. Brother has provided for her and children. Husband's mother Mary Shutt is living, owns no property, lives with another son. Applicant's parents are Charles and Bessie Harrison who rent a farm near Nilwood and have 5 children. Husband has 2 unmarried brothers Jake of Benld who owns a store and Marion who stays with his mother.
Shutt, Edna GirardDivorced and whereabouts unknownIreste? 11, George Espe 83/1/27$8.003/9/27Roy ShuttNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Sissons, Ella North Palmyra Twp.DeadHelen 10, Donald 8, Ruth 612/11/25 Fred MansfieldNoYesHas 20 acres of rough timber land. No income except when able to do sewing at home. Is a citien. Has no relatives who could support them.
Sissons, Ella CarlinvilleDeadHellen 11, Donald 9, Ruth 72/4/27$12.002/16/27W. H. RobisonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Slish, Catharine BenldDeadIrene 33/22/22 NOT approvedW. H. HartkeNoYesWorks at hotel, $5/week. Has relative Steve Kropchak, Mt. Olive, who could support them.
Smith, Elizabeth BenldDeadHelen 14, Julia 10, Dorthy 8, Gearld 61/30/26 1/30/26Angelo ToigoNoYesHas 4-room house in Benld with $1200. Mortgage. Expects that she will receive comp. From Superior Coal Co. for $45.00/ month for next 8 years fm death of husband. She is a citizen.
Sobran, Alexandra BenldDeadHelen 12, Annie 10, Mike 9, Rosie 7, Lucy 5, Mary 23/4/25$20.003/14/25Angelo ToigoNoYesHas a 4-room residence and no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Sobran, Alexandra BenldDeadHelen 14, Anna 12, Mike 11, Rose 9, Lucy 7, Mary 4, John 15/2/27$28.005/16/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas $800 house which belongs to her children. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Spencer, Lois CarlinvilleRoy Spencer died 2/14/1927William Dale 3, Donald Roy 1 &  11/12ths, Phyllis Lee 9 mos.3/5/27$12.003/17/27W. H. RobisonYesYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them. Her residence is Oakland Ave., Carlinville. Without relief she will have to commit the children to some dependent institution.
Staats, Clara DeadVictor 16, Elsie 14, Anita 12, William C. 8unk$8.00 11/27/17Edward J. DenbyNoNo
Stalega, Elizabeth VirdenFledVera 15, Isabelle 10. Also has Tony, Charles, Joe.6/20/30$12.00?V. O. WayNoYesHas house and lot. Only income is from 2 boys working, sending possibly $15./month. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Sturgeon, Mahala GillespieDeadJunion 12, June 93/30/29$8.00 4/2/29R. H. IsaacsNoYesAward to begin 3/1929. Has no property, no income, and no relatives to support them. Is a citizen.
Summers, Annabelle VirdenArmy, perhaps guardhouseEstes 4, William 3 5/27/25W. C. TalkingtonNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Thaxton, Lois PalmyraDeadClifford Leroy 5, Howard Troy 2, and one other not named4/26/26 4/26/26Fred MansfieldNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. No relatives of sufficient income to support them.
Thompson, Lizzie (nee Wiggins) South Palmyra Twp.DeadAlva, Henry, Bert 27, Jim 25, Harlis? 12, Sarah Mabel 51/6/17 G. W. McCollomYesNo2 oldest not at home, 2 middle home part of time, 2 youngest at home always &  1 married son &  1 married dau. 6 room house with $360 mortgage now due. She has bros. Marion &  Newt Wiggins.
Thompson, Lizzie (nee Wiggins) South Palmyra Twp.Dead, died 7/13/1916)Sarah 152/26/27$5.003/7/27J. P. RobisonNoYesHas no property. Income of $8/mo. Under mother's pension act. Is a citizen. Her brothers help to support - Henry and Bert Thompson of Palmyra, IL
Tucker, Mildred GillespieDeadConstance 8, Henry 65/13/29$8.00 5/22/29A. J. HackneyNoYesNo property and no relatives to support them. $15 to $20/mo. earned in bundle washing.
Turner, Ruth GillespieDeadRuth 6, Virginia 4, James 23/?/1923$12.00 3/?/1923W. H. HartkeNoYesHas no property. She is a citizen and Macoupin Co. resident for last 17 years.
Ueable, Caroline GirardWilliam, died about 1/21/1927Weltner 7, William 32/10/27$8.002/21/27Roy ShuttNoYesAffidavit of neighbor Ann Palmer says Applicant has a small home in the south part of Girard mortgaged for about twice its worth. "Is a rather delicate woman and unable to do much work" and is under doctor's care. She is a citizen and has resided in county about 6 years.
VanCamp, Mabel GirardDeadEdwin 13, Jenevevie 86/28/26$10.009/17/26Ray ShuttNoYesHas one house and its lot, value $500. Is a citizen. Box for relatives left blank.
Verticchio, Maria Henderson/ Hornsby Carman 7, Michael 6, Americo 48/14/23 8/14/23W. H. HartkeNoYesHas house worth $2000 with $1000 owing. She is a citizen and Macoupin Co. resident for last 10 yrs.
Vertichio, Mary/Maria Henderson/BenldDeadCarmin 11, Mike 10, Americus 85/2/27$12.005/19/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas residence mortgaged for $3000. and no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Walner/Wallner, Ethel CarlinvilleDeadDorothy Alice 11, Herold E. 8, Walter Dale 4, Floid R. 3, Robert D. 111/14/21$20.00 11/16/21W. H. RobisonNoYesHas no property, no income, and no relatives near.
Walner/Wallner, Ethel CarlinvilleDeadHarold 14, Walter Dale 9, Folyd (sic) R. 8, Robert D. 7 $20.00 3/7/27W. H. RobisonNoYesHas no property. $48 (mo.) clerking every day but Sunday. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Wasylenko, Ksena Benld, CahokiaDeserted them3 children, not named7/3/30$20.00??NoNoNotes on back of form: Anna Wasylenko 23, Cleveland; Julia Wasylenko 20, Benld; Andrew Wasylenko 18, Washington. 3 Wasylenko children believed to be Ksena's: Eva 15, Pete 12, Mary 12 (twins)
Watson, Opal CarlinvilleIn Kentucky, having abandoned familyRobert F. 7, Lillian J. 53/3/30Cont'd.3/31/30A. C. BrownNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Weber, Minnie Mt. OliveDead1 unnamed child5/7/20 NoNo
Weekes, Bertha GillespieDeadRobert 13, William 11, Edward 9, Maude 7, Florence 6, Lewis 4, Martha 210/9/26 10/9/26R. H. IsaacsNoYesHas no property. Is a citizen. Has been told by Superior Coal Co. she will receive about $60. per month, but knows nothing definite yet. Has no relatives who could support them.
Weeks, Bertha GillespieDeadRobert 14, William 12, Edward 10, Maudie 8, Florence 6, Lewis 4, Martha 2, Thelma 6 mos.5/10/27$24.0012/1/27R. H. IsaacsNoYesHas no property. Income is $19/mo. compensation. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Weitkevitch/ Weitkiewicz, Annie WilsonvilleDeadDominick 12, Marti 8, Stanley 7, Victoria 5, Walter 34/4/23 4/16/23D. M. ThompsonNo Has house and lot in Wilsonville worth $1700 and owes $1400.
Whalen, Anna VirdenDeadJune 16, Gerald 146/20/30$8. for 1 child?V. O. WayNoYesNo application. Has house and lot, but no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Wilson, Ada/Ida GillespieFledHomer 15, Arnold 13, Ralph 11, Florence 89/15/30$20.00?Angelo ToigoNoYesHas no property or income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Yemm, Ruth GillespieDeadLoyd George 5, Frankie Howard 8 weeks6/24/22 6/28/22W. H. HartkeNoYesPapers date-stamped 6/24/23
Yudensky, Helen Standard CityDeadJoe 14, Stanley 12, Helen 11, John 9, Elmer 38/31/23 9/25/23Harry WallaceNoYesHas house and lot. Receives $68/month fm Standard Oil Co. Is a citizen. Has no relatives to support them.
Zarr, Barbara BenldDeadHelen 14, Agata 13, Pete 12, John 105/2/27$8.005/16/27Angelo ToigoNoYesHas 3-room house worth $450. Has no income. Is a citizen. Has no relatives who could support them.
Zarr, Barbara (nee Seketa)26BenldDeadMildred 7, Helena 6, Agezna 3, Pete 2, John 7 weeks2/14/18$10.002/6/18Angelo ToigoYesNoHer family from Mt. Olive?
Zonsa/Zinzan, Mary GirardDeadHellen 13, Julia 11, Stanley 10, Andrew 8, Margaret 7, Joseph 59/27/19 10/13/19R. E. AlfordYesYesHas 2 older daus Nellie 22 married to Andy Peltz, 2 children, Virden, and Annie 19 training to be nurse; Helen works in Spgfld earning $4, sends $2 home. Late husband Joseph just had first cit. papers, died of Bright's disease (kidneys). Supervisor pays $5/week.

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