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Subject: Re: [MONTANA-L] "Poor Farm" Near Alder, Madison Co, MT
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 17:27:05 EDT
Hi Barb, can't tell you too much but looking through Progressive Years,
Madison Co., MT., Volume 11, the poor farm was actually in Ruby, MT (very
near Alder). The old log cabins, called "Paupers Cabins" were used to house
the County Poor Farm Men. The women were housed next door in a 13 room house,
also used as a boarding house. A brick building back of it was used as their
hospital and later as an office for the Conrey Placer Mining Co. The house
was later used as the manager's home of the same mining company. It appears
the house and cabins were built in the 1890's and the house is no longer
there as a newer home is on that site. The cabins (or at least one of them)
is used as a guest cabin on the Lowell Gilman property. This was all as of
1983. I looked through the book but did not find the GRIMM name. I would
imagine if there are records, they might be available at Virginia City
courthouse. Sorry not much more help.
In a message dated 8/5/00 11:27:03 AM, writes:
<< Hello List Members,
I'm new to this list. I recently obtained a copy of the death certificate
for my husband's great-grandfather, Simon Peter GRIM. (This is the same
S.P. GRIM who is listed in the "1899 Montana Pioneer's Society Index").
According to his death certificate, he died 3/29/1922 at a "Poor Farm near
Can anyone tell me more about this Poor Farm? Would records still exist?
Is this possibly a place where a very ill person without resources might
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.