Jasper County Asylum for the Poor
Called the Marion Township Poor Asylum in the 1920 Census. In the 1930 Census it is called the Jasper County Poor Asylum in Marion Township. in the 1940 Census it is called the Jasper County Home in Marion Twnshp.
Letting the Pauper Keeping. Newton Press, Jan. 30, 1889
To Whom it May Concern.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, poor farm committee, will meet at the county clerk's office in Newton, Ill., at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 1889, for the purpose of letting the contract for keeping the paupers of Jasper county. Sealed bids will be received by us up to the date named above for such contract; we reserving the right to reject any or all bids.
Dated at Newton, Ill., Jan. 16, 1889.
Committee on Poor Farm: J.W. Lee, Michael Kratzmire, Frank L. Merceret
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Thomas S. Price was awarded the contract for keeping the paupers of Jasper county, Monday, at $1.25 a week per capita. He gets the use of the poor farm and is to feed, clothe, lodge, care for in sickness and provide with medical aid and bury decently all who die while in his charge.Several bids were received. February 6, 1889
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Thomas Price was awarded the contract for keeping the paupers of Jasper county, Monday, at $1.50 a week per capita by the committee, Saturday. He is to have the use of the poor farm in addition. This price appears to be a little more like humanity. February 5, 1890
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