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From: "jack helm" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] 1910 Lunenburg - Hix, Lackey, Horn, Billington,Moon and Baskins?
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 09:05:09 -0500
Wilson Powell told me one time there was a poor house just north of
Moorefield on the road between there and highway 25 and there was rows of
graves on the right side of the road . Now there is no sign of them , only a
hay field !!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Betty McCollum" <>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] 1910 Lunenburg - Hix, Lackey, Horn, Billington,Moon
> There was a Poor House close to Knob Creek in Izard County. There is a
> pauper's cemetery there, also.
> Betty Mc
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jean Cuevas" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:05 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] 1910 Lunenburg - Hix, Lackey, Horn, Billington,
> and Baskins?
>> There was a Poor House in Springfield, MO. A brother of my second
>> great grandmother was an alcoholic and ended up there, until his death.
>> I have also heard it called, The Poor Farm. These must have existed
>> in the mid-eighteen hundreds in England, because I have read stories
>> about them. The people were used as laborers on the farm, and pretty
>> much had no say in their dailies lives.
>> At 12:18 PM 9/29/2007, you wrote:
>>>Did they not used to have poor houses for people that were destitute, and
>>>was like a prison almost? They were sent there when they had no home,
>>>think made to work. I think I have heard this term mentioned
>>>because folks now
>>>use that term " I am going to wind up in the poor house," because in the
>>>early days there were really truly such places - sad but
>>>true. Also, I know in
>>>the early days or have read accounts of men of lawful age being required
>>>take their turn working on the road crew for the county instead of having
>>>County Road Dept. with paid workers, they previously kept the roads
>>>up by each male
>>>of the county who was physically able, taking his turn. I don't know how
>>>often a person's turn would come about, but I know this happened in
>>>as late as the 1930s if not later. Thanks for any help especially
>>>on the poor
>>>houses because I know they did exist, but don't know where and if they
>>>existed in Izard County.
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