Marion County Asylum for the Poor
|Marion County Asylum for the Poor|
Thomas S. Price was awarded the contract for keeping the paupers of Jasper county, Monday February 6, 1889 , 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. 
The poor house had been called the Marion Township Poor Asylum in the 1920 Census. Then in the 1930 Census it is called the Jasper County Poor Asylum in Marion Township. Finally in the 1940 Census it is called the Jasper County Home in Marion Twnshp.