LG Niles served as the Poor Farm Superintendent for a time, and his wife Catherine was the matron. She died at the county farm while they were working there, and her daughter completed the remainer of the term as the matron. LG's granddaughter Donna Koop furnished these photographs of the county farm. The family believes that he served two terms at the farm, during the 1930s and 1940s.
A long driveway entered the facility off of Rio Grande. Elaine MacKay said that the main hall on the poor farm is seen on the right side of this photo. It was a two-story brick building. Farm outbuildings, as seen above with Grandma, may have been on the north side of Rio Grande.
|Eloise Niles Whalen by the guest cottage|
After Catherine Niles' death in 1942, their daughter Madeline Niles-Baxter took over the matron duties for the remainder of that year's term. She lived in the guest house, which was located near the Superintendent's house.
|Stairway at the Poor House|