Person Scioto County Infirmary

Aunt Piety Wilson Dies at the Infirmary

“Aunt Piety Wilson, the oldest inmate of the county infirmary, died there at the age of 93 years.”1

“Aunt Piety Wilson, probably the oldest inmate of the county infirmary, is dying from infirmities of old age. Aunty is a Negress and past 93 years of age.”

“Clarence Campbell, a Negro inmate, also is very low with consumption. Campbell as far as known never had a permanent abode and has no relatives living.”2

The Scioto County, Ohio, Death Records indicate that Piety Wilson, a 90 year-old widow pauper, who was supposed to have been born in Kentucky died at the Scioto County Infirmary on July 27, 1903.3

  1. (1903, July 8). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 12.
  2. Aunt Piety Dying. (1903, July 11). Portsmouth Times, p. 6.
  3. “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 September 2014), Scioto > Death records, 1867-1880, vol 1 > image 480 of 491; county courthouses, Ohio.