1918 Stephen Receives a Pension

The Binghamton Press writes about the discussion of a pension for retired Truant Officer, Stephen D. Wilbur, at the Board of Education annual meeting in1918. The controversary over funding has been ongoing for quite some time according to the newspapers. This article reports the resolution. Stephen is awarded $30.00 per month from monies in the Creation of Pension account. 

It appears likely this may be the first pension of its kind in Binghamton. Was Stephen D. Wilbur a pension pioneer?

Board of education annual meeting 1918