(Dixon Evening Telegraph 11 April 1947

A total of 430 people in Lee County are receiving monthly social security benefits totaling $7, 618.53, the Rockford office of the Social Security Administraton announced today. These figures placed the county third among the seven counties in this area in total benefits behind Winnebago and Stephenson counties. Ogle County with 354 persons receiving a total of $5, 992.55 ranked behind Lee. Other counties in the area reported on include Boone, Carroll and Jo Daviess.

Workers over 65 receiving monthly retirement benefits represent about half of the total number in this area on the benefit rolls the report revealed. The remainder are wives and children of retired workers and widows, children and aged parents of workers who have died. The report shows 206 workers aged 65 drawing $4,592.07 in Lee County while 67 wives aged 65 draw $765.85. Ninety-Seven minor children are drawing $1,122.45 and 60 widows aged 65 or with minor children are drawing $1,139.16.