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Name: Rhode Island. Graves Registration Committee. (1950-1958)

Historical Note: The Graves Registration Committee was created by House Resolution No. 120 (1950-H-548 Approved March 15, 1950) for the compliation of records concerning deceased veterans from Rhode Island of all U.S. wars.  The committee consisted of 15 members to be appointed by the Governor.  The purpose of the committee was to locate the graves of all decease veterans, to register with the division of soldiers' welfare the names of all deceased veterans and the names and location of any cemetery in which any such veteran is interred; to register on separate town maps the location of all cemeteries, applying a name and number for each cemetery; to file with each town a map showing said cemetery and to have a copy of said map, including a master map filed with the state department of social welfare in the division of soldiers' welfare with copies for state archives, the state library and the R.I. Historical Society.
Sources: Rhode Island Acts and Resolves.
Note Author: TC

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