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This collection contains the files of veterans or their spouses who lived at the Washington State Department of Veterans’ Affairs Soldiers’ Home at Orting between 1891 and 1987. Each file includes an application for admission to the Home, which gives name, Department of Veterans’ Affairs identification number, date of birth, occupation, marital status, number of children, nearest relative, residence, length of residence in Washington, military record, and surgeon’s statement. Files may also include official correspondence and other materials.
The Washington Soldiers’ Home at Orting was created to give veterans long-term healthcare and housing. It opened in 1891 and continues to operate today. The Department of Veterans' Affairs was created by the Legislature in 1976 to assume the powers, duties, and functions relating to veterans, which were previously held by the Department of Social and Health Services and its predecessors.
There are 9184 records in this database.
These records are open for research.
Original record located at Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.
All records are in English.
To learn more about related records, contact the State Archives at 360.586.1492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: Washington State Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Orting Soldiers' Home, Member Files.
Online 2008. Washington State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State.
Original data entry compiled by Roger Easton. Available online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/