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Soldier's Home & Colony
Orting. Searchable online database from the Washington Secretary of State. Contains information on the 9,170 veterans who lived at the Washington Soldiers Home & Colony between 1890 - 1970.
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society - Veterans Graves in Pierce County, Washington
By 1939 at least 2,700 veterans were buried throughout Pierce County. They had served in various wars: Indian, Mexican, Civil, Spanish-American, WWI, and even the Boer War and Boxer Rebellion. In 1939 a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project was launched to identify graves and record more than 20 pieces of information on 5x8 inch index cards. The data was from cemetery records, death certificates, and service records.