The Resource Funeral expense roll books

Funeral expense roll books

Label
Funeral expense roll books, 1914-1930
Title
Funeral expense roll books
Inclusive dates
1914-1930
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains three volumes of funeral expense roll books arranged by locality, then chronologically from 1914 to 1930. The volumes include the name of the pensioner, date of death, date claim received, date paid, and amount. The earlier volumes from 1914 to 1926 also include the pension act (e.g. 1888, 1900, or 1902)
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). (Search Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) as author).
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
After the end of Reconstruction the General Assembly began to financially assist Virginia Confederate Civil War veterans and their families. An act passed on 5 March 1888 provided pensions for soldiers disabled during the war and for widows of soldiers killed in the war. On 7 March 1900 pension benefits were extended to widows whose husbands had died during or after the war from wounds. An act passed on 2 April 1902 included widows whose husbands had died from diseases contracted during the war. The auditor of public accounts maintained registers of pensioners and kept accounts of pension payments. An act passed by the General Assembly on 20 March 1920 required commissioners of the revenue in each locality to report to the auditor of public accounts the names and addresses of Confederate army and navy veterans living in their districts. On 1 March 1928 the Office of the Comptroller in the Department of Accounts assumed the functions of the auditor with regard to pensions.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Funeral expense roll books
Note
These records are part of the Auditor of Public Accounts record group (RG# 48)
Arrangement
Arranged chronogically, then by locality.
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Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Funeral expense roll books, 1914-1930.
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001629055
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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