Index to Births in Massachusetts, 1946-1950

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Index to Births in Massachusetts, 1946-1950

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Birth Index for Massachusetts, 1946-1950


Population--United States


The Index to Births for the state of Massachusetts from 1946 through 1950. The index lists the names those born, the year and town in which they were born, and the volume and page in which the record appears.

A notable resident listed in the record is William H. Soucie (1909-1996). Born on October 9, 1909, in Portland, Connecticut, Soucie enlisted in the United States Army on June 21, 1935. Upon completion of his first four-year enlistment, Soucie returned to civilian life as a mill hand in Western Massachusetts on August 21, 1939. He re-enlisted in the Army twenty-four days after the United Sates declared war on Japan, serving in the United States Army Air Force from 1941 until 1947. At the end of this stint, he took less than a month break before joining the newly-formed Department of the Air Force. In the Air Force, Soucie fought in the Korean War. He actively participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He retired to Port Richey, Florida, in 1967, where he passed away pm December 11, 1996. He is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original index to births.

Date Created

ca. 1950




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Originally created and published by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.


Massachusetts Department of Public Health, “Index to Births in Massachusetts, 1946-1950,” RICHES, accessed February 21, 2024,