James Newell Arnold

James Newell Arnold

b. August 3, 1844, Cranston
d. September 18, 1927, Providence

James Newell Arnold, Providence Public Library, undated.
(James N. Arnold Collection, Rhode Island Collection, Providence Public Library).

Arnold was a collector of historical and genealogical data, and by the time of his death had published twenty-one volumes of The Vital Record of Rhode Island (1636-1850). His transcriptions of gravestones from 1,500 cemeteries are the basis of the Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database.

Arnold was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2007.

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