Manville, RI

This obelisk is located just to the rear of the Manville Post Office, this was the first memorial in the country to honor WWI veterans. One of instrumental people involved in getting it funded and built was  Mrs. Ephrem Mandeville – her husband,  is named on the monument, along with all the other men from the village of Manville who served.

On the plaque for the Commons are the names of those individuals and businesses in Manville who aided in adding additional small granite memorials in this little spot, one each for the Civil War, the Spanish American War, WWII, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. One of those sponsors is the Robidoux Insurance Agency, the business owned and operated the daughter of Mrs. Ephrem Mandeville.

A very proud history from a tiny but proud village!