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World War I Draft Board is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #582, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Tuesday: Different times
Friday: Physical description
Saturday: Locally administered
Monday: Federal part
Tuesday: H. Walrath
Friday (12-13-19): Cards
Saturday (12-14-19): Local boards
Monday (12-16-19): Joseph Kauffman
Tuesday (12-17-19): Next of kin
Wednesday (12-18-19): Profession
Thursday (12-19-19): It changed some lives
Friday (12-20-19): Employer
Monday (12-23-19): Hair
Tuesday (12-24-19): Eye color
Thursday (12-26-19): A World War
Friday (12-27-19): Research
Monday (12-30-19): Now a resource for families
Tuesday (12-31-19): Genealogy
Thursday (1-2-20): 1918
Monday (1-6-20): World War I
Tuesday (1-7-20): A record
Wednesday (1-8-20): Indexed
Thursday (1-9-20): Available to the public
Friday (1-9-20): Genealogy source
World War I Draft Registration was unique in a number of ways. While it was a federal program, Clearwater County had its own 'Draft Board' that oversaw the registration of the men in the county. I haven't been able to discover who all the members of this draft board were, but two of the men that signed the registration cards were H. Walrath and Joseph Kauffman.
There were three registration dates:
While not its original purpose, from a genealogical standpoint, the World War I draft registration cards can provide a lot of information about men born in the United States from September 1873 to September 1900.
Information on the cards may includes such things as:
For further information or how to search the records, see this link: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States,_World_War_I_Draft_Registration_Cards_-_FamilySearch_Historical_Records#What_Can_These_Records_Tell_Me.3F
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