Friday, January 29, 2010

Sidney Dewitt Ailes: World War I Draft Registration


Sidney Dewitt AILES was born August 22, 1887 in Montra, Shelby County, Ohio, the son of John Forsythe and Rebecca Lovina (DRUMM) AILES.  Sidney was my 2nd cousin 3 times removed, a descendant of Phillip YOUNG.

Sidney married Lina BAKER on January 1, 1913 in Jackson Center, Shelby County, Ohio.  Lina was born January 1, 1866 in Jackson Township, Shelby County, Ohio.  Lina died May 7, 1973 in Pemberton, Ohio.  Sidney died November 27, 1971 in Pemberton, Ohio.

Interesting that at the time of the draft, he was a student at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.  He was 29 years old, married, with a wife and three children.

The draft registration also reports that his left leg and arm are partially paralyzed.  I wonder what caused that?

Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

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