Thursday, March 25, 2010

Albert Leroy Adams: World War I Draft Registration


Albert Leroy ADAMS was born February 13, 1882 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Jonathan and Mary Jane (RIDDLE) ADAMS.  Mary Jane (RIDDLE) ADAMS later became the 3rd wife of Dr. Ezekiel Cooper CHEW.  Albert was also the brother of Bertha ADAMS, who married Donavan R. CHEW, son of Dr. Ezekiel Cooper and Caroline (WOOLSTON) CHEW.  So even though he is not a blood relative, I have tried to keep track of him as part of the family picture.

Though hard to read, Albert was 36 years old at the time of this draft registration, a resident of North Liberty, St. Joseph County, Indiana.  His occupation was that of a self-employed contractor. I am not quite able to make out the name of his closest living relative.  Can you?

[Update: 3/4/12 - A reader contacted me and believes that the name of his nearest living relative is "Wife Mabel Adams".  Believe this is correct.]

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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