Monday, January 26, 2015

Military Monday : Arthur Raymond LeMaster, World War II Draft Registration, 1942

Working my way through the hints in the Ancestry database for World War II Draft Registrations, 1942 and located this registration in Jay County, Indiana for Arthur Raymond LeMaster, my paternal great granduncle.

World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," digital image, ( : accessed 15 March 2013); citing Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration: Indiana. Arthur Raymond LeMaster, Jay County, Indiana.

This draft record adds to the information I've collected about Arthur, who was the son of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (Chew) Lemasters.  Arthur's draft registration gives his exact date of birth as December 28, 1885 in Jay County, Indiana.

Arthur was 56 years old at the time of the registration, and his nearest living relative was his wife, Maude G. (McLaughlin) LeMaster, of Portland.

Arthur's occupation was listed as self-employed farm manager in Madison Township.  Previous information had indicated that he also had operated a grocery store on North Meridian Street in Portland.

Arthur was described as having a dark complexion, white male with brown eyes and black hair.  He was 5'11" and weighed 240 lbs.

Military Monday – We all have ancestors who have served in the military. Military Monday is a place to post their images, stories and records of their service in various branches of the military. Military Monday is an ongoing series by Cindy at Everything’s Relative – Researching Your Family History.

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