Monday, January 12, 2015

Military Monday : Chesley Franklin 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 Chesley Franklin LeMaster, my paternal granduncle. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data : United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. Records of the Selective Service System, Record Group Number 147. National Archives and Records Administration., Chesley Franklin LeMaster, Jay County, Indiana.

This draft record adds to the information I've collected about Chesley, who was the son of Luman Cooper Lemasters and Barbara Isabel Wehrly.  Chesley's draft registration gives his exact date of birth as May 25, 1890 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.

Chesley was 51 years old at the time of registration, and his nearest living relative was his wife, Clara (Burkey) LeMaster in Salamonia.

Chesley's occupation is listed as Union City Body Company in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana, just south of Salamonia.  In later records, I've located information that he was a carpenter.

Chesley was described as having a dark complexion, white male, 5' 7", with hazel eyes and gray hair.  He weight 160 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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