|"World War II Draft Registation Cards, 1942," digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2015); citing Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration: Indiana, National Archives, Washington, D.C..|
This draft registration adds to the information I've collected about Irvin, who was the son of William F. Metzner and Mary Ann Haley. Irvin's draft registration gives his exact date of birth as January 16, 1879 in Jay County, Indiana. Previously, I only had the month and year from census information.
It's hard to make out the name of the person who would always know where Irvin was, it appears to be Edward Bauifus of Bryant, Indiana. Irvin was listed as self employed. His wife must have been deceased by this time. In the 1900 census, he was a school teacher, but I have a lot of gaps in his history.
Physically, Irvin was described as being light complexion, with blue eyes and black hair. He stood 5'11" and weighed 150 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.