Monday, March 16, 2015

Military Monday : Vernon Walker 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 Shelby County, Ohio for Vernon Walker LeMaster, my paternal great granduncle.

"World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," digital image, ( : accessed 9 March 2013); citing Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II, Fourth Registration: Ohio, National Archives, Washington, D.C..

The draft record adds to the information I've collected about Vernon, who was the son of Luman Walker Lemasters and Mary Keziah Chew.  Vernon's draft registration gives his date of birth as December 4, 1888 in Jay County, Indiana, which is consistent with what was reported on his World War I Draft Registration.

Vernon was 53 years old at the time of the registration, and his nearest living relative was his wife, Helen (Garmhausen) LeMaster.  There place of residence was listed as Bon Air Drive in Sidney, Ohio.  His mailing address was the Ohio Building, which was where his office was located - his occupation was listed as a self-employed physician.

Physically, Vernon was described as having a light complexion, white male, 5'11" with brown eyes and grey hair.  He weighed 200 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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