06 July 2015

Military Monday: Walter Stillman Glover World War I Draft Registration

Source:  "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," [database on-line], Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 July 2014), entry for Walter Stillman Glover, serial number 4585; 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.

World War I draft registration cards are one of the sources I enjoy looking at.  The card doesn't look like it would contain much information, but it does.

The card for Walter Stillman Glover provided his address, birth date, occupation, place and address of employment. nearest relative, her address, his signature and a description of Walter's looks.  

Walter Stillman Glover was the youngest of ten children born to Samuel Stillman Glover, Jr. and Adeline Dyer Glover.  He is my great grand uncle.  Walter was born 27 February 1875, which matches what I had found previously.  Although this information wasn't on the draft card, Walter was born in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan.

Walter lists his nearest relative as Helen Hunt Glover, who was his wife.  Walter and Helen Hunt were married 25 October 1897 in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan. The information for Helen included her maiden name which was a nice find, which allowed me to find additional information about their wedding.

The date of this record was 12 September 1918.  Walter died less than two years later on 5 February 1920 in Jackson.

Name:  Walter Stillman Glover
Address: 229 Edward Ave., Jackson, Jackson, Mich.
Age: 43
Date of Birth: Feb. 27 1875
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation:  Salesperson
Employee's Name: HR Spencer Grocer Co. Liberty St. Jackson, Jackson, Mich
Nearest Relative: Helen Hunt Glover
Address: 229 Edward Ave., Jackson, Mich
Signature: See Record
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Gray
Physical Disability: No
Date of Registration Sept 12 1918

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