Here is the World War 1 Draft Card of my 2x great-uncle, Jessie Lee Freeman

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The record states that:

Jessie Lee Freeman was living R.A. in Latin, Kings, California

His registration card no. was 1827

He was born 23 December 1890 in Harrington, Lincoln, Washington and is a native born citizen

He works as a farmer & Cattle herder

He works at Self & Central California Creameries starting 1 oct 1916 (i guess he mistook where employed for when employed)

His father is living with him

He is married and he is Caucasian

He has never served in the military and he does not claim exemption from the draft

He is described as of medium height and waist, light brown eyes, dark brown hair, and is not bald

He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in the Island Precinct in Kings County, California

This was a great find because I now have a better idea of where my 2x great-grandparents Wallace and Elizabeth lived in Lincoln County, Washington. I knew they were in Lincoln County in 1890 based on their marriage record and in 1892 based on an online transcription of the 1892 Lincoln County, Census. Now I have a more specific location and will begin researching the town of Harrington.

Source:Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, Island, Kings County, California, Roll 1530797, Jessie Lee Freeman.

Copyright (c) 2009 by Jake Fletcher

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