Friday, March 03, 2006

Another WWI draft registration card

Last Friday I posted a picture of my maternal grandfather's World War I draft registration card. Since then, I found the draft registration card of my paternal grandfather, Floyde W. Cornelius Sr. Although he did not serve in the military during The Great War, my Aunt Sandy told me that he was drafted and was actually on his way to boot camp when the war ended on 11 November, 1918. He was sent back home and was not required to serve. It's further interesting because my grandfather spelled his name "Floyde" with an ending "e", but it's spelled without the ending "e" on the card. Obviously a clerical error.