Thursday, February 16, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - World War II Draft Registration of Lyle L. Carringer

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a time to reveal another gem in my treasure chest of family history. 


The treasure this week is the World War II Draft Registration form of my maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976).  




The transcription of this record is (handwritten information in italics):


REGISTRATION CARD -- (Men born on or after April 23, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897)


SERIAL NUMBER:  U 3
1.  NAME (Print):  Lyle L. Carringer
ORDER NUMBER:
2.  PLACE OF RESIDENCE (Print):  2130 Fern St  San Diego, San Diego  Calif
3.  MAILING ADDRESS:  Same
4.  TELEPHONE: R3683
5.  AGE IN YEARS:  50  DATE OF BIRTH: Nov 2 1891
6.  PLACE OF BIRTH: San Diego Calif.
7.  NAME AND ADDRESS OF PERSON WHO WILL ALWAYS KNOW YOUR ADDRESS:  Mrs. Emily K. Carringer  2130 Fern St  San Diego Calif
8.  EMPLOYER'S NAME AND ADDRESS:  Marston & Co.  6th & C St  San Diego Calif.
9.  PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT OR BUSINESS:  6th & C Sts  San Diego  San Diego Calif.


I AFFIRM THAT I HAVE VERIFIED ABOVE ANSWERS AND THAT THEY ARE TRUE.
Lyle L. Carringer (Registrant's Signature)


There is not much new for me in this record, but the information in it provides primary information about his birth date, birth place, residence, employment, and telephone number at the time of his registration in 1942.  If a researcher does not have these bits of information for a relative, this record may provide it (not unlike the world War I Draft Registration cards).


This historical record collection is on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.  On FamilySearch, there are records for these states - Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York Bronx, New York Kings, New York Manhattan, New York Queens, New York Staten Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  Ancestry.com also has records from Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.  The records for Arkansas, California, Indiana, New York, and Ohio are incomplete.  The records for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee were destroyed and are not available.


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Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2012.

2 comments:

Yvette Porter Moore said...

I love the way you designed your blog!

bgwiehle said...

Randy - the reverse side of the card is also available; in this case, it is the next image at FamilySearch. The 2nd side has the person's description (as follows for Lyle Carringer) and the sign-off by the registrar (who usually wrote out the whole card). I find the description section useful in both sets of draft cards because occupational injuries and disabilities are included.
RACE White
HEIGHT (Approx.) 5' 7 3/4"
WEIGHT (Approx.) 130
EYES Hazel
HAIR Brown
COMPLEXION Light brown
Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid to identification [blank]