Thursday, April 27, 2017

1917 Connecticut Military Census Record for John Henry Richmond - Post #362 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the  1917 Connecticut Military Census record for John Henry Richmond:

The extracted information from this record is (handwritten entries in italics):

Town or City:  Putnam                                            Date:  Feb. 24 [1917]    
Full Name:  John Henry Richmond                   
Post Office Address:  Putnam R.F.D. #3              
1.  What is your Present Trade, Occupation or Profession:    farmer     
2.  Have you experience in any other Trade, Occupation or Profession?  No     
3.  What is Your Age?    51       Height:  5' 7"      Weight:  150    
4.  Are You Married? Single? or Widower?   Married      
5.  How many persons are dependent on you for support?   Three      
6.  Are you a Citizen of the United States?    Yes     
7.  If not a citizen of the United States have you taken out your first papers?                              
8.  If not a citizen of the United States, what is your nationality?                                  
9.  Have you ever done any Military or Naval Service in this or any other Country?   No      
      Where?                                         How long?                    What Branch?                     Rank?           
10. Have you any serious physical disability?           If so, name it                           
11.  Can you do any of the following:  Ride a horse?   yes   Handle a team?   yes   Drive an automobile?  no   
Ride a motrocycle?  no  Understand telegraphy?  no  Operate a wireless?  no  Any experience with
a steam engine  no  Any experience with electrical machinery?  no  Handle a boat, power or sail?  no Any experience in simple coastwise navigation?  no  Any experience with High Speed Marine Gasoline
Engines?  no  Are you a good swimmer?  no  

The source citation for this record is:

"Connecticut, Military Census, 1917," indexed database with digital images, ( : accessed 25 April 2017), Putnam > Ra-Ro, no. 510 (image 70 of 71), John Henry Richmond entry

My friend, John Finch, gave a presentation on World War I today and showed this database and the form with questions.  I found this page for my great-granduncle, John Henry Richmond (1865-1947) in the database.

If you have a male residing in Connecticut in 1917 and born in the 1850 to 1900 range, there may be a form for him.  


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