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13 January 2016

28 December 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (John E. O'Connell born in Des Moines, Iowa)

This is my final "Military Monday" series of cards from Camp Dodge, Iowa until I can make it back to the Midwest to scan some more.

During a visit to the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa, I found their library had thousands of registration cards from World War I.  I scanned about 30 of them for names in my family tree (not necessarily related).  I have not found these in any database, anywhere online.

This card is for John E. O'Connell who was 26 years and 7 months old at the time of his induction at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa on the 5th of April 1918.  John was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but at the time of his induction was living in Urbandale (a suburb of Des Moines).

(Although I have a relative named John E. O'Connell, I do not think this one is him.)

Have not been able to find the correct FindAGrave Page to match this John O'Connell.

27 December 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Anna Delia Thompson Dircksen (1910-1992) Nebraska

I am becoming the repository of many relatives' papers and obituary scrapbooks.  This is an obituary for Anna Delia Thompson Dircksen:
Ancestral Chart for Anna Thompson Dircksen