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31 August 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Laurence T. HANLON)

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.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

This one is for my cousin, Lawrence T Hanlon (tho on his gravestone his name is spelled Laurence).  Laurence died during the war of bronchial pneumonia.  He was the son of John Hanlon and Lulu Bundy of Dallas County, Iowa.  Laurence was living in Waukee, Dallas County, Iowa when he was inducted at Adel, Iowa on the 31st of July 1918.

The pink cards signify the person died during the war.

This is the FindAGrave Page for Laurence.

Camp Dodge Military Registration card for Laurence T Hanlon

28 August 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Ruth Marie Allen Breheny (1900 - 1983)

Ruth Marie Breheny was born the 8th of March 1900 in Booneville, Iowa and died the 13th of November 1983 in  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa .

This was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries.

Funeral Card for Ruth M Breheny (1900 - 1983)

26 August 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Remember my son, Nicholas Ryan Webb (1979 - 2006)

My son, Nicholas Ryan Webb,  passed away in his sleep in the early morning hours of the 26th of August 2006.
Here is a picture of him while he was attending language school in Prague, in Novi Sad, Serbia.

This was a review by Alan Dumas of the old Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado about a play he was in.

24 August 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (John HANLON)

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.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

This one is for John Hanlon who was living in Tama, Tama County, Iowa when he enlisted in the Regular Army at Ft. Logan, Colorado on the 21st of June 1917.  He was born in New York, New York.
Camp Dodge Registration Card for John Hanlon

21 August 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Richard M Breheny (1928 - 1985) Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

Richard M Breheny was born the 17th of November 1928 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa and died the 12th of March 1985 in  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa .

This was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries.

Funeral Card for Richard Breheny (1928-1985)

17 August 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (James J HANLON)

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.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.
This one is for:  James J Hanlon who lived in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.  He was inducted at Iowa City, Iowa on the 19th of September 1917.  He was born in Iowa City.

Camp Dodge Registration card for James J Hanlon



14 August 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Jerald Ray Frye (1937-1970)

This is the funeral card for Jerald Ray Frye, (1937-1970).

This was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries.

Funeral Card for Jerald Ray Frye (1937-1970)





12 August 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Mystic [Iowa] High School Commencement 23 May 1919

This is the handout for the Mystic, Iowa High School Commencement the 23rd of May 1919.  (Original has been sent to the Drake Library, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa)

The Class Roll was:
Clemmer Calvert
Blanche Cook
Vernie Cooper
Isabelle Forsythe
Elizabeth Greenall
Roy Oughton
Ethel Hoskins
Irene D Lames
John LaMasney
Charles Lodwick
Robert Massey
James White
Irene Harris


10 August 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (James F HANLON)

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.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

This one is for my father, James F Hanlon who was living at 56th and Douglas in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  He enlisted in the Regular Army at Camp Dodge, Iowa the 15th of December 1917.
(do not confuse this James F Hanlon with his cousin, same name, born in January 1897 in Dallas County, Iowa)

This is the FindAGrave Page for the James F Hanlon mentioned below.

Camp Dodge Military Registration Card for James F Hanlon



07 August 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Leita Mary Mitchell


This is the funeral card for Leita Mary Mitchell, born 21 November 1898 and died 8 May 1993.

This was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries, although at this time it is unknown how or if Mrs. Mitchell is related.

Funeral Card Leita Mary Mitchell (1898-1993)


03 August 2015

Military Monday: Attention Missouri World War II Veterans



During a road trip last year through Missouri I came across a flyer from the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society requesting stories from Missouri World War II Veterans:

World War II Veterans

The NWMGS is working to compile information on every soldier from northwest Missouri that served in World War II. The goal is to publish a book in late 2015, preserve the historical information, and share the results online for future generations of researchers.
In January of 1944 the St. Joseph News-Press published a list of nearly 7000 soldiers that were from Buchanan County. In that publication, they also included a call for any missed names, and published them in the subsequent weeks, and included those from the surrounding areas. These lists will serve as the basis of our project. We hope to document what happened to each and every one of them, and need your help.
If you would like to contribute information on the World War II veteran in your family, please fill out the form and send it in. We understand the list is far from complete, so there may be hundreds or thousands of other servicemen to be added.
Can you help us spread the word at your place of worship, place of employment, business or with other groups? We would greatly appreciate ANY help!
WWII Veteran Information Form"

While checking out their project page to see the status of the project, I saw these cute flash drives they are selling:

"Headstone Flash Drive

Show your passion for genealogy with these unique headstone flash drives! Available in both 8GB and 16GB, they are perfect for your every day needs. Buy one for each surname and write directly on the soft surface for a permanent reminder of the contents of each drive. White-out not included - only shown for size reference.RIP is on one side, "Genealogist until the end" is on the other.  [Their order form is a pdf and can be found here.]

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Edward E HANLON)

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.

So, for about the next year, I will be presenting them here.

This one is for Edward E Hanlon who lived at 1527 - 33rd Street in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  He was inducted in Des Moines on the 26th of April 1918.  He was born in Guthrie Center, Iowa.

There is FindAGrave Page for an Edward E Hanlon, right age, that might be this person.
Camp Dodge Iowa Registration Card for Edward E Hanlon