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30 November 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (James W. BRADY)

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 is the card for my 2nd cousin 1x removed: James Wade Brady.  James has an interesting pedigree in that both his grandparents were named Brady. His grandmother was Ellen Brady, sister to my great grandmother Catharine Brady Hanlon. (see pedigree at end of this post).

James was born the 4th of January 1897 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  He was living at 1148 - West 12th St in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa when he was inducted in Des Moines on the 6th of September 1918.

This is the FindAGrave Page for James Wade Brady.


Camp Dodge Registration card for James Wade Brady

27 November 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Kenneth E. Cruchelow (1914-1994)

This is another funeral card from the Abbott - Cruchelow scrapbook.

Kenneth E Cruchelow was born the 7th of October 1914 and died the 28th of October 1994.

Funeral Card for Kenneth E. Cruchelow

23 November 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (James BRADY born in Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa)

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 card is for James Brady who was living in Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa when he was inducted on the 25th of July 1918 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  At the time of his induction James was 25 years, 9 months old. He was born in Ankeny, Iowa.

I don't want to even guess which of the many James Bradys on FindAGrave could be him!
Camp Dodge Registration Card for James Brady

20 November 2015

Funeral Card Friday: James B Cruchelow (1888-1976)

This is another funeral card from the Abbott - Cruchelow scrapbook.

James B. Cruchelow was born the 3rd of November 1888 and died the 5th of December 1976.  Interment was at the Highland Memory Gardens in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
There is a discrepancy between FindAGrave's page and this funeral card:
FindAGrave has James buried in Monroe County at the Pleasant Divide Cemetery. His funeral card and obituary both show he is buried in Highland Memory Gardens in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Funeral Card for James B Cruchelow

16 November 2015

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

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 is for Edward G Brady who was living in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa.  Edward was born in Chillicothe, Missouri on the 20th of February 1997.  Edward was inducted at Anamosa, Iowa on the 5th of September 1918.  Edward died of "Lobar Pneumonia" on the 17th of October 1918.  His father, John Brady of RFD 4, Anamosa, Iowa, was notified of his death.

This is the FindAGrave Page for Edward G Brady.


13 November 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Merle Mullenberg (1899-1990)

Merle Mullenberg was born in Jewell, Hamilton County, Iowa the 23rd of March 1899 and died the 21st of July 1990 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

This funeral card was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries:
Funeral Card of Merle Mullenberg

09 November 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Edmond BRADY born in Hartford, Connecticut)

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 card is for Edmond Brady who was living at 210 Walnut St., Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Edmond enlisted in the National Guard at Des Moines, Iowa on the 25th of June 1917.  He was born in Hartford, Connecticut.  He was 38 years and 9 months old when he enlisted.

I could not find a FindAGrave Page for Edmond.

Camp Dodge Registration Card for Edmond Brady

06 November 2015

Funeral Card Friday: Elva Maxine Long Rinehart (1921-1990)

Elva Maxine Long Rinehart was born the 25th of July 1921 and died the 10th of September 1990.

This funeral card was found in a family scrapbook of obituaries.
Funeral Card for  Elva Maxine Long Rinehart (1921-1990)



02 November 2015

Military Monday: "The Great War": Military Registration Cards from Camp Dodge, Polk County, Iowa (Otis W BURTCH)

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 card is for Otis W. Burtch who was living at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa when he enlisted in the Regular Army at Ft. Logan, Colorado on the 10th of June 1918.

I could not find any FindAGrave Page for an Otis Burtch.

Camp Dodge Registration card for Otis W Burtch