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WWI Mothers Pilgrimage

In the late 1920s the War Department of the United States compiled a list of
mothers and widows of deceased soldiers killed in World War I and offered to
send them to their loved one's final resting place in Europe. This list
indicates the names of mothers or widows who were eligible to make the trip
as of November 15,1929.
Note:In a few cases the woman's surname and decedent's surname can be
different, most likely due to an error in spelling in the original document.

Surname: Craig
Given Name: Mrs Cordelia
Address:
City: Blytheville
County: Mississippi
State: AR
Relationship: Mother
Surname Deceased: Irps
Given Name Deceased: Arthur T
Rank: Pvt
Organization: Co. L, 38th Inf
Cemetery: Meuse-Argonne
Desires Pilgrimage 1930:
Desires Pilgrimage Later: Yes

Surname: Roberson
Given Name: Mrs Cora B
Address: 415 Delmar St
City: Blytheville
County: Mississippi
State: AR
Relationship: Mother
Surname Deceased: Roberson
Given Name Deceased: Leon H
Rank: Pvt
Organization: 11th Co, Cp Pike SRD Inf
Cemetery: Oise-Aisne
Desires Pilgrimage 1930:
Desires Pilgrimage Later: No

Surname: Davis
Given Name: Mrs Mary Ellen
Address:
City: Manila
County: Mississippi
State: AR
Relationship: Mother
Surname Deceased: Davis
Given Name Deceased: William H
Rank: Pvt
Organization: Co. C, 23d Inf
Cemetery: St. Mihiel
Desires Pilgrimage 1930:
Desires Pilgrimage Later: No

Surname: Moore
Given Name: Mrs Arena
Address:
City: Joiner
County: Mississippi
State: AR
Relationship: Mother
Surname Deceased: Moore
Given Name Deceased: James
Rank: Pvt
Organization: Co. C, 544th Engrs
Cemetery: Oise-Aisne
Desires Pilgrimage 1930:
Desires Pilgrimage Later: No

Source Information:
Ancestry.com
Sewell, Patricia and Cecilia Palin, eds. Relatives of World War I Veterans
Eligible for European Pilgrimage. [database online] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc.,
1999. Taken from: List of Mothers and Widows of American Soldiers, Sailors,
and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to War Cemeteries in Europe.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1930.

World War I Civilian Draft Registrations

In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men, (98% of men present in
America), born between 1873 and 1900 completed draft registration cards.
During these two years, three registration days were held in each district
where the registrant completed the registration card. Information found on
these cards generally included, among other information, birth date, birth
location, father's birthplace, and the address of next of kin. This civilian
registration is often confused with induction into the military; however,
only a small percentage of these men were actually called into service.

It should be noted that aliens were required to register but were not subject
to induction into the American military. Persons already in the military did
not register. Recent Italian emigrants wrote their last names first,
resulting in some cards being filed under first names. Cards of Hispanics may
be filed under their mother's maiden name surname if the registrant gave both
parents' surnames. Illiterate men were unable to spell their names and birth
location, so researchers should be quite flexible in searching for the names
of illiterate men.

Source:
Banks, Ray. World War I Civilian Draft Registrations, Las Vegas, NV: Ray
Banks, 1995, 2000.

Name Birth Date E Birth Place City/County State

George Lee Hayes May 1888 W Mississippi Co. AR Perry AR
Johnnie E. Skinner 20 Mar 1897 W dad b. Mississippi Co. AR Perry AR
Back Alston 1892 B Mississippi Co. AR Quitman MS
Spencer Bullis Murray 11 Sep 1898 W relat. lives Mississippi City MS Jackson
Co. MS
Dewey Guynn Price 12 Jan 1898 W works Mississippi Co. AR Winston MS
Hezkiah Stephens 18 Sep 1880 B relat. lives Mississippi Co. AR Bolivar# 2 MS
Leroy Littleton Hill 16 Mar 1898 W works Mississippi Co. AR employe Lee MS
James Thomas Williamson 2 Apr 1883 W relat. lives Mississippi Co. AR Panola
MS
James Thomas Williams 2 Apr 1883 W relat. lives Mississippi Co. AR Panola MS
Richard Franklin 1898 B relat. lives Mississippi Co. AR Tunica MS
Henry Thompson 3 Aug 1900 B works Mississippi Co. AR man Tunica MS
Acy Marlin Boyett 4 Jun 1896 W Mississippi Co. AR Tippah MS
Feady? Mack Johnson 20 Mar 1896 W Mississippi Co. AR Prentiss MS
Arthur Bascom Moses 27 Apr 1879 W works in Mississippi Co. AR Tishomingo MS
Arthur Bascom Moser 27 Apr 1879 W works in Mississippi Co. AR Tishomingo MS

Blytheville, Arkansas Registrant-has some connection to Blytheville, Arkansas

Name Birth Date Ethnicity Birth Place City/County State

William Henry Naney 23 Jul 1896 Blytheville AR Mariposa CA
Harry Giles Blanchard 11 Sep 1877 W relative lives Blytheville AR Perry AR
Abe Jackson abt 1880 W relative lives Blytheville AR? unspecified[Late MS
Nathan Jackson 12 Mar 1885 B relative lives Blytheville AR Sunflower[Late MS
Joseph Isral Buckner 12 Aug 1893 B Blytheville AR Dallas Co.[Late TX
William Hiester 13 Jan 1890 W moved to Blytheville AR Boise City ID
Bennie Adams 1880 B lives in Blytheville AR Pemiscot MO
Charles Wesley Adams 17 Mar 1879 W relative lives Blytheville AR Lauderdale TN
John Price Ray 17 Mar 1874 W relat. lives Blytheville AR Sunflower MS
Hardy Eugene Caple 9 Aug 1882 W wife lives Blytheville AR Nevada CA
Sam Richardson 27 Jan 1873 W relat. lives Blytheville AR Humphreys MS
Clifton Glenn 3 Oct 1889 B Blytheville AR Clay MS
James Clifford Leverett 25 Aug 1895 W works in Blytheville AR Grenada MS
Joseph Williams 4 Feb 1900 B relat. lives Blytheville AR Bolivar# 2 MS
Henry Gibson 15 Dec 1898 B relat. lives Blytheville AR Coahoma MS
David Glenn Hendrick 4 Dec 1880 W sister lives Blytheville AR Coahoma MS
Joe Hopson 1 Aug 1884 B relat. lives RFD Blytheville AR Coahoma MS
Richard M. Gould 28 May 1880 W works in Blytheville AR Tallahatchie MS
Ollie Davis 16 Oct 1877 W relat. lives Blytheville AR Chickasaw MS
Clyde Willie Bevil 21 Nov 1899 W lives RFD Blytheville AR Pontotoc MS
Delta Bost 4 Feb 1882 W relat. lives RFD Blytheville AR Pontotoc MS
Mindy Jeryer? Busby 2 May 1880 W relat. lives RFD Blytheville AR Pontotoc MS
Charlie Clark Patterson 11 Jan 1900 W works in Blytheville AR Pontotoc MS
Charlie Quitman Moore 21 Jun 1897 W works in Blytheville AR Panola MS
Fred Larkington Boyett 4 Apr 1898 W lives RFD Blytheville AR Tippah MS