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 World War 1 - September 1917

 Second men drafted

Extracted from Southern Illinois Record, September 13, 1917

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OFF FOR CAMP

 TAYLOR, KY.


Second Installment of Enlisted Men to Leave Clay County Sept. 19. Commercial Club Preparing to Give Them Good “Eats”


The second military segment of Clay County’s selected men will leave for Camp Taylor, Ky., Next Wednesday, September 19t h. If forty per cent. of the county’s quota is to go, as now ordered, it will mean that forty-two of our young soldier boys will entrain at Louisville on the above date. They will board a special train that will leave Louisville at 10:30 a.m., reaching Flora at 11 o’clock, and Camp Taylor the evening of the same day at 7 o’clock.

The Commercial Club of Flora, assisted by a number of farmers in this vicinity, is arranging to present to each enlisted boy a well-filled box of lunch to eat on the way. A big banquet had been contemplated, but it was thought the boys would prefer to spend the short time they have at Flora with their relatives and friends.

A complete list of those who will answer this call is not yet prepared, because in nearly every instance where the local board granted exemptions an appeal was taken by the government to the district board, and in many instances those accepted by the local board have taken appeals to the district board. Final decisions have been made, up to this time, of only about half the number that will go.

The following is a list of the names of those who up to this time have been accepted by the two boards and will entrain for the training camp on the 19t h:

Claud Leland Tate, Xenia

Forrest Anderson, Xenia

Reuben Woomer, Xenia

Arthur Craft, Xenia

Raleigh A. Cantrall, Xenia



Raleigh Osbin Cantrell (1891-1972)

Raleigh was the son of John David Cantrell (1858-1927) and Armilda Ann Cantrell nee Tackett (1861-1923). His WW1 Registration Card is pictured right and the Registrar’s Report is pictured below:

Arthur Sherman Craft (1894-1974)

Arthur was the son of George Monroe Craft (1859-1935) and Mary Louise Craft nee Mitchell (1861-1922). His WW1 Registration Card is pictured right and the Registrar’s Report is pictured below:

Reuben Woomer c.1917

Photograph kindly provided by

Raymond Porterfield

REUBEN B

WOOMER

PFC

US ARMY

WORLD WAR I

JAN 7 1887

DEC 9 1875

Photograph kindly provided by

Michael Mann, Quincy, IL

Reuben Bennett Woomer (1887-1975)

Reuben was the son of David Woomer (1840-1893) and Mariah Woomer nee Blouch (1844-1930). His WW1 Registration Card is pictured right and the Registrar’s Report is pictured below:

Fortunately all five men survived the war and all five lived until the 1970s:

Forrest Jones Anderson (1893-1975)

Forrest was the son of George Washington Anderson (1852-1928) and Sarah Florence "Nellie" Anderson nee Jones (1865 -1923). His WW1 Registration Card is pictured right and the Registrar’s Report is pictured below:






Claude Leland Tate (1893-1975)

Claude was the son of Charles J Tate (1854-1936) and Martha Alice Tate nee Kinnaman (1862-1922). His WW1 Registration Card is pictured right and the Registrar’s Report is pictured below: