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WWI draft registration query
« on: Monday 25 February 19 17:07 GMT (UK) »
On a WWI draft registration card the man is employed by Oregon State Penitentiary.  Would he be likely to have been a prisoner or could he actually have been working there.  His home address was actually in another state.

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Re: WWI draft registration query
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 February 19 19:22 GMT (UK) »
I would suspect he was an inmate.  There were probably not long commutes from other states done frequently in those days.

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Re: WWI draft registration query
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 February 19 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks.  That was my suspicion too!

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Re: WWI draft registration query
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 February 19 20:05 GMT (UK) »
Where was he in the 1920 census and what was his occupation?
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: WWI draft registration query
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 February 19 21:56 GMT (UK) »
You could try looking in newspapers to see if there is any mention of the crime.  Lots of old Oregon newspapers here - https://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/search/advanced/

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Re: WWI draft registration query
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 February 19 00:05 GMT (UK) »
Ooh thanks shellyesq - I have found him in there and he was definitely a naughty one!

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Re: WWI draft registration query
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 26 February 19 00:09 GMT (UK) »
I have seen registrations of men who have nationalities other than American. i.e. Canadians and British but never a prisoner. However knowing what we know now the chances of surviving the war as a prisoner would have been grater than joining the military.