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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Working at the Roundhouse in Texarkana

This 51 year old Ardmore, Missouri, native was working at the Cottonbelt Roundhouse in Texarkana, Texas at the time he registered for the World War Two draft.

Monday, April 18, 2011

An Italian Native Naturalizes in Montana

This naturalized US Citizen was living in Carbon County, Montana, and working as a miner when he applied for a passport in 1920 for the purpose of "vist[ing] my people." The twenty-eight year old had been in the US for eight years.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Irish Native Working on the Bronx Sewer

This forty-seven year old native of Donegal, Ireland, was working for the WPA and living in New York City at the time he registered for the World War Two draft. The name is difficult to read and we'll go with the name as printed on the top of his card when we reveal the spelling.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Canadian Working in Connecticut

This forty-seven year old native of Knowlton, Canada registered for the World War Two draft in Hartford, Connecticut. He registered in April of 1942 and was working for McGuire Brothers in Hartford at the time.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Farming in Texas

This forty-nine year old German native was living and farming in Lyford, Texas, when he registered for the World War Two Draft.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Don't Move Around Too Much

This forty-nine year old native of Iowa County, Wisconsin was living in that same county when he registered for the World War Two draft in the 1940s.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Living on Tulsa Time in the 1940s

This fifty-two year old native of Peru, Kansas, was living as a farmer near Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he registered for the World War Two Draft in the 1940s.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Neighbor Needs to get that Farm

These two men signed as witnesses on a homestead claim in Nebraska in 1868.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Finn works in Cleveland

This forty-nine year native of Lahti, Finland, was living in Ohio when he registered for the World War Two Draft in the 1940s. The registrant was working at a foundry in Cleveland.

Working for the Magnolia Company

This fifty-three year old was a native of Freestone County, Texas, where he was born in 1888. At the time he registered for the World War Two draft, he was working in the production department of the Magnolia Company, in Wichita County, Texas.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Coal Miner Registers for the World War Two Draft

This fifty-two year old registered for the World War Two Draft in Belmont County, Ohio.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Working for the Stone Company in Columbus

This sixty-two year old native of Ohio was living in Columbus at the time he registered for the World War Two Draft. He was employed by the Emrich Stone Company at the time of his registration.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Your Most Humble Servant

Dated 1835 in Vermont, this individual signed a letter in a Revolutionary War pension file.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It All Looks Okay to Me

This official heard evidence in a 1895 case involving a gentleman who died owning property, left a widow and no children, but no will. He was fond of abbreviations apparently.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our Comrade Needs that Pension

These two men signed a pension affidavit in a Revolutionary War pension from from New Jersey

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Justice of the Peace for a Witness

The signature is that of a Justice of the Peace in Virginia who witnessed an 1833 affidavit in a Revolutionary War pension case. The signature is not easy to read and unfortunately is different from the handwriting where he clearly writes and spells his name.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Yeah I Heard You Say and Sign That

This witness witnessed a Revolutionary War pension application affidavit in Bedford County, Virginia in 1842.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Witnessed What My Husband Said

This individual witnessed her husband's testimony in a Revolutionary War pension application in Virginia.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Justice of the Peace for a Veteran

This individual signed a pension affidavit in Virginia in the early 1800s for a Revolutionary widow.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm Ok With My Son's Estate Settlement

The mother of the deceased signed off on her son's estate settlement in Adams County, Illinois, in the late 1930s. 1 April 2011 would be this lady's 137th birthday.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Agreeing With Brother's Estate

This woman signed off on her brother's estate settlement in the late 1930s in Adams County, Illinois.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two for the Price of One

These two signatures were difficult to separate on this 1822 court document from Kentucky.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kentucky Court Document

This signature comes from a Kentucky county court document in the 1820s

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Brother CanSettle My Brother's Estate

This man signed for his one brother to be the adminstrator of the estate of another deceased brother in the 1930s in Illinois.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Okaying Brother's Estate

This individual signed off on her brother's late 1930 era estate settlement in Quincy, Illinois. For the curious, there was not any money from the brother's estate for his siblings anyway--what little was left actually went to the adminstrator to offset some of his expenses.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm Helping Settle Brother's Affairs

This gentleman signed a petition to be co-administrator of his deceased brother's estate in the early twentieth century in Hancock County, Illinois.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Settling Up Father-in-Law's Things

This individual was the executor of his father-in-law's estate in Adams County, Illinois, in the 1910s.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Signing My Name While My Wife Makes Her Mark

This set of signatures from an 1824 document executed in Kentucky. Apparently the husband wrote in his wife's name for her to make her mark.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Minister Says I'm Telling the Truth

This gentleman, who indicated he was a minister, signed a early 19th century pension application for a Revolutionary War veteran in Kentucky. I guess they were hoping testimony would be more credible if a minister believed it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Settling Brother's Affairs

This gentleman signed to be adminstrator of his brother's estate in Hancock County, Illinois, in the early 20th century.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Signing Off on Dad's Estate

This individual signed off on her father's estate settlement in a document located at the courthouse in Quincy, Illinois in the 1910s.