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From: "Craig Scott" <>
Subject: [APG] E: WWI Draft Registration Card question
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 22:16:36 -0500
There is no connection between a draft registration card and actual service.
There is a connection between geographic location and service, although not
always a strong connection.
During WWI there were various drafts (there were three major drafts and a
few special drafts). Your birth date determined which of the three you had
to register for. There was a specific registration date for each draft.
Your Minton Cronkhite was probably out west and not able to get back home in
time to register, so he went to the local board and they registered him, but
noted his place of residence. This was so when the local board came after
him for not registering he would have paperwork to show that he had
registered in California.
Just my guess.
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Subject: [APG] WWI Draft Registration Card question
Please follow this link and find the WWI draft registration card for
Minton Cronkhite. On the back side it shows the signature of C.A. Hunt,
County Clerk, Santa Barbara County, California. Then it says Fairfield
County, Conn. [which was his county of residence].
Can anyone explain this, or tell me where he actually was when he
registered? He apparently served in WWI (according to the 1930
census). Could this have something to do with entering the service in
Cal? Sort of a visa stamp? I don't know his service record, so don't
know if he was actually in Ca. during the war.
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