The Dallas Journal, Volume 44, 1999 Page: 64
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Dallas County World War I Draft Records
part 1 (continued from 1998 DGS Journal)
Abstracted by: Terri Mulliken Allen, Selenda Billington, Barbara Dossett, Hallie Price Garner, Shirley Stertz Hawn,
Judy Gilreath Johns, Alan Miller, Karen Avery Miller, Sheila McLean Stough, Barbara Ware
The World War I draft records, recently made available on microfilm, by county, from the Family History Library,
are an under-utilized 20th century record. The Dallas Public Library has all of the draft records for Texas and those for
Dallas county make up almost six rolls. Last year we began abstracting those records.
Because World War I had three different draft cards, for three different draft calls, in 1917 and 1918, the
information varies greatly depending upon the date of registration. If a category is blank, then the information was not
on that card. In a county like Dallas , where there had been a great migratory influx at the turn of the century, some of
i these cards can be most valuable. On one set of cards, the birthplace of the father is given. You will note even in this
small sampling the large number of countries and states represented as birthplaces.
.ARMY Another value of these records is that most of the cards have an exact date of birth, as most of the men in this record
were born before mandatory birth registration had begun. Due to space limitations, not all of the information on the cards
is abstracted here. You will want to go to the original record to search for your relative. They are filed alphabetically
by county, or in larger counties, alphabetically by district.
Name: Higgins, Cornelius
DOB: 6 Jun 1881
Name: Biggers, Jesse Wardell
DOB: 1 Jul 1900
Name: Billger, William
DOB: 16 May 1889
Name: Billitz, Samuel
DOB: 13 Sep 1874
Name: Bills, Alonzo Lawson
DOB: 10 Apr 1877
Name: Bills, Hubert Walter
DOB: 10 Nov 1898
Name: Bills, Jim Henderson
DOB: 29 Oct 1876
Name: Billingsley, Ernest Lee
DOB: 10 Feb 1883
Name: Billingsley, Kenneth Carlisle
DOB: 21 Jul 1889
Name: Billingsley, William Alexander
DOB: 25 Jan 1894
Residence: 1021 Bell, Dallas, TX Age: 37 Mar St: Ctz: USA Race: BL
Rel/Dep: Foster Biggins,Brother,812 Washington, Houston, TX
Residence: 1709 Fainnount, Dallas, TX Age: 18 Mar St: Ctz: USA Race: BL
Rel/Dep: Mrs. Bobbie Biggers, Mother, 1709 Fairmount, Dallas, TX
Residence: 2109 Colby, Dallas, TX
Birthplace: Hazelton, PA
Age: 28 Mar St: M Ctz: USA Race:
Rel/Dep: wife & mother
Residence: 1500 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX Age: 43 Mar St: Ctz: USA Race: W
Rel/Dep: Mrs, C. Billitz, 1064 M--said, Vicksburg, MS
Residence: 3125 Ross, Dallas, TX Age: 41 Mar St: Ctz: USA Race:
Rel/Dep: Mrs. A. L. Bills, 3125 Ross, Dallas, TX
Residence: 3125 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX
Rel/Dep: A.L. Bills, 3125 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX
Age: 19 Mar St: Ctz: USA Race: W
Residence: 2816 Thomas Ave., Dallas, TX Age: 42 Mar St: Ctz: USA Race: B
Rel/Dep: Mary Bills (Mother), Honey Grove, Texas
Residence: 2306 Ross, Dallas, TX Age: 35 Mar St: M Ctz: USA Race: W
Rel/Dep: Mrs. EL. Billingsley (wife), 2306 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX.
Residence: 1003 S. Ervay, Dallas, TX
Birthplace: McDade, TX
Residence: 4029 Tuttle St., Dallas, TX
Birthplace: Alvarado, TX
Age: 27 Mar St: S Ctz: USA Race: W
Age: 23 Mar St: S Ctz: USA Race: W
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