Draft Registration Card, 1917

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Title

Draft Registration Card, 1917

Alternative Title

World War I Draft Registration Card

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans

Description

The draft registration card for Charles Crummer (1894-1934). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, age, home address, date of birth, place of birth, race, citizenship, trade or occupation, number of dependents, whether tall, medium, or short, slender, medium, or stout, eye and hair color, whether bald, and disabilities. World War I draft registration cards were completed by approximately 24 million men living in the U.S. in 1917 and 1918.

Charles Crummer was born on August 24, 1894 in Palatka, Florida to his parents Walter and Maria. He lived there with his parents and five brothers until sometime between 1900 and 1910, when the family moved to St. Augustine. After receiving an education that allowed him to read and write, Crummer worked as a chauffeur. On April 1, 1918, he was drafted for service, and served for a short time in the 151st Depot Brigade, a unit responsible for training and processing new recruits. He then became part of Company A of the 36th Infantry, which he served in from April 24, 1918 until his discharge on April 2, 1919. After being discharged, Crummer returned home to his mother and continued to work. Between 1920 and 1927, he and his new wife, Jennie, moved to their own house, where they lived together until Crummer was admitted to a veterans' sanitorium in Johnson City, Tennessee for chronic pulmonary issues and a spinal condition. He lived there until his death in 1934 due to complications with diabetes and septicemia.

Crummer is buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery at Plot A Grave 38.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Davis, Tyre E.
War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System

Source

Digital reproduction of original draft registration card: Selective Service System, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, M1509, 4,582 rolls.

Publisher

War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System

Date Created

ca. 1917-06-05

Contributor

Crummer, Charles

Format

image/jpg

Extent

186 KB

Medium

1 draft registration card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

St. Augustine, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Tyre E. Davis and published by the War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System.

Rights Holder

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Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

External Reference

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