Tuesday, February 13, 2024

WW1 Draft Registration Card of Jefferson Gideon Cook Jr.

World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
of Jefferson Gideon Cook Jr.

He is my Papaw Cooke's paternal first cousin.  He lived in Chicago and worked as a conductor on the street cars.  After retiring in 1949 he moved back to Tennessee.

(US, WWI Draft) Registration Card
Serial Number: 2418
Order Number: A1157
Name: Jefferson Gideon Cook
Permanent Home Address: 5427 Maryland Chicago Cook Co. Illinois
Age in years: 42
Date of Birth: Feb 23 1876
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: Conductor St Car
Employer's Name: Chi Surface Lines
Place of Employment or Business: Monroe & LaSalle Chi Cook Ill
Nearest Relative Name: Sarah Cook
Address: 5427 Maryland Chi Cook Ill

Signature Jefferson Gideon Cook

Registrar's Report
Description of Registrant
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark
Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye or is he obviously physically disqualified? NO

Marguerite Johnson
Sept 12 18

Chicago Local board No. 14
1510 Hyde Park Bl., Chicago


“World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918,” digital image, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/file/560091574/cook-jefferson-gideon-us-wwi-draft-registration-cards-1917-1918 : accessed 13 February 2024), Jefferson Gideon Cook registration, serial number 2418, order number A1157, Draft Board 14, City of Chicago, Illinois; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, NARA microfilm publication M1509; no specific roll cited.

Links of Interest:

Chicago Surface Lines

5427 Maryland Chicago IL

Seeing Greater Chicago : a sightseeing and route guide / by the Chicago Surface Lines

Surface Service Magazine Vol 1 (1920s)

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