Wednesday, February 28, 2024

WW2 Draft Registration Card of John Rainey Cook

WW2 Draft Registration for my Papaw Cooke's paternal 1st cousin.  At the time of his draft registration for WW1 John R Cook worked at the Chicago City Rail Yard but by 27 April of 1942 he was working for Chicago Surface Lines where his brother Jefferson Gideon also worked.

Registration Card--(Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897.
Serial Number 2887
Name: John Rainey Cook
Order Number: (BLANK)
Place of Residence: 5427 Maryland Ave Chicago Cook Ill.
Mailing Address: Same
Telephone: Chicago H.P 7815
Age in Years: 63
Date of Birth: Aug 28 1878
Place of Birth
Town or County: Eagleville
State or Country: Tenn.

Name and Address of Person who will always know your Address:
Jefferson G Cook 6842 Harper Ave

Employer's Name and Address:
Chicago Surface Lines
3822 Cottage Grove Ave Chicago Cook ILL

Signature: John Rainey Cook

Registrar's Report
Race: White
Height: 5 11in
Weight: 138
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Gray
Complexion: Light Brown

Other Obvious Physical Characteristics that will aid in identification: Upper Plate Glasses

Signature of registrar: Amy S Pollak
Registrar for Local Board 9 City of Chicago ILL
Date of registration: April 27-42

Local Board No. 9      61
Chicago City             731
1525 East 53rd Street
Chicago 15 Illinois
(The Stamp of the Local Board in the jurisdiction of the registrant shall be placed in the above space)

Both Ancestry and FamilySearch have a digitization of the card.

"U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,"database with images, Ancestry( : accessed  28 February 2024), imaged card for John Rainey Cook, Serial No. U2787, WWII Draft Cards(4th Registration) For the State of Illinois
Roll 54 Box 160, Chicago City Local Draft Board No. 9; citing World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Illinois. State Headquarters ca. 1942. Publication M2097.

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942", , FamilySearch ( : 28 February 2024), Entry for John Rainey Cook, citing National Archives Chicago, Illinois, Selective Service System Registration Cards DSS Form 1, M2097 Roll No. 54. FHL Film No. 2139873  DGS 4134333.

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