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WWI Draft Day

1918 WWI

The following names were on the back of the photo:
Back Row L-R: Ivar Nelson, Hugo Nelson
Front Row L-R: Arthur Peterson, Gottfrid Polson

WWI Draft Registration Information
Source: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:
NameIvar NelsonHugo Alfred NelsonJohn Arthur PetersonGottfrid Polson
DateJune 5, 1917June 5, 1917June 5, 1916
(Card says 1916 but most likely
was a clerical error

& should have said 1917)
Home AddressMarcus, IAMarcus, IAMarcus, IA
Date of BirthAugust 3, 1894May 30, 1896Oct 30, 1894
Naturalization StatusAlienNatural bornAlien
Place of BirthEngelholm, SwedenChicago, ILLaholm, Sweden
Citizen of what country?Sweden Sweden
OccupationFarmingFarm LaborerFarmer
EmployerSelfJohn PetersonSelf
Employment PlaceMarcus, IAMarcus, IAMarcus
Marriage StatusSingleSingleSingle
Past Military Service?NoNoNo

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