Thomas Floyd Ragsdale
Thomas Floyd Ragsdale was born on August 23, 1899, presumably in Pottsville, Pope County, Arkansas. He was known by his middle name, Floyd.
At the age of 19, Floyd registered for World War I on September 12, 1918 in Russellville, Pope, Arkansas. From his registration card we learn that he was about 5’10”, of slender build with brown hair and blue eyes.
In 1930, Floyd was working for the State of Arkansas as a Civil Engineer and living with his parents in Illinois, Pope County, Arkansas. In the census he is listed as a veteran of the World War (WWI).
Thomas Floyd Ragsdale died on October 14, 1991 in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. He was 92 years old at his death.
World War I Draft Card
Notes for Thomas Floyd Ragsdale
Birth, Military Service, Physical Description: Ancestry.com. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 20,243 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
Residence in 1930: Year: 1930; Census Place: Illinois, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: 89; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 884.0.
Death: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. Number: 430-62-9885; Issue State: Arkansas; Issue Date: 1952.
Signature: from Military Draft Card, see above