Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wade A. Ragsdale (1892-1981)

Wade A. Ragsdale

Wade A. Ragsdale was born on November 16, 1892 in Pottsville, Pope County, Arkansas.  He was the youngest of nine children born to Lewis and Isabella Ragsdale. 

            Wade lived with his parents until at least 1930.  He registered for the Draft for World War I on June 5, 1917.  His draft card states that he was of medium height and slender build with blue eyes and brown hair.  He was also self-employed in the automobile business.  In 1930 he was the manager of a garage in Illinois, Pope County, Arkansas.

            Wade A. Ragsdale died in February 1981 in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas.  He was just three months past his 88th birthday.  
 World War I Draft Card

Notes for Wade A. Ragsdale
Birth and Death: 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: 432-58-9360; Issue State: Arkansas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Occupation, Physical Description, Residence in 1917: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT:, 2005.  Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,582 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Residence, and Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Illinois, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: 89; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 894.0.
Signature:  From Military Draft Card, see above

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