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Cousin Ennis Champ Warrick in WW I

Here is an example of how 'official' records can be mis-indexed and/or mis-classified.

Ennis Champ Warrick, the son of Paul & Mary Elizabeth (Bridges) Warrick was the nephew of my great-grandmother, Emma (Bridges) Adams. "Champ" was a graduate of Wilberforce Univ (1908) and when he was drafted for WW I was working as a Teacher with the Freedman's Aid Society of New Orleans, LA.

The 'official' record on Ancestry has him listed as "white" .... probably because he served as a commisioned officer, but his draft registration card, with the 'clipped corner' and the race designation as Negro clearly refute that record.

In addition, I have uploaded a photo of "Champ" Warrick. Also, uploaded is an interesting picture of soldiers from 1918 at Camp Dodge, IA who while in formation created a human Statue of Liberty.

From the records Ennis Champ Warrick was at Camp Dodge in 1918 and could very well be in this photo.

Art Thomas
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Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918
Name: Ennis Champ Warrick
Age: 31
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Feb 1887
Birth Location: Key West, Kentucky, USA

Enlistment Date: 15 May 1918
Enlistment County: Camp Dodge
Enlistment State: Iowa
Enlistment Division: National Army
Decorations and Awards: View image
Rank: View image
Advancement: View image
Comments: Central Officers' Training School 163 Depot Brigade to 17 June 1918; Central Officers' Training School 162 Depot Brigade to Discharge Private, first class 15 May 1918. Honorable discharge 25 Aug 1918 to accept Commission 2 Lieutenant Infantry 26 Aug 1918
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Enlistment Card data
Ennis C Warrick 21 Feb 1887 Black Kentucky;United States of America Greene, Ohio
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