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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
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
Enlistment Card data
Ennis C Warrick 21 Feb 1887 Black Kentucky;United States of America Greene, Ohio

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