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Re: Spriggs, Daniel, 19th c. White House employee

Found 6/5/1917:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Daniel Spriggs
Name: Daniel Spriggs
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birthplace: Washington;District of Columbia
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1891
Race: Black
Roll: 1439698
Precinct: 36
Address: 4448 Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL
Next of kin: Wife, Mother, and Child
Physical description: Short, slender, black hair and eyes; weak eyes
Signed by Katherine Brenman or Brennan

Daniel, if you order his military records you can obtain a lot more information. My dad's records referred to a marriage to and divorce from a woman unknown to me, before he met my mother! Nobody can tell me who this woman could have been or if I have any older siblings.

I'm going to order my great-uncle's military records because he signed up on the same date, 6/5/1917. He was one of the black soldiers that the US gave France to work with. France was so impressed by their courage, valor and bravery, they all received decorations after WWI. However, the US didn't acknowledge their service in the same way. In fact, the US did nothing to honor them.
Some sort of proclamation might have been issued over the years to "right the wrong" back then, but I've never heard of anything.
Hope this info helps you, Daniel.

Georgia Walker-Adams


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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