Men ordered to report, no. 2.

This undated form lists men to be inducted into military service by the Wilson County Draft Board.

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  • James Davis registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 24 November 1889 in Vance County, North Carolina; lived in Spring Hope, North Carolina; was married; and was a fireman for Harris G Quarry Company, Neverson, North Carolina. He was tall, with dark eyes and black hair. He had a broken ankle, but “don’t know any thing about broken ancle.” He signed his name “James Norman Davis.”
  • Burley Brooks registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 2 April 1896 in Greene County, North Carolina; lived at 615 Robinson Street, Wilson; was married; and repaired machinery for C.H. Darden, Wilson. He was tall and stout, with brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name “Burly Brooks.”
  • Wade Brooks registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born in 1895 in Black Creek, North Carolina; lived in Wilson; was single with a dependent; and was a self-employed farmer in Black Creek. He was of medium height and build, with black eyes and black hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • McKinley Justice registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 15 March 1896 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina; lived at RFD#1, Elm City; was single; and was a farmer for Frank Williams, RFD#1, Elm City. He was of medium height and slender build, with brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name “McKinley Justice.”
  • Thomas Townsend registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 8 November 1885 in Person County, North Carolina; lived at 415 East Hines Street, Wilson; was single; and was a laborer for Imperial Tobacco Company, Wilson. He was of medium height and build, with black eyes and black hair. He signed his name “Thos Townsend.”
  • Earnest Chester Byrd registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 17 March 1896 in Harnett County, North Carolina; lived at 404 Goldsboro Street, Wilson; was single; and was a butler for Mrs. Ed. Woodard, Wilson. He was tall and of medium build, with brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name “Earnest C. Byrd.”
  • Strat Barnes registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born in 1895 in Wilson, North Carolina; lived on Goldsboro Street, Wilson; was single; and was a laborer for R.G. Lassiter & Co., Wilson. He was of medium height and build, with black eyes and black hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • Winsor Darden registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born September 1895 in Wilson, North Carolina; lived in Wilson; was single; and was a self-employed farmer. He was of medium height and stout, with black eyes and black hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • Charlie Sylvester Alston registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 27 March 1896 in Wilson, North Carolina; lived at 605 Green Street, Wilson; was single; and was a delivery boy for S.D. Moody, Wilson. He was of medium height and build, with dark brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name “Charles Sylvester Alston.”
  • Walter Applewhite registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 8 February 1896 in Saratoga, North Carolina; lived in Walstonburg, North Carolina; was married; and was a laborer at a saw mill for R.R. Shackleford. He was of medium height and build, with black eyes and black hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • Amos Brooks registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 1896 in Black Creek, North Carolina; lived in Wilson; was single; and was a farm laborer for J.S. Horne, Black Creek. He was of medium height and build, with black eyes and hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • Nathan Dunnican registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was 21 years old; born in Wilson township; lived at RFD#2, Wilson; was single; and was a farmer for S.J. Watson, RFD #2, Wilson. He was of short and slender, with dark black eyes and hair. He signed his name “Nathan Dunnisan.”
  • Plummer Williams registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 1896 in Pitt County, North Carolina; lived at RFD #6, Wilson; was single; and was a farm laborer for W.F. Woodard, Wilson. He was of medium height and build, with dark eyes and hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • Two men named Charlie Harris registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. (1) Per his registration card, the first was born 22 May 1891 in Wilson, North Carolina; lived at 504 Green Street, Wilson; was single; and was a laborer for Hackney Wagon Company, Wilson. He was of medium height and build, with brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name “Charlie Harris.” (2) Per his registration card, the second was born March 1894 in Wilson County; lived in Elm City; was single; and worked as a laborer for Williams Lumber Company, Wilson. He was of medium height and build and had black eyes and hair. He signed his card with an X.
  • Albert Howard registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 1892 in Wilson, North Carolina; lived in Wilson; was single; and was self-employed farmer. He was short and of medium height, with black eyes and black hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • Fred Woodard registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 1893 in Black Creek, North Carolina; lived in Stantonsburg; was single; and was a farmer for Fred Washington, Wilson. He was of medium height and slender build, with brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name with an X,
  • Matthew Whitehurst registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born October 1889 in Martin County, North Carolina; lived at RFD#1, Elm City; was single; and was a delivery boy for S.D. Moody, Wilson. He was of medium height and build, with dark brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name “Matthew Whitehurst.”
  • Willie Donald registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 7 March 1888 in Wilson County, North Carolina; lived at Stantonsburg, Wilson County; was single; and was unemployed laborer. He was of medium height and build, with black eyes and hair. He signed his name “Willie Donald.”
  • Ed Rogers Taylor registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 8 May 1896 in Wilson County, North Carolina; lived in Elm City; was married; and was a farmer. He was short and stout, with brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name with an X.
  • Arthur Darring registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 4 October 1894 in Wayne County, North Carolina; lived at 210 Carroll Street, Wilson; was single; and was an auto truck driver for Barnes-Harrell Company, Wilson. He was short and stout, with brown eyes and black hair. He signed his name “Arthur Darring.”
  • Elijah Farmer registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 24 September 1889 in Saint Louis [Lewis], North Carolina; lived in Wilson; was single; and was self-employed farmer in Black Creek. He was tall and of medium build, with black eyes and hair. He signed his name “Elijah Farmer.”
  • Paul Antrim Kelly registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 28 February 1896 in Wilson County, North Carolina; lived in Elm City; was single; and was a laborer at Williams Lumber Company, Elm City. He was tall and slender, with black eyes and hair. He signed his name “Paul Antrim Kelly.”
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  • William Gaskins 
  • David Barnes registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. Per his registration card, he was born 3 March 1895 in Wilson, North Carolina; lived at 612 East Green Street, Wilson; was single; and worked as a barber for Tate & Hines, Wilson. He was short and medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair. He signed his name “David Barnes.”

U.S. Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917-1918, [database on-line], http://www.ancestry.com; U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line], http://www.ancestry.com.

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