I just wanted to drop in and let everyone know that I discovered some new information from my Paternal Grandfather’s Draft Registration for WWI. I’ve looked at it before but never really paid any attention to the “Present Occupation” area. Here is a pic of what I have:
I know I have looked at this before but I guess I just wasn’t paying that much attention to it. Do you see what it says? His current occupation was “Restaurant” and the “Employer’s Name” says that he “owns the business”. What an awesome find!
Now, I need to try to figure out how to pull some records and find out where this restaurant was located (it says on Deport Street) and what happened to it.
This information, along with some other info I have, can give me a lot of insight into my grandfather. It is causing me to look at him in a whole different light. Of course, all I know of him is what has been told to me because he died about a year before I was born.
When I return from my visit to South Carolina I think this will be the first thing I will want to challenge. It may change a lot of opinions in our family!
Have a great weekend everyone!