Category: Modoc County

1917-1918 Modoc County Civilian Draft Registration

This file contains information from the civilian draft registration cards completed in 1917-1918 for Modoc County, California. Birth Information: Residents Of This County In 1917-18 And Persons With Links To This County The information below was abstracted from by Raymond H. Banks from civilian registration cards completed in 1917-1918. All rights reserved. Some men do not have birth locations listed because they registered on the final draft registration day in 1918 when this information was not recorded. Almost 24 million men registered for the draft — not always in the county of residence. Microfilm copies of the original cards are

T – Z Surnames – 1917-1918 Modoc County Civilian Draft Registration

In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men, (98 percent of men present in America), born between 1873 and 1900 completed draft registration cards. During these two years, three registration days were held in each district where the registrant completed the registration card. Information found on these cards generally included, among other information, birth date, birth location, father’s birthplace, and the address of next of kin. This civilian registration is often confused with induction into the military; however, only a small percentage of these men were actually called up for military service. T – Z Surnames – 1917-1918 Modoc County

Towns of Modoc County, California

Adin – See Big Valley. Alturas As the seat of Modoc County, Alturas lies in the broad valley of the Pit River, near the center of the county. Alturas was originally called Dorris Bridge, after the Dorris brothers who first settled here in 1870. 1871 was a booming settlement year, and by February 1873 there were between 150 and 200 residents in the Pit River valley. Dorris Bridge began to take on the aspects of a bona fide town in 1873. An important early development was the public meeting hall. It was also used as a dance hall, theater, courthouse

Surprise Valley Record Newspaper Extractions 1922-1926

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Surprise Valley Record for September 1925

Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, September 1925 September 2, 1925 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herrin, of Vya, were at Reno last week taking their little son for medical examination, and it was found that the little fellow would recover with out having to undergo an operation. Mrs. Wm Scott, of Eagleville, will leave for San Francisco this week, accompanied by Miss Olga Taylor, where the former will receive medical treatment, having been quite ill during the past several weeks. Joseph Parman, who has been spending the summer at Bidwell, was down yesterday for a short time. Joe is

Surprise Valley Record for September 1924

Wednesday September 3, 1924 Death Of A Pioneer Lady Harriet Wood Suggett, was born Sept 7, 1837, in Calloway County, MO, and died at Eagleville, Cal., Aug. 28, 1924, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 21 days. Was married to A. C. Vaughn April 15, 1854. They, with others, started across the plains when their fourth child was two weeks old, April 16, 1863, arriving at Austin, Nev., where they remained during the winter. Left Austin, July 4th, 1864 and arrived in Sacramento the latter part of that month. From there they went to Yolo County, Cal.,

R – S Surnames – 1917-1918 Modoc County Civilian Draft Registration

In 1917 and 1918, approximately 24 million men, (98 percent of men present in America), born between 1873 and 1900 completed draft registration cards. During these two years, three registration days were held in each district where the registrant completed the registration card. Information found on these cards generally included, among other information, birth date, birth location, father’s birthplace, and the address of next of kin. This civilian registration is often confused with induction into the military; however, only a small percentage of these men were actually called up for military service. R – S Surnames – 1917-1918 Modoc County

Surprise Valley Record for September 1923

Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, September 1923 Wednesday September 5, 1923 Mrs. Nora Street, Miss Gay Delmas, Ed Van Dorn and Grant Adams returned last Sunday from a swing around the Sagebrush State, taking in Lake Tahoe, Reno and Carson, and report having a splendid time. The Federal nurse, Mrs. Bramhall, will be here next Friday and hold a meeting in the Grammar school building for the purpose of organizing a Parent-Teacher’s Association. Everyone is requested to attend. It is reported that a man named Bennetta was shot and killed last Sunday near Lookout, being mistaken for a

Surprise Valley Record for September 1922

Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, September 1922 Wednesday September 6, 1922 Married At Alturas, Cal., at the Baptist Parsonage, September 2, 1922, Miss Ethel Powers, of Eagleville, and Verne Linvide [Linville], of Alturas. The newly weds are highly esteemed young people and the Record, along with a large number of warm friends, tender congratulations to them and wish them unbounded happiness and prosperity as they travel through life. Miss Elma Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Johnson formerly of this place and a graduate of Surprise Valley Union High School, and has been occupying a position with

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