Posted By:decmay
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Subject:Re: William Ford, Chaplain in WWI Military, in China.,b.WVA
Post Date:May 16, 2011 at 20:41:14
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Forum:World War I Forum
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WV has bmd records online: here is the results of a search I made of male Ford in Wyoming Co:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcresults.aspx?LastName=Ford&FirstName=&Gender=Male&County=Wyoming&Year=All&PlusMinus=Exact&Search=Exact&NumRec=25

There is one Wm H. Ford b. Jan 8 1882 parents M.F.Ford and Armilda Ford.

Parents are in 1880 WV Wyoming County Center Twsp

Anything pertaining to his service record is not public, if his records survived the 1973 fire at the NARA then that is where they will be. Since he was the Chaplain program, was he a Chaplain? If so he would have been to a seminary school or maybe a preacher by 1910 census.

Try Google Books for searches as well as www.archive.org. Search WWI Chaplains, his name, Army Chaplains.

I don't find a WWI Draft Registration card so he must have already enlisted by the time his age group needed to file.

I don't find him with family in 1900 WV Wyoming Co census. Nor can I pin him down in any census. Needs more looking into if this is the Wm Ford you are looking for.