Thursday, April 02, 2009

My husband's grandfather
Chester Arthur Ellison
May 10, 1888-February 07, 1928
Baldwin, Nassau Co., New York

The first born of Smith and Frances Ellison. He was Honorably Discharged from the United States Coast Guard on the twenty-third day of November, 1915 in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations for the government of the Coast Guard in Bay Shore, New York. He had served as a surfman at Point Lookout. He was listed as 5 foot 10 inchs weight 160 pounds with brown eyes, dark hair and light complexion. He had a mole on his left axilla (armpit).

On his WWI Registration Card he stated he was born on Milburn Ave., Baldwin, New York on May 10, 1888. He was a Captain of a passenger boat working for Freeport Ferry Company in Freeport, New York. Thea Bedell, Jr. signed his card on June 5, 1917.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Chester Authur Ellison

City: Not Stated

County: Nassau

State: New York

Birthplace: New York;United States of America

Birth Date: 10 May 1888

Race: Caucasian (White)

Roll: 1753851 DraftBoard: 3


Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I think you gave me a copy of this photo.

Tori said...

he had those ears like poppys!
: )

I posted a blog about the ceramic bowls i got last night! check them out, i'm so excited!

love you & i had a nice time with you yesterday, Grandma!