Thursday, 22 November 2012


Came across an interesting case of bias in military registrations today.
The WWI draft card for Hinckley HENDERSON of Barstow, San Bernadino Co. had a slightly less than usual answer to the question:
Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled (pelase specify)?
The registrar had written "Perfect".
The more usual aswer is a non-commital No, or stark list of infirmaties.
All explained when checking the registrar's name - one Donald C HENDERSON, Hinckley's father!

This activity on the HENDERSONs, last touched back in Sep 2006, being explained by a contact from Robert, a relative of Donald's mother Margaret Aitken COOPER/COWPER.
Such contacts always make me check where I'd got to on a family, and there are several loose ends in the family of Archibald and Margaret HENDERSON, which family Linda and I had only found by accident in chasing Archibald's sister Margaret at the time.

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