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HISTORY OF DRAFT BOARD OF SANILAC COUNTY
Biographical Sketches of Sanilac County's War Heroes
The local broad for the county of Sanilac, as appointed by President Wilson through
Governor Albert E. Sleeper, consisted of the following members: Sanford L. Utley,
George S. Tweedie and Herbert M. Stone.
The board in their organization made Herbert M. Stone, chairman; Sanford L. Utley
secretary: George S. Tweedie, medical examiner. The board was ably assisted the
following clerks, viz. Grace L. Kelly, chief clerk; Clementine Donaldson and Maud
Felker, associate clerk, and Horace Wilson, a limited service soldier, as
stenographer. The Government appointed Robert W. McKenzie, appeal agent,
who ably assisted the board and also the Government in the Selective Service Act.
Dr. George S. Tweedie, medical examiner, was assisted in the examination
of the Registrants by Dr. Colin G. Robertson, Dr. D.D. McNayghton and Dr. J. W. Scott.
The total registration of June 5, 1917, was 2399 and was between the ages
21and 31, inclusive, and from this registration most of our soldiers from
Sanilac county were selected.
The registration of June 5, 1918 consisted of those who became 21 since
the 1917 registration, and the number that registered was 230. The registration
held August 24, 1918, also consisted of those who became 21 since the
June 5, !918, registration. The number that registered at this time was 50.
The registration held September 12, 1918 consisted of all of those who were
between the ages of 18 and 45, inclusive, and had not previously registered.
The number registering were 3655 making a grand total of four registrations
6334 registrants. The total number classified was 4,272 and they were put
in the following classes, Viz. Class I 1196, Class II 454, Class III 169 Class
IV 1894, Class V559.