Continuing through the personal documents of Dennis O’Connell (my paternal Great-Grandfather), I also found his 1917 Military Census Record.
This record shows that Dennis was living in election district 1, in the town of Moreau, Saratoga County, NY. As for other genealogical information, there is none. The card was filled out by Dennis, the handwriting matches many of the other documents in my possession.
For the past few months, I have been posting documents that belonged to my paternal great-grandfather Dennis O’Connell. This week, I continue with Dennis’s records.
His 1917 Draft Card gives his current address as 29 Main St., Glens Falls, NY. It was signed either Jan or June of 1917, it is a bit hard to decipher. Months after he signed his draft card, Dennis moved to Thorold, Canada.
I am so thankful to have these records and Dennis’s handwriting on each of them.
From the office of
Arthur A Schmon
President and General Manager
September 3, 1947
I want to take this opportunity of telling you what a satisfaction it is to me and my associates to note that you have served this Company for thirty years. This, indeed, is a fine record and indicates that you possess those excellent qualities of faithfulness, loyalty and devotion to duty. It is a splendid thing for a man to be able to say that he has been with a company for 25 or 30 years, or more, because it is tangible evidence of a deep rooted attachment between the company and the employee that is mutually desirable and beneficial.
I congratulate you on you long service and wish to convey our appreciation of the fine effort you have made throughout the years. I trust that we will enjoy many more years of service together.
With best wishes for your health and happiness, I remain,
Mr. D. O’Connell
52 Albert Street