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WILL BROWN at Dockery Plantation 1918- DRAFT CARD WWI

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Published on Jan 18, 2012

I have been researching "Will Brown from Drew" information to attempt to fill some of the holes in the stories of the different accounts of him. On Jan 16, 2012 I discovered a Draft Card from WWI for a WILL BROWN in 1918.
His residence is DOCKERY FARMS. Sunflower County
His Employer is WILL DOCKERY. He works at the Mill.
He was born on July 4, 1885 33 years old in 1918.
His WIFE is LUVENIA BROWN, living at Dockery.
He is short height and Heavy Build. -*(If you notice, on the form, tall (Block 21)is on the left instead of the right (Block 23) in the normal left to right order on most forms. It is highly probable that short was marked because of the location of the wording to the right on this particular form.
This a very reasonable explanation if we were to assume that this is THE WILL BROWN from DREW)
His Serial # 3942
His Order# 5601
The form puts THIS Will Brown at DOCKERY PLANTATION at the same time as CHARLEY PATTON!
Will Brown's age coincides on this document with at least two references; "Chasin That Devil Music", Gayle Dean Wardlow©1998.
Page 189. Paragraph 1. "Maybelle also states that the Brown she knew looked "bout 25 in the late 1910s."
Paragraph 3. Dick Bankston stated Brown was in his early twenties when he met him in 1912.
Whether or not THIS Will Brown played music, we don't know yet.

AUDIO: Gress Barnett and Hayes McMullan ©Gayle Dean Wardlow
RSKKZ©Randy Meadows2012 Jan. 18, 2012

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