Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft

Isaac Thomas Jackson S. Washington Street
Isaac Thomas Jackson
S. Washington Street

Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft Registrations – Part 8: “I – J

The list below is the African American Alexandrians with the “I -J surnames.

Ingram, Charley – born August 10, 1874
Irving, Samuel – born April 28, 1891
Jackson, Andrew – born ??
Jackson, Andrew W. – born May 9, 1888
Jackson, Anthony Sylvester – born February 5, 1900
Jackson, Blanton – born 1886
Jackson, Charles – born November 5, 1885
Jackson, Charles Franklin – born October 31, 1897
Jackson, Clinton William – born September 30, 1898
Jackson, Daniel – born March 23, 1882
Jackson, Dennis – born June 12, 1879
Jackson, Dorsey – born December 25, 1881
Jackson, Edgar F – born September 15, 1874
Jackson, Edward – born 1897
Jackson, Fairfax, Jr – born February 17, 1877
Jackson, Frank – born October 12, 1884
Jackson, Frank Edward – born February 21, 1883
Jackson, Henry – born April 18, 1894
Jackson, Isaac – born April 1, 1891
Jackson, Isaac Thomas – born November 3, 1877
Jackson, James – born May 15, 1898
Jackson, James Allen – born August 11, 1895
Jackson, James L – born February 1, 1889
Jackson, James Nathaniel – born March 4, 1881
Jackson, John – born September 29, 1898
Jackson, John Henry – born December 28, 1894
Jackson, John Wesley – born January 15, 1878
Jackson, Lathon – born December 25, 1899
Jackson, Louis P – born May 5, 1888
Jackson, Manuel – born December 25, 1873
Jackson, Nickle – born April 21, 1897
Jackson, Olive W. – born June 28, 1893
Jackson, Ottie – born April 4, 1898
Jackson, Richard Louis – born October 5, 1884
Jackson, Richard W – born July 14, 1897
Jackson, Robert – born August 27, 1877
Jackson, Robert – born April 22, 1873
Jackson, Robert Henry – born June 3, 1890
Jackson, Teed – born May 16, 1881
Jackson, Thomas E – born April 28, 1893
Jackson, Tobe Arthur – born December 19, 1880
Jackson, W. Henry – born 1874
Jackson, W.R. – born March 29, 1895
Jackson, William Dallas – born January 28, 1875
Jackson, William H. – born September 4, 1886
Jackson, William Thomas – born December 16, 1875
James, Scott – born August 18, 1887
Janney, Irvin – born 1900
Jasper, Joseph Norman – born June 15, 1894
Jasper, Romes – born October 7, 1886
Javins, Samuel Arthur – born April 6, 1889
Jefferson, James – born February 16, 1893
Jefferson, John Alexandria – born February 4, 1886
Jenkins, Homer – born August 19, 1895
Jenkins, Lewis – born 1896
Jenkins, Thomas – born October 1, 1897
Jenkins, Abe – born December 24, 1890
Johnson, Albert – born February 9, 1887
Johnson, Arthur – born September 2, 1884
Johnson, Calvin – born ?
Johnson, Charles Henry – born June 14, 1900
Johnson, Charlie – born February 23, 1885
Johnson, Edgar Julian – born September 30, 1882
Johnson, Forrest – born Dec 1899
Johnson, Frank M – born July 20, 1896
Johnson, Fred – born April 1, 1900
Johnson, Harry Albert – born August 18, 1884
Johnson, Harvey – born October 29, 1892
Johnson, Henry – born October 6, 1893
Johnson, Henry – born May 23, 1875
Johnson, Hill – born August 31, 1900
Johnson, Ingersol M – born June 11, 1900
Johnson, James – born March 16, 1894
Johnson, James – born 1896
Johnson, James S – born July 18, 1893
Johnson, John – born May 23, 1885
Johnson, John – born March 30, 1883
Johnson, John Robert – born July 18, 1898
Johnson, Julius – born August 17, 1892
Johnson, Leonard – born January 21, 1894
Johnson, Lewis – born June 11, 1873
Johnson, Luther – born April 7, 1899
Johnson, Nelson – born October 1, 1898
Johnson, Oscar – born January 2, 1889
Johnson, Raymond – born June 1, 1895
Johnson, Samuel – born December 2, 1897
Johnson, Suke Lewis – born 1870
Johnson, Sylvester L – born May 14, 1890
Johnson, Thomas – born August 4, 1897
Johnson, Thomas – born 1887
Johnson, Thomas Edward – November 25, 1879
Johnson, Tom – July 25, 1899
Johnson, Wallace – February 3, 1899
Johnson, Walter – born October 7, 1885
Johnson, William – born March 15, 1894
Johnson, William – born November 6, 1894
Johnson, William – born May 15, 1899
Johnson, William Henry – born May 7, 1878
Jones, Charles – born June 8, 1889
Jones, Charles – born July 3, 1892
Jones, Charles Lewis – born December 10, 1899
Jones, Dewey Majer (Major) – born June 5, 1898
Jones, Ernest – born December 25, 1885
Jones, Frank – born December 6, 1893
Jones, Frank G – born April 26, 1895
Jones, George – born June 10, 1875
Jones, Henry Matthew – born September 20, 1898
Jones, Herbert – born December 25, 1894
Jones, Jacob – born March 20, 1896
Jones, James B. – born October 25, 1888
Jones, James E – born March 10, 1874
Jones, Jessie – born July 23, 1900
Jones, John W – born March 25, 1890
Jones, John – born 1900
Jones, John Francis – born October 18, 1872
Jones, John Henry – born July 5, 1878
Jones, John Lee – born June 14, 1895
Jones, Joseph – born February 19, 1896
Jones, Lewis – born August 23, 1894
Jones, Moses – born September 27, 1895
Jones, Ollie – born September 4, 1892
Jones, P.S. – born June 5, 1885
Jones, Robert – born March 4, 1881
Jones, Robert – born June 10, 1883
Jones, Rufus – born December 28, 1900
Jones, Samuel – born April 3, 1874
Jones, Sidney Albert – born July 7, 1899
Jones, Wash – born October 26, 1892
Jones, William – born March 28. 1884
Jordan, James Harrison – born December 3, 1889

Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 1: A

James Blane Addison
James Blane Addison’s World War I Draft Registration Card

The 17th Century was the beginning of importation of Africans to America. From the beginning of their arrival, they have contributed to America history. They fought in every war. When they became eligible to vote, they supported a presidential candidate that addressed issues affecting their needs.

World War I (WWI) was one of those wars that African Americans were required to register for the Draft. Alexandria, Virginia African Americans registered in large numbers. Many of them served in WWI and they left military records about their lives. Those records became important source of information for the descendants of World War I veterans.

The United States (US) entered WWI in 1917. The war had been going on for about 2½ years prior to the time the US entered. President Woodrow Wilson stayed neutral for the first two years of the war; but a decision by Germany changed the position of the United States. Germany in early 1917 decided to have a submarine warfare on all commercial ships going to Britain. US sent ships to Britain; German submarines attacked those ships. On April 6, 1917, the US declared war on the German Empire.

WWI provided many opportunities for African Americans; one was to fight for their country, another to travel and to migrate from southern cities to seek work in northern factories, and lastly to explore new careers. What WWI did not provide was the abolishment of “Jim Crow” laws and equality for African Americans, and that did not come until after World War II.

Alexandria African Americans like other African Americans in the United States registered for the draft. I will be posting blogs on the Alexandria African Americans draft registration by alphabet. Displayed below are the African American Alexandrians with the “A” surnames.

Addison, James Blane – born October 22, 1884
Agustus, George – born June 10, 1876
Alexander, Bester – born August 14, 1882
Alexander, Charles David – born July 22, 1881
Alexander, David – born June 1891
Alexander, Elijah Haskins – born August 15, 1878
Alexander, Luck – born July 1884
Alexander, Rozier – born 1892
Allen, Clarence Preston – born August 2, 1887
Allen, Frank Carrington – born May 24, 1874
Allen, Washington – born March 16, 1876
Alston, Samuel – born July 20, 1895
Amos, Gilbert Waldin – born December 21, 1872
Anderson, Clarence – born August 15, 1881
Anderson, Clifton – born January 22, 1889
Anderson, Frank – born March 13, 1885
Anderson, Henry – born September 1, 1895
Anderson, Walter – born September 30, 1893
Anthony, Marcus – born May 22, 1873
Arnold, Lloyd Montgomery – January 17, 1894
Arnold, William Lawrence – born August 6, 1885
Arrington, James – born March 17, 1880
Ashby, Robert Mathew – born May 9, 1874
Ashton, Edward Walter – born December 19, 1898
Augustus, Clarence – born January 17, 1900

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