6/15/1917 Palestine Crawford Co, IL. By the time he registered for the draft at age 29, he had already moved to the area where he would spend the rest of his life. He verified his birth date and place and gave his occupation as "garrage" owner. He said he was married with 2 children and gave that as reason for exemption because they "depend on me." The registrar described him as medium height, slender build, brown eyes and browh hair.