6/5/1917 Humboldt, Il was the address he gave when he registered for the draft. He verified his birth date and place and gave the occupation of farmer. He was married and gave support of her as reason for exemption. Physically he was described as medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.
1918 Humboldt, N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL was where he, as tenant farmer, and Dessie lived alone on 20 acres at S4 owned by his father according to the county's local farmer listing.
On 3/19/1978 during the 34th annual meeting of the Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative Board at the Mattoon (IL) High School, and under the watchful eye of nearly 700 people, Laurence was given special recognition as he retired after 24 years of continuous service.
He told the draft board he was born in Humboldt, IL.