6/5/1918 625 N 22nd St was his address when he registered for the draft. He verified his birth date and place as posted. Wife Evelyn, same address, was his nearest relative and he worked as a fireman for the Illinois Central Railroad. He had blue eyes and light hair, according to the Registrar.
1/3/1920 N 22nd St, Mattoon, Coles Co, IL. Sylvester, 22, and Evelyn, 25, had 2 toddlers by census time that year, William, 4 1/2 and Margarett, 2y 11m. Sylvester was a fireman on the railroad, they rented the home.