The following pages are from "A Call to Arms," a book compiled by Sue Wilkinson and posted with her permission on this website. It contains the stories and listings of the Van Zandt County draftees of the period during World War I, "The War to End All Wars." This volume was compiled and transcribed from original sources from the Canton Herald, the Grand Saline Sun and the Wills Point Chronicle. This book is still available for purchase. For information contact Sue Wilkinson. We thank her very much for her generousity in allowing the society to post this book in its entirety on this site.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY GOOD FRIEND, ROY ADDICKS FOR HIS WORK AND INSPIRATION IN THIS ENDEAVOR. WITHOUT HIS DEDICATION TO FACT FINDING AND COLLECTING OF THIS MATERIAL, I WOULD NOT HAVE UNDERTAKEN THIS PROJECT.
I AM ALSO THANKFUL TO THE PUBLISHERS OF THE NEWSPAPERS OF VAN ZANDT COUNTY, WHO HAD TRIED TO COVER THE STORIES OF THE MEN OF THE COUNTY AS THEY HAPPENED, KEEPING FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS UP TO DATE ON THEIR LOVED ONES. SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPERS ARE ONE OF THE ONLY WAYS THAT WE OF THIS TIME CAN KNOW OF OUR ANCESTORS. THANKS ALSO TO THE CURRENT OWNERS FOR ALLOWING ME TO USE THIS MATERIAL.
THANKS TO MY FRIENDS FOR THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT AND FOR KEEPING ME ON TRACK, WHEN I FELT IT WAS TOO BIG A JOB TO TRANSCRIBE THIS MATERIAL.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT TO EXPRESS MY THANKS FOR ALL THE YOUNG MEN OF OUR NATION WHO HAVE FOUGHT, AND LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
TO THEM I DEDICATE THIS BOOK.
About the Author of "A Call to Arms" SUE TINSLEY WILKINSON
319 VZCR 3447
Wills Point, TX 75169-9242
Avid Genealogist, Author of Two Family Histories, Past President of the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, Current Editor of the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Quarterly, District Representative for Region 7 of the Texas State Genealogical Society; a member of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, United Daughters of the Confederacy, & Texas First Families.
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