McLean County in the World War


Originally published E.E. Pierson & J.L. Hasbrouck ed., McLean County War Publishing Co., Bloomington IL, 512 pp. This is a reproduction on CD and is searchable.

Honor Roll books are often overlooked by genealogists. The books can be used to sketch out the history of an ancestor. The books cover the war effort of a county during the world wars. The books exist for both WWI and WWII with the majority of them being for world war I. This CD covers WWI and is full of names and photos. The book includes sections on:
  • Chronology of Local Events During War
  • In Memoriam—Histories of Those Who Died in War
  • Draft Boards and Their Work
  • Red Cross Work in McLean County
  • History of Liberty Loan Campaigns
  • War Time Community Singing
  • Women and Food Conservation
  • Women in Service
  • McLean County Council of Defense
  • Gen. James G. Harbord
  • Some Sketches of McLean County Army Officers
  • Colored Soldiers of this County
  • County Food Administration
  • Medical Men in Service
  • McLean County Bar's Honor Roll
  • Congressman John A. Sterling
  • County Fuel Administration
  • Co. D and 124th Machine Gun Battalion
  • Some of Our War Flyers
  • French and Belgian Relief Association
  • Farmers' Work in War
  • American Legion
  • Company M
  • Honor Rolls of Orders and Firms
  • Grand Honor Roll of McLean County Men and Women in Service

McLean county is in central Illinois and is surrounded by Woodford County, Livingston County, Ford County, Champaign County, Piatt County, DeWitt County, Logan County, and Tazewell County. The county seat is Bloomington and the towns and townships are Anchor, Arrowsmith, Bellflower, Bloomington, Carlock, Chenoa, Colfax, Cooksville, Danvers, Downs, Ellsworth, Gridley, Heyworth, Hudson, Le Roy, Lexington, McLean, Normal, Saybrook, Stanford, and Towanda.

About the CD: This CD provides the genealogist the opportunity to have access to information from a book that is difficult to locate in the used book market. The CD was made by scanning an original copy of the book. Any defect such as notes in the margin or light text will also appear in the CD version. The CD requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file, the latest Windows version is included with the CD. The Mac & Window readers can also be downloaded from the Adobe website. The information on the CD can either be printed out and read in the traditional manner or viewed with your computer. When viewing on your screen the page size can be increased to make reading easier.The second scan on the right is at 200%. This CD is searchable and has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.

Book# = IL49

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