Franklin County Illinois War History

Originally published Henry L. Frier ed., Zeigler News & Herin News, 1920, 404 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 book is one of the better ones I have seen it covers all wars up to WW I
  • War History - The book has a section for the Black Hawk, Mexican, Civil and Spanish American Wars. Listing men from the county which served in the each of the wars and with some photos. If your ancestor served in the Civil war from the county there may be a photo of him.
  • Gold Star section - This sections contains photos and bios of the men and women who died overseas. The bio section may contain name of parents, siblings, occupation and cause of death.
  • Service Men - photos and the the service record of the men. If they went overseas the battles they took part are sometimes mentioned. Over 90% of the men have their photo listed.
  • Charity Work - The county part in the American Red Cross and other organizations with many names listed.
  • Photos from overseas
  • Business History - Over 150 pages of information of local businesses. These articles describe the business often with a photo and may genealogical info about the owner. Did your ancestor have a business?

Franklin county is in southern Illinois. The county seat is Benton. Other towns Christopher, Orient, Sesser, West Frankfort, Zeigler, Buckner, Ewing, Freeman Spur, Hanaford, Macedonia, North City, Royalton, Thompsonville, Valier and West City.

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. This CD is not search-able but has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.

CD# = IL96

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