Knox County Honor Roll

1917 1918 1919

Originally published Wagoner Printing Company, Galesburg, IL, 1920, 426 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 includes:
  • 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.
  • Nurses - includes photos and service record of the the women that served as nurses.
  • Service Men - photos and the the service record of the men. If they went overseas the battles they took part are sometimes mentioned.
  • The county part in the war at home with many names and photos listed.
  • The county part in the American Red Cross with many names and photos listed.
  • Photos from Galesburg
  • History of local regiments during the war.

Knox county is in western Illinois. The county seat is Galesburg. Other towns include Abingdon Altona, Henderson , Knoxville, Maquon, Oneida, Rio, St. Augustine, Victoria, Wataga, Williamsfield, and Yates 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 searchable and has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.

Book# = IL63

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