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Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

Posted: 1 Apr 2012 11:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
i found his name on ancestry.com. he applied for WWII 'draft' card.
his place of residence was Bonners Ferry ID.
He was born Sept 10 1878 in Carsonville (Sanilac Co) Michigan. When he was in Michigan, he was maried to my Gr' Grandmother Eliza (Dollie)Jane Ridley. they had one daughter, my Grandmother Hazel May Willis. (He and Eliza were divorced sometime in 1920' in MI)
i know very little of Henry P Willis as it was subject that was not talked about with my Grandma Hazel.
his birth name was Pitman Henry Willis but he change his name Henry P Willis. he was the son of Archibald and Esther Willis. he had brothers with these names Robert Reuben, James Benjamin and Elmer. his sisters were Rhoda Ann, Ida Jane, and 2 adopted sisters Pearl and Myrtle.(all this has my own research on rootsweb and in Michigan sites)
Any Information would be greatly appreciated, please??
thank you

Re: Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

Posted: 2 Apr 2012 2:22PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: willis
what type of info are you seeking?

1910
Name: Henry P Willis
Age in 1910: 31
Birth Year: 1879
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Eliza J Willis
Father's Birthplace: Canada English
[Canada]
Mother's Birthplace: England
+
Name: Eliza J Willis
[Eliza I Willis]
Age in 1910: 26
Birth Year: 1884
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Henry P Willis
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Canada English




1920
Name: Henry P Willi?
[Henry P Willis]
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1920: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Willi?
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
+
Name: Elizabeth Willi?
[Elizabeth Willis]
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1920: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Henry P Willi?
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
+
Name: Hazel Willi?
[Hazel Willis]
Age: 9
Birth Year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1920: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter


1930
Name: Eliza I Willis
[Eliga I Willis]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Home in 1930: Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
+
Name: Hazel M Jensen
[Hazel M Willis]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1911
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Home in 1930: Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Spouse's Name: William T Jensen
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Name: Eliza I Willis
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
+
Name: William T Jensen
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: White
Home in 1930: Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law
Spouse's Name: Hazel M Jensen
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark



Name: Robert Ruben Willis
Birth Date: abt 1870
Birth Place: Michigan
Death Date: 17 Aug 1877
Death Place: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Death Age: 7
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Male
Father Name: Archie Willis
Mother Name: Hester Willis
FHL Film Number: 979463


Name: Ida A. Willis
Birth Date: abt 1874
Birth Place: Mich
Death Date: 12 Apr 1895
Death Place: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Death Age: 21
Occupation: Laborer
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Female
Father Name: Archy Willis
Mother Name: Ester Willis
FHL Film Number: 979463



Name: Henry Willis
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Sanilac, Michigan
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1878
Baptism Place: Sanilac, Michigan
Father's Name: Archibald Willis
Mother's Name: Ester
FHL Film Number: 979464


WW11
Name: Henry Willis
Birth Date: 10 Sep 1878
Birth Place: Carsonville, Michigan
Residence: BOX 407 Bonners Ferry, Idaho
WHO WILL KNOW HIM - MARY WILLIS - SAME ADDRESS
Race: White


1900
Archie Willis 58
Esther Willis 49
Benjiman J Willis 23
Henry Willis 21
Elmer Willis 14
Myrtle Willis 15
Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan


MI BIRTHS
Rody Ann Willis
7 May 1868
Sanilac, Michigan
PARENTS:
Archibald Willis, Esther

SAME NAMED PARENTS
Rhoda Willis 16 Apr 1874 Sanilac, Michigan
James Benjamine Willis 9 Nov 1876 Sanilac, Michigan
Asa A Willis 19 Feb 1884 Forester, Sanilac, Michigan


there is a
Henry Willis
b 1878
died 3 oct 1944
in
Oak Hill Cemetery
Pontiac
Oakland County
Michigan

Re: Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

Posted: 2 Apr 2012 7:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you you have helped beyond my wildest dreams. We knew nothing of Mary Willis or address in Bonners Ferry ID. this will help me try to locate where Henry Willis went after he left my Gr' Grandma Eliza and Grandma Hazel.
thank you again

Re: Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 7:16AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: willis, aldred
You are most welcome..

a tad more;

ARCHIBALD WILLIS
1839-1926

is in
Mount Zion Cemetery
Bridgehampton
Sanilac County
Michigan

with
ESTHER WILLIS 6 FEB 1851-6 AUG 1914
+
ROBERT R WILLIS
21 JUL 1870 - 17 AUG 1877
+
IDA WILLIS
1874 - 12 Apr 1895
+
ASA WILLIS
20 Feb 1884-31 Aug 1889



1880
Name: Archibald Willis
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Canada
Home in 1880: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Esther Willis
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
+
Name: Esther Willis
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1880: Forester, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Archibald Willis
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
+
Rhoda Ann Willis 12
Ida Jane Willis 6
James B. Willis 4
Pitman H. Willis 1


1870
Name: Arihibald Willis
Age in 1870: 26
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Canada W
Home in 1870: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Forestville
+
Name: Esther Willis
Age in 1870: 18
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Forestville
+
Name: Rhoda Ann Willis
Age in 1870: 2
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: Bridgehampton, Sanilac, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Forestville


ARCHIBALD WILLIS
Married
ESTHER ALORED
3 July 1867 Sanilac
he was 23 & she 16
states she was born Detroit, Wayne, MI

cannot find her in earlier census prob. due to spelling - could be Alfred ?????

so, Henry's middle name was Pitman (oftentimes, names were "turned round")

and Myrtle was not a step sister
**********************************
CIVIL WAR
Name: Archibald Willis
Residence: Lexington, Michigan
Age at enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 8 Nov 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Lexington, MI
State Served: Michigan
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Michigan 10th Infantry Regiment on 12 Aug 1862.
Mustered out on 12 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65


Name: Archibald Willis
Residence: Lexington, Michigan
Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Lexington, Michigan
Side Served: Union
State Served: Michigan
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 11 August 1862 at the age of 22.
Enlisted in Company H, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 12 Aug 1862.
Discharged from Company H, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 12 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
********************************
HISTORY
Regiment: 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan
Date of Organization: 6 Feb 1862
Muster Date: 19 Jul 1865
Regiment State: Michigan
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 10th
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 7
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 95
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 223
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
MICHIGAN
Tenth Infantry.
(Three Years)

The Tenth Infantry was organized at Flint and was
completed in February, 1862. It was composed of the following local companies: "Byron Guard" of Byron, "Saginaw Rangers" of Saginaw, "Orion Union Guard" of Orion, "Sanilac Pioneers" of Sanilac, "Scarrett Guard" of Port Huron, "Holt Guard" of Almont, "Lum Guard" of Memphis, "McClellan Guard" of Pontiac,"Genesee Rangers" of Flint, and "Dickerson Guard" of Hillsdale.
The regiment was mustered into the U. S. service February 6,
1862, with an enrollment of 997 officers and men.
The regiment left the state April 22, 1862, under command
of Colonel Charles M. Lam, and joined the army under General
Hallock, at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., and was assigned to the
Second Brigade, General Pope's Division.

The Tenth was in the presence of the enemy the moment it
reached its destination and at once commenced a series of
marches and skirmishes that occupied every day together with
the hard work of building trenches and fortifications. When
the confederates retreated from Corinth the Tenth went into
camp at that place, where it remained until June 20, enjoying a
much needed rest, when it was ordered to Tuscumbia, Ala.
Detachments of the regiment were sent out from this place to
occupy certain positions and act as provost guard.

In September the Tenth marched to Nashville, where it was
engaged in building fortifications, taking part in
reconnaissances, guarding trains, suffering severely on account
of short rations. The regiment was then assigned to the First
Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, Army of the
Cumberland.

During the winter the regiment was constantly on duty and
made many and long marches, but met with no serious losses in
battle. It had frequent contacts with the enemy while guarding
trains and lost a number of men in these engagements. In
September, 1863, the regiment was at Bridgeport, Ala., and
crossed the Tennessee river near Chattanooga, and was at
Chickamauga Station the 26th. It was constantly in motion,
occupying a number of towns during the summer and fall.

The regiment veteranized at Rossville, 335 men re-
enlisting the 6th of February, 1864, with the expectation of
going home for a 30 days' furlough. While anticipating such a
pleasant event orders were received for the regiment to move
with the army in a general advance toward Dalton, Ga.

At Buzzard's Roost, February 25, the enemy was found
strongly fortified, and the Tenth was pushed forward upon the
confederate works and met a storm of grape and cannister,
causing a loss of 13 killed, 35 wounded and 17 missing, a total
loss of 65.

The following month the regiment returned to Michigan,
arriving at Detroit March 11, and was furloughed for 30 days.
May 11 the Tenth was back in Chattanooga, and commenced the
Georgia Campaign, marching by way of Dalton and Kenesaw
Mountain, crossing the Chattahoochie river the 17th, and taking
part in the siege of Atlanta.

The Tenth was a part of General Sherman's army and
participated in the march from "Atlanta to the Sea," and after
a number of skirmishes with the enemy, arrived before Savannah
December 11, and when that city fell the Tenth encamped there
until January 20, 1865, when it started with the balance of the
army on the Campaign of the Carolinas.

The Tenth crossed the Savannah river at Sister's Ferry,
Feb. 6, and was engaged with the enemy at Fayetteville, N. C.,
March 11, and crossed the Cape Fear river on the 12th.

The regiment skirmished heavily with the enemy at
Averysboro, N. C., the 16th, and fought a battle at
Bentonville, the 19th. The Tenth then marched on Raleigh, and
reached Goldsboro on the 23rd. The line of march was then
continued to Richmond, Va., as that city had fallen into the
hands of the Union troops at the surrender of General Lee. On
the 10th of May, 1865, the regiment marched to Washington, D.
C., where it took part in the grand review with General
Sherman's army on the 24th.

The regiment, then in command of Colonel Dunphy, started
for Louisville, Ky., where it was mustered out of service July
19, 1865 and returned to Jackson, Mich., the 22d, and on the
1st of August was paid off and disbanded.

The 10th during service had been engaged at Farmington,
Miss., May 9, 1862; siege of Corinth, Miss., May 10 to 31,
1862; Boonville, Miss., June 1, 1862; Nashville, Tenn.,
November 5, 1862; Stone River, Tenn., December 29 and 31, 1862,
and January 2 and 3, 1863; Lavergne, Tenn., January 25, 1863;
Antioch, Tenn., April 10, 1863; Mission Ridge, Ga., November
24, 1863; Chickamauga, Ga., November 26, 1863; Ringgold, Tenn.,
November 27, 1863; Buzzard's Roost, Ga., February 25, 1864;
Resaca, Ga., May 15, 1864; Rome, Ga., May 18, 1864; Dallas,
Ga., May 28, 1864; Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 27, 1864;
Chattahoochee River, Ga., July 6, 1864; Peach Tree Creek, Ga.,
July 19, 1864; Durrant's Mill, Ga., July 20 and 21, 1864;
Sandtown Road, Ga., August 14, 1864; Red Oak Turnout, Ga.,
August 27, 1864; Rough and Ready, Ga., August 30, 1864; siege
of Atlanta, Ga., July 22 to August 25, 1864; Atlanta, Ga.,
August 7, 1864; Jonesboro, Ga., September 1, 1864; Florence,
Ala., October 6, 1864; Louisville, Ga., November 30, 1864;
Savannah, Ga., December 11 to 21, 1864; Averysboro, N. C.,
March 16, 1865; Smithfield Roads, N. C., March 18, 1865;
Bentonville, N. C., March 19 and 20, 1865.

Total enrollment 1,514
Killed in action 62
Died of wounds 26
Died in confederate prisons 9
Died of disease 86
Discharged for disability (wounds and disease) 178


Battles Fought
Fought on 26 May 1862 at Farmington, MS.
Fought on 1 Aug 1862 at Town Creek Bridge, AL.
Fought on 9 Aug 1862.
Fought on 16 Mar 1863.
Fought on 10 Apr 1863 at Antioch, TN.
Fought on 15 Oct 1863 at Widow's Ford, AL.
Fought on 15 Feb 1864 at Chattanooga, TN.
Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Tunnel Hill, GA.
Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Buzzard's Roost, GA.
Fought on 26 Feb 1864 at Buzzard's Roost, GA.
Fought on 18 May 1864 at Rome, GA.
Fought on 25 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA.
Fought on 26 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 26 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 28 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 30 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 31 May 1864 at Ringgold, GA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Near Lost Mountain, GA.
Fought on 13 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 14 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 20 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 21 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 23 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 24 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 1 Jul 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 10 Jul 1864 at Chattahoochee River, GA.
Fought on 19 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 20 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 21 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA.
Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Near East Point, GA.
Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 7 Aug 1864 at East Point, GA.
Fought on 13 Aug 1864 at East Point, GA.
Fought on 13 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 14 Aug 1864 at Near Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Near East Point, GA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 21 Sep 1864.
Fought on 10 Oct 1864.
Fought on 15 Oct 1864.
Fought on 24 Oct 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 25 Nov 1864 at Atlanta To Savannah, GA.
Fought on 29 Nov 1864 at Near Louisville, KY.
Fought on 30 Nov 1864.
Fought on 24 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 1 Feb 1865 at Sister's Ferry, GA.
Fought on 1 Feb 1865 at Near Sister's Ferry, GA.
Fought on 13 Mar 1865.
Fought on 16 Mar 1865 at Averysboro, NC.
Fought on 18 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 19 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 23 Mar 1865.
Fought on 30 Mar 1865.

Re: Henry Willis World War II Registration Card

Posted: 4 Apr 2012 3:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
wow, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I knew that Gr'GR' Grandpa Archibald had been in the Civil War and that he had been wounded in the line of Duty. i knew that his pension was something like $4.00 a month (alot of money in that time and age). My sister remembers that Grandma Hazel told her that he was a part of Sherman's March To The Sea also. i was never very good in history (learning disabilty) so needless to say it's not my long suit. i will be copying all of this to put it into Family History section of my Willis Family. another Hero in my family. also Esther's last name is Aldred. Archibald and Esther adopted 2 girls some time in 1900 and 1910 Pearl Morrison in 1900 and another young lady named Myrtle in 1910,according to the censuses. i can't wait until the 1940 census is complete maybe i will be able to find Henry P on that census.
Thank you again so much.

WILLIS, MICHIGAN

Posted: 4 Apr 2012 6:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Glad to have helped - it's always a bonus when you get a bit more than just BMD's - makes them more "real"


Kind regards

Ell

Re: WILLIS, MICHIGAN

Posted: 4 Apr 2012 8:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Family History make it (history) so much more interesting. i know that the family will be just thrillied to read all this information. in our oral history; it's so much 'bit's & pieces' that somebody knows but so many of them are gone. that history goes with them and you lose so much. i just want to get some it put together, down on paper or in computer file to be saved for those after me.
Thank you again, janey
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