Rockland County Records

A mere nine miles northwest of New York City is Rockland County, the smallest county in New York State consisting of 176 square miles. The history of Rockland County goes back as far as the Native Americans who once owned the land. Despite its small size, the county did its part for our country during World War I. Several American Red Cross sectors formed in the county as well as other organizations, such as the “Four Minute Men” who helped raise awareness and spread propaganda of America during the war.

The Germonds-Bardonia Auxiliary of the Red Cross in Clarkstown was one such group. Meeting once a week at the Parsonage of the Germonds Church, the Auxiliary consisted of thirty active workers, at least twenty of whom were women, who besides serving and knitting for the Red Cross and doing their housework, were obliged to look after the farm lands, stock, and more, helping to do the work of the boys “over there”. These women worked to make slings, socks, refugee garments, boy’s under-drawers, women’s house gowns, bed shirts, comfort pillows, pajamas and bed shirts. With supplies of linen, the A.R.C. supplied bath towels, hand towels, sheets, and handkerchiefs. During the winter of 1918-1919 the Germonds-Bardonia Auxilary also supplied the needs of several families in the neighborhood who suffered from the Flu epidemic.   

Source
Pauline DeNoyelles, Local Historian, 1921. New York State Education Dept. Division of Archives and History World War I Veterans' Service Data and Photographs, 1917-1939. NYSA_A0412-78.

There was never one hour while in the Service that I did not thank God that I was ever counted worthy to do what I did for my Master, my Country, and my Boys.
Alice Kilburn Waldron Graul, Envoy Salvation Army, France 1918-1919

Howard Russell Piper Questionnaire

Identifier
NYSA_A0412-78_B20_F13-18_Piper
Description
Howard Russell Piper Questionnaire answers for the New York State Historian summarizing his service in the United States Marine Corps. Piper enlisted on June 28, 1918, served in the Dominican Republic, and was discharged November 18, 1919. A photograph of Piper standing in his military uniform with a rifle is included with this questionnaire.
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. World War I veterans' service data and photographs, 1917-1938. Series A0412-78, Box 20, Folder 13-18.
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Mrs. Edith Miller Questionnaire

Identifier
NYSA_A0412-78_B20_F13-18_Miller
Description
Mrs. Edith Miller Questionnaire answers for the New York State Historian summarizing her service in the Navy Recruiting Offices in New York City. Miller served for four years, from October 1, 1918 until October 1, 1922. A photograph of Miller standing outside is included with this questionnaire.
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. World War I veterans' service data and photographs, 1917-1938. Series A0412-78, Box 20, Folder 13-18.
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Herbert W. Bolton Questionnaire

Identifier
NYSA_A0412-78_B20_F13-18_Bolton
Description
Herbert W. Bolton Questionnaire answers for the New York State Historian summarizing his service in the United States Army. Bolton was a private for the English Army. A photograph of Bolton in his military uniform is included.
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. World War I veterans' service data and photographs, 1917-1938. Series A0412-78, Box 20, Folder 13-18.
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Marvin Hall Questionnaire

Identifier
NYSA_A0412-78_B20_F13-18_Hall
Description
Marvin Hall Questionnaire answers for the New York State Historian summarizing his service in the United States Army. Hall enlisted in the Army on May 11, 1918 and was discharged November 26, 1919. He served primarily in France during the War.
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. World War I veterans' service data and photographs, 1917-1938. Series A0412-78, Box 20, Folder 13-18.
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