Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Draft Cards

Fold3 has updated its collections, adding World War II draft cards for the State of Arizona. Naturally I had to check for my Campuzano relatives. I found my great-grandfather Plutarco Campuzano's draft card, showing the family living at 196 1/2 West Simpson Street in Tucson in February 1942.
Source: Fold3, WWII Draft Cards
The card shows Plutarco working for Murphy-Keith Company in Catalina Foothills, Tucson, Arizona. I did some research, and this would have been John W. Murphey's Murphey-Keith Company, which developed the Catalina Foothills in the 1930s. The area is now one of the most affluent communities in Arizona. The Arizona Historical Society has a collection from John Murphey's files, and I have sent a note to the society to see if Plutarco appears in this collection.

The draft card shows Plutarco's birth date as 26 April 1900. This is an error, his birth date from various other records was 18 April 1900.

There were a few other Campuzano entries in the draft cards, sons of Plutarco's uncle Ygnacio Campuzano and sons of his cousin Gregorio Portillo Campuzano.

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