On this page you will find the names of men and women from Henderson County who contributed to the World War I effort and that appear in a series of books prepared by Miss Virginia Lockett, War Historian for Henderson County. Miss Lockett was the chairman of The Henderson Woman's Club who compiled the books under the direction and supervision of the Kentucky Council of Defense. The books were donated to the Henderson County Public Library in 1923.
In 1918 the Kentucky Council of Defense inaugurated a state-wide movement to make a record of Kentucky's participation and role in the World War. It appointed a State War Historian and local historians in each county. These persons were charged with the duty of collecting and preserving such material as would be of value to the people of the counties and the state, including service records of the men in the army and navy, and records of the activities of the men and women who stood solidly behind the fighting forces and gave their time and labor untiringly to the winning of the war.
The contents of the books are not available online. A small fee may apply if you would like copies of any of the pages (see Research Policy).
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