Adair County Veterans who served

veteran's memorial
Photo by William Thomas Minor, former POW, life long resident of Adair County.


Pension files for US military personnel prior to World War I, are housed at the National Archives Records Administration in Washington, DC. If you had an ancestor who served his country in the American Revolution, the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Civil War, or the Spanish-American War, he might have received a government pension. If your ancestor did not apply, his widow, dependent children, or dependent parents might have applied for and received his pension. This is especially true for Civil War veterans.

Always Remembering

This webpage was originally written by Claudia Minor in honor of:

her grandfather
~JAMES E. MINOR, Kirksville, Missouri~
Sgt. United States Army - WW1

her father
~WILLIAM T. MINOR, Kirksville, Missouri~
POW - 2nd Lieutenant - United States Army Air Corps - WWII
Gremlin's Roost B24 #42-7512
The aircraft belonged to the 445th Bomb Group/703rd Squadron
which was under the command of James (Jimmy) Stewart.
My dad, W.T. Minor (co-pilot) P.O.W.

and her nephew
who served in Desert Storm and Iraq
~ William T. (Bill) MINOR ~
United States Army Reserves