Willis Burnham Seaver registered for the World War I draft on 5 June 1917 in Eden, Clark County, South Dakota. He was age 24, born 22 December 1893 in Gilmore City, Iowa. He was Caucasian, a natural born US citizen, with no previous military service. He resided in Garden city, South Dakota, and was self-employed as a farmer near Garden City. He was married, with a dependent wife. He was short, medium build, grey eyes, brown hair, with a slight disability (World War I Draft Registration Cards, database on www.ancestry.com, also on FHL Microfilm 1,877,788).