Source Information

Graden, Debra, ed. Missouri National Guard, the Mexican Border, 1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data:

  • Report of the Adjutant General State of Missouri, 1915-16. Jefferson City, KS: Hugh Stephens Co., - .
  • The Service of the Missouri National Guard on the Mexican Border Under the President's Order of June 18, 1916. Jefferson City, KS: Hugh Stephens Co., - .
  • About Missouri National Guard, the Mexican Border, 1916

    In accordance with President Wilson's order to place United States troops along the Mexican border, Missouri sent elements from the National Guard to patrol the line. This database contains a listing of those men who served along the border in 1915 and 1916. It lists the names of over 5500 men, and provides the serviceman's rank, unit information, and when they were organized. For researchers of early twentieth century Missouri ancestors, this can be a helpful source of information. regrets to inform you that Debra Graden passed away unexpectedly. Photocopies of the original data will no longer be available upon request. We are grateful to Debra for the long hours she contributed to making her databases such useful resources to so many people.