Denver War Insurance Applicants 1916-1919
Active duty servicemen entering World War I (the European War) were entitled to war service insurance which would entitle them to compensation claims for disabilities or death. The index information was taken from book 23780N which covers World War I soldiers from Denver, Colorado, who carried risk insurance. Information in the book includes rank and unit, insurance rate and amount, and benefactor to whom the insurance benefit was to be paid. Often the name of the serviceman's spouse or mothers was listed as the benefactor.

Source: Colorado State Archives, Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants 1916-1919. Compiled by Gerald E. Sherard; last modified April 09, 2007.

Colorado State Archives, Military Records