Frank Marshall Moorman

Frank Marshall Moorman Certificate of Cadet Captain
Date Range of Collection

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, May 2013


Biographical Note:

Frank Marshall Moorman was born in Covington, Indiana, on July 30, 1894, the only son of Robert R. and Anna (Yount) Moorman.  He attended Purdue University, graduating in 1918 with a degree in agriculture.  While at Purdue, Moorman was a member of the Cadet Corps and attained the rank of captain.

Following graduation, Moorman enlisted in the army at Camp Taylor, Kentucky, in May 1918, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant later that month.  After receiving training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Moorman joined the 813 Pioneer Regiment, Infantry.  That regiment was sent to France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I, and Moorman participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on the Western Front.  After the war ended, he was honorably discharged in August 1919.

After the war, Moorman lived in Indianapolis, working at a wholesale coal company.  He died in December 1968.


Information Found within Collection
“The Debris, Purdue University Yearbook, 1918.”  May 8, 2013.
“Social Security Death Index.”  Social Security Administration.  May 8, 2013.
“Ohio Soldiers in World War I.” The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918.  May 8, 2013.
“U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.”  May 8, 2013.
“1910, 1930, and 1940 U.S. Census.”  National Archives and Records Administration.  May 8, 2013.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of a certificate documenting Moorman’s appointment to Cadet Captain of the Purdue University Cadet Corps, June 12, 1918.

Photocopy Policy:

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Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. Moorman, Frank Marshall, Certificate of Cadet Captain 1918

1918, June 12 Cadet Captain certificate

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1918
Provenance:  1969, 1971
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Alternate Formats: 
Related Holdings: L111 Moorman, F. H.
Collection Notes: 

MA BA 6-13-2013