WW1 Veteran's Bonus
I'm doing my family history research and my Grandfather was a WW1 veteran. In about 1936, my mom tells me that he got a "Veteran's Bonus" when mom and her parents were living in Falls City, OR. His military records were stored in St. Louis and were destroyed in a fire and as a result, I'm having to snorkel around to find out about him in other ways. My Grandmother divorced him long before I was born, so I never even got to meet him!
I don't even have a proper birthdate on him!
When the Veteran's Bonus checks were issued, was there ever a master list of the people checks went out to? I could narrow it down by state and city and see if his name is on the list. The list must be archived someplace.
Could you point me in the direction of this information. Many thanks in advance. Maybe now I can begin his lineage. His name was: Robert Paul Adams, dob 1896/97 and he says on my mom's birth certificate that he was born in "WY".