Jess' WW1 draft record states his birthday is Jan 12, 1885.
All census records state Jess was born in Missouri.
Jess' SS application states he was born in Steele, Pemiscot, Missouri. It also says he was born Jan 12, 1885.
His death certificate agrees with the date, and states place of birth simply as Missouri.
Jess WW2 states his year of birth as 1894. However, everything else is an exact match. There is one census that also lists him as being 10 years younger than his actual age. I'm unsure why he was trying to pass himself off as younger... or if it was just mistakes.