My regular readers may remember that my Great-Grandpa Carl had filled out two Declarations of Intention to become a United States citizen. He filled out the first one in 1924 and the second one in 1939. Why did Carl fill out two declarations? The following statement, which is at the top of both declarations, may provide the answer.
It appears that Carl may not have completed the requirements to become a U.S. citizen after filling out the 1924 declaration, so he had to fill out a second one. I'm actually pretty glad he had to fill out that second declaration because it contained so much more information.
After completing the 1939 Declaration of Intention, Carl did complete the requirements to become a U.S. citizen. And on July 10, 1942, at 60 years of age, and thirty-three years after emigrating from Sweden, Carl became a citizen of the United States of America. I wonder how Great-Grandpa Carl felt when he was given his Certificate of Naturalization.
Information listed in this document:
- Age – 60 years old
- Sex – Male
- Color – White
- Complexion – Light
- Color of Eyes – Green
- Color of Hair – Gray
- Height – 5' 8" Tall
- Weight – 180 Pounds
- Visible Distinctive Marks – Left Forefinger Off At Second Joint
- Marital Status – Married
- Former Nationality – Swedish
- Bonuses – Carl's Photo and Signature (Hurray!)
- Address – 12306 Wick Street, Roscoe, California
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