Class VII U. S. Draft - cause for dismissal of citizenship petition #general

Paiste, Marsha S. <Marsha.Paiste@...>

I spoke with Walter Hickey of the National Archives in Boston who was more
than helpful.

Just prior to WWI, all citizens and aliens were required to register for
the draft. When called up, my relative said he was not a citizen, did not
plan to become one, and might not remain in the US. He did not serve. I
was told that this was common and legal. When WWI ended all requests for
citizenship were reviewed against the draft records. My relative was
denied citizenship and "VF" was typed on the bottom of his record. I
believe he could wait another 4 years and reapply.

Marsha Starr Paiste

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