Re: Finding Out You Lost Your Citizenship #events


Hello Carl,

I think this family story is plausible.  She was born a US citizen and would have been aware that the 1920 election was the first in which women would be allowed to vote in a Federal election.  If she tried to register to vote she would have been rejected as an alien and ineligible to vote.

I would probably be searching newspapers which should have carried stories of women in a similar situation.  The more evidence you have that women discovering their citizenship status was "a thing" ca. 1920, the more plausible the story becomes.

Marian Smith

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