Re: 1935 naturalization by a wife whose husband was naturalized in 1922 before the new law #usa #general


David Harrison
 

In Great Britain at the start of the twentieth century and earlier although the names of children were on the papers of the wife was not.  She was part of her husband as his chattel in a married unit; if he died and she was alive, her status reverted to her previous nationality a year after his death..  An archivist at our National Archive, after a chat with colleagues, gave me that answer.  This may well have been the case elsewhere, in which case, the lady had possibly been given a warning by a friend.  AND was much happier on that account also when her beloved returned to good health.
David Harrison, Birmingham, England



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Subject: [JewishGen.org] 1935 naturalization by a wife whose husband was naturalized in 1922 before the new law #usa #general
 

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I would appreciate insight by JG’ers…..why would a wife file for her naturalization in 1934 receiving approval in 1935 when her husband was naturalized in 1922 before the law changed?   There are several markings on the attached page 1 of the petition:

 

  • petition filed under Sec 2 Act of September 22 1922
  • 1st with …January 1 1906
  • 2nd with …..January 1 1929
  • then lower again 1st with …January 1 1906

I am assured her husband never lost his citizenship but did become ill about the time she filed although he recovered and lived long after that…….but even that would not answer why she filed herself…

Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division

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