Declaration of Intention
This is a letter showing that after an investigation showing that my great grandmother arrived on or before June of 1905 – they allowed her to file for citizenship without a certificate of arrival. It’s funny how now those papers are pretty easy to find, but the original paper copies were not easily accessible- even knowing date, ship, and so on. It does make me wonder about my aunts that arrived with my great grandmother. How did they get citizenship? Did they get citizenship? One, Francis, died shortly after arriving… but my great Aunts Mary and Maggie survived until the 80s. I wish I had thought to ask them at the time. I remember a visit to the hospital to visit one while I was in school….