27 PRESENT APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP IN UNITED STATES , taken
from the November 23, 1916 edition of the East St. Louis, Illinois
Donated by: Charles J. LaRobardier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Foreign persons to the number of 27, including a woman, presented their applications for American citizenship at the East St. Louis City Court room Wednesday evening. Among the persons were Russians, Irish, Austrians, Argentinians, Bohemians, Swedes, Hungarian, Mexican and Armenians.
The work of instructing the foreigners, in order that they might pass the first-paper examinations, was superintended by Miss Inez Thompson, Edward Webb, and Irwin Raut of the Young Men's Christian Association. Bertha Ninc, aged 23 years, of 1411 Exchange avenue, a Bohemian, requested papers. She is the second woman to apply for naturalization papers at the East St. Louis court.
Under the laws of the United States, any foreign citizens may signalize his intentions of becoming an American citizen, and after a lapse of two years may take the first papers. However, he must have resided in the United States at least five years before the second or final papers are granted.
The following are those who presented applications:
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