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Re: [CARIB] Paternal Grandfather
In Response To: [CARIB] Paternal Grandfather ()

His naturalization papers should provide you a wealth of information:

Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974 (World Archives Project)
about Stanley Emanuel Gourzong
Name: Stanley Emanuel Gourzong
State: Alabama
Court Type: District Court
Court Location: Mobile, Alabama
Naturalization Record Type: Declarations of Intention
Naturalization Record Number: 2518
Roll Description: (Roll 132) Declarations of intention July 1934-Aug
Archive: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Collection Title: Naturalization Records of District Courts in the S
Archive Series: M1547
Archive Roll: 132

Information on the image:
Address: 503 Eslava St, Mobile, Mobile, AL
Occupation: Seaman Age: 40 Sex: Male
Color: Mulatto Complexion: Brown
Color of Eyes: Brown Color of Hair: Black
Height: 5'7" Weight: 155
Marks: Scar left side of face between eye & ear
Race: African (black) Nationality: British
Birthplace: Georgetown G.C.Is. B.W.I.
Spouse: Daisy (nee Miller) Gourzong
Marriage date: 17 Aug 1929
Marriage place: Gulfport, MS
Spouse birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Spouse birthdate: 24 Mar 1903
Children: none
Declaration of Intention: No. 1106
Declaration date: 13 Mar 1918
Court and place: Mobile Alabama, US Dist Court
Deputy Clerk of the District Court, Dorothy Pettis(?), stamped and dated it April 14, 1936, Certificate #10-6367.

Another naturalization record:

Name: Stanley Emanuel Gourzong
State: Alabama
Court Type: District Court
Court Location: Mobile, Alabama
Naturalization Record Type: Petitions for Naturalization
Naturalization Record Number: 1308
Roll Description: (Roll 133) Petitions and Records, Oct 1931-Jun 193
Archive: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Collection Title: Naturalization Records of District Courts in the S
Archive Series: M1547
Archive Roll: 133

This image has Stanley and Daisy living at 410 Calhoun St, Mobile, AL. His occupation is Laborer, divorced May of 1938, and no children. One of the witnesses on his behalf was Charlie Goines, an insurance agent, who lived at 204 Texas St, Mobile AL. The other was Stanley Chapman/Chatmon, a W.P.A. worker, who lived at 410 Calhoun St, Mobile AL (that's a familiar address). The document is signed February 10, 1933.

A third naturalization record is virtually the same as the first one dated April 14, 1936, but contains his photo but I am unable to upload the image. Perhaps some other Afrigeneas buddy who is more tech savvy can do it.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974 (World Archives Project) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.


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