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Jack Lindsey-WWI Card Father's Naturalization

Has anyone seen this before and know exactly what it is and what it means?

I have a World War I Draft Registration card of Jack Lindsey, who is the father of my mother's stepfather.

Jack was born April 14, 1884 (1883 on the Draft Card) in McNairy County, Tennessee. Father's name is Edmond Lindsey and mother's name is Henrietta Fitzgerald.

He was living in Humboldt, Gibson County, Tennesse in 1918 with his 2nd wife Penny (Proctor) Lindsey who was nearest relative when he filled out the draft card.

The wife Penny apparently passed and Jack was living with his sister Ann Bowers in Lake County, Tennesse as a widow, with his two children in the 1920 census. He married his 3rd wife (the mother of my [step] grandfather) in 1923 in Gibson County.

On the Draft Card, under U.S. Citizen, there's a field for Natural Born (check) and one for Naturalized (empty), then there's one for Citizen By Father's Naturalization Before Registrant's (Can't Make Out the Last Word), and it is checked.

I wanted to know what does that mean: Citizen By Father's Naturalization Before Registrant's ? and would I need to search more for him in other records.

This would mean a lot to Papa (as we call him) to know about his heritage. As with a lot of AA families, it can explain a few things.

Thanks for the help.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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