West Virginia Naturalization Records

Naturalization Certificate

Naturalization to become a U.S. citizen was a two-part process: the Declaration of Intent to Naturalize, or First Papers, and the Naturalization Record (including the Naturalization Petition), or Final Papers. The First Papers were normally filed five years before the Final Papers because of the five-year residency requirement to become a citizen. No centralized files



Biographical Sketch of Newton Diehl Baser

Baser, Newton Diehl; mayor; born Martinsburg, W. V., Dec. 3, 1871; son of Newton Diehl and Mary (Dukehart) Baker; B. A., Johns Hopkins, 1892; LL. B., Washington and Lee University, 1894; married Elizabeth Lepold, of Pottstown, Pa., July 5, 1902; pvt. sec. to Postmaster-General Wilson, 1896-97; began practice at Martinsburg, W. Va., 1897; city solicitor



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