Location: Monongalia County WV

West Virginia Naturalization Records

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 existed before 1906. In 1906 federal forms replaced the various formats that had been used by the various courts. Copies were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), creating a central file for naturalization papers. The INS is now known as the U.S....

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Biographical Sketch of Milton Freshwater

Freshwater, Milton; paving contractor; born, West Virginia, Sept. 11, 1877; son of E. A. and Clarenda Campbell Freshwater; educated in commercial course at Morgantown, W. Va.; married, Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 31, 1907, Miss C. B. Williams; two children; has worked at the street-paving business since 1893; completing street paving in the following places; Johnstown and Freeport, Pa., Chester, W. Va., Alliance, Richwood, Ada and Cleveland, Ohio; since April, 1909; the paving contracts are man-aged by three members of the firm, while Mr. E. A. Freshwater takes no part in this branch of the business; the firm consists of E. A. Freshwater, Philip, Elmer and Milton Freshwater, sons of E. A.; the firm has offices in Morgantown, W. Va., and...

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Biographical Sketch of Jesse G. Wolf

Wolf, Jesse G.; coal business; born, Webster, W. Va., Dec. 19, 1881; son of Charles M. and Susan Cole Wolfe; educated, West Virginia Wesleyan University and University of West Virginia; married, Grafton, W. Va., April, 1909, Grace E. Tregellas; issue, one son, Charles Tregellas Wolfe; 1902, with Henderson Coal Co., Charlevoi, Pa.; Davis Coal & Coke Co., Simpson, W. Va., 1903; auditor L. B. Brydon & Co., 1904-1910; traffic mgr. Hutchinson Coal Co., 1910-1911, Fairmount, W. Va.; western mgr. Hutchinson Coal Co., 1912 to date; Elks (B. P. 0. E.); member Methodist Episcopal Church. Recreation:...

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Biographical Sketch of William Edward Patterson

Patterson, William Edward; lawyer; born, Hunter, O., Feb. 5, 1873; educated, Mt. Union College, Alliance, O., Ph. B., 1893; West Virginia University, class of 1895, LL. B; married, Cleveland, Nov. 1, 1911, Bertha Marian Pierce; in 1895, admitted to the bar in. West Virginia; practiced at Wheeling, 1895-3897; came to Cleveland in 1897; since 1910, member of the firm of Patterson & Nieding; treas. Forest City Woolen Mills Co.; sec’y Cleveland Estates Co.; director Euclid Stone & Brick Co.; pres. American Investment Co. and Guaranty Electric Heater Co.; all Masonic degrees (Iris Lodge, Oriental Commandery, Al Koran Shrine, 32nd degree); Knights of Pythias; member Athletic, and Ad Clubs, City Civic League, Sociological Ciub, Chamber of...

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