United States of America Petition for Citizenship and Naturalization Card

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Title

United States of America Petition for Citizenship and Naturalization Card

Alternative Title

Naturalization Petition and Card

Subject

World War, 1914-1918

Veterans--Florida

Description

The United States of America Petition for Citizenship and Naturalization Card for William Kirlew. The form includes the name, residence, occupation, race, place of birth, marital status and children, last foreign residence, date of immigration, an affidavit witness and signature.

William Kirlew (1898-1991) enlisted in the United States Army while a student at Virginia Union University during the 1917-1918 school year. He registered on May 29, 1918. Born on October 22, 1898, in Darliston, Jamaica, Kirlew immigrated to the United States in 1912. He joined the United States Army on May 29, 1918, serving in the 51st Depot Brigade. After the war ended, Kirlew migrated to New York, where in 1933, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Eventually, Kirlew settled in South Florida where he died on July 3, 1991. He is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Source

Digital reproduction of original naturalization petition and card, November 29, 1932 and May 15, 1933.

Date Created

1932-11-29
1933-05-15

Contributor

Kirlew, William

Format

image/jpg

Extent

765 KB
123 KB

Medium

1 petition for citizenship and 1 naturalization card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

New York, New York

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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