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Ancestor appreciation day

September 27, 2013

Part of my work now as I restart my research is to digitize the records and documents I’ve collected over the years. As part of Ancestor Appreciation Day – William Henry VALENTINE (b November 26, 1874; d August 24, 1946), my great-grandfather. What I like about this document is the photo attached to it!

WilliamHVALENTINE_1917-11

It reads:

Seaman’s Certificate of American Citizenship

I, Henry C Stuart, Special Deputy, collector of the district of New York, do hereby certify that William H Valentine, an American seaman, aged 42 years, or thereabouts, of the height of 6 feet – inches, color of eyes Blue, of hair Brown, complexion Ruddy, special characteristics scar on right index finger, scar on left index finger
had this day produced to me proof in the manner directed by law, and I do hereby certify that said William H Valentine is a citizen of the United States of America.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 2 day of Nov 1917.

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