Object ID
2013.6.4
Object Name
Certificate, Citizenship
Object Collection
Date Created
1940
Donor
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Event
Naturalization
Material
Paper
Object Entities
Calas, Chrisanthe (owned by)
Calas, Candi (is related to)
Calas, Craig (is related to)
Calas, Kurt (is related to)
Object Description
Certificate of Naturalization for Chrisanthe Calas. Naturalization is a voluntary choice to become a U.S. citizen, it is not required of every alien to the U.S. This is a Certificate of Naturalization for Chrisanthe Calas. Chrisanthe became naturalized on June 21, 1940 through the District Court of Chicago, Northern District of Illinois. In the personal description of Chrisanthe the document has her as a 38 year old white female with a fair complexion, brown eyes, black hair. She was 5 feet 4 inches, 115 pounds and a married Greek. She signed her married name certifying that the picture she provided was her. Chrisanthe originally came to the U.S. before 1926 and married an honorably discharged man of the U.S. army. She had a tailor and laundry business. At the time of her naturalization she lived in a house with her husband, Andrew and their son, Andrew, at 515 S. Lockwood Avenue in Chicago. She assured her health and agreed to the laws of the U.S. and was admitted as a citizen. On the back of the certificate there is a warning against engraving counterfeit plates for naturalization certificates. The penalty is less than ten thousand dollars in prison and less than ten thousand dollars.
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Citation
Certificate, Citizenship, 1940, Calas Family Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9651. Accessed 10/26/20.