The Application for a Social Security Account Number for Walter William Dymek – 1936

Walter William Dymek, son of Stanisław Dymek and Franciszka Ksepka, applied for a Social Security Account Number on 11 December 1936.

Application for Social Security Account Number for Walter William Dymek

Application for Social Security Account Number for Walter William Dymek

SOURCE:  Walter William Dymek, SS no. 034‐09‐3378, 11 December 1936, Application for Account Number (Form SS‐5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Application for Social Security Account Number for Walter William Dymek. The application states:

  • Walter William Dymek lived at 81 Endicott Street in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • He was employed by Arcade Malleable Iron Co. located on Albany Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • At the time of application, Walter was 24 years old; he was born on 28 December 1911 in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • His parents were Stanley Dymek and Francis Ksepka
  • He was a white male, not registered with the U.S. Employment Service and had not previously applied for a Social Security Account Number
  • He applied on 11 December 1936 and was granted Social Security Number 034-09-3378
  • There are two stray marks on the application: the number 530[?] near the upper right and 1-1 written near the bottom right.

Many Polish immigrants and their sons worked in the iron and steel industry in Worcester.  The jobs there did not require a lot of specialized training and paid poorly.  Immigrants were often grateful to have jobs, even if the work was hard and the wages low.  An image of the Arcade Malleable Iron Works in Worcester, Massachusetts where Walter William Dymek worked is shown below.

The Arcade Malleable Iron Works

The Arcade Malleable Iron Works

SOURCE:  Illustrated business guide of the city of Worcester, Massachusetts: arranged by streets with the number, name of firm and of business of all business houses in Worcester, together with a brief description of all points of interest and views of public and private buildings (Worcester, Mass: Snow, Woodman and Co, 1881), 116.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to The Application for a Social Security Account Number for Walter William Dymek – 1936

  1. Steve, I’ve never seen a s.s. application so this is a first. And, I wonder if the Arcade Malleable Iron Co. building is still standing. If I knew my way around Worcester, I’d check it out for you.

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