The Petition for Naturalization of Mary Veronica Izbicki – 1938

Mary Veronica (née Kuchnicka) Izbicki filed a Petition for Naturalization with the Superior Court of Massachusetts in Worcester on 15 June 1938 and swore her Oath of Allegiance on 01 October 1938.  She filed her petition under the Cable Act of 22 September 1922 which stated (in part):

That a woman who marries a citizen of the United States, after passage of this Act, or any woman whose husband is naturalized after passage of this Act, shall not become a citizen of the United Stat6es by reason of such marriage or naturalization but, if eligible to such citizenship, she may be naturalized upon full and complete compliance with all requirements of the naturalization laws with the following exceptions:

(a) No declared intention be required.
(b) In lieu of the five year period of residence within the United States, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico for at least one year preceding the filing of the petition.

 The Petition for Naturalization of Mary Veronica Izbicki - 1938 - Obverse

The Petition for Naturalization of Mary Veronica Izbicki – 1938

 The Oath of Allegiance of Mary Veronica Izbicki - 1938

The Oath of Allegiance of Mary Veronica Izbicki – 1938

SOURCE:  Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester County Superior Court, Naturalization – Petition and Record Books, no. 28282, Mary Veronica Izbicki, 1938, petition for naturalization; Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, microfilm #2131569.

Click on the images above for a larger view of the Petition for Naturalization of Mary Veronica Izbicki.  Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Petition for Naturalization (and Oath of Allegiance) of Mary Veronica Izbicki.  Mary’s petition states:

To the Honorable the Superior Court of  Massachusetts of Worcester
The petition of Mary Veronica Izbicki, hereby filed, respectfully shows:
(1)  My place of residence is 25 Vernon St. Worcester.
(2)  My occupation is housewife.
(3)  I was born in Montreal, P. Q. Canada on Sept. 8, 1900.  My race is Polish.
(4)  I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on                    in the          Court of          Cable Act
(5)  I am married.  The name of my wife or husband is Boleslaw Paul Izbicki we were married on September 3, 1928 at Worcester, Mass.; he was born at Worcester, Mass. on February 21, 1903; entered the United States at                   on                    for permanent residence therein, and now resides at                     I have 3 children, and the name, date and place of birth, and place of residence of each of said children are as follows:  Dorothy Mae, born Jan. 20, 1930; Richard, born Jan. 31, 1933; Roberta, born Jan. 1, 1936; first born in
Natick, Mass.; other two born in and all now residing in said Worcester
(6)  My last foreign residence was Montreal, P. Q. Canada  I emigrated to the United States of America from Montreal, P. Q. Canada  My lawful entry for permanent residence in
the United States was at St. Albans, Vt., under the name of Mary Veronica Kuchnicka on August 18, 1901, on the vessel by rail as shown by the certificate of my arrival attached hereto.
(7)  I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affiliated with any organization of body of persons teaching disbelief in or opposed
to organized government.  I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy.  I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States
and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States.  It is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to GEORGE VI, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, OF GREAT BRITAIN,
IRELAND AND THE BRITISH DOMINIONS BEYOND THE SEAS, KING, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, EMPEROR OF INDIA. And the Republic of Poland if any of whom (which) at this time I am a subject (or citizen), and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.
(8)  I am able to speak the English language.
(9)  I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of five years at least immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since August 16, 1901 and
in the County of                    this State, continuously next preceding the date of this petition, since                    , being a residence within said county of at least six months next preceding the date of this petition.
(10)  I have          heretofore made petition for Naturalization:  Number          , on                    at                    and such petition was denied by that Court for the following reasons and causes, to wit:
and the cause of such denial has since been cured or removed.
Attached hereto and made a part of this, my petition for citizenship, are my declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States, certificate from the Department of Labor of my said arrival, and the affidavits of the two verifying witnesses required by law.
Wherefore, I, your petitioner, pray that I may be admitted a citizen of the United States of America, and that my name be changed to
I, Mary Veronica Izbicki, do swear (affirm) that I know the contents of this petition for naturalization subscribed by me, that the same are true to the best of my own knowledge, except as to matters therein stated to be alleged upon information and belief, and that as to these matters I believe them to be true, and that this petition was signed by me with my full, true name:  SO HELP ME GOD.
[signed] Mary Veronica Izbicki

AFFIDAVITS OF WITNESSES

Camere J. Bourke, occupation housewife residing at 8 Ward Street, Worcester, Mass., and
Nellie M. Izbicki, occupation housewife residing at 9 Shannon St. Worcester, Mass.
each being severally, duly, and respectively sworn, deposes and says that he is a citizen of the United States of America; that he has personally known and has been acquainted in the United States with Mary Veronica Izbicki, the petitioner above mentioned, since 1926 and that to my personal knowledge the petitioner has resided in the United States
continuously preceding the date of filing this petition, of which this affidavit is a part, to wit, since the date last mentioned end at                     in the County of                    this State, in which the above-entitled petition is made, continuously since                    , and that I
have personal knowledge that the petitioner is and during all such periods has been a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States, and that in his opinion the petitioner is in every way qualified to be admitted a citizen of the United States.
I do swear (affirm) that the statements of fact I have made in this affidavit of this petition of naturalization subscribed by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
[signed] Casmere J Bourke     [signed] Nellie M. Izbicki
(Signature of witness)          (Signature of witness)
Subscribed and sworn to before me by the above-named petitioner and witnesses in the office of the Clerk of said Court at Worcester this 15th day of June, Anno Domini 1938.  I hereby certify that certificate of arrival No. 1X61062 from the Department of Labor, showing the lawful entry for permanent residence of the petitioner above named, together with declaration of intention No. — of such petitioner, has been by me filed with, attached to, and made a part of this petition on this date.
William C. Bowen
Clerk.
By [signed] James J. Joyce
Deputy Clerk.

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE

     I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to GEORGE VI, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, OF GREAT BRITAIN, IRELAND AND THE BRITISH DOMINIONS BEYOND THE SEAS, KING, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, EMPEROR OF INDIA. of whom (which) I have heretofore been a subject (or citizen); that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;  that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; SO HELP ME GOD.  In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.
[signed] Mary Veronica Izbicki
Sworn to in open court, this 1st  day of October, A. D. 1938
[stamped] William E. Bowen, Clerk.
By [signed] Carl L Greenalit, Deputy Clerk.

     NOTE.-In renunciation of title of nobility, add the following to the oath of allegiance before it is signed: “I further renounce the title of (give title) an order of nobility, which I have heretofore held.”

     Petition granted:  Line No. 16 of List No. 407 and Certificate No. 4539809 issued.
Petition denied:  List No.
Petition continued from               to               Reason

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