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Naturalization of Women Before/By 1906

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Naturalization of Women Before/By 1906

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 3:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCollum
From what I've read from genealogical resources, I understand that prior to Sept. 1906 foreign-born women who immigrated to the US & married a man who was a US citizen, would automically become naturalized when they married. Women didn't file Naturalization papers of their own. The Census records I have indicate that my great-grandmother immigrated from Norway in 1896 & was naturalized in 1906. However, in the 1910 Census, they indicated that they had been married for 5 yrs...which would have been 1905. Wouldn't she have become naturalized in 1905 if that's when they married? Or was there a waiting period of 1 yr, or something? (I haven't been able to find their actual marriage record, but my grandmother was born June, 1906, so I know they were married before then.)
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tagray06 19 Jul 2013 9:12PM GMT 
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