Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My WDYTYA - Uncle Andy B's Social Security Application

The social security application of Uncle Andy B. gives a variety of tidbits about this life.

  1. Address. Uncle Andy B’s address on St. Nicholas Avenue in December 1936. Hopefully I can find out more about this residence through looking at city directories.
  2. Parents and Mother’s Maiden Name. The name of his parents although I already knew this information. His mother’s maiden name, however, is listed as “Jefferson”, but records such as the 1870 and 1880 censuses when she was a child as well as her marriage license indicate her maiden name was “Jeffress.” Ironically, the maiden name "Jefferson" is what I was told from family members about Uncle Andy B's mother.
  3. Name and Address of Employer. I’ll need to do some research on this museum and restaurant.
  4. Birth year. 1895 is the year indicated on this document. It agrees with the year used on his 1917 military draft registration card, however does not agree with the year given on the 1900 census. Read more about Uncle Andy B’s Age Discrepancy.
  5. Signature of Uncle Andy B. His signature is also on his military draft registration card.

    Stay tuned. . . Coming Up! – Professor Dru Discovers Records Related to Uncle Andy B’s Death.


Renate Yarborough Sanders said...

Keep up the good work! I think I told you that Natasha used to live on St. Nicholas, and then she moved to St. Johns Place, and lived just two blocks from the Brooklyn Museum. I some pics that were taken in both areas. I will try to dig them up and email them to you soon, just so you can get a "feel" for where your Uncle Andy B was living. :)


Angela Y. Walton-Raji said...

A great post! It is always so useful to put the images up for others to see, so that those who have not obtained documents such as this Soc Security application.

There are so many wonderful ways to get more information about the previous generations! I always enjoy your blog!

Professor Dru said...


I didn’t remember exactly what you said about St. Nicholas Street other than it was in Harlem. Thanks for your post and I look forward to seeing the photos.

Professor Dru said...

Thanks Angela. Glad to hear that you are enjoying the blog.