Hugh Moxey - Bunker Hill, Macoupin County IL

©Sept 2014 Debbie Geer and Linda Kmiecik



BUNKER HILL MAN VOTED 58 YEARS, IS NOT CITIZEN

Debbi Geer found:

Alton Evening Telegraph, Monday, September 7, 1935, page 3

BUNKER HILL MAN VOTED 58 YEARS, IS NOT CITIZEN

BUNKER HILL, Sept. 7 (Special) -- Hugh Moxey, age 79, and a resident of Bunker Hill for many years, has discovered that he is not a citizen of this country and not eligible for the votes he has been casting in Macoupin County for the past 58 years.

Moxey was brought to this country by his parents at the age of 14 months.  He applied recently for an old age pension and no records at the County Court House could be found wherein his father had become naturalized, which exempts Moxey from citizenship.

Mr. and Mrs. Moxey will file application today for citizenship papers.

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Linda Kmiecik found at the Macoupin Co. Archives Hugh Moxey's naturalization papers.

They included his Petition #2751, Oath, and Affidavit, stating he came to this country at the age of 14 months, and that his father voted and he, Hugh, had voted since he became of age, thinking he was a citizen.  He also said he had served on Petit juries twice, a Grand jury once, and a Board of Elections.

The Petition and Affidavit were filed on October 22, 1936 and the Oath of Allegiance was dated June 14, 1937.  The Petition was granted that same date, Cert. No 4191742.


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