Herman Lowe – 1938 Affidavit

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Herman Lowe – 1938 Affidavit


Gay Sic Wy, born 10 November 1894, San Francisco, CA, was working as a U. S. Postal Clerk in Oakland, CA in 1936 when he applied for a native’s return certificate, Form 430. His birth had never been officially recorded. He presented an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army which showed that he was born in San Francisco. Affidavits on his behalf were presented with photos by his uncle, Herman Lowe; Herman’s wife, Mamie H. Lowe; and his mother, Lo How. Herman Lowe was an official interpreter for U.S. Immigrant Services. Gay Sic Wy’s application was approved.


Herman Lowe Affidavit, 12 November 1936, Portland, Oregon, Gay Sic Wy case file; Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Box 719, Case 7030/9718.




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