Patrick O'Rourke's naturalization information

Patrick O'Rourke's Declaration of Intention

Patrick O'Rourke's declaration of intention

Patrick O'Rourke's declaration of intention

The image is from Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 at familysearch.org.

In Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Feb 7, 1903, #16373, page 190

Summarized: I, Patrick O'Rourke, a native of Ireland, arrived in the United States on 11 May 1900. It is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce allegiance to any foreign state, particularly to King Edward VII.
signed: Patrick O'Rourke, 7 Feby 1903


Patrick O'Rourke's Petition for Naturalization

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 1

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 1

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 2

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 2

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 3

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 3

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 4

Patrick O'Rourke papers, page 4

In Cuyahoga County, October 28, 1905.

Summary:
Page 1: certified copy of his declaration of intention.
Page 2:  In the matter of Patrick O'Rourke's admission to citizenship, witness Daniel Kane, an inspector residing at 2462 Broadway testifies to the character of Patrick O'Brien [sic].
Page 3:
Patrick O'Rourke, an alien, subject of: King Edward VII, was Born on or about: 15 July 1881, County of Downs, Ireland. First arrived in the United States on  11 May 1900 at New York on the steamship Oceanic. On 7 Feby 1903 he declared his intention to become a citizen. He is now a moulder, residing at 1607 Harvard St.
Signed: Pat O'Rourke
Page 4:
I Patrick O'Rourke swears to support the Constitution and renounces allegiance to King Edward VII.
Signed: Pat O'Rourke


This is an indexed reference to Patrick's naturalization information:

Patrick O'Rourke's index card

Patrick O'Rourke's index card

Summary:

O'Rourke, Patrick
1607 Harvard Ave, Cleveland, Ohio
Certificate number (or volume and page): Vol 8 - Petition Number 2963
Common Pleas Court, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
Country of allegiance: Great Britain
Born July 15, 1886
Arrived in US at New York on May 11, 1900
Naturalized: October 28, 1905
Witnessed by: Daniel Kane, 2462 Broadway


Index cards were kept for immigrants with their updated addresses. I think this system began in 1912.

Here is an image of Patrick O'Rourke's card found at Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 at familysearch.org.

Patrick O'Rourke tracking card

Patrick O'Rourke tracking card

tracking card, back

tracking card, back

Transcription:
[front]
Patrick O'Rourke, Ward 18, precinct B
Present address: 4023 East 93rd Street
Office No: 23459, Volume 8, page 2963
Native of Ireland, naturalized 28 Oct 1905, in Common Pleas Court, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Age when naturalized: 22. Age when recorded 28.


[back]
9604 Harvard  Oct 18 - 1918. Ward 15, precinct K

About
Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton