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1939 – Margie and Sam granted US Citizenship

On August 1, 1939, Sam and Margie petitioned for naturalization. Extended family members Esther Kalkopf McTeer and her husband Harold McTeer witnessed their petitions. Esther Kalkopf McTeer was the niece of Herman Lentzner.

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Samuel Banarsky / Bonar: Petition for Naturalization Los Angeles, August 1, 1939. He was a produce merchant at the time. Note spelling of Sam's surname as Bonarsky.

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Masha ‘Margie' Banarsky / Bonar: Petition for Naturalization Los Angeles, August 1, 1939. Note spelling of Margie's married surname as Bonarsky.

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Sam renounces his allegiance to King Carol II of Romania on November 10, 1939. No mention is made of the King of Great Britain, George V to whom Sam had sworn allegiance when he obtained his Australian citizenship in 1921.

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Masha ‘Margie' Banarsky renounces allegiance to the Republic of Poland on November 10, 1939, a moot point, for Poland had been invaded by Germany in September, and was eventually incorporated into the 3rd Reich.

 

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Sam Bonar working in his San Pedro produce store. In this photograph, he stands to the right. In his petition for Naturalization of 1939, Sam states that he is a produce merchant.

 

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