U.S. Social Security Act Application for Account Number
157-05-3184 Name: Mamie Ware Garrison Residence: 37 Arbutus Ave, Pitman, NJ Employer: Works Progress Administration Project 68-194 Employer address: Itaska Bldg, Pitman, Gloucester Co. NJ Age: 62 Date of Birth: 7-3-1874 Place of birth: Camden, NJ Father: George Washington Ware Mother: Elizabeth Craner Sex: Female Color: White If registered with the U.S. Employment Service, give number of registration card: 3508-5097 Date signed: 5-20-37 [signed] Mamie Garrison
Original Source Citation: Mamie Ware Garrison, 157-05-3184, 26 May 1937, Application for Account Numbers (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.
When I sent away for my grandfather’s railroad retirement files I did not know what to expect. One surprise that provided a neat bit of new information were copies of his Social Security applications (SS-5).
There were two of them: the original one from 1936 and a second one in 1953. It took me awhile to figure out why there was aÂ second SS-5 form:
Â Then, I read lines 1 and 2 more closely:
The second application was filed to correct a misinterpretation of handwriting in the original 1936 application. Apparently someone’s v’s looked too much like r’s:
The v is more apparent in his signature on that application:
The neat new bit of information was my great-grandfather’s middle name. I now know his full name was John Samuel Garrison.
U.S. Social Security Act Application for Account Number (SS-5)
155-07-6972 Name: John Dayton Dare Address: 189 Broad St., Bridgeton, NJ Employer: Wm. Laning & Son Co., Bridgeton, NJ Age: 54 Date of Birth: August 18, 1884 Place of Birth: Bridgeton, NJ Father: John Dayton Dare Mother: Elizabeth Hildreth Sex: Male Color: White Date: Sept. 30, 1938 Signed: John Dayton Dare
Original Source Citation: John Dayton Dare, 155-07-6972, 30 September 1938, Application for Account Numbers (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.