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US Citizenship Granted to 104 Year Old Oregon Woman

Posted by Michael Pollak on Feb 25, 2010, 8:49:00 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. - There is an old saying, "better late than never" and Marion Pringle certainly demonstrated that when she finally received proof she's a U.S. citizen...at the ripe age of 104!

She was born in Canada in 1906 and needed to renew her license to keep her medical records current.  State law in Oregon now requires proof of citizenship for a license.

Pringle didn't have it.

She moved to Portland as a girl but never got the documents the state now requires. Pringle finally proved her citizenship through Census records found by the Oregon Historical Society.

She received a surprise visit from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service officials who gave her the papers and administered the oath of citizenship as she celebrated her 104th birthday on Tuesday.

Congratulations, Marion! 

Tags: USCIS, Naturalization, US Citizenship

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