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Subject: Re: [APG] Social Security Administration
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 11:26:30 EST
In a message dated 1/13/2007 10:01:16 AM Eastern Standard Time,
That is interesting - in my research it appears that almost everyone male
and female applied for a SSN during 1935-1936 time frame. For the women,
employment did not seem to be a driving factor as many of them did not work
- although some did. I think that this was touted as part of "The New Deal"
and everyone wanted to get in on the potential benefits.
I have found just the opposite in my research. In the early days you will
find many people who never had a social security number at all...even if they
DID work because many jobs in the early days were not covered and having an
SS card wasn't needed in those jobs. This applies to males as well as
For example, my mother was a school teacher in the 1930s and 1940s. School
teachers were not working in covered employment at the time. So she never had
an SS # until much later when somebody suggested she should get one on