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William Jennings Woodington’s Application for Social Security in 1937

January 23, 2017

Social Security became law in 1935 and in January 1937, employers and workers were to start making application to the new program. On 21 January 1937, William Jennings Woodington, my great uncle, made his application through the CER-1 (Carrier Employee Registration) Form used by the Railroad retirement program.

Jennings worked for the Chicago & North Western Railway Company as a telegraph operator. When he registered for the World War I draft twenty years earlier, he listed his job as a telegraph operator for a railroad company then, also.

Jennings died on 5 August 1962 at the age of 64 presumably never collecting on the money he put into the program.

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Source:

Title
U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970
Author
Ancestry.com
Publisher
Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Publisher Date
2015
Publisher Location
Provo, UT, USA
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