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6283Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Jelly Roll Morton's birthdate

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  • Howard Rye
    Sep 6, 2008
      Louis Armstrong¹s first passport application includes a sworn affidavit from
      his father certifying his date of birth. No joke. I have actually seen it.

      You can get documents to prove anything provided you can afford them.

      on 06/09/2008 09:12, Hugh at hughphoric@... wrote:

      > Regarding documentary 'truth' - there was a story recounted in a paper I read
      > years ago which (as far as I recall) went like this. An old Mexican woman
      > claimed Social Security in California, but as an illegal immigrant
      > several decades before, she had no birth certificate. She asked the official
      > what this was and was told that it was a piece of paper showing her date and
      > place of birth, father's name etc. She went home and returned some time later
      > with a piece of paper she had written herself, showing her date and place of
      > birth, father's name etc.
      > Hugh

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