Document gives reason for enrollment as "To learn trade."
Frederick V. Merrick, age 19, applies to enter grade 10 at Chilocco Indian School. Application mentions his father is deceased, and his mother Jennie W. Turner. Application also lists Frederick’s skills and interests include auto mechanics, engineering, tailoring, engineering, carpentry, harness repair agriculture, baseball, and football.
Application for Enrollment at Chilocco for Frederick V. Merrick, 5 May 1931; Folder: Applications 1932, Box 1, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of the Interior. Office of Indian Affairs. Winnebago Agency. School Subject Correspondence, 1921-1935; Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, NAID 6094120; Record Group 75; National Archives and Records Administration—Kansas City.