A national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally- related functions.
The number appears on identity documents issued by several of the. Katharine Luella Smith was thought to be the first black child born in Minneapolis proper, on May 4, 1861. The Minneapolis Spokesman, reporting her death on January 29, 1941, said that she was born of free parents and was educated in Minneapolis public school and the MacPhail School of Music.
She was the chief soprano soloist in the Twin Cities, as well as a pianist, composer, and arranger.