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Damon J. Clark
23 October 1910 - 15 September 1966
Haywood Co NC             McDowell Co WV
Information from available records:

The federal census of 1940, enumerated on April 12, found "Damon J. Clark"
living with wife Mildred, age 27, and daughter Ilana M. Clark, age 1, on
Riverside Drive, in the town of Welch, WV. (Note: the census-taker's
manuscript has been transcribed as "Hamon Clark" and the daughter as
"Hana Clark"; these transcriptions appear to be incorrect upon close

Damon reported being born in Canton, NC, and Mildred reported being born
in Asheville, NC.

Damon reported having completed four years of high school, and was
employed as a traveling salesman for a clothing company. He reported
working 60 hours during the week of March 24, and income in 1939 of $2400.

His social security number was issued in Ohio before 1951.

At his death in 1966, the record indicates that he was married and occupied
as a salesman. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluewell, WV.
Sources: West Virginia Deaths Index, 1853 - 1973, via Ancestry.com;
 US Federal Census, Welch, McDowell Co, WV, 1940, via Ancestry.com
Damon Clark is believed to be at right above.
At left is his cousin Roy Arthur Childers. (If
anyone can confirm or deny, please send
email, see below).