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"Days" original cast member John Clarke (Mickey Horton) has just been found in the 1940 census. Clarke's census image joins many of the "Days" cast already featured. Here are the direct links for the Clarke family census: http://www.jason47.com/jason47b/images/1940ClarkeJohnB.jpg and http://www.jason47.com/jason47b/images/1940ClarkeJohnAb.JPG

On the census form, it states that John was born in Texas, which differs from the birthplace of Indiana that has always been listed for him. This could simply be an error, however, since a search of the Texas birth records found no record of Clarke. Clarke's father, Leo George Clarke, was in the Army, and so the family lived in many states in the 1930's and 1940's. At the time of the census, they were living in San Antonio, Texas.

Clarke's father, Leo George Clarke, received the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery in France during World War I. Here's the info on Clarke's bravery: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Leo George Clarke, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Remonville, France, November 5 - 10, 1918. Lieutenant Clarke set an example of bravery and self-sacrifice to his men during the period November 5 - 9. On 10 November while assembling his company, he discovered a wounded man lying in a place exposed to machine-gun fire, and, regardless of his own danger, carried him to a place of safety." Sadly, Leo George Clarke died in 1959, never getting the chance to see his son become famous on "Days."

To check out tons of other "Days" cast and crew from the 1940 census, please visit these two pages of the site: http://www.jason47.com/days/1940census.html and http://www.jason47.com/days/1940census2.html

Edited by Jason47, Feb 16 2013, 07:43 PM.
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