Catherine Elizabeth (Brady) Clark (1917 - 2005)

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Catherine Elizabeth (Brady) Clark
1917 - 2005
October 12, 1917
Newport News, Virginia United States
July 26, 2005
Newport News, Virginia United States
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Newport News, Newport News City County, Virginia 23602
Catherine Elizabeth (Brady) Clark was born on October 12, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia United States. Her maiden name is Brady and she married into the Clark family. She is the child of Andrew James Brady and Mary Virginia (Wescott) Brady, with siblings Doris, George, Virginia, and Andrew. According to her family tree, Catherine was mother to 3 children. Catherine's partner was Lenwood Vernon Clark, and they had children Leonard Vernon Clark, Lenwood Glisson Clark, and Sandra Kay Clark. She died on July 26, 2005 in Newport News, Virginia United States at 87 years old.
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July 29, 2005
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HAMPTON - Catherine Brady Clark, 87, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 26, 2005. 'Kitty' was a lifelong Peninsula resident and was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church until several years ago when she moved into the Warwick Forest Retirement Community and from there to the Monticello Unit of the Riverside Regional Convalescent Center, where she was extremely well cared for. She retired from the U.S. Army's Transportation School at Ft. Eustis and thereafter was an Avon sales representative for many years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Lenwood V. Clark, in 1996; one of her twin sons, Lenwood G. Clark of Poquoson, in 1999; and her daughter, Sandra Clark Dunagan of Monument, Colo., in 2004. She is survived by her son, Leonard V. Clark of Yorktown, Va.; seven grandchildren, Scott G. Clark of Smithfield, Va., David W. Clark of Mechanicsville, Va., Kathleen Clark Simone of New Fairfield, Conn., Jeffrey L. Clark of Newnan, Ga., Alan B. Clark of Castle Rock, Colo., Dr. Clarence M. Dunagan IV of Las Vegas, Nev., and Shannon K. Dunagan of Denver, Colo.; and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, in Peninsula Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe Hunt of Liberty Baptist Church officiating. Obituary, Daily Press, July 27, 2005

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In 1917, in the year that Catherine Elizabeth (Brady) Clark was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1920, at the age of only 3 years old, Catherine was alive when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1938, at the age of 21 years old, Catherine was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1946, at the age of 29 years old, Catherine was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1979, Catherine was 62 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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