Title: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (database)
Publication: citing Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Master File
Note: January 2001 that Harrison had only one child, Hugart Clonch.
West Virginia Births 1853-1930 Name: H. S. Clonch Birth date: 11 Feb 1893 Birth place: Mason County, West Virginia Gender: Male Father name: A. Clonch, farmer Mother name: Tabitha Clonch Residence: Bell Creek, Clay County, West Virginia Informant: father Film number: 567453 Digital GS number: 4226918 Image number: 225 Reference number: pg 225 Source: County Records (in file)
Delayed Certificate of Birth Name: Harrison Sanders Clonch Gender: Male Birth Date: 11 Feb 1893 Birthplace: Belva, Fayette County, West Virginia Death Date: Name Note: Race: Father's Name: Alexander Clonch Father's Birthplace: Beech Hill, Mason County, West Virginia Father's Age: 51 Mother's Name: Tobitha Cooley Mother's Birthplace: Beech Hill, Mason County, West Virginia Mother's Age: 35 Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I07565-1 System Origin: West Virginia-EASy Source Film Number: 1992371 Reference Number: 5793 Source: West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928 http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=3326245&Type=Birth
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Harrison S. Clonch City: Marting County: Fayette State: West Virginia Birthplace: Beech Hill, West Virginia Birth Date: 11 Feb 1893 Race: Caucasian (White) Roll: 1992386 DraftBoard: 2 Age: Occupation: carpenter - mines, employed by Columbus Iron & Steel, Marting Nearest Relative: Height/Build: Color of Eyes/Hair: Signature: (in file)
1920 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls Claunch, Harrison head 26 married WV WV WV miner coal mine Claunch, Clara wife 24 married WV WV WV Claunch, Hugert son 4 8/12 single WV WV WV (8-15B in file)
1930 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls Enumeration District No. 5, Sheet No. 9A Clonch, Harrison S. head 37 married at 21 WV WV WV merchant grocery store Clonch, Clara wife 35 married at 20 WV WV WV Clonch, Huggard son 14 single WV WV WV (5-9A in file)
1940 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls District, Mount Olive HH #165 Clonch, Harrison head M W 47 married WV 1935 same owner lumber company Clonch, Clara wife F W 45 married WV 1935 same place (5-9A in file)
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Harrison Sanders Clonch Birth Date: 11 Feb 1893 Birth Place: Mason, West Virginia Residence: Fayette, West Virginia Age: Occupation: self in Belva Nearest Relative: Height/Build: 5'10" 190 lbs Color of Eyes/Hair: blue, bald Race: white (light complexion) Signature: Roll: WW2_2243970 Note regarding the images for the states of PA, MD, WV, and DE. These four states were scanned at the National Archives facility in such a way that the back of one person’s draft card appears on the same image as the front of the next individual. The result is that when you click to view the original image, you will see the correct front side of the draft card, but the back of the previous soldier’s card. Ancestry is aware of this problem, and is working to correct this issue. (in file)
Death Record Name: Harrison Clonch Event Date: 05 Dec 1970 Event Place: Fayette, West Virginia Gender: Age (Expanded): Birth Date: Birthplace: Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Clara Clonch Father's Name: Alec M. Clonch Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Unknown Mother's Birthplace: Occupation: Address: Residence Place: Cemetery: Burial Place: Burial Date: GS Film number: 1992299 Digital Folder Number: 4259944 Image Number: 405 Affiliate Repository Type: County Records Reference ID: 18143 [Source: "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NM77-7DR : accessed 08 Apr 2014), Harrison Clonch, 05 Dec 1970; citing 18143, Fayette, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1992299.]
Publication: The Charleston Gazette Published: Monday, December 7, 1970 Headline: Obituary Notices Clonch, Harrison - Service 2 p.m. today, Combs Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, the Rev. Guy Vaughan. Restlawn Memory Gardens at Ansted with Masonic graveside rites. Mr. Clonch, 77, of Belva, Fayette County, died Saturday Hilltop Nursing Home after a long illness. Retired lumberman, Mason. Surviving: widow, Clara; son, Hugart of Belva; sisters, Mrs. Sallie Krise of Belva and Mrs. Ida Auxier of Cannelton.
Harrison Clonch's sawmill in Dixie, Fayette County, West Virginia is today known as Clonch Industries, millers of fine Appalachian hardwoods, and run by his grandsons Hugh and Dale Clonch. The following is from their website:
About Us Learning about Clonch Industries is like reviewing the rings in a tree, and discovering its history. For four generations the Clonch family has manufactured consistently high quality forest products for local and international markets. Today, brothers Hugh Clonch, president, and Dale Clonch, vice president, manage what started as their grandfather's Dixie, WV sawmill, which sold timbers to local coal mines. Assisting the brothers are Hugh's sons, Rodney and Scott. "As the mining industry declined, we had to look at new markets," said Hugh Clonch. "We realized kiln dried lumber would open new doors." Kiln dried lumber then became the company's niche. Today, Clonch Industries encompasses about 70 acres at three different sites in Dixie, WV, including a circular sawmill and 18 dry kilns, giving the company approximately one million board feet kiln capacity. Clonch Industries manufactures nearly 30 million board feet of Appalachian Hardwoods annually. Clonch specializes in Red Oak, White Oak and Poplar, with thickness ranging from 4/4 to 8/4 in the Oaks and 4/4 through 12/4 in Poplar with the predominant cut being 4/4. With over 100,000 acres of timberland, Clonch Industries is not limited in the different species they offer customers. All timber is harvested with 100- to 150- mile radius of the mill to ensure a more consistent product. Two full-time foresters manage timberlands and procure timber for the sawmill. During the past century a single sawmill has evolved into a viable Appalachian Hardwoods business. Today, Clonch Industries looks forward to another 100 years of professional customer service. [Source: Clonch Industries, http://www.clonchindustries.com/aboutus.htm]
Note: This is L. Dale Clonch's grandfather. Dale wrote in his e-mail dated 31
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