Monday, June 09, 2014
Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: C.Y. Renick
In the 1920 census, the household was Renick, his mother, two siblings and maternal grandmother. They remained on the farm in Justice. So far, there is no information regarding his education and art training.
Renick has yet to be found in the 1930 census, which recorded his mother and a sister in Llano, Texas.
According to the 1940 census, Renick and his wife Virginia were residents of New York City in 1935, which was the year his panel, Oddities: Land, Sea and Air, was syndicated by Van Tine Features, which held the copyright. The Wave, (Rockaway Beach, New York), August 15, 1935, began publishing Van Tine Features’ panels and strips. An oddity was the panels and strips were dated “9-2-’35”. The Wave jumped the gun by two weeks.
The 1941 Phoenix city directory had the same census address. The 1945 listing was: “Renick Clayton Y (Virginia emp AiResearch h S 10th st nr Southern rt 12 bx 458c”.
In the 1950s, Renick remained in Phoenix. The 1951 directory said Renick, an architect at Universal Realty, resided at 6050 S. 10th Street. The 1956 and 1957 listings had the home address as 6051 S. 10th Street and Renick’s occupation as draftsman at Lescher & Mahoney.
Renick’s mother passed away in 1958.
Renick passed away in February 1987 according to the Social Security Death Index. His last residence was in Glendale, Arizona.
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