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Dennis DAMRON
?Carrie E. __?__
Lola Louise RUSSELL
?Dorothy __?__
Elva RUSSELL
Note:  Some of the records here are linked to our subject circumstantially, not directly.  It would be worth tracking down his divorce records in the county courts as these could help to tie these records together.
Husband:  Dennis M. [Martin?] / J. [Junior?] "Dennie / Denny" DAMRON / DAMERON
Birth Date:  12 Oct 1877
Birth Place:  Lincoln Twp., Wayne Co., WV, or Louisa, Lawrence Co., KY
Death:  5 Jan 1952, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH
Disposition:  buried 8 Jan 1952, Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH
Occupation:  brakeman, Baltimre & Ohio Railroad; stationary engineer; laborer
Military Service:  Spanish-American War (20 Apr 1899 - 1 Sep 1899; disability discharge at Arecibo, PR):  Pvt., 5th Cavalry Rgmt., Troup A
Father:  George / General Washington "Wash" DAMRON (1847-1880)
Mother:  Anna "Annie" RATCLIFF (1846- )
 
Children often believe the place where they grew up is where they were born.  A better source for a child's birthplace is the parents' early census record.  In this case, they show that our subject was more likely born in VA/WV than he was in KY. 
Marriage-1:  1901/2
Wife-1:  [Caroline] Carrie E. __?__
Birth:  1887/8, WV
Occupation:  homemaker
 
Given the age difference between Denny and Lola, we would expect him to have had a prior wife, and his marriage record to Lola indicates he does (see below).  It appears that he is the Dennis DAMRON in Cumberland, MD, but so far I've found no direct link, only circumstantial evidence.  Do bear in mind that it's typical for railroad employees to move around a lot, so the geography here does not rule out that these records all pertain to the same man.  Both Cumberland, MD, and Ironton, OH, were major stops on the B&O (see map).
Marriage-2:  6 Apr 1921, Lawrence Co., OH; ended in divorce after 1930
Wife-2:  Lola Louise RUSSELL
Birth:  5 Jan 1904, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH
Death:  16 Dec 1991, Jackson Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. Mr. BALL
Father:  Edward RUSSELL (1881- )
Mother:  Rosetta / Rose "Rosie" BOWEN / BOWENS (1882- )
Marriage-3:  1830-35
Wife-3:  Dorothy __?__
Marriage-4:  28 Dec 1938, Gallia Co., OH
Wife-4:  Elva RUSSELL
Birth:  7 Jun 1914, OH
Death:  16 Mar 1983, Pedro, Lawrence Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Edward RUSSELL (1881- )
Mother:  Rosetta / Rose "Rosie" BOWEN / BOWENS (1882- )
Children with Carrie born in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD:
1.  Pearl E. DAMERON, b. 1903/4
2.  Ernest E. DAMERON, b. 1907/8
Children with Lola Louise RUSSELL:
3.  Dennis Martin "Marty" Junior DAMERON, b. 25 Nov 1922, Omar, Logan Co., WV
4.  Rose Eloise DAMERON, b. 12 Jan 1924, KY; d. 3 Jan 2004, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH; m. 10 Oct 1942, Lawrence Co., OH, Bernard DICKESS
?Children with Dorothy __?__:
-
Children with Elva RUSSELL:
-
Foster Child:
.  James Crawford DAMERON, b. 3 Dec 1944
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; PR, Puerto Rico; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia

Sources (n.b., Lawrence and Gallia Cos. are adjacent; Logan Co., WV, is very near Wayne Co., WV, which is adjacent to Lawrence and Boyd Cos., KY, and both are across the Ohio river from Lawrence Co., OH):

1a.  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994:  Index/Images (online at familysearch.org):
Note that Dennis states he has been married once before.

1b.  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994:  Index/Images (online at familysearch.org):

2.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Wash DAMRON (æ 24, b. VA), his wife, Anna (æ 24, b. VA), and children (b. WV) are living in Lincoln Twp., Wayne Co., WV (p. 65B).

3.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Dennie DAMRON (æ 6, b. VA) is living in Pct. No. 9 (Louisa), Lawrence Co., KY (p. 438C), with his parents, General W. DAMRON (æ 34, b. VA) & Anna (æ 34, b. VA), plus siblings.

4.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Dennis M. DAMARON (æ 21, b. Jun 1878, WV; soldier) is living in Louisa Town, Louisa Mag. Dist., Lawrence Co., KY (pp. 7B-8A), with his widowed mother, Annie DAMARON (æ 54, b. May 1846, WV), plus siblings. 

6.  Polk's Cumberland [Allegany County, Maryland] Directory.  R.L. Polk & Co., Pittsburg, PA (online at Ancestry.com):
Year Pg. Name Occupation Address
1905 113 Damron Dennis wks B & O R R h 124 Penna av
1907 159 Damron Dennis brkman B & O R R h Narrows National Pike rd.

7.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 44):  198 Third Street, Cumberland City (Ward 6, ED 4), Allegany Co., MD, Roll T624_549, p. 203B, SN 14B, SD 5, ED 43, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
* 198 168 170 Dameron Dennis Head M W 29 M1 8     WV WV WV Eng Brakeman Railroad W N 0 Y Y   R H
      _______ Carrie E Wife F W 22 M1 8 2 2 WV WV WV Eng None         Y Y      
      _______ Pearl E Dau F W  6 S       MD WV WV   None             N    
      _______ Ernest E Son M W  2 S       MD WV WV   None                  
*Third Street

8.  Polk's Cumberland [Allegany County, Maryland] Directory.  R.L. Polk & Co., Pittsburg, PA (online at Ancestry.com):
Year Pg. Name Occupation Address
1911 129 Damron Dennis D brakeman h 159 Thomas
1913 115 Damron Dennis Q brakeman h 230 Thomas
1915 114 Damron Dennis M tinwkr h 225½ Federal

9.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):

10.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #44 of 61):  2524 South Eighth Street, Ironton City (4th Ward), Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, Roll 1827, p. 232B, SN 22B, ED 44-26, SD 27, enumerated 16 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25
* 2524 493 504 Damron Dennis Head R 10 N M W 42 M 32 N Y KY KY KY Y Laborer
      ______ Lola Wife       F W 22 M 13 N Y OH OH OH Y none
      ______ Dennis Jr Son       M W  7 S   Y   WV KY OH   none
      ______ Rose E Dau       F W  6 S   Y   KY KY OH   none
*South Eighth Street

11.  Polk's Ironton (Lawrence County, Ohio) City Directory.  R.L. Polk & Co., Publ., Cincinnati, OH (online at Ancestry.com):
Year Pg. Name Spouse Occupation Home Address
1935 79 Dameron Dennie J   lab r803 S 3d
1935 79 Dameron Dorothy   dom r803 S 3d
1938 67 Dameron Denny J (2)   h2519 S 8th
In 1935, Dennie and Dorothy [note same residence address] are the only DAMERONs in the directory.
The number in parentheses indicates the number of children in the household too young to list individually.
The implication in 1938 is that Denny is a widower (or divorcee) with two children, which jibes with him getting re-married in late 1938.

12.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24-25 of 34):  2519 South Eighth Street, Ironton (Ward 4), Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, Roll T627_3096, pp. 306B-307A, SN 12B-13A, SD 10, ED 44-21, enumerated 21 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 2519 265 R 8 N Damron Dennis Head M W 54 M N 6 West Virginia   Same House       N N N N U           0 0 Y
          ______ Elva Wife F W 25 M N 0 Ohio   Same House       N N N N H           0 0 N  
          ______ Junior Son M W 17 S Y 7 West Virginia   Same House       N N N N S           0 0 N  
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*           ______ Eloise Dau   F W 16 S Y H-1   Kentucky     Same House         N N N N S               0 0 N  
*South Eighth Street

13.  Polk's Ironton (Lawrence County, Ohio) City Directory.  R.L. Polk & Co., Publ., Cincinnati, OH (online at Ancestry.com):
Year Pg. Name Spouse Occupation Home Address
1942 60 Dameron Denny J (Elva)   h2519 S 8th
1944 63 Dameron Denny J (Elvey) lab Mt Vernon Bridge Co h2519 S 8th
1947 61 Dameron Denny J (Elva)   h2519 S 8th
1949 64 Dameron Dennis J (Elva)   h2519 S 8th
1952 60 Dameron Dennis J (Elva)   h2519 S 8th
1954 63 Dameron Elva (wid Dennis J)   h2519 S 8th
1958 91 Dameron Elva (wid Dennis J)   h2519 S 8th
1960 51 Dameron Elva (wid Dennis J)   h2519 S 8th
In 1935, Dennie and Dorothy are the only DAMERONs in the directory.
The number in parentheses indicates the number of children in the household too young to list individually.
The implication, here, is that in 1938, Denny is a widower with two children.

14.  Certificate of Death.  Ohio Department of Health (image shared by "Jimboitaliano" at Ancestry.com):

15.  Applications for Headstones for U.S. Militry Veterans, 1925-1941.  Microfilm Publ.  A1, 2110-C, Records of the Quartermaster General, Record Group No. 92, NARA, Washington, DC (card images online at Ancestry.com):

16.  Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914.  Microfilm Publ. M233, 81 rolls, National Archives, Washington, DC (index and images online at Ancestry.com; extraction by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
REGISTER OF ENLISTMENTS,
No. NAME. ENLISTED. WHERE BORN. AGE. OCCUPATION. DESCRIPTION.
WHEN. WHERE. BY WHOM. PERIOD TOWN OR
COUNTY.
STATE. EYES. HAIR. COMPLEXION. HEIGHT..
Feet. Inches.
1242 Damron Dennie 1899 Apr 20 Co'ls B'ks, Ohio Lt. Rowell 3 yrs Lawrence Co Ky 21 9/12 Laborer Blue 10 LBro fair 5
UNITED STATES ARMY.
REGIMENT. CO. No. of
Enlistment.
LAST SERVICE. REMARKS.
CO.. REGT. DATE OF
DISCHARGE..
5 Cav. A           Discharged Sept 1, 1899, at Arecibo, P.R. Disability, a pvt, Good ___________ C. of D.

17.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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