Clarks and inherited deafness

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My great-great grandfather was a Clark and I've been doing inheritance lookups and keep finding references to quite a few deaf-mutes among the family. It wouldn't be of such concern except I have a sister with Munier's Disease and my great-grandmother was mostly deaf most of her life too.
in Genealogy Help by Richard Belcher G2G6 (6.3k points)
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I don't see a question implied here: but it does make one wonder if in the profiles of individuals we should include any potential genetic traits: that helps identify the family: for example, a cleft chin (easily identified in older photos).

Good luck seeking out the family info on deafness: and I do hope that your sister manages as well as she can with her Ménière's.
by Bill Jennings G2G6 (8.7k points)
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I have not found any evidence of deafness in my Clark research to-date. I will let you know if I find any.
by Casey Clark G2G3 (3.5k points)
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In "Our Clarks" written in part by my grandmother, mentions on page 36 that Gwynne Clark Married Gerald Pollard ... He is a speech therapist teaching in speech corrective schools.  

In the margin, my grandmother, Edna Clark Miller, wrote 'Austin Texas School for Deaf'.

Don't know if this helps any, but maybe it is a start.
by Philena Farmer G2G Crew (300 points)

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