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Joy was the wife of Jack J. Zagar, Jr.; the couple lived in Pueblo, CO. Jack Zagar, Jr. is enumerated as white in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Censuses, as well as on his World War II Draft Registration card, and in his Social Security records (both in Ancestry). The couple is listed in the 1942 city directory for Pueblo. [Interracial marriages were illegal in some regions of Colorado and not illegal in other regions.]
Sources: "Coloradoans hurt on African front," The Daily Sentinel, 5/17/1943, p. 4; Pueblo (Pueblo County, Colo.) City Directory 1942, p. 393; and McMakin, Ryan, "A Study in Decentralization: Colorado's two sets of marriage laws," online at Miles Institute, 6/12/2020.
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|NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)|
|NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source: Daily sentinel (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source: Pueblo (Pueblo County, Colo.) city directory|
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“Zagar, Joy L.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 21, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004533.
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