Melvin Daniel Priest ca 1933

Shown here with his mother Velma Cochren Priest. His father was Melvin Marion Priest. The setting is thought to be Kansas where the family had gone on a visit but could also be in Barry Co., Missouri where the family was living.
Melvin would grow up to become a professional welder (doing high rise work), a professional motorcycle racer (winning over 200 trophies), and taught himself to paint. He designed a unique jack element for trailers and manufactured them himself for a time before he sold the design to another company.

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