George Washington Mark 1878 – 1938

George Washington Mark was born 1 April 1878 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio. He was the son of William Mark and Elidia Rebecca Ritter. He married Elizabeth Shifferly (1881 – 1949) on 20 November 1901. George died 16 October 1938 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio. He is buried in Wooster cemetery, Ohio.

Obituary:

“George Mark Dies Sunday.  George Mark, aged 60 years, died Sunday evening at 6 o’clock at his home in Chester township.  Mr. Mark, who had suffered from a weak heart, was doing his chores when he was stricken, dying very suddenly.  Survivors are his wife and the following brothers and sisters:  Thomas, Medina; Amos, Chester; Charles, Chester; Mrs. Mary Shaw, Medina; Mrs. Maggie Kauffman, Canton; Emma, Wooster; Mrs. Elva Boreman, Chester; and one half brother, Melvin, Wooster.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Bevington & McCullough Funeral HOme, conducted by Rev. F. H. Zaugg.  Burial will be made in Wooster cemetery.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and evening.”

Selected Sources:

  • Marriage Record for George Mark and Lizzie Shifferly, 20 Nov 1901, Vol 14, page 420, Wayne Co Probate Court, Court House, 107 W Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio.
  • World War One Draft Registration Card 12 Sept 1918
    George Mark, 40, b. 1 April 1878
  • 1910 US Census Chester, Wayne, Ohio SD 16, ED 160, Sheet 1A, Lines 48-49 George Mark
  •  1920 U.S. Census, Wayne Co, Ohio; 1920; ; ; National Archives, Pittsfield, Mass., T625 Roll 1448 (Report); George Mark & Lizzie.
  • Certificate of Death; 1938; State of Ohio, Division of Vital
    Statistics; Registered #185; George Mark
  • “George Mark Dies Sunday.” Daily Record 17 Oct 1938: page 5.
  • The Wayne County Genealogical Society. Wooster Cemetery 1852 – 2003. Ohio: Privately Published.

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