Thomas Kenneth Mark 1879 – 1975

Thomas Kenneth Mark was born 19 July 1879 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio [son of William Mark & Elidia Rebecca Ritter].

He married N. Regina Gruissy on 28 January 1903 in Medina, Ohio. They had seven children. Thomas was a farmer and a carpenter. In 1910 Thomas & Regina were renting a farm in Westfield Twp., Medina, OH. They had three little girls. The 1920 census shows him to be a carpenter. Thomas helped to build summer cottages on Chippewa Lake, a summer resort in Medina Co., OH.  In 1930 Thomas, 50 years old, was still using his carpentry skills. He & Regina were living in Guilford, OH. Four children were still at home. Even after an accident that injured his back, Thomas continued building things.

Regina died 24 May 1959. Thomas died 12 February 1975. They are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio.

1 Thomas Kenneth Mark b: 19 July 1879 Wooster, Wayne, OH, d: 12 Feb 1975 Wadsworth, Medina, OH
…… + Nancy Regina Victoria Gruissy b: 31 Jan 1879 in Sharon, Medina, OH, m: 28 Jan 1903 in Medina, OH, d: 24 May 1959 in Wadsworth, Medina, OH
…………2 Isabell Esther Mark b: 21 Dec 1903  OH, d: 09 March 1984 OH
………… + Roy E Nee b: 9 April 1878  Tennessee, m:  1922 OH, d:  1963 , OH
………………3 Harold Jay Nee b: 3 Feb 1924  OH, d: 26 Sept 2002 FL
……………… + Pauline H Beitzel  b  1929  MD, m: 6 July 1948 MD, d 1981  OH
………………3 Paul K Nee b: 16 April 1934 in Wadsworth, Medina, OH
……………… + Dorine Griesmer b: 1934  OH, m: 05 Sept 1953  Indiana, d: 1994
……………… + Virginia Burton  b: 06 July 1935 in Kansas, m: 24 July 1976 CO
………… + William Ream b: 26 Nov 1909 OH, m: 1977 OH, d: 08 Nov 2001 in OH
…………2 Vera Victoria Mark b: 27 July 1905 OH, d: 08 June 1995  FL
………… + Robert E. Ballard b: 07 Sept 1891  Indiana, m: 26 May 1933 OH
………………3 Vera Elizabeth Ballard b: 30 May 1940 in Wadsworth, Medina, OH
……………… + Butch Bowling
…………2 Ivy Regina Mark b: 08 June 1908 OH, d: 18 Sept 2003, NY
………… + Roy Jesse Brown b 1902 MS, m: 2 Aug 1927  Ohio, d: 12 May 1956 MS
………………3 Delbert Keith Brown b: 27 July 1928  OH, d: 24 Oct 2000  NY
……………… + Alberta J Gardner b: 26 March 1928 NY, m 1948  NY, d 1992 NY
………………3 Leo Dwight Brown
……………… + Barbara Jane Cottrell
………………3 Genevieve Audry Brown
……………… + Carlton John Wieland
……………… + Edward Schaperjahn
………………3 Jeanette Rose Brown b: 23 Nov 1934 OH, d: 15 July 1986 , NY
……………… + Elmer Sparks b: 1929, m: 05 March, d: 1984
……………… + Jerry Wager
………………3 Larry Lee Brown b: 16 Feb 1937 OH, d: 29 April 2004 NY
……………… + Dorothy Grace Engel
………………3 Robert Allen Brown
………………3 William Lane Brown
…………2 Viola Cathern Mark b: 26 May 1913 OH, d: 26 July 2004, FL
………… + Raymond A Nothstein b: 17 Dec 1914 PA, m 1935 OH, d: c 1987
………………3 Loyal David Nothstein
……………… + Patricia Arlene
………………3 Norbert Allen Nothstein
……………… + Patricia Ann Wright Nothstein b: 25 Feb 1943, d: Dec 1968
……………… + Rita Bittner
………………3 Benieta Elaine Nothstein
……………… + James Franklin Pierce II
………………3 Kenneth Howard Nothstein
……………… + Sharon J. Sadler Nothstein
……………… + Judy Bryant Nothstein
…………2 Owen Andrew Mark b: 24 May 1915 OH, d: 12 Oct 1993  OH
………… + Blanche A Bowers b: 03 Oct 1919 OH, m 1942, d: 03 March 1997 CA
………………3 Danny A. Mark b: 16 Dec 1946 OH, d: 15 Sept 1974 CA
………………3 Denny B. Mark
……………… + Marie Elena Koett
…………2 Clarence William Mark b: 30 May 1917 OH, d: 01 Aug 2006  OH
………… + Lavon E Moyer b: 27 Sept 1924  OH, m 1950 OH, d: 11 Sept 2007, OH
………………3 Teresa Ann Mark
……………… + James Darrell Fryman
………………3 Glenda Faye Jordan
……………… + Robert Walter Jordan
…………2 Wava Alice Mark b: 22 Jan 1919 OH, d: 15 April 2011 OH
………… + Alvin Henry Braun b 1915 OH, m: 11 Jan 1941 OH, d: 04 June 2000
………………3 Ann Irene Braun
……………… + John Warren Long
………………3 Alvina Jane Braun
……………… + John Kazar
……………… + Thomas Carl Smith
……………… + William Richard Perry
……………… + Robert Kennedy

Selected Sources:

  • Birth Record for Thomas K. Mark, 19 July 1879, Vol 2, Page 200, #25, Wayne Co Probate Court, Court House, 107 W Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio. Parents: William Marks & Lydia R. Ritter in Chester.
  • 1880 US Census, Wayne Co. Ohio
  • 1900 US Census, Medina Co, Ohio
  • Probate Court, Medina Co., Ohio, Marriage License & Certificate # 780 Thomas K. Mark & Regina V, Gruissy, m. 28 Jan 1903
  • 1910 US Census, Westfield Twp, Medina Co, Ohio T K Mark family
  • World War One Draft Registration Card Sept 1918 T Kenneth Mark
  • 1920 US Census, Seville Village, Medina Co, Ohio T K Mark family
  • 1930 US Census, Guilford, Medina Co, Ohio Thomas K Mark family
  • 1940 US Census, OH, Medina Co, SD 23, ED 52-25;TK Mark family
  • World War II Draft Registration Card for Thomas Kenneth Mark
  • Unknown Ohio Newspaper clipping, July 1974 “Thomas Mark Celebrates 95 Birthday”
  • Ohio Dept. of Health, Div. of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, Reg. Dist. #5201, Primary Reg. Dist. #5201, State File #021347, Reg. #19 Thomas K. Mark
  • Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Section #29
  • The Medina County Genealogical Society, Tombstone Inscriptions from the Cemeteries in Medina County, Ohio, 1983. Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publications, 1984.Page 28.
  • Interviews with family members, family trees, groups sheets and other information from family members.

Learn much more about this family in my book, ‘The Mark Family Story’.

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