William Mark 1844 – 1904

William Mark was born 26 May 1844 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio. He was the son of Abraham Mark and Mary Isabella (Heffelfinger) Mark. William was one of 8 sons. William’s brothers were: Thomas Jefferson, John, Marion, Abraham Martin, Franklin P., David & Edwin.

William served in the Civil War.  He was a private in the 195th Regiment Infantry. The regiment was organized at Camp Chase. William Mark was “Mustered out with company Dec. 18, 1865.” He returned to Ohio but two of his brothers died in the war.

William married Emma Abeline Flory on 2 June 1870. Emma died 23 July 1877. William married Elidia Rebecca Ritter on 20 April 1878 in Ohio. He raised his large family in a cabin in Wayne Co., Ohio. He hunted and fished and farmed to keep his family fed. In 1900 William and Elidia Rebecca owned their home with no mortgage.  He was a farm laborer who was unemployed for six months that year. Seven children were at home, between the ages of 22 and 3 years old.

William died 21 November 1904. He is buried in Overton, Church of God Cemetery, Ohio.

1 William Mark b: 26 May 1844 in Wooster, Wayne, OH, d: 21 Nov 1904  Chester, Wayne, Ohio
…… + Emma Abeline Flory b: 24 Oct1852 in Wayne, OH, m: 2 June 1870, d: 23 July 1877 Chester, Wayne, OH
…………2 Cora Bell Mark b: 30 July 1872 Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 10 June 1905 Wooster, Wayne, OH
………… + Edward Newell b: April 1873 OH, m: 24 Nov 1892 Wayne, OH
…………2 Marian Francis Mark b: 14 Nov 1874, d: 6 April 1947 Wayne, OH
…… + Elidia Rebecca Ritter b: 30 July 1854 Chester, Wayne, OH, m: 20 April 1878 Cedar Valley, Wayne, OH, d: 28 Aug 1912 Chester, Wayne, OH
…………2 William M. Mark b: 12 Feb 1877  Wayne, OH, d: Aft. 1920
………… + Alice Leota Heacock b: 03 Oct1880 OH, m: 19 Oct 1899 OH
…………2 George Washington Mark b: 1 April 1878 OH, d: 16 Oct 1938 OH
………… + Elizabeth Shifferly b: 10 Oct 1881 OH, m: 20 Nov 1901 OH, d: 3 Sept 1949 OH
…………2 Thomas Kenneth Mark b: 19 July 1879 OH, d: 12 Feb 1975 OH
………… + Nancy Regina Victoria Gruissy b: 31 Jan 1879  OH, m: 28 Jan 1903 Medina, OH, d: 24 May 1959 in Wadsworth, Medina, OH
…………2 Margaret M Mark b: 06 Jan 1881 OH, d: 10 Jan 1964 OH
………… + Ralph C Kauffman b: 08 Nov 1877 OH, m: 28 Aug 1937  Orrville, Wayne, Ohio, d: 12 Nov 1968
………… + Samuel Martin Jolliff b: 08 Dec 1871 in Wayne, Ohio, m: 10 March 1898 in Wayne, Ohio, d: 28 Jan 1927
…………2 Emma Jane Mark b: 27 April 1882 OH, d: 09 Dec 1961 OH
………… + Alfred C. Pfeifer b: 23 Feb 1880 in Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, m: 30 Dec 1902 in Lagrange, Lorain, Ohio, d: 08 April 1968
………… + Elmer Howard Wilson b: 10 Oct 1879  NJ, d: 12 July 1959 Del.
…………2 William Hercules Mark b: 30 April 1884 OH, d: 12 Aug 1929 iOH
…………2 Mary Jeanette Mark b: 28 Feb 1886 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio, d: 06 May 1940 in Berea, Cuyahoga, Ohio
………… + John Rickert Shaw b: 13 Jan 1886, m: 12 June 1912, d: Abt. 1984
…………2 Amos Martin Mark b: 21 June 1888 OH, d: 16 June 1969 iOH
………… + Lillian Myrtle Hoverstock b: 25 April 1896 OH, m: 28 April 1914 in Overton, Wayne, OH, d: 10 Oct 1975 in Wooster, Wayne, OH
…………2 Eslie Guy Mark b: 02 Dec 1890 OH, d: 10 May 1972 in Medina, Ohio
………… + Golda Mae Warner b: 22 Sept 1902 in Lodi, Medina, Ohio, m: 15 April 1922, d: 25 March 1982 in Lodi, Medina, Ohio
…………2 Charles Forest Mark b: 02 May 1892 OH,d: 30 April 1967 OH
………… + Bertha Flickinger b: 02 March 1904 in Wayne, Ohio, m: 02 June 1923 in Overton, Wayne, Ohio, d: 01 July 2000 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio
…………2 Elva Gale Mark b: 28 June 1894 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio, d: 12 Jan 1959 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio
………… + Myron A. Boreman b: c. 1893 OH, m: 13 Sept 1912 in Wayne, Ohio
…………2 James Everett Mark b: 28 Oct 1896 OH, d: 28 Oct 1968 OH
………… + Effie Margaret Carter b: 15 Feb 1904 OH, m: 31 Dec 1924, d: 1966

Selected Sources:

  • 1850 Federal Census, Wayne Co, Ohio; 1850; Extracted from Census by C. Arthur Phillips, Published by MicroPhoto Div., Wooster, Ohio,
    R.929.377161Un3wp; Page 324; Wayne Co. Public Library, Wooster. Abraham Mark family.
  • 1860 U. S. Census, Wayne Co, Ohio; 1860; ; Page 150, Lines 14-22; Family History Center Micorfilm #805051: Abraham Marks Family in Congress Twp.
  •  Rooster of Soldiers, Ohio, 195th Regiment; 1861 – 1866;Family
    History Center Microfilm #0284929. Private William Mark enlisted in Wayne Co., Ohio
  • Pension application of William Mark; 1865-1905; Civil War, Ohio Volunteer Inf.,Co.I, 195 Regiment, filed by widow Rebecca Mark, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Record of Deaths, Probate Court, Chester Township, Wayne Co., Volume 1, 1877, Page 81, #16.  Copy from Wayne County Public Library, Wooster, Ohio.  Marks, Abeline
  • Wayne Co. Ohio Marriage Record; 1878; Volume 9; Page 132; William Mark and Rebecca Ritter m. 20 Apr 1878
  •  1880 US Census, Wayne Co., Ohio; 1880; Compiled by Richard G. Smith, 1979, Published by Wayne Co. Historical Society Genealogical Section. William Mark family
  • 1890 Us Census Special Schedule Veterans Sd 6 ED 315 Page 1
    Chester, Wayne, Ohio; Line 3; William Mark Private Co I 195 Reg Infantry
  • 1900 US Census, Wayne Co., Ohio; 1900; Vol. 155, E.D. 142, Sheet
    10; Line 37; Family History Center Microfilm #1241331; Chester Township William “Marks”
  • Ohio Military Records: Grave Registration; ; Family History Center Microfilm #0182752. (Maier-Martin): William Mark was born in 1844 in Wooster, Ohio. He died on 21 Nov 1904 at Chester Twp.
  • Family documents, letters, interviews & photographs

Learn more about William Mark & family in my book, ‘The Mark Family Story‘.

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