Elidia Rebecca (Ritter) Mark 1854 – 1912

Elidia Rebecca (Ritter) Mark was born 30 July 18554 in Wayne Co., Ohio. Her parents were Isaac Ritter and Isabell Fisher.

She was the fourth of 12 children. Her siblings were: Lovina B., John William, Mary Catherine, Barbary Ann, Amos, Elizabeth, Eslie D., Anthony Casper, Matilda Jane, Philip & an infant Ritter. In 1860 the Isaac Ritter family was in Wayne Twp., Wayne, OH. Isaac was a carpenter. In 1870 they were in Chester Twp.

Elidia was the second wife of William Mark. They were married 20 April 1878 in Ohio. They raised a large family in a small log cabin.  She is buried in Overton Church of God Cemetery, Ohio beside her husband.

Her obituary was entitled “Mother of 11 Children Died Wednesday Night”:

 “Mrs. Rebecca Mark died at her home one mile south of Overton at 7 o’clock, Wednesday evening.  She had been ailing for a long time with cancer, which caused her death.  She is survived by the following children: George, William, Amos, Guy, Charles, James, Mary, Elva, Margaret Mark and Mrs. Emma Pfeiffer of Wayne County and Thomas Mark of Medina County. Funeral services will be held from the late home at ten o’clock, Friday morning.  Interment will be made in the Church of God cemetery east of Overton.”

1 Elidia Rebecca Ritter b: 30 July 1854 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 28 Aug 1912 in Chester, Wayne, OH
…… + William Mark b: 26 May 1844 in Wooster, Wayne, OH, m: 20 April 1878 in Cedar Valley, Wayne, OH, d: 21 Nov 1904 in Chester, Wayne, OH
…………2 William M. Mark b: 12 Feb 1877 in Cedar Valley, Wayne, OH, d: Aft. 1920
………… + Alice Leota Heacock b: 03 Oct 1880 in Ashland, OH, m: 19 Oct 1899 in Wooster, Wayne, OH
…………2 George Washington Mark b: 01 April 1878 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 16 Oct 1938 in Chester, Wayne, OH
………… + Elizabeth Shifferly b: 10 October 1881 in Plain Twp., Wayne, Ohio, m: 20 Nov 1901 in Cedar Valley, Wayne, OH d: 03 Sept 1949 in Chester, Wayne, OH
…………2 Thomas Kenneth Mark b: 19 July 1879 in Wooster, Wayne, OH, d: 12 Feb 1975 in 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 Margaret Maude Mark b: 06 Jan 1881 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 10 Jan 1964 in Wooster, Wayne, OH
………… + Ralph Clayton Kauffman b: 08 Nov 1877 in Wayne, OH, m: 28 Aug 1937 in Orrville, Wayne, OH, d: 12 Nov 1968
………… + Samuel Martin Jolliff b: 08 Dec 1871 in Wayne, OH, m: 10 March 1898 in Wayne, Ohio, d: 28 Jan 1927
…………2 Emma Jane Mark b: 27 April 1882 Overton, Wayne, OH, d: 09 Dec 1961 Wooster, Wayne, OH
………… + Alfred C. Pfeifer b: 23 Feb 1880 in Grafton, Lorain, OH, m: 30 Dec 1902 in Lagrange, Lorain, Ohio, d: 08 April 1968
………… + Elmer Howard Wilson b: 10 Oct 1879 in NJ, d: 12 July 1959 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware
…………2 William Hercules Mark b: 30 April 1884 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 12 Aug 1929 in Congress, Wayne, Ohio
…………2 Mary Jeanette Mark b: 28 Feb 1886 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio, d: 06 May 1940 in Berea, Cuyahoga, OH
………… + John Rickert Shaw b: 13 Jan 1886, m: 12 June 1912, d: Abt. 1984
…………2 Amos Martin Mark b: 21 June 1888 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 16 June 1969 in Wayne, OH
………… + Lillian Myrtle Hoverstock b: 25 April 1896 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio, m: 28 April 1914 in
Overton, Wayne, Ohio, USA, d: 10 Oct 1975 in Wooster, Wayne, OH
…………2 Eslie Guy Mark b: 02 Dec 1890 in Chester, Wayne, Ohio , d: 10 May 1972 in  Medina, OH
………… + Golda Mae Warner b: 22 Sept 1902 in Lodi, Medina, OH, m: 15 April 1922, d: 25 March 1982 in Lodi, Medina, OH
…………2 Charles Forest Mark b: 02 May 1892 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 30 April 1967 in OH
………… + Bertha Flickinger b: 02 March 1904 in Wayne, OH, m: 02 June 1923 in Overton, Wayne, Ohio, d: 01 July 2000 in Wooster, Wayne, OH
…………2 Elva Gale Mark b: 28 June 1894 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 12 Jan 1959 in Wooster, Wayne, OH
………… + Myron A. Boreman b: Abt. 1893 in Wayne County, OH, m: 13 Sept 1912 in Wayne, OH
…………2 James Everett Mark b: 28 Oct 1896 in Chester, Wayne, OH, d: 28 Oct 1968 in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio
………… + Effie Margaret Carter b: 15 Feb 1904 in Knox, Ohio, m: 31 Dec 1924, d: 05 April 1966

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

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