Did you meet any of your great grandparents? I was able to meet my paternal grandmother's parents, Thomas & Regina (Gruissy) Mark who lived in Ohio. We did not go to Ohio often. I don't remember Regina, who died when I was six years old but I remember 'Grandpa Mark', He lived to be 95. I am in this photo, standing behind my paternal grandmother and her father. He was a soft spoken man.
Thomas Kenneth Mark
19 July1879 OH - 12 Feb 1975 OH
Son of William Mark & Elidia Rebecca Ritter
Husband of Nancy Regina Victoria Gruissy
Father of 7 children
My great grandfather
Thomas Mark, Ex-Carpenter
Wadsworth – Services for retired carpenter Thomas K. Mark, 95, of 2204 Reimer Rd., will be at 3 p. m. Saturday at Hillard-Cox funeral home.
Mr. Mark died Wednesday in Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. He lived in the Wadsworth area for 60 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church.
He leaves sons Owen, Medina, and Clarence, Akron, Ind.; and daughters Mrs. Isabel Nee, Wadsworth, Mrs. Vera Ballard, Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Ivy Brown, Kinderhook, N. Y., Mrs. Viola Nothstein, Riverdale, Md., and Mrs. Wava Braun, Seville; 19 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren and three great – great – grandchildren.
Calling hours: 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p. m. today at the funeral home. Burial: Woodlawn cemetery.
Source: Thomas Mark, Ex-Carpenter. (Akron, OH: The Akron Beacon – Journal, 14 February 1975) 9; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2021.