Thursday, December 1, 2022

Forget Me Not: George Washington Mark

According to genealogist, Larry Knox, George was a farmer who owned an orchard.  He lived south of Overton, OH. He married Elizabeth Shifferly on 20 November 1901 at Cedar Valley in Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1910 George rented a farm in Chester Township.  In 1920 George and Lizzie were still in Chester in Wayne County. He was a 42 year old farmer and Elizabeth was 39. George registered for the World War One Draft on 12 September 1918. He was described as having medium build and medium height with blue eyes and light brown hair. George and Elizabeth had no children.   



George Washington Mark

1 Apr 1878 OH - 16 Oct 1938 OH

Son of William Mark & Elidia Rebecca Ritter

Husband of Elizabeth Shifferly


My 2x Great Uncle

Two Obituaries for George W. Mark


Set Mark Services. Wooster, Oct. 18. – George Mark, 60, died Sunday at his home in Chester township, from a heart attack. Survivors are his widow, five brothers and four sisters. 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 in Wooster cemetery. 


Source: Set Mark Services. (Akron, OH: The Akron Beacon Journal, 18 Oct 1938) 6; digital image, accessed August 2022. 

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 followers 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.

Source: "George Mark Dies Sunday." Daily Record 17 October 1938: page 5. Copy from Wayne County Public Library, Wooster, Ohio.

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