Friday, May 6, 2011

Resolutions Of Respect for Samuel A. Marks

Crittenden Press, Jan. 26, 1911 - On Saturday, January 14th, 1911, The Grand Architect of the Universe, in his infinite wisdom saw fit to call from labor on earth to eternal refreshment in the Grand Lodge on high where all is peace and joy, our brother Samuel A. Marks.

Bro. Marks has for years been afflicted with Asthma and recently suffered a paralytic stoke from which he never recovered.

Bro. Marks was born in Wilson County, Tenn., March 16, 1848, and was therefore 62 years, 9 months and 28 days of age.  He moved to Crittenden Couty, about the year 1875, and has since resided in and near Tolu.

He was made a Master Mason in Hurricane Lodge No. 571, F. & A. M. October 12, 1889 and was a devoted member at his death.

Samuel A. Marks is buried at the Hurricane Cemetery.  There is an infant child, Joseph F. Marks, buried next to him.  The stone says, son of S. A. and Ida Marks.  If Ida is buried here she doesn't have a marker, since they were from Tennessee, she may have moved back to where her family was.

Marks isn't a familiar Crittenden County name, and it isn't in the county today.

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