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Clifford Leonard Marks

Individual

Born: 7 Jul 1916 in Vergas Village, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA

Died: 4 Nov 1964 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Father: Edward K. Marks (1882 – 1963)

Mother: Hattie Maria "Mimmie" Swanson (1889 – 1973)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Elenora Ostilia Joop (1916 – 1989)

Married: 22 Aug 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Child: <private> Marks

Child: <private> Marks

Notes:

Clifford owned a bakery in Los Angeles, California for about 27 years, probably from about 1933, which he co-owned with his wife after their marriage. The bakery was known as "The Bakery Without A Name" and Pearl (Clifford's sister) decorated cakes there.

About 1959 or 1960 they moved to a new location in Downey (Los Angeles County, CA) and started a new bakery known as "Myn-De-Mar Pastery" in the Stonewood Shopping center, an open-air (at the time) mall. Pearl still decorated cakes for him, and they did a booming business.

The bakery was important to the Marks family. Not only was it a source of pride for Clifford, but it also was successful enough to support several of his siblings and in-laws.

Clifford was an avid hunter, taking an annual three-week elk-hunting trip. He also enjoyed duck hunting. Many of his trophies adorned the family home.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 2 Jun 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
Army Separation Qualification Record (Raymond B. Johnson)
1946. [applies to notes]
Interview (<private> Johnson)
Inteview, letter, notes, etc. [applies to birth]
Interview (<private> Marks)
Inteview, letter, notes, etc. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
Web: Ancestry Database (California Death Index, 1940-1997)
ancestry.com. [Original data: "California Death Index, 1940-1997"; State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics; Sacramento, CA, USA. The original record can be requested from information in the index. (no document images)] [applies to birth, death]
Web: Minnesota Birth Certificates Index
mnhs.org. [Original data from the Minnesota Department of Health; Minneapolis, MN, USA. The original record can be requested from information in the index. No document images in the index.] [applies to name, birth]