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Clifford Leo Marks

Last updated 10 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 7 Jul 1916 in , , Minnesota, United States

Died: Bef 5 Nov 1964

Father: Edward K. Marks (1882 – 1963)

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

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26, dwelling 4

Comment: Source includes name (Clifford L. Marks).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 87, dwelling 45

Comment: Source includes name (Clifford L. Marks).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, household 122.

Comment: Source includes name (Clifford [Marks]).

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes name (Clifford [Marks]).

interview-<private>-2007-a: Email conversation with <private>, 18-21 Jun 2007; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source includes name (Clifford Leo [Marks]).

obituary-clifford-marks-1964: Obituary (funeral announcement) for Clifford Marks (1964); “Marks, Clifford,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 10 Jun 2021), image “United States of America > California > Los Angeles > The Los Angeles Times > 1964 > 11 > 6” page 36; citing “Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 6 Nov 1964 (Friday), part II (2) “Metropolitan News”, page 2, column 3”

Comment: Soure includes name (Clifford Marks).

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birth

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 26, dwelling 4

Comment: Source includes age (3 5/12 [3y 5m]) and location (Minnesota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jul 1916 to 1 Aug 1916.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 87, dwelling 45

Comment: Source includes age (13) and location (Minnesota). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1930 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1916 to 1 Apr 1917.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, household 122.

Comment: Source includes age (23) and location (Minnesota). Using the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1916 to 1 Apr 1917.

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes date (July 7, 1916).

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death

obituary-clifford-marks-1964: Obituary (funeral announcement) for Clifford Marks (1964); “Marks, Clifford,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 10 Jun 2021), image “United States of America > California > Los Angeles > The Los Angeles Times > 1964 > 11 > 6” page 36; citing “Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 6 Nov 1964 (Friday), part II (2) “Metropolitan News”, page 2, column 3”

Comment: Source provides latest possible date (6 Nov 1964 [the date of the obituary]). The announcement is presumed to have been placed at least a day after his death.

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father

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 21,26, dwelling 4

Comment: Source identifies Clifford L. Marks as a son of Edward K. Marks. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 84,87, dwelling 45

Comment: Source identifies Clifford L. Marks as a son of Edward Marks. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, household 122

Comment: Source identifies Clifford [Marks] as the son of Edward Marks. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Clifford [Marks] as a child of Edward Marks Sr.. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Clifford [Marks] as a child of Hattie Swanson Marks. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Eleanora Otilia Joop (1916 – 1989)

Married: 22 Aug 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

interview-<private>-2007-a: Email conversation with <private>, 18-21 Jun 2007; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source includes date (8/22/36 [mm/dd/yy]) and location (Los Angeles [, California]).

obituary-clifford-marks-1964: Obituary (funeral announcement) for Clifford Marks (1964); “Marks, Clifford,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 10 Jun 2021), image “United States of America > California > Los Angeles > The Los Angeles Times > 1964 > 11 > 6” page 36; citing “Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 6 Nov 1964 (Friday), part II (2) “Metropolitan News”, page 2, column 3”

Comment: Soure identifies Clifford Marks as the husband of Eleanora.

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Child: <private>

Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Dora Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Dora Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Florence, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence: Abt 1941 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1920-ps-mn-ottertail-132-1a: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 171A (stamped); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0132" image 1; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 847 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 26, dwelling 4

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Dora Township, County: Otter Tail, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1930-ps-mn-ottertail-22-2b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Otter Tail County, Dora Township, enumeration district 56-22, sheet 2B (form/penned) or page 108B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 22 November 2020) > "Minnesota > Otter Tail > Dora > District 0022" image 4; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1111 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340846]

Additional detail for reference: Line 87, dwelling 45

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Dora Township, County: Otter Tail, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, household 122

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota).

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-629-5a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, enumeration district 19-629, sheet 5A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before Aug 2018) > "California > Los Angeles > San Antonio > 19-629" image 9; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 249 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, household 122

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Florence, Los Angeles, California).

military-discharge-raymond-johnson-1946: Discharge certificate and form, and separation qualification record for Raymond B. Johnson (1946); Army of the United States; photocopy, privately held

Comment: Source includes date (1941) and location (Los Angeles, California). The source text in the Separation Qualification Record (side 2) is "... C. Marks of Los Angeles, California ..." and gives the period of time as 1941 to 1945. It is technically possible that Clifford moved into L.A. during that period, or at some time prior to the date of separation (30 Jul 1946), but I give those very low probabiility.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Clifford co-owned a bakery in Los Angeles, California with his wife for about 27 years, probably from about 1933. It was known as "The Bakery Without A Name" and Pearl (Clifford's sister) decorated cakes for them. [interview-<private>-2007-a]

About 1959 or 1960 they moved to a new location in Downey, California at the Stonewood Shopping Center and started a new bakery known as "Myn-De-Mar Pastry," an open-air (at the time) mall. Pearl still decorated cakes for him, and they did a booming business. [interview-<private>-2007-a]

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. [interview-<private>-2007-c]

Clifford was also an avid hunter, taking an annual three-week elk-hunting trip. He also enjoyed duck hunting. Many of his trophies adorned the family home. [interview-<private>-2007-b]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

interview-<private>-2007-a: Email conversation with <private>, 18-21 Jun 2007; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #2.

interview-<private>-2007-b: Email conversation with <private>, 8 Jul 2007; privately held

interview-<private>-2007-c: Email conversation with <private>, 6-7 Aug 2007; privately held

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Clifford's full middle name was Leonard, and he was born in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. (From the Minnesota Birth Certificate index, Minnesota Historical Society. Certificate #1916-24096.)

More specifically, was he born in Vergas?

Clifford may have died 4 Nov 1964 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. (From the California, Death Index, 1940-1997, an Ancestry.com database.)

Sources

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