Marks, Lester

Male 1845 - 1915


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  • Born  10 Aug 1845  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Farming in 1880; 1910 office bookkeeper 
    Residence  Abt 1878  Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lester and his half-brother, DeWitt Clinton, decided to "seek their fortunes" in western Kansas. They went to Dodge City, KS
    Residence  1880  Wheatland, Ford, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married to Orcelia with children. His 25 year old brother, David, was living with them too.
    Residence  1890  Logan, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • living with wife and his children and says they’ve been in the Territory for 3 months.
    Residence  1900  Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1910  Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • living with daughter Avis and her family
    _UID  C0BC03EE354A49898696D4D8D36A4BA8B6DB 
    Died  1915  Marland, Noble, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  1915  Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Waurika Cemetery
    Notes 
    • From Brad Donnell’s research: Lester "L" Marks, son of David D. & Jerusha Stanley Marks, was born in 10 Aug 1845 in Cherry Valley, NY. In the 1860 Census, he was 13 and living with the family in Roseboom, NY. He is not listed in the 1870 Census of Otsego County, NY. In 1870, at Worcester, NY, he married Orcelia Wright Rury, who had two children from her first marriage: Othelo, born 1861 and James, born 1865. Both born in New York. Orcelia's first husband died in 1865. Lester and Orcelia's first child, Frank, was born in New York in 1875. Sometime between 1874 and 1876, Lester (at age 28) and his half brother, DeWitt Clinton Marks (at age 20) left New York to seek their fortunes in Kansas. They went to NYC and worked for a while before signing on a cattle boat. They worked their way around to Corpus Christi, Texas. They rode up the Chisolm Trail with a herd of horses ending up at Dodge City, Kansas. Lester homesteaded near Spearville, Kansas. In 1876, Orcelia and her three sons went to Western Kansas. Ford Lester, was born near Spearville, Kansas on September 27, 1876. In 1878, their third child, Avis May, was born in Ford County, Kansas. The 1880 Census of Wheatland Twp., Ford County, lists the family: Lester, Orcelia, Frank, Ford Lester, Avis May, Othello Rury, James Rury and DeWitt Clinton Marks living on the farm. From Brad Donnell’s research: Lester and Orcelia's fourth child, Jessie, was born in October, 1881 near Spearville in Ford County, Kansas. About 1887, the family moved back east to near Windom, Kansas. In March 1890, the family moved to Mulhall, Oklahoma where Lester owned and operated a Livery Stable. The census lists Lester, age 44; Celia, age 46; Frank, age 15; Ford, age 13, Avis, age 11 and Judy (Jessie), age 8. They next moved to Waurika, OK sometime after 1900. Orcelia died at Waurika in 1913, at age 73 and was buried at Blackwell, OK. Lester died, at age 70, at Marland, Oklahoma in October, 1915 and was buried at Blackwell, Oklahoma.
      REF: 1850 Census of Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York (Age 3)
      1860 Census of Roseboom, Otsego County, New York (Age 13)
      1880 Census of Wheatland Twp., Ford County, Kansas (Age 33)
      1890 First Territory Census of Oklahoma. (Age 44)
      Twp. 19, Range 2, West County #1
      1900 Census of Mulhall, Logan County, Oklahoma (Age 54)

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    Person ID  I3385  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  5 Feb 2013 

    Family  Wright, Orcelia Jane,   b. Feb 1843, Westford, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1913, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1870  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  897FAD8EAD204E6893F9305B045E8EA77418 
    Children 
    >1. Marks, Frank,   b. Abt 1875, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Garrett, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Marks, Ford Lester,   b. 27 Sep 1876, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1950, Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Marks, Avis May,   b. 1878, Ford, Fayette, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959
    >4. Marks, Jessie,   b. 4 Oct 1881, Spearville, Ford, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1959, Marland, Noble, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1497  Group Sheet


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