Biographical Sketch of Martin A. Marks
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Marks, Martin A.; sec’y and treas. Cleveland Worsted Hills; born, Feb. 6. 1853; son of Aaron and Sarah August Marks; common school education; married, Cleveland, Oct. 28, 1885, Belle Hays; issue, two daughters, Florence, now Mrs. Herman Moss, and Ethel Hays Marks; when a young man, went into his father’s store and became later a member of the firm of A. Marks & Co., in Madison, Ind.; came to Cleveland in 1887; member firm of Klein, Marks & Co.; in 1890, went with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.; then with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York, as mgr. for Northeastern Ohio; resigned, after fourteen years, and went to Europe for health; since 1902, connected with the Cleveland. Worsted Mills Co.; sec’y and treas. since 1906; director the First National Bank, and member finance committee; director and member executive committee, Guardian Savings & Trust Co.; one of the founders of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives at Denver, Col.; member Independent Order, B’nai B’rith, prominent in Jewish charitable work in the U. S. and Cleveland; member Chamber of Commerce; member and officer Union Lodge, No. 2, A. F. & A. M., Madison, Ind.; Madison Chapter, No. 1, R. A. M., and also of the council of that place; organizer and first pres. of the Indiana Society in Cleveland; member Ohio Society New York; member Excelsior, Oakwood, Athletic, and Automobile Clubs.