Obits - NJ - 1900 - Michael Marks

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Obits - NJ - 1900 - Michael Marks

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Michael Marks, a well-known resident of Red Bank, died at Jersey City last Thursday morning of heart disease, aged 73 years. The funeral was held on Sunday at noon at the Red Bank Baptist church. Rev. W. B. Matteson officiated and he was assisted by Rev. Charles E. Hill. The body was buried in Fair View cemetery. The pall bearers were John H. Carroll, J. T. Lucas, William B. Frey and Frank Hartman. They were friends of Mr. Marks and had worked on the railroad with him.

Mr. Marks was born at Farmingdale. When a boy he moved from that place and worked alternately on a farm and on the railroad. Later he farmed at Middletown and at Chapel Hill. He was a brakeman on the first train that ran through Red Bank. Fifty years ago he married Miss Rebecca Robbins, daughter of the late Richard Robbins of Red Bank. For the last seventeen years Mr. Marks had been flagman on the New York and Long Branch railroad crossing at Monmouth street. Last October he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding at their home on Bridge avenue. About two months ago Mr. Marks gave up his position on the railroad and went to Jersey City to visit his daughter. The last few months of his service as flagman he did not feel well and after leaving the railroad he did not get any better. His wife and daughters in Red Bank were expecting him home about the time that they received word that he was dying. A widow and five children survive him. The children are Mrs. Maggie Gray and Mrs. Frances Robbins of Red Bank, George Marks of Newark, Mrs. Henry W. Wilson of Jersey City and Mrs. Ella Randall of Yonkers.

Mr. Marks had been a member of the Red Bank Baptist church for about forty-five years but his railroad duties deprived him of the privilege of regular attendance. He was of a cheerful disposition and had many friends at this place. His life was insured in the Prudential insurance company.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Sep 26, 1900