George Mathews Marks
b. 28 June 1853, d. 2 March 1923
- George Mathews Marks was born on 28 June 1853 in Pike Road, Montgomery County, Alabama.
- Charles Teed Pollard and Rebecca Matthews Marks appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Montgomery, Alabama. Other members of the household included George Mathews Marks, Virginia Pollard, Nicholas Meriwether Marks, Mary C. Marks and Samuel Blackburn Marks Jr.
- He married Hettie Minor Lockett, daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte Lockett and Mary Clay Lockett, on 12 December 1878 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennexxee.
- Mary Clay Lockett appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery, Alabama, enumerated not far from the household of granddaughter daughter Fannie Lockett Marks's future husband Robert Emmet Seibels. Other members of the household included George Mathews Marks, Frances Selina Lockett, Hettie Minor Lockett and George Mathews Marks Jr. Also in the household were four domestic servants.
- He was a lawyer, according to the 1880 census.
- George Mathews Marks and Hettie Minor Lockett appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 615 South Perry Street. Other members of the household included George Mathews Marks Jr., Mary Louise Marks, Fanny Lockett Marks, Hettie Marks and Agnes Cary Marks.
- He was a lawyer, according to the 1900 census.
- George Mathews Marks and Hettie Minor Lockett appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 615 South Perry Street. Other members of the household included George Mathews Marks Jr., Mary Louise Marks, Fanny Lockett Marks, Hettie Marks and Agnes Cary Marks. Also in the household was.
- The following appeared on 28 June 1910 in The Montgomery Advertiser: The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Marks on South Perry street, was the scene of a party on Monday evening, when they entertained informally in honor of their daughter, Miss Hettie Marks and Mr. William Bauer, whose marriage will be a brilliant social event of today.
The guests included only the bridal party, the relatives, and the choir of St. John's Episcopal church, of which Miss Marks is one of the most popular members.
The decorations of the home were most attractive. . . .
The wine table was presided over by Mrs. Burwell Boykin. A refreshing ice course was served. About forty guests enjoyed the evening.
- The following appeared on 22 December 1912 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Seibels have returned from their briday trip and are at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Goerge Marks.
- George Mathews Marks died on 2 March 1923 at age 69 in Montgomery, Alabama.
- His wife Hettie Minor Lockett became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
- A biographical sketch was published in Thomas McAdory Owen's 1921 History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography:
MARKS, GEORGE MATHEWS, lawyer, was born in Montgomery County, June 28, 1853; son of Samuel Blackburn and Mary L. (Crain) Marks, the former a native of Georgia, who removed to Montgomery County, and was colonel on Gen. J. M. Wither's staff during the War of Secession, and cousin of Samuel Blackburn Marks (q.v.) and Spencer Crain Marks (q.v.) George M. Marks was educated under Dr. Henry Tutwiler, at Green Springs; at Bellevue high school, Bedford County, Va., the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., graduated from the Virginia military institute, 1874; and received the LL.B. degree from the University of Virginia, 1876. He began the practice of law in Atlanta, Ga., remaining here only a year, removed to Montgomery and formed a partnership with Benjamin Fitzpatrlck. Upon the removal of Mr. Fitzpatrlck to Elmore County, he formed a partnership with Lester C. Smith and Gordon McDonald; in 1886 formed a partnership with P. C. Massie and at the present time is a member of the firm of Sayre and Marks. Married: in 1878, to Hettie, daughter, of Napoleon and Mary Clay (Lockett) Lockett, of Perry County. Chlldren: 1. George Mathews, Jr; 2. Mary Louise, m. Prof. Augustus Keaton McKemie, of Harrodsburg, Ky; 3. Fannie Lockett, m. Robert Emmett Selbels, of Montgomery; 4. Hettie, m. William Bauer, of New London, Conn; 5. Agnes Carey, m. Charles Allen Hopkins, of Mobile. Residence: Montgomery.
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