Russell Almeron Marks
- Born: 2 Mar 1874, Iowa
- Marriage: Marie Pratt Shelley on 2 Oct 1907 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Died: 23 Jun 1930, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa at age 56
- Buried: Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa
The 1880 Federal Census for Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa, District 242, page 397B, dated June 14, 1880 records Russell A. (6 - Iowa/NY/Mass) with his parents Constant R. (39 - NY/Conn/Conn) and Josephine K. (29 - Mass/Mass/Mass) Marks and his brother Constant (3 - Iowa/NY/Mass) living on Nebraska Street. Constant is a Lawyer.
Russell Almeron Marks of Sioux City, Iowa is listed in the 1892 Yale University Yearbook as a Sophomore.
Russell Almeron Marks of Sioux City, Iowa is listed in the 1895 Yale University Yearbook as a Law School Graduate with a photo and the following caption:
Russell Almeron Marks became a noisy citizen of Sioux City, Iowa, on the 2nd of March, 1874. Tiring of the Indian Village, he immigrated to New Haven, some four years ago. His father, Constant R. Marks, a graduate of Yale '67, is a lawyer by profession, and been recently elected to an office, the technical name of which his son is unable to tell us. Russell has two cousins at Yale, and one at the University of Pennsylvania, but he informs us that the latter is not a professional athlete. His ancestors, in whose veins ran pure blood, unmixed with alcohol, extend very far back, and were very distinguished, but theri distinguishing characteristics have been forgotten by their degenerate descendents.
The 1910 Federal Census for Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa, District 182, page 119A, dated April 30, 1910 records Russell A. (36 - Iowa/Mass/Mass) and Marie S. (32 - Iowa/Indiana/NY) with children Kilbourne Marks (1 8/12 - Iowa) and Marion Marks (6/12) living at 3221 Jackson Street. Russell has been married for 2 years and is employed as a Lawyer in General Practice.
The WWI Draft Registration for Russell Almeron Marks taken in 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa records his date of birth as March 2, 1874. He is living with his wife, Mrs. Marie S. Marks, at 3221 Jackson Street. He is medium height and build with grey eyes and grey hair.
The 1920 Federal Census for Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa, District 217, page 211A, dated January 7, 1920 records Russell A. (45 - Iowa/NY/Mass) and Marie S. (42 - Iowa/Indiana/NY) with children Kilbourne P. Marks (11 - Iowa), Marion Marks (10), and Margery (8) living at 3221 Jackson Street. Russell is employed as a Lawyer in General Practice.
The 1930 Federal Census for Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa, District 54, page 188B, dated April 5, 1930 records Russel K. (36 - Iowa/Mass/Mass) and Marie S. (32 - Iowa/Wisconsin/NY) with children Kilbourne P. Marks (21 - Iowa), Marion Marks (20), and Margery (18 - Iowa) living at 3221 Jackson Street valued at $12,000. Russell has been married for 22 years and is employed as a Lawyer in General Practice.
The below records are from www.ancestry.com and they seems to be out of place ... ie not 1959 ... perhaps a mislinked database.
The 1959 Polk's Mason City Directory including Clear Lake and Cerro Gordo County records:
Russell A. Marks (Marie) Marks & Marks, r 3221 Jackson
Constant R. Marks (Josephine K) Marks & Marks, Sec Sioux City Brick & Tile Works, r 1205 Douglas.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Lawyer in General Practice (1910/1920).
Russell married Marie Pratt Shelley, daughter of Artemus M. Shelley and Lida A. Bayne, on 2 Oct 1907 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Marie Pratt Shelley was born in Aug 1878 in Iowa and died after 1940 in Washington D. C..)
Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992
Name: Marie Pratt Shelley
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 1876
Birth Place: State Center, Iowa
Marriage Date: 2 Oct 1907
Marriage Place: Cedar Rapids
Father: Artemus Shelley
Mother: Lida A. Payne
Spouse: Russell Almeron Marks
FHL Film Number: 1710788
Reference ID: 2:3LX4GKP