Anna R. Lenox
- Born: 22 Jul 1887, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Harry Weber Markley circa 1905 in Philadelphia
- Died: 3 May 1960, Philadelphia, PA at age 72
- Buried: 6 May 1960, Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery Co., PA
Cause of her death was Ovarian Cancer.
An email from Jane Craig dated February 17, 2009:
... Am attaching a photo which I don't think I sent you before of Aunt Mame. The photo was taken in front of my parents' house on Virginia Avenue in Havertown, PA. The school being built in the background leads me to believe it was 1952-53. Also attached is a small obituary of Aunt Mame - don't know the year. On the back it is noted that - in what I believe is my fathers handwriting - Aunt Mame was the sister of William Grant Hagen.
... included with the email is an attachment with a picture of Anna's mother, Mary Ann Hagen Lenox and a copy of her obituary:
Jan 8  / LENOX, Mary Ann, widow of David Lenox, and mother of Evangelist Anna L. Markley. Relatives and friends invited to services, Monday, 1:30 P.M., A. Mercer Quinby's, 1125 W. Lehigh av, viewing Sunday evening.
No date / year for the picture or obituary is given, however, a note attached to the picture shows "Aunt Mame" and in the background is a car that looks to be a 1949 Dodge.
From this obituary and photograph described above, one can conclude that Anna L. Markley was alive after 1950. Although the year of Anna's death is uncertain, it is obviously after 1950 in that the car in the photograph is a 1949 Dodge and Anna Markley's mother is alive at that time. Thus the obituary is after 1950.
Note: A. Mercer Quinby is an undertaker in the Philadelphia area. He is found in the 1930 census as a 14 year old living with his parents at 1125 W. Lehigh Avenue. His father is a mortician.
The 1910 Federal Census for Ward 29, Philadelphia, PA (ED# 685, page 127A, dated April 17, 1910) records Anna R. Markley (22 - PA/PA/NJ) with her husband Harvey Markley (43 - PA/PA/PA) and children Mary A. (2) and Wilton W. (5/12). Harvey is a Salesman. This is the 2nd marriage for Harvey and first for Anna. They have been married for 5 years and have had 2 children. Note: See General notes on Harry W. Markley for documentation on his first wife.
The 1920 Federal Census for Ward 32, Philadelphia, PA (ED# 1083, page 121B, dated January 9, 1920) records Anna R. Markley (32 - PA/PA/Maryland) with her husband Harry W. Markley (52 - PA/PA/PA) and children Mary A. (12 - PA), Wilton W. (9 - PA), and Lenox B. (2 10/12 - PA) living at 1831 Taney Street. Harvey is a Salesman for a Yeast Company.
The 1930 Federal Census for Ward 29, Philadelphia, PA (ED# 703, page 175A, dated April 21, 1930) records Anna Markley (42 - PA/PA/PA) with her husband Harry Markley (65 - PA/PA/PA) and children Wilton W. (20 - PA) and Lenox (14 - PA) living at 1647 N. 27th Street. Harvey is a Salesman for a Yeast Company. Also in the household is Anna's recently married daughter, Mary [Markley] Bingham (22 - PA) with her husband Wm. Bingham (32 - PA/PA/PA) and their daughter Mary A. Bingham (5/12). William is a Mechanic for a Wheel Manufacturer. Wilton is an Office Clerk for the Electric Company. Harry indicates he was first married at age 42 while Anna at age 17. William was first married at age 27 while Mary at age 17.
The 1940 Federal Census for Ward 29, Philadelphia, PA, ED# 51-886, page 10721A, dated April 10, 1940 records Anna Markley (52 - PA) with her husband Harry Markley (72 - PA) and son Lenox (24 - PA) living at 1647 N. 27th Street. Harry has completed 6 years of schooling while Anna has completed 5 years of college and Lenox 4 years of high school. They own their home valued at $3,200. Lenox is employed as a Chauffer for Mellenanglo(?) and earned $208 working 26 weeks during the last year.
Anna R. Markley is listed as the informant on the death certificate of her mother, Mary Ann Lenox ... see medical notes on her mother, Mary Ann Hagen.
Cause of Death is from the Lawnview Cemetery record.
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Anna L Markley [Anna L Lenox]
Residence: 4379 Creswell St
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1887
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 3 May 1960
Death Place: Sacred Heart Home for Incurable Cancer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (residence for 3 weeks)
Father Name: David Lenox
Mother Name: Mary Ann Hagen
Spouse Name: Harry W Markley
Certificate Number: 50767
Informant: Mary A. Bingham [daughter] of 4631 Reach Street
Anna married Harry Weber Markley, son of John W. Markley and Amanda E. Baumbaugh, circa 1905 in Philadelphia. (Harry Weber Markley was born in Dec 1869 in Pennsylvania, died on 24 Jun 1941 in Philadalphia, PA and was buried on 26 Jun 1941 in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Cardiac Decompensation / Chronic Valvular Endocarditis / Chronic Myocarditis.
Philadelphia Orphans Court Marriage Records from familysearch.org:
Anna R. Lenox married to Harry W. Markley in 1905 #185132