Lenox B. Markley
- Born: 14 Feb 1916, Philadelphia, PA
- Marriage: May Pearson
- Died: 12 Feb 1969, Bristol, Pennsylvania at age 52
- Buried: Lawn View Cemetery, Fox Chase, Montgomery Co, PA
Cause of his death was Myocardial Infarction.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Lenox Markley
Birth Year: 1915
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State of Residence: Pennsylvania
County or City: Philadelphia
Enlistment Date: 17 Feb 1941
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: Philadelphia
Branch: Corps of Engineers
Branch Code: Corps of Engineers
Grade Code: Sergeant
Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: National Guard
Education: 1 year of high school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 69 Weight: 131
Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 <http://www.ancestry.com>
Name: Lenox D Markley
Birth Date: 4 Feb 1915
Death Date: 12 Feb 1969
Military Branch: Army
Date of Service: 2/17/41 to 10/9/45
Veteran of Which War: World War II
Cemetery Name: Lawn View Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Fox Chase, Montgomery Co, PA
Information given by: widow on 3/6/1969; Mrs. May Markley, 5600 Turner Ct., Bristol, PA
The SSDI records:
Born: 14 Feb 1916
Died: Feb 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
Publication: The Levittown Times
Location: Levittown, Pennsylvania
Issue Date: Wednesday, November 22, 1961
Page: Page 1
Markley And Four Others Arrested by PHIL WECK Courier-Times Writer
Lenox B. Markley, 45, prothonotary of Bucks County, was free on $10,000 bail this morning following his sudden arrest at 7:45 p.m. last night by federal, state and county authorities on charges of conspiracy to pass counterfeit money.
The prothonotary is the administrator and clerk for the civil court. He keeps the court records and carries out the court's functions. Included among his duties are the drawing of juries tor court cases and the swearing in of witnesses in civil cases. He also administers the oath when one applies for a passport.
Markley was "the big man" in a four-state ring which has been circulating phony $20 bills since last April, according to the Secret Service. He was picked up at his home, 178 Schumacher Drive, Bristol Terrace, Bristol Township, last night, whisked to Moyamensing Prison in Philadelphia by Secret Service men, and allowed to post the bail at 1 a.m. today before U. S. Commissioner Edward W. Furia. The bail was arranged by a professional bondsman from the Frankford area of Philadelphia.
Another man who gave a Bucks County address was among those arrested last night. He was William Kiefaber, who last week on a prior arrest told Philadelphia police that he lived in Fairless Hills. Kiefaber currently is free on bond from a conviction for breaking and entering a bowling alley in Quakertown and is charged with I being part of a gang that stole, $1OO.OO worth of food from a Food Fair warehouse in Philadelphia.
Markley, Kiefaber and two others were indicted secretly yesterday. They were arrested on warrants sworn out by the U.S marshals as a result of the indictments. Markley has been under investigation for some time. Secret Service Agent in Charge, Joseph P. Jordan, of the Philadelphia office would not say specifically when his name first appeared in the case, although he did say that the first of the bogus 20's was spotted in April. Such a bill was passed at the Bristol office of the Fidelity Philadelphia Trust Co., in that month, officials of the bank said today. Arrested last night as well as Markley and Kiefaber were Samuel Gold, also of Philadelphia, and Edward Ellis, 50, 307 Dennis Drive, Clayton, N.J. Ziegler Asks For Full-Scale Audit Of County Office.
215 F.Supp. 390 (1963)
UNITED STATES of America
Rudolph E. BOYANCE et al.
Cr. No. 20914.
United States District Court E. D. Pennsylvania.
March 7, 1963.
Rudolph E. Boyance, Lenox B. Markley, William Keifaber, Edward Ellis, Herman Myron Feldman, Edwin Bescoe, Samuel Gold and John David Roberts were charged in count 1 of this indictment *392 with conspiracy to possess, conceal, pass, deliver, sell, transfer, etc., counterfeit $20 Federal Reserve notes in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. § 371.
Boyance, Bescoe and Roberts pleaded guilty. The remaining defendants were tried by court and jury. Keifaber, Ellis, Feldman and Gold were found guilty on the charge of conspiracy and Keifaber was also found guilty on the substantive offenses charged in counts 3 and 4. The jury returned a verdict of "not guilty" on the conspiracy charge against Markley and, by a directed verdict, Keifaber was acquitted on the substantive offense charged in count 2.
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Cause of Death is from the Lawnview Cemetery record.
Lenox married May Pearson, daughter of Unknown and Unknown. (May Pearson was born on 13 May 1919 in Port Clarence, Durham, England and died in Jun 1987 in Fairless Hills, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.)