William Renshaw Mark Sr

8 August 1873–12 January 1958 (Age 84)
Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Renshaw

When William Renshaw Mark Sr was born on 8 August 1873, in Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Penrose G. Mark, was 29 and his mother, Henrietta Borthwick Stephen, was 29. He married Mary Catharine Shenk on 26 November 1902, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 January 1958, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Renshaw Mark Sr
Mary Catharine Shenk
Marriage: 26 November 1902
William Renshaw Mark Jr
Madeline Anna Mark
Richard Shenk Mark

Spouse and Children

26 November 1902
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States



    Madeline Anna Mark


    Richard Shenk Mark


Parents and Siblings

    Penrose G. Mark


    Henrietta Borthwick Stephen




    Walker Earle Mark


    Annie S Mark


    Mary S. Mark



    Kate Z Mark


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 4

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: from Latin Marcus, the personal name of St. Mark the Evangelist, author of the second Gospel. The name was borne also by a number of other early Christian saints. Marcus was an old Roman name, of uncertain (possibly non-Italic) etymology; it may have some connection with the name of the war god Mars. Compare Martin . The personal name was not as popular in England in the Middle Ages as it was on the Continent, especially in Italy, where the evangelist became the patron of Venice and the Venetian Republic, and was allegedly buried at Aquileia. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognate and similar names from other European languages, including Greek Markos and Slavic Marek .2 English, German, and Dutch (van der Mark): topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary between two districts, from Middle English merke, Middle High German marc, Middle Dutch marke, merke, all meaning ‘borderland’. The German term also denotes an area of fenced-off land ( see Marker 5) and, like the English word, is embodied in various place names which have given rise to habitational names.3 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marck, Pasde-Calais.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William R Mark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William R Mark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William R Mark, "United States Census, 1910"

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