John Marks Feaster

24 April 1908–2 May 1986 (Age 78)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Marks

When John Marks Feaster was born on 24 April 1908, in Arkansas, United States, his father, David Roe Feaster, was 40 and his mother, Virginia 'Jennie' Marks, was 37. He married Elsie C. Blakley on 28 June 1942, in Dallas, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 2 May 1986, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chambersville, Calhoun, Arkansas, United States.

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John Marks Feaster
Elsie C. Blakley
Marriage: 28 June 1942
John Marks Feaster Jr

Spouse and Children

28 June 1942
Dallas, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 14

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Pfister , occupational name for a baker. Compare Fister .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John M Feaster in household of David R Feaster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Feaster in entry for David Robert Feaster, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • John Marks Feaster, "Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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