Ella Mae Mark

23 February 1884–25 November 1954 (Age 70)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Ella Mae

When Ella Mae Mark was born on 23 February 1884, in Missouri, United States, her father, Charles Albert Marks, was 33 and her mother, Mary Ann James, was 31. She married William Estelle Gerkin on 2 April 1940, in Missouri, United States. She lived in Marshall Township, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 25 November 1954, in Houstonia, Pettis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Houstonia Cemetery, Houstonia Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Estelle Gerkin
Ella Mae Mark
Marriage: 2 April 1940

Spouse and Children

2 April 1940
Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Albert Marks


    Mary Ann James




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Ella M Mark in household of Charles Mark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Maie Ellis in entry for William Estel Gerkin, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Ella M. Gerkin, "BillionGraves Index"

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