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Gordon Arnold Markle

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: July 1982 (64)
Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Thomas Markle and Ruth Ann Markle
Husband of Doris May Rita Markle
Father of Private; Thomas Wayne Markle, Sr and Private

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About Gordon Arnold Markle

His German ancestors were entitled to their own coat of arms, in the form of a gold feather set between two gold fleur-de-lis on a blue background. It comes courtesy of Meghan’s grandfather, Gordon Markle (husband of Doris), who was descended from Abraham Merckel (1630-1698) of Alsace.


Gordon is the son of Isaac Thomas Markel and Ruth Arnold. Isaac is son of George Benjamin Markel and Mary Jane Mangle. George is son of Isaac Markel and Leah Reisenberg. Isaac is son of Conrad Markle and Catherine Hovis. Conrad is son of Johann Heinrich Markel and Maria Catherine Frasher. Johann was son of Heinrich Markel and Juliana Safftler - immigrants from Lampertsloch, Weissenburg, Alsace, Germany.

WWII Draft: Gordon Arnold Markle Race: White Age: 22 Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head) Birth Place: Juniata, Pennsylvania, USA Birth Date: 22 Mar 1918 Residence Place: Millersburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Registration Date: 1940 Weight: 150 Complexion: Light Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Blonde Height: 6 Next of Kin: Ruth Markle

MARRIAGE: Gordon Arnold Markel Gender: Male Age: 22 Birth Date: abt 1919 Marriage Date: 13 Mar 1941 Marriage Place: York, Pennsylvania, USA Father: Isaac Markel Mother: Ruth Ann Arnold Spouse: Doris Mary Rita Sanders Film Number: 000021216

Paternal grandfather of Princess Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry of Wales, married 5/19/2018.

Gordon A. Arnold's parents were Isaac Thomas Markle and Ruth Ann Arnold. Martha "Mattie" Jane (Sykes) Arnold, wife of Adam A. Arnold, daughter of Thomas Sykes and Mary Ann (Sharp) Sykes. Both are buried in Tower City, Schuylkill, Pa. Mattie is the great grandmother of Thomas Wayne Markle, father of Meghan. Information gleaned from Allentown (PA) Morning Call, May 18, 2018, article originally published in same 2017 on Meghan's ancestral roots in Pennsylvania's coal region and in S.C. for the BBC documentary "When Harry met Meghan: A Royal Love Story". Genealogy Geni website for Thomas Sykes 1835-1877/78 documenting familial lines.

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Gordon Arnold Markle's Timeline

1918
March 22, 1918
Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States
1944
July 18, 1944
Age 26
Pennsylvania, United States
1982
July 1982
Age 64
Pennsylvania, United States
July 1982
Age 64
Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States