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Hannibal Marks, V

Birthdate:
Birthplace: North Island, New Zealand
Death: Died in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Cause of death: drowned in boating accident
Place of Burial: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Hannibal Marks, IV and Mary Jane Marks
Husband of Christina Marks
Father of Mary Jane Vercoe Frank
Brother of Philip Henry Marks; John Marks; Elizabeth Marks; Pascoe Spriddle Marks; William Marks and 5 others

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Hannibal Marks, V

At the Mission Cemetery in Tauranga lies Hannibal Marks, harbourmaster and pilot at Tauranga from 1874-1879 who drowned in Tauranga Harbour on 16 August 1879 along with his son, also named Hannibal. The BOP Times story is that Marks went to help two young men racing yachts singlehanded in foul weather. One yacht hit the pilot boat and damaged its rudder, resulting in losing control of the vessel. A sudden squall hitting the sail capsized it. Marks’ other son Pascoe and his brother-in-law survived.

After the drowning, Marks’ funeral was held in the Tauranga Hotel. The BOP Times reported the cortege as very large, including nearly all the town’s residents. Pallbearers wore full Masonic regalia and Marks’ Masonic apron draped his coffin. Marks’ son Hannibal’s body was recovered two weeks later.

Source: Hannibal Marks by Vivien Edwards (Tauranga Historical Society) http://taurangahistorical.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/june-meeting-hannibal-marks-by-vivien.html

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Hannibal Marks, V's Timeline

1845
August 22, 1845
North Island, New Zealand
1879
February 11, 1879
Age 33
Tauranga, Tauranga City, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
August 16, 1879
Age 33
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
August 1879
Age 33
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand