Lester Victor Marks

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Lester Victor Marks

Also Known As: "Les"
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, United States
Death: November 06, 1963 (53)
Highland Park, Lake County, IL, United States
Place of Burial: 3117 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, 45206, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Leslie Victor Marks and Daisy M. Marks
Husband of Marjorie Mantel Marks
Father of Private; Private; Michael Morris Marks; Barbara Anne Marks and Private User
Brother of Julian Stadthagen Marks; Maxwell Sondheimer Marks; Private and Emanuel Sondheimer Marks

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About Lester Victor Marks


Attended Cornell like his 3 older brothers, but only 16. He hated it and transferred to the U of Wisconsin for 3 years, but never graduated. Lester was one semester away from a BA in philosophy at 20. He went through final interview process to become a contestant on $64,000 Question just before television program was exposed for fraud in 1950s. After the L V Marks & Sons Shoe Manufacturing Co dissolved in 1952, Lester became a manufacturer's representative for Wilbur Coons Shoes, then International Shoe Company. His territories extended from OH to IL, so he moved his family to Highland Park, IL in 1956. When International fired him in 1961 for having a heart attack, he purchased from International a marginal retail shoe store in Wheaton, IL, which he named Elvies. Wheaton was an anti Jewish Community, over an hour's drive from Highland Park. The store was never very successful and liquidated shortly after his death. . He was the only Marks son to participate in WW II, in med corps.

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Lester Victor Marks's Timeline

April 25, 1910
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, United States
November 6, 1963
Age 53
Highland Park, Lake County, IL, United States
November 8, 1963
Age 53
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, United States
Wheaton, DuPage, Illinois, United States