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Mordecai Marks

Birthplace: Prussia
Death: of, Richmond, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Esther Marks
Father of Dr. Joshua Marks

Occupation: Merchant
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Mordecai Marks

From "A Memorial and Biographical History of the  Counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties" 1891 By Yda Addis Storke

Dr. Joshua Marks, one of the prominent citizens of Ventura County, was born in Richmond, Virginia, July 12, 1816. His father, Mordecai Marks, was a native of Prussia, came to the United States when a youth, was reared in Virginia, and was a merchant there for many years. The Doctor's mother, nee Esther Raphael, was a daughter of Solomon Raphael, a tobacconist, and a descendant of the great painter Raphael.

From The Jews and Masonry in the United States Before 1810 : The Jewish role in the formation and leadership of Scottish Rite Masonry -- by: Samuel Oppenheim, 1910-02, source: American Jewish Historical Quarterly, Vol 19:

Mordecai Marks was probably the "Marks, Recorder of Virginia," mentioned in the English publication already referred to. [229]

Solomon Raphael, Mordecai Marks, and Joseph A. Myers were active members and frequent attendants at Grand Lodge meetings. Their names occur in connection with the great fire in Richmond in 1811. Joseph A. Myers was one of a committee appointed to ascertain the names of the dead and missing, and among those reported by that committee were 'Solomon Raphael's wife Charlotte and Mordecai Marks' wife Cyprian, and also Joseph Jacobs and Barach Judah's child. [228]

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Mordecai Marks's Timeline

July 12, 1816
Richmond, Virginia
of, Richmond, Virginia