Biography of Roland P. Marks

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ROLAND P. MARKS was born in Durham, N. Y., November 26, 1844. His father, Almeron Marks. a native of Connecticut, was an attorney and a member of the New York State Legislature. He died in 1853. His mother in 1860 married Chauncy Brooks, of Baltimore (his uncle by marriage), and formerly president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The subject of this sketch came to Chicago in 1865 as a clerk in the house of Field, Palmer & Leiter, through application to Potter Palmer, who had previously been a clerk in his father, Almeron Marks’s store at Durham. Mr. Marks has ever since that time been connected with that wholesale house, and at this time has charge of the departments of flannels and blankets in the house, which is now Marshall Field & Co. In October, 1875, he took up his residence in Rogers Park, but from the first of the following year up to 1879 was absent in New York City on business connected with present firm. In 1881 he returned to Rogers Park, where he now resides. He has been one of the Trustees of Rogers Park. He was married to Miss Emma Hutchinson, of Southold, Long Island. December 3, 1872. They have two children, Grace E. and Edith H.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.