Ernest Marks

(1897 - 1975)

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Ernest Marks
1897 - 1975
Born
June 6, 1897
Death
April 1975
Last Known Residence
Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia 25401
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Ernest Marks was born on June 6, 1897. He died in April 1975 at 77 years of age. We know that Ernest Marks had been residing in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia 25401.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Ernest Marks passed away in April 1975 at 77 years of age. He was born on June 6, 1897. There is no information about Ernest's surviving family. We know that Ernest Marks had been residing in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia 25401.

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In 1897, in the year that Ernest Marks was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1917, he was 20 years old when on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1950, he was 53 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1961, when he was 64 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1975, in the year of Ernest Marks's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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c. 1892 - Mar 1, 1917 1892 - 1917
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Unknown - Apr 25, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1911 - Mar 24, 1945 1911 - 1945
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c. 1900 - Jun 7, 1917 1900 - 1917
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c. 1899 - Aug 5, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1925 - Unknown 1925 - ?
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c. 1925 - Unknown 1925 - ?
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c. 1920 - Unknown 1920 - ?
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c. 1922 - Unknown 1922 - ?
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c. 1914 - Unknown 1914 - ?
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c. 1925 - Unknown 1925 - ?
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c. 1914 - Unknown 1914 - ?
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Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
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1897 - 1977 1897 - 1977
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1889 - 1971 1889 - 1971
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Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
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1890 - 1950 1890 - 1950
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1873 - 1946 1873 - 1946
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1884 - 1891 1884 - 1891
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Aug 24, 1925 - Jul 8, 2001 1925 - 2001

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Feb 27, 1959 - Oct 14, 2002 1959 - 2002
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Mar 15, 1913 - Sep 1986 1913 - 1986
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Sep 2, 1939 - May 26, 2004 1939 - 2004
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May 24, 1916 - Jan 1987 1916 - 1987
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Mar 31, 1920 - Nov 12, 1989 1920 - 1989
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Apr 18, 1892 - Jun 1970 1892 - 1970
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Jun 13, 1900 - Jul 1968 1900 - 1968
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Dec 9, 1893 - Jan 1969 1893 - 1969
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Dec 26, 1896 - Apr 1977 1896 - 1977
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Jan 30, 1896 - Apr 1980 1896 - 1980
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Sep 7, 1911 - Jun 1989 1911 - 1989
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Mar 15, 1888 - Apr 1968 1888 - 1968
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Feb 4, 1964 - Apr 26, 2005 1964 - 2005
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Mar 30, 1908 - Jan 1979 1908 - 1979
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Jul 4, 1918 - Feb 21, 1995 1918 - 1995
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Mar 4, 1908 - Dec 1986 1908 - 1986
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Apr 29, 1897 - Aug 1987 1897 - 1987
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Apr 21, 1915 - May 29, 2002 1915 - 2002
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May 18, 1911 - Nov 20, 1992 1911 - 1992
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May 4, 1920 - Jan 5, 1996 1920 - 1996

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Jan 9, 1908 - Dec 10, 1976 1908 - 1976
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Oct 2, 1919 - Oct 1967 1919 - 1967
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Jan 15, 1917 - Mar 25, 1995 1917 - 1995
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Jul 3, 1917 - May 1976 1917 - 1976
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Nov 24, 1915 - Oct 1990 1915 - 1990
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Aug 9, 1912 - Sep 1979 1912 - 1979
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Nov 25, 1904 - Apr 1960 1904 - 1960
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Apr 7, 1900 - Aug 1983 1900 - 1983
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Sep 15, 1891 - Oct 1975 1891 - 1975
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Dec 12, 1912 - Sep 21, 1992 1912 - 1992
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Jul 22, 1890 - Sep 1966 1890 - 1966
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Aug 3, 1899 - Jul 1958 1899 - 1958
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Mar 5, 1911 - Oct 12, 2002 1911 - 2002
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May 18, 1892 - Mar 1967 1892 - 1967
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Mar 20, 1901 - Jun 1965 1901 - 1965
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Mar 15, 1910 - Jul 1983 1910 - 1983
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Sep 22, 1904 - Feb 23, 1989 1904 - 1989
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Jan 10, 1888 - May 1973 1888 - 1973
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Dec 12, 1910 - May 1980 1910 - 1980
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Jun 28, 1907 - Jul 1977 1907 - 1977
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