Walter Marks

(1896 - 1916)

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Walter Marks
1896 - 1916
Born
c. 1896
Death
May 31, 1916
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Walter Marks was born c. 1896. He died on May 31, 1916 at age 20.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Walter Marks
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Walter Marks
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Walter Marks was born
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial 13. in United Kingdom
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Service number: j/25578
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. black Prince
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Walter Marks died on May 31, 1916 at 20 years old. He was buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial 13., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1896. We are unaware of information about Walter's family.

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In 1896, in the year that Walter Marks was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1900, when he was only 4 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1906, Walter was just 10 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1916, in the year of Walter Marks's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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c. 1920 - Jun 25, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1888 - Sep 15, 1916 1888 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Apr 26, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1888 - Sep 24, 1917 1888 - 1917
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c. 1913 - Oct 27, 1944 1913 - 1944
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Jun 28, 1914 - May 11, 1944 1914 - 1944
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c. 1891 - May 2, 1915 1891 - 1915
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c. 1878 - Jan 14, 1918 1878 - 1918
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c. 1922 - Dec 15, 1941 1922 - 1941
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c. 1924 - Jul 1, 1944 1924 - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 13, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1914 - Nov 26, 1943 1914 - 1943
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Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
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Unknown - Aug 10, 1941 ? - 1941
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c. 1884 - Jul 1, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1896 - May 31, 1916 1896 - 1916

Other Bios

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Unknown - Jan 29, 1943 ? - 1943
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c. 1920 - Jun 25, 1940 1920 - 1940
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Unknown - May 9, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1888 - Sep 15, 1916 1888 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Apr 26, 1915 1897 - 1915
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Unknown - Apr 21, 1916 ? - 1916
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c. 1888 - Sep 24, 1917 1888 - 1917
Bio
c. 1913 - Oct 27, 1944 1913 - 1944
Bio
Jun 28, 1914 - May 11, 1944 1914 - 1944
Bio
c. 1891 - May 2, 1915 1891 - 1915
Bio
c. 1878 - Jan 14, 1918 1878 - 1918
Bio
c. 1922 - Dec 15, 1941 1922 - 1941
Bio
c. 1924 - Jul 1, 1944 1924 - 1944
Bio
Unknown - Oct 13, 1915 ? - 1915
Bio
c. 1914 - Nov 26, 1943 1914 - 1943
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Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
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Unknown - Aug 10, 1941 ? - 1941
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c. 1884 - Jul 1, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1896 - May 31, 1916 1896 - 1916
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c. 1893 - Apr 11, 1918 1893 - 1918
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