The best prediction of the future is the past.
Recently found this bit of wisdom in a fortune cookie;
perfect for a genealogy lover!
|Leopold Gartner [left] & his son, Nathaniel Gardner [right]|
|The sewing machine cabinet|
|Nancy Regina Victoria Gruissy Mark|
|Dec 1902 envelope from Letter written by Regina to T K Mark|
|Thomas K & N Regina Mark|
on their 50th Anniversary
|Thomas K Mark c 1967 OH|
"Thomas Mark Celebrates 95 Birthday" Seville. Thomas (T.K.) Mark will be honored for his 95th birthday Sunday from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. during an open house in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alvin Braun, 9846 Lee Road, Seville. He survives 13 brothers and sisters and is the son of the late William and Rebecca Mark of Overton. He and his wife, the former Regina Gruissey [sic], who died in 1959, have lived most of their married lives in Medina, Wadsworth, and Seville. From this marriage there are seven children: five daughters, Mrs. Isabell Nee, of Wadsworth, Mrs. Vera Ballard of Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Ivy Brown of Kinderhook, N. Y., Mrs. Viola Nothstein of Maryland, and Mrs. Wava Braun of Seville; and two sons, Owen of River Styx and Clarence of Akron, Ind. He has 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Mark laughingly recalls reading his own obituary in an Akron newspaper. He said, "I was involved in an automobile accident several years ago sustaining a broken back and wasn't expected to live through the night and the next edition of the newspaper carried my obituary." He continued, "However, as you can see, I am very much alive." HIs son Owen said, "I refer to my Dad as 'Two at a time, Tom' because on our fishing trips to Quebec, Canada, he would catch two walleyes at a time using a pole and two hooks while I, using a rod and fancy lures, many times caught nothing." His daughter Wava of Seville has a table he made while an employee of Bennett Lumber, Medina. Mark had his appendix removed at the age of 80. He will celebrate his 95th birthday Friday and presently makes his home in the Sara Lee Nursing Home, 140 Wall Road, Wadsworth, where he enjoys watching sports on television and winning at Bingo - the prizes being fruit. Before making his home in the nursing home, he always had a good garden reports his son Owen.”
|Thomas K Mark & his daughter, Ivy Mark Brown [both seated]|
My parents, Delbert & Joy Brown
My brothers & Me c 1963 NY