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Percy Joseph Marks (1867–1941)

Percy Marks, n.d.

Percy Marks, n.d.

from Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol 1, part 6, p 169

Mr. Percy J. Marks, a well-known solicitor, and one of the leaders of Sydney's Jewish community, died yesterday.

Mr Marks, who was born at West Maitland, was a vice-president and foundation member of the New South Wales Shakespearean Society, a member of the committee of the ex-Libris Society, Royal Australian Historical Society, Society of Australian Genealogists, president of the Australian Jewish Historical Society, honorary treasurer of the Numismatic Society of New South Wales and an authority on early Australian history.

Mr. Marks was at one time joint editor, with the late Sir Daniel Levy, of the New South Wales Hebrew Standard, and president of the Union of Junior Zionists, and secretary of the New South Wales Board of Jewish Education.

Mr. Marks was a life and foundation member of the New South Wales Amateur Sports Club. When 19 years of age, he passed his B.A. examination at the Sydney University.

The funeral will leave the Jewish House of Prayer, Chippendale, at 11.30 a.m. today, for Rookwood Cemetery.

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Percy Marks, n.d.

Percy Marks, n.d.

from Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol 1, part 6, p 169

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12 November, 1867
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


22 June, 1941 (aged 73)
Kirribilli, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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