Marx Bios


53 pages of Joe Marx the story teller.
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John MARX was born 11 March 1873 in New Trier, MN. He married Barbara B LUDWIG on 4 August 1897 in Kranzburg, SD. John MARX farmed 160 acres that he purchased from his parents. John and Barbara had two children: Joseph Michael MARX and my grandmother, Suzanne Margaret MARX. Barbara died at age 36 in 1916, after battling Addison's Disease for five years.


Suzanne Margaret MARX-GILMORE-RITCHIE was my grandmother. Suzanne was born on January 1, 1905 in Kranzburg, SD. "Toots", as her friends called her, had one brother, whom she loved dearly, Joseph Michael MARX, born December 20, 1902 in Kranzburg, SD. Three years after the death of her first husband, Homer GILMORE, Suzanne married Fred RITCHIE, pictured with Suzanne at left. They loved to fish, swim, play cribbage and cards and were members of the North Dakota and Scottish clubs. Fred and Suzanne were married 22 years. Suzanne loved to socialize and had many friends. She always kept in close contact with her family through letters, phone calls and with special visits. Suzanne passed four days after her 87th birthday, on January 5th 1992 in Huntington Beach, CA.

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