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Ruth O. Mark

Female 1910 - 1993


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  • Name  Ruth O. Mark  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born  23 Aug 1910  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 10
    Gender  Female 
    Died  13 Feb 1993  Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Wednesday, February 24, 1993

      Ruth Wurtsmith

      Mrs. Ruth (Mark) Wurtsmith, widow of Dr. F.L. Wurtsmith, died Feb. 13.

      She was born in Cass City, the daughter of Edward and Mary Mark.

      She is survived by a daughter, Carole, and her husband, James Mazurek, and their son, Jimmy, and daughter, Jamie; a son, Paul, and his wife, Heidi, and their children, Paul, Todd, Nicole and Greta, and 4 great-grandchildren.

      Also surviving are 6 sisters and one brother-in-law, Mrs. Stella Martus, Cass City, Mrs. Emeline Urquhart, Caseville, Mrs. Mary Leeson, Pigeon, Mrs. Betty McLeod, Flushing, Mrs. Fran Kehoe, Cass City, and Mrs. Bonnie Dill and husband, Dick, Pigeon. Also sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gerry Mark, Flushing, Mrs. Millie Mark, Cass City, and Mrs. Phyllis Wheeler, Cass City, and several nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Grace Mark, and 3 brothers, Leitch, James and Archie.

      A memorial service was held Feb. 16 at the Grosse Pte. Woods Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Jack Ziegler officiating.

      Burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, August 2008)
    Person ID  I4891  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified  17 Aug 2014 

    Father  Edward Albert Mark,   b. 1 Jan 1889, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1982, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Jane Leitch,   b. 9 Apr 1889, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1965, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jul 1908  Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12, 13
    • Cass City Chronicle
      July 17, 1908
      Local Items, Page 4

      Edward Marks and Miss Mary Leach (sic) were married at Caro Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Kerns, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The Chronicle joins their many friends in extending congratulations.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, October 2008)
    Family ID  F2344  Group Sheet

    Family  Ferdinand L. Wurtsmith, D.D.S.,   b. 29 Feb 1904, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1949, Grosse Pointe Woods, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Mar 1938  Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Friday, March 11, 1938
      Page 1

      Wurtsmith-Mark Wedding at Mt. Clemens

      A lovely wedding took place on Thursday, March 3, in St. Louis rectory at Mt. Clemens when Miss Ruth Mark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mark, of Cass City was united in marriage with Dr. F.L. Wurtsmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wurtsmith, of Detroit. They were attended by Miss Mary Mark of Cass City, sister of the bride, and Lieut. Paul Wurtsmith of Selfridge Field, brother of the groom.

      Following the wedding, a reception was held at the home of Lt. and Mrs. Paul Wurtsmith at Selfridge Field.

      The bride was attired in a becoming three-piece suit of beige color and wore a corsage of orchids. Miss Mark, as maid of honor, wore a gown of blue with a corsage of gardenias.

      Dr. and Mrs. Wurtsmith left, immediately following the reception, on a two weeks' motor trip to Florida. On their return they will reside in Detroit. The bride is a graduate nurse from Harper hospital and had been employed there since her graduation.

      Dr. Wurtsmith graduated from the dental department at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

      Mrs. Edward Mark, Mrs. W.E. Martus and Miss Mary Mark from Cass City attended the wedding. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wurtsmith of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wurtsmith of Selfridge Field; C.A. Smith of Caro; Mrs. Jane Leitch and Mrs. L.G. Carpenter of Pontiac.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Fall 2007)
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Paul Mark Wurtsmith,   b. 25 Jan 1944, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 2006
    Last Modified  24 Aug 2008 
    Family ID  F2623  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Aug 1910 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1938 - Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1993 - Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Striffler/Mark Four Generation Photo Collage, ca 1911, Cass City, Michigan
    Striffler/Mark Four Generation Photo Collage, ca 1911, Cass City, Michigan
    Left Side, seated, John and Mary (Benkelman) Striffler, standing, and Emeline (Striffler) and Archie Mark. Emeline is a daughter of John and Mary.

    Right side, Standing, Mary Jane (Leitch) and Edward Mark, daughters Stella and Ruth. Edward is a son of Archie and Emeline Mark, and grandson of John and Mary Striffler.
    Stella and Ruth are the two eldest of 11 children born it Edward and Mary Mark.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, March 11, 1938 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp
      Enumerated 17 Jan 1920
      SD 7 ED 178 Sheet 4A
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    4. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Michigan, Tuscola County, Elkland Twp, Cass City Village
      Enumerated Apr 18, 1930
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    7. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, April 12, 2000
      Obituaries, Page 9
      Obituary of
      Emeline J. Urquhart (nee Mark) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Vol. 24, No. 7.
      Friday, Sept. 7, 1928.
      Page 1
      Obituary of Grace Margaret Mark (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Thursday, June 3, 1965
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      Page 8 (Reliability: 3).

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