Elijah James Marks was born 1870 in Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia to William Marks (1841-1927) and Elizabeth Louise Frazer (1844-1923) and died 18 September 1941 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Maud Mary Spreadborough (1880-1965) 2 January 1899 in Queensland, Australia.

The family moved from New South Wales to Queensland in 1878. They left by bullock wagon with a number of horses and cattle, staying a while on 2 different land options with a view to making a permanent settlement. Deciding to move on to Queensland. They initially resided in Dalby for a period before moving to Charleville.

Elijah worked his father's sawmilling company in Charleville. He owned land in Adavale, Queensland.


Offspring of Elijah James Marks and Maud Mary Spreadborough (1880-1965)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mable Marks (1900-1928)
Thomas William Marks (1902-1903)
Lillian Maud Marks (1906-1961)
Henry Clifton Marks (1909-1964)
Doris May Marks (1911-)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Lee Ann
  • Residents & Settlers of Crookwell, 2. Unsure as if this is the same as Crookwell Settlers or a different document.
  • Rosie Terren
  • AWT:db: yewenyi, id: I605 — no longer available
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 8489/1870
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 1899/C384
¶ Death
  • MARKS.—The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. M. M. Marks and Family are invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved Husband and their Father, Elijah James Marks, late of Huxham Terrace, Auchenflower, to move from Alex. Gow's Funeral Chapel, Petrie Bight, This (Friday) Afternoon, at 3.30 o'clock, for the Toowong Cemetery. ALEX GOW, Funeral Director.
The Courier-Mail, 19 September 1941, page 12