Percy Joseph Marks
MARKS, PERCY JOSEPH (1867-1941), solicitor and historian, and ERNEST SAMUEL (1871-1947), woolbuyer, politician and sportsman, were born on 12 November 1867 and on 7 May 1871 at West Maitland, New South Wales, eldest sons of Joseph Marks, London-born storekeeper, and his native-born wife Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Benjamin. Their father became a woolbuyer and the family moved to Sydney in 1882; the brothers were educated at Royston College, Darlinghurst. Percy attended the University of Sydney (B.A., 1887), was articled to Creagh & Williams and, admitted a solicitor on 6 June 1891, set up in practice.
Active within the Jewish community, the brothers worshipped regularly at the Great Synagogue and were early supporters of Zionism. Neither was to marry. Percy was associated with (Sir) Daniel Levy on the Australasian Hebrew in 1896, sometime honorary secretary of the Board of Jewish Education and honorary solicitor for sundry communal institutions. In 1908 he ...Read more at the source website