Lewis C. Marks, mechanic in Mt. Etna, is a native of Grant County, Ind., and fifth child of Thomas J. and Harried (Chambers) Marks, the father born in Kentucky and the mother in Ohio. He was born October 31, 1848, attended the common schools at intervals until his nineteenth year, at which time he engaged to learn the wagon maker’s trade under Samuel Wood, at that time a resident of Mt. Etna, but now a citizen of Marion. After becoming proficient in his trade, Mr. Marks began business for himself, purchasing in 1869, the shop and appliances of his employer, which he has since operated with encouraging success. He has taken an active interest in all movements having for their object the public good, and has held several official positions in Mr. Etna, including those of Town Clerk and Marshal. He is an earnest worker in the cause of temperance and believes that the only way to deal effectually with the rum power is to vote it out of existence, hence he is a firm believer in the principle of prohibition. His marriage on the 25th of September, 1876, to Miss Mary J. Young, has been blessed with four children, to wit: James, born August 26, 1877; Lola, born January 27, 1880; Lansford, born March 25, 1883, and an infant, deceased, not named.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Lancaster Township, p. 731.