News Story: He was a member of Manitoba legislature. He was elected first in 1913 for the Independent Labour Party. Noted for his bill to outlaw anti-Semitic propaganda. He emigrated from Vilna (Lithuania) as a child.
Saint John Globe, February 10, 1911
The sudden death of Mr. Joseph Marcus took place at the General Hospital at an early hour this morning. Mr. Marcus was a well-known businessman. For several years he kept a furniture store on Dock Street. Mr. Marcus was in the forty-seventh year of his age and survived by his wife, five children, and two brothers. His brothers are Mr. S. L. Marcus, of this city, and Rev. I. Marcus, residing in the States. His children are Jacob, Max, Hyman and Bessie, of this city, and Joseph, who has been studying medicine in Philadelphia.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 997.111.74. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D1. Additional notes: merchant
Evening Times Globe, August 24, 1964, Page 14
At Saint John General Hospital, Aug. 23, 1964, Max Marcus of Kingshurst, survived by his wife, two daughters, one son, two brothers, one sister, five grandchildren, several nephews and nieces.
Resting at the vestry of Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, from where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with service at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
(In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society or the Canadian Heart Foundation would be greatly appreciated.)
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.364. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Nathan and Mary Meltzer - E1. Additional notes: president - Marcus Ltd.