Birth Name: Richard Henry Marx
Date of Birth: April 12, 1924
Place of Birth: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Date of Death: August 12, 1997
Place of Death: Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Dick Marx was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer.
Dick was the son of Helen and Victor Emanuel Marx. He had three children from his first marriage; and a son, adult contemporary and pop rock singer and songwriter Richard Marx, with his second wife Ruth Jeannette Guildoo.
Dick’s paternal grandfather was Emanuel Marx (the son of Mayer/Meyer Marx and Fanny Reinhard). Emanuel was a German Jewish emigrant, from Frankfurt.
Dick’s paternal grandmother was named Agnes Isaacs (the daughter of Joseph Isaacs and Annetta, likely Weis). Agnes was born in New York. Joseph was a Jewish emigrant from England. Annetta was an American, who was also Jewish.
Dick’s maternal grandfather was named Adolf Golden. Adolf was a Ukrainian Jewish emigrant, from Kiev.
Dick’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Meserow/Mezerow (later Messer, the daughter of Joseph Meserow/Mezerow and Ella Fuchs/Fox). Sarah was a Ukrainian Jewish emigrant, from Kiev. Joseph was the son of Ephraim Mezerow and Manya Levin.
Sources: Genealogy of Dick Marx – https://www.geni.com
Birth record of Dick Marx – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Dick’s paternal grandfather, Emanuel Marx – https://familysearch.org
Dick’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Isaacs, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Agnes Isaacs on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dick’s maternal grandmother, Sarah Meserow/Mezerow – https://www.geni.com
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