Marks, Michael b. June, 1859 d. December 31, 1907 Businessman. A co-founder of Marks and Spencer merchandizing chain, he was born in Slonim, Russia and came as a penniless refugee from the anti-Semitic pogroms there to Stockton-on-Tees in 1881. Starting with a peddler’s tray he followed fairs and markets hawking his wares until 1884 when he was lent five pounds by Isaac Dewhirst that enabled him to set up a trestle stall in an open market at Leeds. Within ten years he was operating eight penny bazaars. He still used the wording he had on his...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Old Jewish Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England Plot: Small stone obeslisk.