DON MARQUIS CHRONOLOGY
By John Batteiger
Copyright (c) 2015
JULY 29, 1878: Don Marquis born in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois, the seventh child of James S. and Elizabeth Marquis.
FALL 1896: Attends Knox College Academy for three months.
1900: Moves to Washington, D.C., to take job at U.S. Census Bureau.
JUNE 8, 1909: Marries Reina Melcher in Atlanta.
NOVEMBER 1909: Moves to New York City.
NOVEMBER 7, 1915: Son Robert Stuart Marquis born Nov. 7.
MARCH 30, 1916: First mention of Archy in The Sun Dial column in The Evening Sun.
FEBRUARY 15, 1921: Son Robert dies.
DECEMBER 29, 1937: Don dies at his home in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.