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Hertha Marks Ayrton - August 2016

Jack McGuinn, Senior Editor

The article "Hertha Marks Ayrton" appeared in the August 2016 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

She was born Phoebe Sarah Marks April 28, 1854 in Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK — the third child of a Polish-Jewish watchmaker named Levi Marks and Alice Theresa Moss, a seamstress. Her father died in 1861, leaving Sarah’s mother with seven children — and another on the way — and Sarah with shared responsibility for caring for the children.

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