Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica on 17 August 1887. He was the son of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr., and Sarah Jane Richards.
At the age of 32 in 1919, Garvey married his first wife, Amy Ashwood. They separated after four months of marriage.
In 1922, he married again, to Amy Euphemia Jacques. They had two sons together, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, III, who was born 17 September 1930, and Julius Winston (born 1933 on the same date).
Marcus died in London on 10 June 1940. He was originally buried in Kendal Green Cemetery in London, but in 1964, his remains were disinterred and moved to National Heroes Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
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