Marty (Lenover) Acks

Marty (Lenover) Acks

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Marty S. Acks formerly Lenover
Born 1950s.
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Martin "Marty" Stuart Acks was born to Nancy Kay Lenover on April 22, 1957. Nancy married George "Bill" William Acks in 1968. In the summer between junior high school and high school in summer of 1971, Marty was adopted by Bill Acks and took the name Martin Stuart Acks at that time.

Early life

Marty was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. He graduated Stephen Decatur High School in 1975. He was a member of the last graduating class. The school in the downtown was torn down to build a Civic Center.

In 1975 he enrolled at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Marty started in the Liberal Arts College but transferred into Engineering School after taking a class in Fortran. He graduated with a degree in Computer Sciences from the College of Engineering in 1979. Marty attended the summer school at Illinois State University in the summer of 1976.

Family Life

Marty married his college sweetheart, Carine Mary Christiaens in 1980. The wedding was at the parish church in which she grew up, St. Willibrord Church in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. They have one son, Brian Michael Acks.

Work life

Marty's first job was detasseling corn in central Illinois around the age of 14 or 15. Through high school and college, he worked at Eisner's grocery store (later acquired by Jewel). While at Eisner's, he was a five-year member of the United Retail Workers.

Upon graduating from college, Marty took a job in the computer software industry in the Chicago suburbs. He has held a number of different positions in the software industry over the course of his career. He co-founded Silvon Software in 1987.


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My closest presidential relative seems to be George Washington at 3rd cousin, eight times removed.

Magna Carta Surety Barons

14 the of the 15 Magna Carta Barons are direct ancestors. The 15th is a cousin.


No known connections. Currently, there is nothing even pointing that direction.

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On 12 Jul 2018 at 08:35 GMT Ian Dykes wrote:

Hi Marty: Thanks for the offer of managing Joyce (Dykes) Curwen. As soon as they Dykes line (her brother is Leonard Dykes) is cleaned-up (it is in a bit of a mess circa 1500-1650) then I will take up your offer and attach her to it.

All the best, Ian Dykes

On 10 May 2018 at 12:51 GMT Kelly (Monson) Louthan wrote:

Hi Marty you edited the bio of my Great greatgrand father John George

If Edith May( George) Munson-Stutzman died when she was an infant then I don't exist beings she my grandmother. The mother of my father Marvin Leroy Monson.

and if Wanda Palmer also died in infancy then my great aunt Susan and all her children don't exist either.

Marty I am so so sorry I am new to this and I read the report wrong. I thought it was saying your edit was the stuff written above the yellow spaces. Which said my grandma and great aunt died when they were infants. Please forgive me @hug@

On 7 Apr 2018 at 00:40 GMT Mary Cudmore wrote:

Hi Marty: I received a note from Wikitree that you edited the biography of my ancestor, George Horn. However, I can't seem to notice any changes that you made. Please contact me at if you and I share a Horn(e) Scottish ancestor. Thank you, Mary Cudmore

On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:54 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 7 Jan 2018 at 23:48 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for your note, Marty. No worries. The work you're doing to add the country to the template is a great service to the Sourcerers. Thank you!


On 7 Jan 2018 at 09:48 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

I know so little about the Drummond part of the family. That's really interesting. Just goes to show, what goes around comes around. I have McLeod's that left Skye and I still don't know why. I guess everyone's been disenfranchised and dispossessed at some point in time. See you at Rootstech.

On 6 Jan 2018 at 15:14 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Marty, Eowyn tells me you'll be at Rootstech so I just wanted to stop by and say hi. I also notice we're 14th cousins, once removed. See you in SLC! Susie :-)

On 3 Jan 2018 at 20:56 GMT Dennis Orr wrote:

Hi Marty, We are related through the Boyd's. Nice to meet you cuz.

On 1 Jan 2018 at 03:24 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Marty,

I noticed that you used the Challenge Tracker for unsourced corrections in last weekend's Saturday Sourcing Sprint. Please consider officially joining us for the Saturday Sourcing Sprints. You can find information, including how to join, on the Sprints Help page.

No pressure, every profile with a source makes our WikiTree better. Your work will continue to be included in Tracking Sheet's Unregistered total at the bottom of the help page if you do not register.

Your work is appreciated. Thanks for sourcing!

Debi - Sprint Coordinator

PS If the link does not work, you can find a working one in the public comment I left on your profile

On 30 Dec 2017 at 17:15 GMT Shan (Ward) Dawson wrote:

Hi Marty =) I just saw on the homepage your article, so I thought I would see if we were related. My Great Grandma's on both sides were Scotch-Irish... Scott/Macdonald/Mackdougall/Campbell etc.. and I have a ton more Scottish grandparents I haven't added yet as well. I see we are 10th cousins once removed, through the van Cleef/Cleave though which was funny. I hope to add more to my tree in regards to the above fore mentioned. Have a wonderful day, Shanan

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Queen Victoria Marty is 27 degrees from Christopher Milne, 20 degrees from Saundra Stewart and 22 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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