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Marke, Ernest Patrick (1902–1995), seaman and club owner, was born on 20 August 1902 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the son of a Sierra Leonean merchant, Peter Adolphus Marke, and his Nigerian wife, who was related to the Egba royal family of Abeokuta. In 1917 he ran away from home and stowed away on a merchant ship bound for ...