Thomas Wayne Markle was born circa 1944 to Gordon Arnold Markle (1918-1982) and Doris May Rita Sanders (1920-2011) . He married Roslyn Loveless (c1945) circa 1968 . He married Doria Loyce Ragland (1956) 1979 . Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland.


Offspring of Gordon Markle and Doris May Rita Sanders (1920-2011)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Wayne Markle (1944) 1944 Roslyn Loveless (c1945)
Doria Loyce Ragland (1956)

Mick Markle (1939)
Frederick Markle (1942)

Older brother Frederick became a Catholic priest in 1974 and eventually a bishop living in Florida.


Thomas moved from Pennsylvania to Chicago, becoming a television lighting designer.

Highlight of his career was winning a Chicago Emmy on 15 June 1975 for work on the public TV station Channel 11 WTTW.

He filed for bankruptcy in 2016, with debts of $30,000, much less than the figure shown for his second wife when she filed for bankruptcy several years earlier, but he was said to have tax debts of over $50,000.


Offspring of Thomas W. Markle and Roslyn Loveless (c1945)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Yvonne Samantha Markle (c1965)
Thomas Markle Jr (c1966)

Offspring of Thomas W. Markle and Doria Loyce Ragland (1956)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rachel Meghan Markle (1981) 4 August 1981 Los Angeles, California, United States Trevor Engelson (1976-)
Henry Windsor (1984)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • One source says "1945".
₪ Wedding
  • Divorced in 1976 when he moved to Los Angeles; his former wife took her children to Albuquerque and later remarried.
2 Wedding 2
  • Divorced in 1988.


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