Frederick Delano Marsh, of the firm of Burnham & Marsh Company, San Francisco, California, is one of the leading business men of this city. Mr. Marsh is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He was born June 10, 1865, son of Henry F. and Julia (Delano) Marsh, both natives of Massachusetts and descended from ancestry whose history in this country dates back to the days of the Mayflower. The Delanos were participants in King Philip's war. Henry F. Marsh emigrated to California with his family in 1869 and settled in San Francisco, where he was engaged in mercantile business for many years, up to the time of his death, in 1900. His family consisted of five sons and two daughters.

At the time the Marsh family became residents of California, frederick D., the subject of this sketch, was four years of age. he received his education in the grammar and high schools of San Francisco, leaving school at the age of eighteen to engage in business. He was first associated with the firm of Easton & Eldridge, real-estate dealers, with whom he remained six years. In 1889 he went to Santa Clara, where he was engaged in the real estate business for a short time. Returning to San Francisco, Mr. Marsh entered into partnership with J. W. Burnham, under the firm name of Burnham & Marsh Company, which has since successfully conducted a large real estate business, dealing in both city and country property, also having a large rental and collection list.

Mr. Marsh married Miss Genevieve Burnham, daughter of James W. and Sarah Jane (Gibbons) Burnham. Mr. Burnham came to California in '49 as a pioneer, and was identified with the early history of the state, having the honor to be what was known as a "Vigilant." Mr. and Mrs. Marsh have two children, Genevieve and J. Wallace. Their second born, James Burnham, is deceased.

Mr. Marsh is fond of his dog and his gun and knows the joys of the true sportsman. He is a member of the San Francisco Gun Club, a social organization composed of some of the leading business men of the city, and is also a member of the Masonic order. Politically he is a Republican.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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