Obit: Marshall, John P. (1845 - 1933)
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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/27/1933

Marshall, John P. (FEB 1845 - 18 APR 1933)

John P. Marshall was born near New London, Ontario, Canada, In Feb. 1845. At an early age he came to the United States and was employed near Detroit, Mich. In 1871 he came to Black River Falls, Wis., and was employed on Black River as a woodsman.

In Oct. 1872 he took up a homestead near Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) and was one of the first settlers in north Clark County.

Christmas Day, 1873, he was united in marriage to Elsie Carpenter at Greenwood, Wis. To this union eight children were born, four of which preceded him in death. Two died in infancy. David lived to be five years old and Dima (Mrs. Claude Miller) died a the age of 46.

Among us all he ranked always as a man of culture, refinement, sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted father and a true friend, and withal a man of heroic mould in bravely meeting the stern requirements and disappointments of life.

Besides an aged wife who resides in Winifred, Mont., he leaves to mourn, fourteen grandchildren, three daughters, Mrs. Newton Bobb of Ashland, Wis., Mrs. Paul Kendall, of Winifred, Mont., Mrs. Beatrice Horn of Windham, Mont., and one son, Percy Marshall of Thorp, with whom he made his home for the past twenty years.

He died April 18th, 193, at the age of 88 years and 2 months.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church in the town of Reseburg Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Burial in the Sylvan Cemetery.



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