Obit: Marvin, J.C. (1840 – 1907)

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Surnames: Marvin, Bryan, Frisbie, Johnson, Norris, Fallett, Bradner, Whipple, Hazelton, Emanuel, Rickard, Riese, Brown, Wilson, Hudson, Gaskill, Shaw

----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 7/11/1907

Marvin, J.C. (3 Apr 1840 – 6 Jul 1907)

J.C. Marvin died Saturday forenoon after an illness of three months from Brights disease and dropsy. For several weeks it has been evident that death was only a matter of a short time and the announcement caused no surprise to his friends. The funeral was conducted from the family home Monday forenoon at 10 o’clock and a large concourse of friends assembled to pay their last respects. The Rev. F.J. Bryan conducted the service, reading the 90th Psalm and making a brief address from Gen. 16:13; “Thou God Seest Me.” A quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Frisbie, Miss Johnson and Mr. John Norris rendered the “Beautiful Isle,” “When the Curtains are Lifted” and “Jesus as Thou Will,” Miss Cora Fallett acting as accompanist. The pall bearers were: Wm. Bradner, C.A, Whipple, J.A. Hazelton, Ed. Emanuel, Henry Rickard and Louis Riese.

J.C. Marvin was born in Delavan County, NY, April 3, 1840. At the age of 14 his family moved to Marquette County, Wis., where Mr. Marvin continued his studies fitting himself for teaching. In September, 1861, he responded to the call for volunteers and enlisted in Company C, 51st Ill., under Capt. Brown and Col. Wilson, acting as third sergeant and orderly until 1862, when he was discharged for disability. Returning home he stayed a year and as his health permitted again entered the service of his country in the First Wisconsin Calvary under Capt. Hudson and served in the first division of Wilson’s Cavalry, participating in the battles of Reseca, Fort Tyler and Selma and at the close of the war receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Marquette, Wis.

In 1875 Mr. Marvin came to Fairchild, where he has practiced law, farmed and represented insurance companies.

Mr. Marvin was one of a family of twelve children, five of whom are dead, the remaining residing in different states. He is survived by his wife and five children; Mrs. Bertha Gaskill of Bellingham, Wash., Mrs. Arthur Shaw, Fairchild, Misses Lela, Marsia and J.C. Jr. Marvin.

Card of Thanks –
We desire to express our thanks to friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy through the sickness and death of our husband and father.
- Mrs. J.C. Marvin and family

 

 


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