Eliza Lydia Marsh

15 February 1855–23 September 1915 (Age 60)
Lake, Illinois, United States

The Life of Eliza Lydia

When Eliza Lydia Marsh was born on 15 February 1855, in Lake, Illinois, United States, her father, George Marsh, was 42 and her mother, Charlotte Page, was 33. She married Marion Douglas on 18 January 1874, in Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Webster, Iowa, United States in 1902 and Lehigh, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1904. She died on 23 September 1915, in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Douglas
Eliza Lydia Marsh
Marriage: 18 January 1874
Floyd Marion Douglas
Collie Newton Douglas
Frances Gay Douglas

Spouse and Children

18 January 1874
Webster, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings




    George W Marsh


    John Marsh



    Caroline M Marsh


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 16

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with this word, for example in Shropshire and Sussex.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lidda Douglas in household of Marion Douglas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliza Marsh in household of Geo Marsh, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza Marsh in household of John Marsh, "United States Census, 1860"

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