William Marshall

1836–1920 (Age 83)
Ireland

The Life of William

William Marshall was born in June 1836, in Ireland as the son of John A. Marshall. He married Emily Whiteford from 1875 to 1876, in Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 27 January 1920, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

William Marshall
1836–1920
Emily Whiteford
1856–1925
Marriage: from 1875 to 1876
Annie Marshal
1874–1938
Thomas MARSHALL
1876–
Sarah MARSHALL
1878–1962
Maggie Marshall
1881–
Mary Marshall
1883–1918
Wilbert MARSHALL
1885–
John MARSHALL
1893–
George MARSHALL
1897–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 1875 to 1876
Canada
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John A. Marshall

    Male1812–1836Male

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1839

Age 3

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Marshall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Marshall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Marshal in entry for Annie Marshal, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"

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