William Walker Marsden

26 March 1838–22 February 1908 (Age 69)
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Walker

William Walker Marsden was born on 26 March 1838, in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States as the son of Henry Marsden and Sarah Walker. He married Rhoda Violet Vaughn on 3 October 1861, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 22 February 1908, in Carman, Henderson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Carman, Henderson, Illinois, United States.

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William Walker Marsden
Rhoda Violet Vaughn
Marriage: 3 October 1861
Mary Jane Marsden
Sarah Catherine Marsden
James Henry Marsden
William Vaughn Marsden
Reuben Barr Marsden
Luella Vaughn " Loie or Louie" Marsden
George Zenith Marsden
Matthew Vaughn Marsden
Frederick Curtis Marsden
Joseph " Joel" Marsden

Spouse and Children

3 October 1861
Warren, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Henry Marsden


    Sarah Walker




    William Walker Marsden


    Mary Marsden


    Rachel williams


World Events (8)


Age 2

On 6 April 1840, Kirtland Township became part of the newly organized Lake County.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English mearc ‘boundary’ ( see Mark 2) + denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1), i.e. a valley forming a natural boundary.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Marsden in household of Henry Marsden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Marsden in household of Henry Marsden, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William W Marsden, "United States Census, 1870"

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