John Harvey Marshall Jr

20 December 1916–26 September 2003 (Age 86)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John Harvey

When John Harvey Marshall Jr was born on 20 December 1916, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Harvey Marshall, was 22 and his mother, Agnes Myrtella Edmondson, was 20. He lived in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States in 1925. He died on 26 September 2003, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in West Cemetery, Plainville, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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John Harvey Marshall Jr
Ruth Nina Miller

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 10

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • John Harrey in household of John H Marshall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Marshall in household of John Marshall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H Marshall in household of Agnes Marshall, "Rhode Island State Census, 1925"

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