George Washington Marshall

June 1865–9 May 1948 (Age 82)
Missouri, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Marshall was born in June 1865, in Missouri, United States, his father, Elisha Marshall, was 53 and his mother, Mary Ann Rockenfield, was 30. He married Sarah M. Thomas on 2 August 1884, in Sherman Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clear Lake Township, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Huron, Beadle, South Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 9 May 1948, in Lincoln, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Eden Township, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Marshall
Sarah M. Thomas
Marriage: 2 August 1884
Albert Logan Marshall
Mary L Marshall
Ida M Marshall
Lena Marshall
Thomas Marshall
Elisha Marshall

Spouse and Children

2 August 1884
Sherman Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States


    Albert Logan Marshall


    Mary L Marshall



    Lena Marshall


    Thomas Marshall


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ann Rockenfield




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 6

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • George W Marshall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Marshall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Marshall in household of Mary Marshall, "United States Census, 1870"

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