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Marsh, W. Ed

W. ED MARSH, attorney, Corry, was born in Farmington, Warren Co., Penn., January 15, 1851, and is a son of William S. and Rosaville (Knapp) Marsh. He received a part of his education in Warren County, but completed the same in Jamestown, N.Y. In 1875, Mr. Marsh read law with Crosby & Brown, Corry, Penn., and in 1878 was admitted to the bar in Erie City. He has been practicing since in Corry. Our subject was married in Farmington, Warren Co., Penn., October 1, 1874, to Miss Mary L., only daughter of Dr. S.W. Brown. W. E. Marsh was elected Justice of the Peace in Broken Straw Township, Warren County, Penn., in the year 1873, and for about six years has been serving as Notary, and Police Attorney here since 1881. He is also a member of the Republican State and County Committees. He is a prominent member of the I.O.O.F. in Erie County, being a member and for several years the Secretary and Representative to the Grand Lodge of Jonathan Lodge, No. 685, I.O.O.F. He is also a member of Corry Encampment, No. 241, I.O.O.F. He is at present the District Deputy in both branches of the order in Erie County. During the railroad riots in 1877, Mr. Marsh left his music store, which he was then running, and which cost him $25 per month rent, enlisted in the Vincent Guard, then Company A, Seventeenth Regiment N.G.P., now Company A, Sixteenth Regiment, and carried a musket as a private for $13 a month, and with the company marched from Corry to Franklin, Penn. In October, 1878, Mr. Marsh was elected Second Lieutenant, and December 9, 1881, he was elected First Lieutenant of the Vincent Guard. Both Mr. Marsh and his wife are prominent musicians, his wife being one of Corry’s finest pianists. Mr. M. is a baritone or bass singer, and for several years has been in charge of the Presbyterian choir in Corry. He is very fond of field sport, and is a member of the Corry Rifle Club and its Secretary, and is considered a fine shot. Fred S. Marsh, a brother of our subject, is a graduate of the Jamestown Union School and Collegiate Institute. His father’s people are related to the Sherman family through the maternal line of the family.


 

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