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Thomas Alonzo Marsh
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1852
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1933
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Son of Alonzo Marsh (1823-1906),
and his first wife
Euretta C. Hathaway (1827-1860).
Thomas was married to
Margaret K. ("Maggie") Fedore,
on Oct. 13, 1878, in
Buchanan, Berrien County Michigan,
the daughter
of George Fedore and Anna Huff.
Thomas and Margaret had 6 sons,
and 3 daughters:
Note: Their son Alva J. Marsh and
his wife Tillie Louise Keller
also had a son named
Thomas Alonzo Marsh (1918-1990),
who was named after him, and is
also buried in this cemetery.
Note: Four of their children married
siblings of the Keller family.
They were the children of Alex Keller
and his wife Rosa (Koch) Keller.
1. Anna May Marsh.
b. March 9, 1879, in Niles, MI.
m. Emanuel Conrad (1877-1951),
on Oct. 29, 1903, in Buchanan, MI.
Three children: Alice Lucile,
Ruby May, and Ward Emanuel Conrad.
d. Dec. 3, 1974, in Niles, MI, age 95.
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery
(Section C, Lot 38).
2. Rev. Willard Alonzo Marsh.
b. Aug. 11, 1880,
in Buchanan, Berrien Co. MI.
m. Myra Ingleright, on
June 10, 1902, in St. Joseph,
Berrien County Michigan,
the daughter of Henry Ingleright
and unknown Sidell.
Children: Harold F., Robert I.,
Fred William, and Dorothy Marie.
Lived in Green Lake, Grand Traverse,
Michigan in 1910 to 1942.
Filled out his WWII Draft registration
card in Bendon, MI in 1942.
d. 1954.
Buried: Inland Township Cemetery,
Bendon, Benzie County Michigan
(Plot 159).
3. Lewis E. Marsh.
b. May 19, 1884, in Buchanan, MI.
m. Hazel E. Conrad/Conradt (1890-1951),
Sept. 16or20, 1905, (Hazel age 15),
the daughter of Andrew Gottlieb Conrad
and Lydia Mitchell.
Three children: Roy L., Lawrence
George, and Andrew Thomas Marsh.
d. June 19, 1930, age 46.
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery
(Section C, Lot 38).
4. George Earl Marsh.
b. March 26, 1887, in Berrien twp.
m. # 1. March 15, 1909, in Berrien twp.
to Ethel May Russell, the daughter
of John Russell and Maria Sylvester.
m. # 2. Mary Ann KELLER, in
April, 1916, in Buchanan, MI
(George age 28, and Mary age 16).
d. Oct. 28, 1965, in Niles, MI, age 78.
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery
(Section D, Lot 92).
5. Alva Jarvius Marsh.
b.June 3, 1889, in Lake township.
m. Tillie Louise KELLER.
Children: Clarence A., Hubert,
Thomas Alonzo Marsh (1918-1990),
and Mildred Marsh.
d. Feb. 1, 1928, in Buchanan, MI, age 38.
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery
(Section C, Lot 39).
6. Thomas HENRY Marsh.
b. Aug. 17, 1892, in Buchanan, MI.
d. 1974.
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery,
as "HENRY" Marsh
(Section C, Lot 38).
7. Mabel Esther Marsh.
b. 1896, in MI.
m. William W. KELLER, on
June 23, 1922, in St. Joseph,
Berrien County Michigan.
d. 1976, in MI.
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery
(Section D, Lot 92).
8. Kate ("Katie") Margaret Marsh.
b. July 27, 1899.
m. Edward August KELLER.
d. Oct. 27, 1918, age 19.
Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery
(Section C, Lot 38).
9. (?) Son Marsh. (?)

Thomas died on Saturday, Nov. 4, 1933,
near Madron Lake, in Buchanan township,
5 miles N.-W. of Buchanan,
Berrien County Michigan.
Click on name of cemetery (below),
to see map of Madron Lake area
North-West of Buchanan.
An obituary for Thomas Alonzo Marsh
was published in the
"Berrien County Record" newspaper, on
Thurs. Nov. 9, 1933, page 1, column 1.
Another obituary was published in the
"Niles Daily Star" newspaper, on
Mon. Nov. 6, 1933, page 5, column 2.
Hold Thomas Marsh Funeral on Tuesday.
Buchanan, Nov. 6.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday
afternoon for Thomas Alonzo Marsh,
81 year-old pioneer of the Wagner district,
who died Saturday in the farm home where
he had lived for the last 36 years.
Prayer services will be held at the
home at 1:30 o'clock, with the funeral
services at 2:30 o'clock in Buchanan
Evangelical church, with the Rev. W. F.
Boettcher officiating.
Mr. Marsh's entire life had been spent
in the community. He was born on the
Marsh homestead in Bertrand township
[in Section One, on Chamberland Road,
East of Red Bud Trail],
on April 8, 1852, the son of Alonzo
Marsh, Bertrand township pioneer.
He was married on Oct. 13, 1878, to
Margaret Fedore, and they celebrated
their 55th wedding anniversary last
Surviving, besides the widow, are three
sons, the Rev. Willard Marsh, Benton,
Ind. [should say Bendon, Michigan]:
George, Buchanan: and Henry at
home: two daughters, Mrs. William
[Mabel Esther] Keller, and Mrs.
Manuel [Anna May] Conrad,
Buchanan: and a half-sister,
Mrs. Nettie Pitcher, Buchanan.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Born in Bertrand Township, in 1852:
Died Saturday at Home near Madron Lake.

Last rites for Thomas Alonzo Marsh,
native and pioneer of the Buchanan
district, were held on Tuesday afternoon,
a service being held at 1:30 p.m. from
his home, five miles northwest of
Buchanan and a service from the
Evangelical church at 2:30 p.m.,
Rev. W. F. Boettcher officiating.
Interment was made in the Oak
Ridge Cemetery.
Thomas Alonzo Marsh was born in
Bertrand township Berrien Co.
Michigan, April 8, 1852.
He was united in marriage to
Margaret Fedore on Oct. 13, 1878.
To this union were born 6 sons and
3 daughters.
He was converted and united with the
Evangelical church of Buchanan in
1897, under the pastorate of Rev. F. C.
Berger, and remained faithful to the end.
Mr. Marsh spent his entire life in this
community and state as a respected citizen
and neighbor.
Three sons and one daughter preceded him
in death.
Mr. Marsh lived to a good old age. His
health has been in his favor. About
two years ago his health began to fail
and for over a year he was confined to
his home.
The end came Saturday morning, Nov. 4,
at his home, where he has resided for
36 years.
He leaves to mourn, his widow, three sons,
Willard, of Bendon, George and Henry
of Buchanan, two daughters, Mrs. Anna May
Conrad, and Mrs. Mabel Keller:
twenty grandchildren, ten great
grandchildren and one [half] sister,
Mrs. Nettie Pitcher of Buchanan,
a nephew in Washington D. C., and
a host of friends.
Family links: 
  Alonzo Marsh (1823 - 1906)
  Euretta Constable Hathaway Marsh (1827 - 1860)
  Margaret K. Fedore Marsh (1859 - 1938)
  Anna May Marsh Conrad (1879 - 1974)*
  Willard Alonzo Marsh (1880 - 1954)*
  Lewis Elza Marsh (1884 - 1930)*
  George Earl Marsh (1887 - 1965)*
  Alva Jarvius Marsh (1889 - 1928)*
  Thomas Henry Marsh (1892 - 1974)*
  Henry Marsh (1892 - 1974)*
  Mabel Esther Marsh Keller (1896 - 1976)*
  Kate Margaret Marsh Keller (1899 - 1918)*
  Thomas Alonzo Marsh (1852 - 1933)
  Nettie Marsh-Lister Pitcher (1866 - 1943)**
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 38.
Created by: Nancy Heib
Record added: Jan 30, 2013
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Thomas Alonzo Marsh
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Thomas Alonzo Marsh
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