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William Kelker Marshall
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1829
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1911
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA

William Kelker Marshall was the first son of John Marshall (1803-1889) and Charlotte Kelker (1800-1854) of Lawrenceburg, now Parker, Armstrong Co. PA. He was a grandson of John Marshall (1761-1806) and Catharina Truby Rohrer (1764-1806); and of Jacob Kelker and Rebecca Thome of Butler County PA.

He married Anna Mary Rumbarger (1838-1924) in 1855 in Brookville, Jefferson County, PA. They were the parents of twelve children: George Kelker Marshall, John Leathers Marshall, Charlotte Elizabeth Marshall Seeley, Mary Lovina Marshall Hartman, William Frederick Marshall, Henry Frank Marshall, Sarah Margaret Kleinhans Rhodes Hildebrand, Alice Kate Heffner, Laura Eva Marshall, Leila Gertrude Marshall, Earl Jay Marshall and Guy Ralph Marshall.

He was a lumberman and a farmer and lived in the last decades of his life on Main Street, Reynoldsville, at Cool Spring Hollow. His wife's parents were John Rumbarger (1810-1889), founder of DuBois, PA, and Elizabeth Leathers (1818-1844).

The year he died, he is pictured at the center of a large, group photo of the Men's Bible Class of the Reynoldsville Methodist Episcopal Church. He is great-great-grandfather.

From "The Star", Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
9 August 1911

W. K. Marshall was One Of The Town's Oldest and Best Known Citizens

At the age of eighty-one years, William K. Marshall, one of the oldest residents of Reynoldsville, passed away at his home on East Main street at 7:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, August 2nd, 1911. His death was the result of the gradual dissolution of old age, though the end was hastened by a stroke of paralysis twenty-four hours before the end. For several years past he had been very feeble and had been unable to do active work for almost ten years. In his youth he had possessed a strong constitution and had lived a life of constant activity, which gave him a vitality that made him appear, until the last few years, much younger than he actually was.

The funeral was held at the late residence of the deceased Sunday afternoon conducted jointly by Rev. J. F. Black, of the Metho¬dist Episcopal church, and Dr. A. J. Meek, of the Baptist church, and was attended by a very large number of the friends and relatives of the deceased, attesting well the esteem in which he was held after his long life of useful toil and upright conduct. The interment was made in the Reynoldsville cemetery, directed by Hughes & Fleming. The floral tribute was very large and beautiful.

William K. Marshall was born in Butler, Butler county, Pa., November 23, 1829, and was 81 years, 8 months, and 9 days old at the time of his death. In his earlier years he was interested in the lumber business, and later moved to Jefferson county, with his wife, to whom he was married at Brookville, Pa., in 1854. At Rathmel he was interested in farming and later left the farm and was employed by the coal company, with whom he stayed until too old to do further work. In recent years he had lived at ease at his home on Main street, enjoying the evening of life in well earned leisure.

Mr. Marshall was a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, and also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, living a pure christian life at all times. No man was more highly esteemed than he or enjoyed the confidence of those who knew him best to a greater degree.

To Mr. and Mrs. Marshall twelve children were born, three of whom, all daughters, preceded the father into the Eternal World. The surviving sons and daughters, all grown to maturity, are as follows: George K. Marshall, of Rathmel; John L. Marshall, of Rathmel; Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Seeley, of Spivey, Kansas; William F. Marshall, of Toronto, Canada; Frank Marshall, of Carson, Washington;

Mrs. Margaret Rhoades, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Kate Heffner, of Rey¬noldsville; Earl Marshall, of Soldier; and Guy Marshall, of Reynolds¬ville. There are also forty-four grandchildren and seventeen great-¬grandchildren. Mr. Marshall is also survived by his wife and one brother and sister, Elisha Marshall, of Parker, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Turk, of Parker, Pa.

Those who attended the funeral from a distance were as follows: Elisha Marshall and daughter Emma of Parker; Henry Turk and sister Anna of Parker; Charles Sprankle and wife of Punxsutawney; Clinton S. Hartman and wife of Punxsutawney; Mrs.John Goodyear and son Harvey of DuBois; William McIntosh and wife of DuBois; Harry Bryan and sister of Dubois; George McLeand (sic; McClelland?), William Rumbarger, John McIntosh, and Roy Marshall, of DuBois; Mrs. Margaret Rhoades, of Pittsburgh, who was also here before her father's death; and Lloyd Marshall of Clarion.

From "The Volunteer", Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
09 August 1911

Wm K. Marshall Died Wednesday in Reynoldsville
Revs. J. F. Black and A. J. Meek Officiated at Funeral on Sunday p.m.

William Kelker Marshall died at his home on East Main Street, Reynoldsville, Pa., on Wednesday, August 2, 1911, at 6:50 o'clock, p.m., of paralysis. Funeral services were held on the following Sunday at 2 o'clock pm, and were conducted by Rev. J. F. Black, pastor of the Reynoldsville M. E. Church, assisted by Dr. A. J. Meek, pastor of the Reynoldsville Baptist church. Interment in the Reynoldsville cemetery. Considerably over a score of friends and relatives were in attendance from Punxsutawney, Clarion, DuBois and Parker.

Mr. Marshall was born in Butler, Pa, November 22, 1830 (sic). He married Miss Anna Mary Rumbarger in Brookville on February 9, 1854. They came to Reynoldsville about 1870. He was the father of twelve children, of whom six were sons and six were daughters. Three of the daughters are now dead. The names of the nine now living are the following: George and John Marshall, of Rathmel, Mrs. Elizabeth Seeley, of Spivey, Kan, Wm. Marshall, of Toronto, Canada, Mrs. Margaret Rhodes, of Pittsburg, Frank Marshall, of Carmo (sic), Wash., Mrs. (sic) Guy Marshall and Mrs. Kate Heffner, of Reynoldsville, Earl Marshall, of Soldier.

The deceased was a hard worker. For many years he was a lumberman and a long time was a farmer. During the last ten years he had worked but little. He was a member of the P. O. S. of A. Lodge.
Family links: 
  John Marshall (1803 - 1889)
  Charlotte Kelker Marshall (1800 - 1854)
  Anna Mary Rumbarger Marshall (1838 - 1924)
  Leila Gertrude Marshall*
  George Kelker Marshall (1856 - 1941)*
  John Leathers Marshall (1857 - 1937)*
  Mary Lovina Marshall Hartman (1862 - 1892)*
  William Frederick Marshall (1864 - 1945)*
  Henry Frank Marshall (1867 - 1922)*
  Alice Kate Marshall Heffner (1873 - 1950)*
  Laura Eva Marshall (1874 - 1897)*
  Earl Jay Marshall (1878 - 1941)*
  Guy Ralph Marshall (1884 - 1965)*
  Mary Ann Marshall Turk (1827 - 1915)*
  William Kelker Marshall (1829 - 1911)
  John Truby Marshall (1832 - 1898)*
  Samuel Thome Marshall (1834 - 1902)*
  Elisha Robinson Marshall (1837 - 1912)*
  Henry M. Marshall (1840 - 1864)*
  Frederick Augustus Marshall (1843 - 1854)*
*Calculated relationship
Reynoldsville Cemetery
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 5, in a grave marked by 29 of his descendants in 2007
Maintained by: Burke Stoughton
Originally Created by: Kelly Marshall
Record added: Mar 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10619609
William Kelker Marshall
Added by: Kelly Marshall
William Kelker Marshall
Added by: Kelly Marshall
William Kelker Marshall
Added by: Kelly Marshall
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