Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Marstons in:
 • Marys Cemetery
 • Yolo
 • Yolo County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Henry Frances Marston, Sr
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: 1828, Wales
Death: Jan. 5, 1894
Woodland
Yolo County
California, USA

Henry Frances Marston was born in Gloucestershire, Wales. He and his first wife, Mary, and children Jane, 4 and Thomas, 2 deported Liverpool, England for America and landed in New Orleans November 1, 1850. He settled his family in Missouri, and farmed.

He ended up becoming a pioneer for Yolo County, as he set up and ran a successful farm when he moved his famiy west in the early 1860s. Mary died in 1868.

Henry worked for Mark Hopkins, railroad tycoon, supplying fruit to him from his farm. It is where he met Hopkins' maid, Catherine. They married on May 2, 1869. To them, they had four children, H.F. marston, Frances Collins, Nellie Marston Nelk, and John Joseph Marston.

By 1880, Henry had successfully acheived the "Californian Dream." His farm was assessed to be valued at $16,000, and not to mention he was the step-father of Timothy Nolan Hopkins, founder of Palo Alto and heir of Mark Hopkins. Not to bad for a man who didn't know how to read or write.

He died on January 5, 1894 at the age of 64, after suffering brain hemmoraging, a stroke.

Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Grandpa. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Marston (1797 - 1869)
  Mary Ann Smith Marston (1799 - 1874)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary E. Marston (1825 - 1868)*
  Catherine Fallon Nolan Marston (1834 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Jane Marston Armstrong (1846 - 1905)*
  Orson Pratt Marston (1850 - 1897)*
  Mary E. Marston Fox (1861 - 1882)*
  Frances Marston Collins (1869 - 1907)*
  Henry Frances Marston (1873 - 1919)*
  Nellie Marston Nelk (1874 - 1897)*
  John Joseph Marston (1877 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Marston (1824 - 1857)*
  Henry Frances Marston (1828 - 1894)
  John Henry Marston (1829 - 1909)*
  James W. Marston (1835 - 1892)*
  Joseph Smith Marston (1840 - 1888)*
  Lydia Ann Crigger Shultes Marston Tewksbury (1848 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marys Cemetery
Yolo
Yolo County
California, USA
Plot: Marston (2nd row facing county rd 98 by double sidewalk
 
Maintained by: Karen&Poodle
Originally Created by: JKW
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91897016
Henry Frances Marston, Sr
Added by: Karen&Poodle
 
Henry Frances Marston, Sr
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jill
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- R I P
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
We love you very much grandpa!!! Thank you for everything!!!Love your granddaughtersCathy, Ashley, Catie, Lisa
- Karen&Poodle
 Added: Dec. 31, 2012

- JKW
 Added: Jun. 14, 2012
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service