Pearl McDermott Marshall

Pearl McDermott Marshall

Birth
Attala County, Mississippi, USA
Death 4 May 1970 (aged 81)
Burial Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 75205269 · View Source
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Mrs. Pearl Marshall, talented local resident, was born in Attala County, but has lived in Quitman many years. Her poem, "The Grand Child," has been selected by the National Poetry Committee to be used in the 1936 edition of American Poets. Mrs. Marshall wrote:

Song of the Night

"I heard a song in the hush of night,
Sweetest of melody-moonlight bright,
Heavenly strains from a nearby tree,
The song of a bird in ecstasy,
Glorious bird, your song so rare,
I know it was God who perched you there,
Outside my window this night divine,
To comfort this lonely heart of mine.

Mrs. Pearl Marshall, Marks, composes and presents plays in the various towns of the county. Among these are "The Love Trail", a three act comedy; "Trials of a New Minister", a three act comedy and drama; and "Over the Garden Wall," a two act juvenile play.


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  • Created by: Sharon Fortner Wright
  • Added: 20 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75205269
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pearl McDermott Marshall (18 Aug 1888–4 May 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75205269, citing Marks Cemetery, Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Fortner Wright (contributor 47356606) .