Biography - Charles Marshall

CHARLES MARSHALL, a well-known citizen of Cache Township, Johnson County, was born in Kentucky, September 17, 1863. He is a son of Robert M. and Elizabeth (Foreman) Marshall, both natives of Kentucky. Robert M. Marshall was the son of Martin P. and Eliza Marshall, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Kentucky. Martin P. Marshall was a lawyer and a farmer, and was successful in both callings. At his death, in 1881, he was eighty-six years old. Robert M. Marshall, father of Charles, was a graduate of Yale College, and also studied law. He located in Rock Island, Ill., and practiced there a number of years. From Rock Island he went to Kentucky and purchased land in Mason County, near Maysville, the county seat. He now has a tract of nine hundred acres there, and follows agriculture and stock-raising.
Charles Marshall remained at home until he was twenty-one years old. He is a graduate of the Lebanon Normal College, in Warren County, Ohio, where he was a student for three years. He learned civil engineering, but on account of failing health, decided on a change of occupation. William Foreman, his grandfather on his mother's side, owned a large tract of land in Illinois, and young Marshall came to this State to take charge of the farm and conduct the business. This he did in a most satisfactory manner for six years, and in 1892 he purchased the entire tract, consisting of eleven hundred and eighty-five acres, all in Johnson County. His house is on section 36, Cache Township, and is one of the best in the community. Here he follows agricultural pursuits, making a specialty of thorough-bred horses, cattle and hogs. His favorite breed of cattle is the Durham, and he has a very fine herd of this kind of animals. Mr. Marshall is a courteous and genial gentleman, and though yet a young man, he is one of the most progressive and successful farmers in the county. He was married February 26, 1890, to Effie Williams, who was born in Johnson County, October 20, 1870. Her parents were both natives of Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall have two children, Elizabeth F. and Robert M. Mr. Marshall is a Democrat and an Odd Fellow. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Extracted 16 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from 1893 Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, pages 524-525.

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