The Frank and Sarah Jane Marshall Family, taken when they were living in Hood River, Oregon, in about 1909. From the left: Eugene, Forrest, Frank, Eva, Sarah Jane holding the baby Leslie, and Bertha. The four older children were born in Garrett County, Maryland; and Leslie was born in Hood River, before the family moved to Carson, Washington.
Eugene, Forrest and Eva Marshall, about 1904, in Maryland before the family moved West.
Henry Frank Marshall (1867-1922) was born on Christmas Day 1867 in Washington Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, where his father was a lumberman in what were still the virgin forests of Pennsylvania. He was named for his father's younger brother, Henry Marks Marshall (1842-1864), a Union soldier who died a prisoner of war in Andersonville, Georgia; and for his mother's brother, Franklin B. Rumbarger, a sharpshooter for the Union Army. Frank Marshall was the first son born to the Marshall Family after the Civil War ended.
Henry Frank Marshall as a young man. The photo was taken in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, where the family lived from 1878 until the death of his father (1911) and his mother (1924). This picture was kept in the family of Frank's brother Will (William Frederick Marshall, 1864-1945). Will was the brother just older than Frank. There were twelve children in the Marshall family--six sons and six daughters.
As a young man, Frank Marshall went to West Virginia to live and work with a maternal uncle, Jacob Leathers Rumbarger, in Rumbarger’s lumbering business near Dobbin, Grant County, West Virginia. There he met Sarah Jane (Sadie) Wilkins.
Sarah (Sadie) Jane Wilkins Marshall, daughter of Joseph Henry Wilkins and Irena Inez Strawderman of Hardy County, West Virginia. She and Frank were married in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, on 23 January 1893. Their children were born in Garrett County Maryland. A look at the map shows that this part of West Virginia and Maryland are contiguous, and almost directly south of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. In Garrett County, they weren't far from their Wilkins, Strawderman or Rumbarger kin; and they were a half-day's train ride from the Marshalls in Reynoldsville.
Sarah [Sadie] Jane Wilkins Marshall
Sadie Wilkins Marshall
Henry Frank Marshall (1867-1922) in his apple orchards at Hood River, Oregon. The Marshalls lived at Hood River from 1908-1910, when they moved to Carson, Skamania County, Washington. Their son Leslie was born at Hood River; the older children were born in Garrett County, Maryland, and the younger children in Carson.
Another photo of Frank Marshall, in his apple orchards at Hood River, Oregon
Marshall children at the Hood River, Oregon, apple orchards (1908-1910); note the chickens and the stack of fire wood.
The Marshalls at home in Carson, Washington, about 1912-1913. See next photo for a close-up of the family.
Close-up of the family on their front porch of their home in Carson--see previous photograph. From the left: Sadie with Eva standing behind her; Forrest; Eugene; Leslie, Bertha, and Frank. We can date this photo by guessing that Leslie is about 3 or 4--1912 or 1913.
The Marshall Home in Carson. Note the two children (a boy and a girl) on the porch; a boy standing beside the second fence post from the left; a girl peeking from behind the third fence post; and an adult male--Frank? Eugene?--standing to the right of this girl, near the circular outbuilding--a corncrib?
The Marshall Family on the way home from a campout and huckleberry picking.
Walter, Alene and Bertha Marshall (left to right).
Marshall Children's Picnic: Walter, Bertha, Alene and Leslie (left to right).
Marshall Family Outing. In the foreground: Bertha, Leslie and Forrest.
Walter, Bertha, Alene and Leslie Marshall (from left to right).
A Marshall Family Picnic, with Sadie Marshall seated at the left fron. To her right are Walter, Bertha, Alene and Leslie. Other persons in the photo are unknown to us. Thanks to Judy Ingram Tebbs for identifying persons in this series of six "outdoor" family photos.
Eugene Frederick Marshall (28 April 1895 to 8 December 1956). He was the oldest child of Frank and Sadie Marshall and was born in Garrett County, Maryland, before the family moved West.
Eugene Frederick Marshall. The name "Frederick" is a common Marshall family name, having been passed five generations from Frederick Rohrer, Jr., first husband of Catharina Truby Rohrer Marshall (1764-1806), to Eugene's generation.
From the left: Forrest Henry Marshall); Henry FRANK Marshall, seated (father of these brothers); and in his WW I uniform, Eugene Frederick Marshall; Carson, Washington
Eugene F. Marshall, World War I soldier. Do family members know if Eugene served in Europe during the war?
Eugene F. Marshall, WW I soldier.
Eugene F. Marshall, on the left, with WW I comrades. Notice the pipes!
Eugene Marshall in civilian clothes--at the family home in Carson?
The Eugene Marshall Family: from the left, Robert Eugene Marshall, Janet Elizabeth Marshall, Elizabeth Ellen Tookey Marshall, and Eugene Frederick Marshall. Thanks to Amy Marshall Lyall for sharing this photo.
Eva Irene Marshall Brockman (1897-1963). Eva's Aunt Laura "Eva" Marshall had died three weeks before Eva's birth in 1897; and her father Frank traveled from West Virginia to Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, for his sister's funeral. The name "Irene" came from Sarah Jane's grandmother Wilkins--Irene Inez Strawderman Wilkins.
Laura Eva Marshall (1874-1897) was a younger sister of Frank Marshall, and the aunt after whom he and Sadie named their first daughter, Eva. She was born in Rathmel, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and died in Reynoldsville at her family's home on East Main Street, at Cool Spring Hollow. Laura was a school teacher and was active in the Epworth League of the Reynoldsville Methodist Episcopal Church. She died of "catarrh of the stomach and inflammatory rheumatism" at age 22, just a few weeks before the birth of her niece, Eva Irene Marshall. Her memory was kept alive not only in Eva Marshall's name, but also through another niece and namesake, Laura Heffner Wilson, who gave me this photograph to keep for the family.
Eva Marshall Brockman was the second child and first daughter of Frank and Sadie Marshall. She was born in Garrett County, Maryland, before the family moved West
Eva's daughter Helen shared this photo and the next, with the information that her mother worked for a time as a waitress at the Hotel Powers in Powers, Oregon (south of Myrtle Point).
Eva Irene Marshall, with a friend on the porch of the Hotel Powers.
Eva Marshall Brockman
Ernest Brockman (1893-1948), husband of Eva Marshall
Ernest Brockman with children Helen and Robert
Ernest Brockman, fisherman
Eva Marshall Brockman, visiting the home of her sister Bertha Marshall Ingram in White Salmon, Washington.
A first grandchild! Helen Brockman is visiting her Marshall grandparents in 1920. Here she is held by her Grandfather Marshall.
And here, her Uncle Walter (aged about 8) takes a turn holding his first niece, under the watchful eye of Aunt Bertha (left).
Then Aunt Bertha Marshall takes her turn in front of the camera with Helen.
Forrest Henry Marshall (1902-1968) was the fourth child and second son of the Marshalls. He was born in Maryland before the move West. This photo dates most likely to 1963--see the larger picture of Forrest and four of his siblings toward the end of this collection.
Forrest H. Marshall (about 1909) and apparently not happy with having this family photograph made. It's a close-up from the first picture in this collection, above.
1957 photo of Forrest Marshall with fishing buddy Jerry D. Shepherd. In 2004, Jerry shared the memory that Sadie Wilkins made the best peach pies he ever tasted. He served as a pall bearer at Forrest's funeral. Thanks to Jerry's daughter, Julie Lynn Shepherd-Schall, for this photo.
Forrest Marshall, close-up from previous photo. He never married, although he was engaged most of his adult life to Carson resident Anna Zurcher. They were life-long friends, partners and companions. Anna is remembered as a master gardner. Those who knew Forrest recall him as a person who provided financial assistance to young people of the village for their education.
Is this Forrest Marshall? Or his younger brother Walter?
Bertha Virginia Marshall (1906-2000), at Powers, Oregon--south of Myrtle Point. Her sister Eva Marshall worked as a waitress at the Powers Hotel--see previous photos. Bertha was the fifth child and third daughter of the Marshall family.
Bertha Marshall and her younger brother, Walter; a cropped image from a larger family picnic photo.
Bertha Marshall with her youngest sister, Alene, at the Marshall home in Carson, Washington.
Bertha Virginia Marshall (aged 25) and her husband Aubert Nathaniel Ingram (aged 33) at the time of their marriage in 1931.
Bertha Marshall Ingram and husband Aubert, with granddaughter Sarah Ann Tebbs.
Aubert Ingram, husband of Bertha Marshall.
Aubert and Bertha Marshall Ingram, about 1975. They were the parents of Judith Ingram Tebbs and Ronald A. Ingram.
Leslie Ray Marshall (1908-1992) was the sixth child and third son of the Marshalls. He was the only child born during their time in Hood River, Oregon. He was twice married; he and his first wife Bea were the parents of Patty Marshall (1938-1947).
Leslie Marshall and daughter Patty at Mosquito Lakes Guard Station, Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Bea, Leslie and Patty Marshall--a rare photo of this young family in happier days, before the child's death. Do family members know where they were living during this time, and what work Leslie did?
Patricia Marshall (1938-1947), the only child of Leslie Ray Marshall and his wife Bea.
Family members gathered for the sad occasion of the funeral of little Pattry Marshall (1947). She is buried at Fisher's Landing Cemetery, Clark County, Washington. For an online record of her grave, please go to www.findagrave.com and search under her name in Washington state. This photograph shows Leslie and Bea in the front row, with Judy Ingram to their left and Alene Steve to their right. In the back row: Ruby Marshall, Eva Brockman, unknown person, Bertha Ingram, Aubert Ingram, Walter Marshall, and two unknown women.
Leslie R. Marshall and his second wife, Myrtle (Polly) Meaghers (1913-1998). The year is 1983, and they are at the wedding of Russ and Tammy Ingram; Russ is Leslie's grandnephew, the grandson of his sister Bertha Marshall Ingram.
Another photo of Leslie and Polly Marshall. Where did they make their home?
Walter Gilbert Marshall, as a child in Carson, Washington. Walter was the seventh child and fourth son of the Marshalls. He was two and a half years older than his sister Alene, the youngest child of the family.
Walter Gilbert Marshall (1912-1995) in his World War II army uniform. He served in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands during the war.
Walter Gilbert Marshall and wife Ruby Brown Marshall (1904-1997).
Walter G. Marshall at home on Ivanhoe Street, North Portland, Oregon. He and his wife Ruby were married in 1945/6 and made their home in Portland beginning in 1948. Walter was a machine operator in woolen and plywood mills and lived to be 83 years old. He and Ruby had no children. They are buried in the Willamette National Cemetery.
Alene Marshall (born 5 June 1914), with dog friend in Carson, Washington. Alene was the eighth child and fourth daughter of the Marshall family. Perhaps Alene remembers the name of this dog? Was it a family pet, or just "visiting" for the photo? [Was the dog's name Teddy?]
Alvin W. Steve (1914-1962) holding daughter Sandra, with his wife Alene Marshall Steve; Vancouver, Washington
Alene Marshall Steve at the home of her sister Bertha Marshall Ingram, White Salmon, Washington.
Alene and Alvin Steve at a Pacific Ocean beach; cousins Dave Marshall and Shirley Holdsworth swear that this is Waikiki Beach near Ilwaco, Washington.
Alene Marshall Steve
Sisters Alene Marshall Steve and Bertha Marshall Ingram, on either side of their cousin Naomi Wilkins Herman (a niece of Sarah Wilkins Marshall); Portland, about 1989.
Marshall siblings, about 1963, gathered (perhaps) for the funeral of their sister Eva Marshall Brockman. From the left: Leslie Marshall, Alene Marshall Steve, Forrest Marshall, Bertha Marshall Ingram, and Walter Marshall.
The grave marker of Henry Frank Marshall and Sarah Jane Wilkins; Carson Community Cemetery, Carson, Washington. It would be great if a family member could get a photo of this marker in the morning, when the sun is shining on it!
The gravestone of Marshall daughter Edna May, in the Bayard Cemetery, Grant County, West Virginia. At this point, we have no photo of this child. She was born 19 July 1899 and died 23 May 1904. She's buried with her Wilkins grandparents. Many thanks to Wilkins cousin Gary Herman, of Tallmadge, Ohio, for this picture.
Kelly Marshall with his grandfather's cousin Alene Marshall Steve and his father's second cousin, Helen Brockman Spratt, at a family gathering in Washington, August 2007. This was the first time in 100 years that members of the Marshall Family, East and West, had been together. Both Helen and Alene have the Marshall family's deep, brown eyes.
An emotional reunion, after many, many years, for Alene Marshall Steve and her niece, Helen Brockman Spratt. Helen is the daughter of Alene's oldest sister, Eva Marshall Brockman. Although they are aunt and niece, only five years separate them in age.
A moving moment, when Kelly Marshall shared with Alene Marshall Steve a photograph of her paternal grandfather, William Kelker Marshall, of Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania. Alene is the only surviving grandchild of 50 grandchildren of William and Anna Mary Rumbarger Marshall. Thanks to Alene's grandson Jeff Olson for this photo.
The engagement ring of Sarah Jane Wilkins Marshall, which she gave to her daughter Alene on her 18th birthday. Alene gave it to her daughter Sandra, who had the missing stone replaced--peridot, a pale green stone popular in the late 19th century. It's "modeled" here by Sarah's great-granddaughter, Kristen Olson Noel.
A family heirloom from the home of Sadie Wilkins Marshall, now kept by her granddaughter Judith Ingram Tebbs. It holds one of the many delicious dishes prepared for the "first" Frank and Sarah Jane Marshall Family Reunion in August 2007. A real treat for land-locked Ohio cousin Kelly Marshall was the grilled salmon, brought from icy Alaskan waters by host and commercial fisherman Brett Heller.
The Marshall Family Bible, held by granddaughters Judith Ingram Tebbs and Sandra Steve Wall in August 2007.
Descendants of Henry Frank Marshall and Sarah Jane Wilkins, with their cousin from the East, Kelly Marshall--a great-grandson of Frank's brother Earl J. Marshall; 19 August 2007, at the home of Deanna Olson Heller, a great-granddaughter of the Marshalls.
Another photo of Marshall Descendants, August 2007, at the Heller home in Washington State. Pictured here are the two oldest members of this clan--Alene Marshall Steve (back row, 3rd from the right), a daughter of Frank and Sarah Jane Marshall; and her niece, Helen Brockman Spratt (back row, right), a daughter of Alene's older sister Eva Marshall Brockman. Thanks to cousin Deanna Heller for this picture.
Lumberman William Kelker Marshall (1829-1911), born in Butler, Butler Co. PA, and died in Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co. PA. He was the father of Frank Marshall, who kept this photograph. W. K. Marshall was a grandson of our emigrant Irish ancestor, John Marshall (1761-1806).
Frank's mother, Anna Mary Rumbarger Marshall (1838-1924). She lived long enough to hear of her son Frank's death--certainly a great sadness in her last years. She was a third-generation descendant of Pennsylvania Germans, and her Rumbarger ancestors had been in this country since 1753.
The Wilkins Grandparents, Joseph Henry Wilkins (1853-1922) and Irena Inez Strawderman (1852-1933). Joseph (son of Joseph Henry Wilkins and Barbara Clem) was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died in Dobbin, Grant County, West Virginia. Irene was born in Hardy County, Virginia (now WV) and died, also, in Dobbin. They were married on 1 February 1874 in Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia, in the Strawderman home. They are buried in the Bayard Cemetery, Grant County, WV; and beside them lies their granddaughter, Edna May Marshall, daughter of Frank and Sadie.
Irene Inez Strawderman Wilkins (1852-1933) , mother of Sarah Jane Wilkins Marshall. Her parents were Nimrod Strawderman and Mary Ann (Polly) Fitzwater. The Strawdermans were from Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia.
"Mount Hood and Orchards of Hood River Valley, Oregon"
This photograph of early Carson was among those kept by the Marshall family. Is their farmhouse in this picture?
Another early view of Carson. These wooded hills and and the terrain would have been quite familiar--perhaps comforting?--to Frank and Sarah Jane, from their respective homes back in the Appalachian Mountains. The exceptions would be the high, snow-capped peaks and a great many more evergreens. The Appalachians mostly are covered with deciduous trees. Perhaps they missed the multi-colored autumns of their home places back East.