William Edward "Ed" Marshall


Born: 25 Oct 1869 in Iowa, USA

Died: 1 Oct 1934 in Jones County, South Dakota, USA

Father: William Marshall (? – ?)

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Anna Mary Williams (c. 1875 – 1923)

Married: Abt 1893 in ?

Child: Veta Mary Marshall (c. 1894 – 1927)

Child: Ethel Caroline Marshall (1895 – 1995)

Child: Anna E. Marshall (c. 1900 – )

Child: Dorotha Margaret Marshall (1905 – )

Child: Osbion A. Marshall (c. 1908 – )

Child: Edward J. Marshall (c. 1908 – )

Child: Frank Marshall ( – )

Child: Donald Marshall ( – )


William homesteaded in Lyman County with his wife and family, arriving in Presho on 7 Feb 1906. There was little space in town and they slept on makeshift accommodations in the hotel. The next day was blustery, with snow beginning to fall. It made for a cold ride for the family to the road house managed by John England, about eleven miles northwest of Presho. The next day, Ed hired Mr. England to take them to Aaron Lancaster, William's uncle.

The family stayed with Aaron until their freight could be hauled from Pierre (Hughes County, South Dakota) and the new home could be built for the Marshalls on their quarter section homestead.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Apr 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to name]
Private (Spear Birth and Death Dates Notebook)
Handwritten pages, many hands, many inks. Fragile binding and paper, but with numerous names and dates of birth or death. [applies to name, birth, death]
Proving Up: Jones County History
Book and Thimble Club; Murdo, S.D., 1969 (Printed by Pischel Yearbooks, Inc.) [applies to name, death, marriage, notes]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

From an unknown paper's obituary for W. Ed. Marshall, William may have died in Chamberlain (Brule County, SD), buried in Draper Cemetery in Draper (Jones County, SD).

"Proving Up: Jones County History" indicates William died on 2 Oct.