William Henry Pickering Marston


William Henry Pickering Marston
William Henry Pickering Marston
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Subjects: Civil War
Description: William Henry Pickering Marston

He was a soldier in the Civil War, where he was wounded making it necessary to remove eleven and a half inches of the tibia in one of his legs. Later, he founded the Amasa B. Watson Post, Grand Rapids, MI. He died while serving as postmaster of Fitzgerald, Georgia.

William Henry Pickering Marston was the son of Enoch Marston who lived near Boston, Massachusetts and Eleanor E. (Pickering), born in England. He was born at Barnstable, Massachusetts on May 28, 1842; his family then moved to New York City.

In 1870, he married Sarah Ann Sheriff of South Bend, Indiana. After her passing, he married Harriet L. Babcock on November 1884. Mr. Marston was a Republican and an amazing politician. He moved to Detroit where he became secretary to Governor Bagley, enrolling as engrossing clerk of the sate legislature. From November 1873 to August 1875, he was secretary to the State Board of Agriculture. He also served as register of deeds in Berrien county, editor and publisher of the Benton Harbor Palladieum, dealer of oil, and the manager of a refrigerator company. He moved to Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1895 where he became president and secretary of the Board of Education. He was a prominent fraternity man as a Mason, Odd Fellow, A.U.O.W., and the Owls. He was a postmaster at the time of his death on May 26, 1911.
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