Biography of Arthur B. Marsh
Marion County, IA Biographies





Arthur B. Marsh, a farmer and stock raiser owning and operating two hundred and ten acres in Knoxville township, is a native son of that township, his birth occurring in the Daniel Marsh home on section 9 on the 28th of July, 1858. A sketch of his father, Daniel Marsh, is found elsewhere in this work.

Arthur B. Marsh has resided in Knoxville township during his whole life and since 1885 has lived upon the farm which is now his home, comprising two hundred and ten acres on sections 8 and 9. His early training as an agriculturist upon the homestead prepared him well for operating his farm and since reaching maturity he has continued to devote his time to the cultivation of the soil and the raising of stock. He is alert and enterprising and well deserved success rewards his industry.

On the 14th of April, 1885, Mr. Marsh was married to Miss Jennie Courtney, who was born in Ohio, January 13, 186o, a daughter of Thomas and Mahala Courtney. The mother, who was born in 1832, is still living at Pleasantville, but the father has passed away. Mrs. Marsh died on the 28th of September, 1911, leaving two children. Ira, born on the 10th of October, 1889, married Miss Artie Brouse, of Knoxville, by whom he has two children, Doris and an infant. Daniel E., born on the 7th of November, 1891, married Miss Carrie Long, a daughter of B. M. Long, a farmer of Knoxville township. The first born, Chester, whose birth occurred on the 21st of April, 1886, died on the loth of May, 1909.

Mr. Marsh is a republican and is stanch in his support of the policies and candidates of that organization, believing that its success at the polls means the welfare of the country. He has served as township trustee and as school director and is at all times interested in the community welfare. Fraternally he belongs to the Masons, holding membership in the lodge at Knoxville. Since pioneer times the name of Marsh has been intimately associated with the agricultural development of Marion county and the subject of this review has by his successful and upright life added to the esteem in which the family is held here.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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