Marshall, Charles P., was born in La Fargeville, Jefferson county, N. Y., September 12, 1861, a son of Guvera
H. and Ellen Frances (Rood) Marshall. His father, a veteran of the Civil war, captain of Company G, 10th N. Y.
Heavy Artillery, at that time conducted a general store in La Fargeville. Mr. Marshall was educated in the schools
of his native place and at the Watertown Academy. After completing his education he followed an inherent artistic
temperament by learning the wood engraving profession, together with printing. In becoming proficient he removed
to New York city with the intention of pursuing his profession, but just at this time the half tone process was
invented and employment for the old process engravers became scarce. He, however, followed it with a fair success
for a short time, but finally returned to the drug business, his original vocation. After a period of two years
he returned to his town and began the study of photography in the Watertown studio of Arthur A. Johnson. Poisessed
of natural artistic ability, augmented by practical experience as an engraver, and in addition a druggist's knowledge
of chemistry, it will be seen that he was well fitted to enter the photographic profession. He continued with Mr.
Johnson in Watertown about two years, in the meantime having partial charge of the Cazenovia studio which was Mr.
Johnson's original studio. Later he purchased this business through his brother and has since continued it. He
was for a time associated with his brother, a landscape and portrait painter. An artistic temperament, combined
with originality of ideas, and energetic business ability, have placed Mr. Marshall in the vanguard of American
photographers, and without question he has gained a reputation national in its scope. Medals and diplomas of excellence
have been bestowed upon him from enviable sources, and he has been the originator of many pleasing designs in mounts
and prints which have been widely copied. His politics are Republican, but he has never held public office or been
active in party work. In 1885 Mr. Marshall married Martha C. Reynolds, daughter of Charles Morris Reynolds of De
Pauville, and one daughter has been born to them, Margaret Elizabeth Marshall.
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890
Madison County, NY
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