Biography of Walker Marsh
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Marsh, Walker, deceased, was born in Vermont, November 4, 1810. His parents came to New York State when he was only six years of age. At the age of twenty three he married Caroline C. Winslow of Groton, and came to Etna to make a home where he lived over fifty years. He was a man of large information and extensive reading and commanded the respect and esteem of the whole community. Politically a Democrat, he was postmaster and acting postmaster over forty years, was many years justice of the peace, and town clerk. As secretary he virtually organized and perfected the Dryden and Groton Insurance Company, which has been a model for all subsequent organizations of that kind. His honor and probity were above reproach and his counsel and advice frequently sought by neighbors and friends. He died at the age of seventy six, leaving a widow and five children, three daughters, Misses May, Emiline and Sophie, Mr. George Marsh and Mr. Frank P. Marsh.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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