Biography of Joseph C. Marsh
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JOSEPH C. MARSH, one of the enter prising business men of the county, was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, January 1, 1852, and is a son of Nelson and Rocelia (Taylor) Marsh: the father was born in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, in 1827, arid his wife was also a native of the "Keystone" State. Our subject was the eldest of a family of seven children; he was only five years of age when his parents removed to Wisconsin; here he passed his youth, acquiring his education in the common schools and at Oskaloosa (Iowa) College; he was one of the early educators, having taught both in Clark County, Wisconsin, and in Iowa. After following this profession for a number of years he turned his attention to the lumber business, and in 1882 put in operation saw mills both at Heathville and Spokeville, this county; this industry has flourished under his wise direction, and he now owns an extensive mill at Spokeville in which many building materials are manufactured. It is indeed gratifying to see energy and industry thus rewarded. in addition to his milling interests, Mr. Marsh owns a mercantile business at Spokeville, and is also Postmaster of the place. He has occupied several public offices, displaying always that ability and sound judgment which have characterized his private dealings. He affiliates with the Republican party and belongs to Master Lodge, No. 163, A. F. & A. M.

Mr. Marsh was wedded to Miss Amy E. Covey, July 20, 1884, at Maple Works, Clark County, Wisconsin. She was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, in 1865, and is a daughter of Martin and Mary Covey. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh are the parents of one child, Martie, aged two years.

By a former marriage Mr. Marsh had three children: Hattie, Anna and Ray.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.