Friday, April 7, 2017

Emma Marsh


Donalda Marsh Jones, wife of George. Frank Jones, farmer and carpenter, of Angola/LoveCreek, Camp Arrowhead Road, Marshtown, was very good friend of my mother, Edith Corkran Howeth. My respect for Donalda is reason enough that I record the following data of her mothers death.

Thursday, September 21, 1922, Denver Post, Denver Colorado. “Mrs Emma F. Marsh, Mother of Denver city Attorney, Dead”

Mrs Emma F. Marsh, mother of City Attorney James Alfred Marsh is dead at her homein Lewes, Delaware, according to word received by Mr. Marsh from his sister.
Mrs Marsh, who was 65 years old died suddenly, according to the telegram announcing her
death. She was the widow of Samuel Paynter Marsh who died in 1920.
Beside the city attorney, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Jones of Lewes, Delaware and Mrs, noble Palmer of Sweethall, Virginia, survive.

Emma Florence McIlvain was born 4 January 1854, Indian River Hundresd, Sussex county, Delaware to Alfred and Harriet Jane Perry McIlvain. She died 16 September 1922 and is buried in Conley Chapel Cemetery, Angola. Emma a descendant of the Sussex pioneer Peery family

26 December 1878 she married Samuel Paynter Marsh, born Indian River, Sussex County, Delaware, to John Patrick Wilson Marsh and his wife Mary Paynter Marsh. Samuel was a grandson of the well respected Dr. Joseph H. Marsh. Jr., who had a medical practice in the Lewes and Angola area for many years.

Emma and Samuel had seven children; James Alfred, born 25 October 1879 in at Lewes, married Laura Joseph in Delaware, became a lawyer, and city attorney of Denver, Colorado, where his died 25 March 1946 ; Samuel Perry , born 1882, was a telegraph operator, died of consumption at age 25, in 1907 ; Mary E. Marsh born 1883 , married Nobel Palmer and resided in Sweethall, Virginia ; Harriet E. born 1887 , died at age 22 of TB, in 1909 ; Herschel M. born 1888, no records ; Donalda T. , born 1891, married George Frank Jones, farmer and carpenter, and owned a farm on Camp Arrowhead road, at an area once known as Marshtown, situated on Love Creek. They also owned property in Rehoboth Beach along the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal, where Frank built rental cabins for summer visitors. They were very good friends of our Howeth family for many years. Last was Ruth born 1895, only lived three years.

Thursday, September 21, 1922, Denver Post, Denver, Colorado,, and,

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