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Robert Claude MARSHALL

Male 1895 - 1926  (31 years)


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  • Name Robert Claude MARSHALL 
    Born 17 Jan 1895  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1926  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Suicide 
    Buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Richland Center, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      REFERENCES:

      1. Compiler: Family stories

      2. Wilma MOW FOLTZ, Four Seasons Trailer Court #94, 4th St., Rochester, IN 46975, cousin to Claude MARSHALL.

      3. Byron GILCHRIST, Uncle to compiler; former neighbor and friend to the George W. MARSHALL family; 1790 E. 54th St. #207; Indianapolis, IN 46220.

      4. Virgil GILCHRIST, dec'd father of compiler; former neighbor and close friend to the MARSHALL family.

      5. Obituary: Claude Marshall, 1926; Photocopy provided by Wilma FOLTZ.

      6. U.S. Census 1920 IN; Fulton Co.; Richland Twp.; ED #71; Sheet #1; #2/#2. MF #T625-433.

      (2) World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005:

      Name: Robert Claude Marshall
      County: Fulton
      State: Indiana
      Birthplace: Indiana; United States of America
      Birth Date: 17 Jan 1895
      Race: Caucasian (White)
      FHL Roll Number: 1503887
      Draft Board: 0
      Age: 22
      Occupation: Carpenter
      Nearest Relative: Not listed
      Height/Build: Tall/Slender
      Color of Eyes/Hair: Light Blue/Light Brown
      Signature: Robert Claude Marshall

      [Note by compiler: Claude claimed exemption from the draft on the ground of a "physical disability," but the claimed disability did not prevent him from serving in World War I.]

      (3) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1926, The News-Sentinel, Rochester, IN: Tombaugh House, 1997:

      Monday, April 19, 1926 . . .

      Claude MARSHALL, aged 31, residing on a farm near Walnut, Ind., committed suicide sometime between Saturday night at 11 o'clock and early Sunday morning.

      Failure to answer calls for breakfast Sunday morning caused the mother, Mrs. George MARSHALL, to investigate the delayed appearance of her son, Claude, and upon entering his bed room made the gruesome discovery. Death had resulted from slashing his throat from ear to ear with a razor.

      Mr. Marshall's rash act was attributed to ill health, he having been a sufferer of severe kidney trouble for the past fourteen months.

      At the outbreak of the U.S. in the world war, Marshall enlisted in the service and was assigned to Co. 45 C.A.C. Artillery which later embarked overseas and was in the great conflict for over four months. Marshall, however, escaped injury, and upon his return immediately took up his farming duties at his parents' farm near Walnut.

      Claude Marshall was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George MARSHALL, who with two brothers, Frank [MARSHALL] at home, and Lee [MARSHALL] of South Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah O'DELL of near Walnut, survive.

      The Leroy C. Shelton Post American Legion will have charge of the burial of their comrade. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Whippoorwill church with interment being made in adjacent cemetery.

      [NOTE: Robert Claude MARSHALL, Hdq Co CAC 45 Regt AEF, Jan. 17, 1895 - Apr. 17, 1926, bur in Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cem. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Richland Township].
    Person ID I22753  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Father George W. MARSHALL,   b. 14 Sep 1861, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1931, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lydia Lavina O'BLENIS,   b. 17 Jan 1873, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1951, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Oct 1891  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart