Charles S. Marshman

Charles S. Marshman was born in Chicago, June 29, 1885. He is the only son of John and Mattie E. Marshman, the father being a native of Indiana and the mother having been born in New York state. John Marshman located at Whitehall, Michigan in the year 1874 and engaged in the lumber business until his death in 1889 at the age of thirty-four years. Three years after his death the mother married again, this time to Rev. H. D. Inman. He died in 1900 and Mrs. Inman now resides with her son in Grand Rapids, being seventy-six years of age. She came to Whitehall, Michigan, in 1862 with her parents, George and Elizabeth (Law) Bartholomew. He was a veteran of the Civil war under General Grant and went all through the Mississippi river campaign as an aide. They both lived at Whitehall until their death a number of years ago. Charles S. Marshman, subject of this article attended the public schools at Whitehall, graduating from Whitehall high school, June 23, 1900. He then worked in the Eagle tannery for a couple of years and later put in two years in a machine shop. In 1904 he came to Grand Rapids and filled different positions until 1909 when he entered the railroad Y. M. C. A. work, staying in that until January, 1912, then entering upon his present line of activity, the general insurance business, specializing in fire and casualty lines. Mr. Marshman is a member of York Lodge No. 410, F. & A. M. and Grand Rapids Lodge No. 2, Knights of Pythias. He also belongs to the Masonic Country Club. June4 27, 1912, he married Miss Frances Mildred Thompson, a native of Grand Rapids and daughter of Elmer R. and Elizabeth (Graves) Thompson. To them was born a daughter, Marian Elizabeth, on March 20, 1918. The Marshmans are members of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and Mrs. Marshman is very active in the various ladies’ societies of the church and an ardent worker in the Sunday school

Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 24 March 2005