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Edward O. Marsh (1869-?)
Born in Penn., raised in Bloomfield, Ohio. High school principal in Bay City.

Educators of Michigan, Biographical Sketches and Portraits, of the Teaching Profession, 1894


Edward O. Marsh, a recent addition to Michigan's teaching force, Principal of the High School at Bay City, was born on a farm near Pittsburg, Penn. He received his grammar and high school education at Bloomington, Ill., where his father had located in 1870. Deciding at once to make teaching his profession, and realizing the importance of a college training, Mr. Marsh, like many another prospective educator, temporarily made of the ends a means taught a village school near his home to assist in securing the necessary money to enable attendance at college. In '89, during his senior year in the University of Michigan, a bronchial affections resulted in his removal to California and thence to Arizona. He remained four years in the West, the first engaged as city editor of the Tucson Star, the last three in his chosen profession. His name was soon well known in educational circles, active work in institutes and papers read before teachers' conventions assisted in giving him local reputation that resulted in a call from Phoenix to consider a vacancy in the Superintendency at that place; but finding himself again in possession of good health, and unwilling to delay longer the completion of his college work he returned to Ann Arbor in '93 and was graduated A. B. He was at once elected to the Superintendency at Schoolcraft, but resigned to accept the principal-ship tendered him at Bay City. Mr. Marsh is married and has two children. While in the West he was prominently identified with the Knights of Pythias, having attained the rank of Past Chancellor in that order.

Note: High school referenced in Bay City, would be Eastern High School which was located on the n. w. corner of Columbus and Madison avenues.

Additional Notes.

    1857 Ohio Marriages: Stark.

  • I certify that on the 22 day of March, 1857, Daniel B. Marsh and Mary A. Sell were legally joined in marriage by a Minister M. E. Church Andrew Huston.

    1889 Michigan Births: Jackson City, Jackson.

  • Margory Marsh, born June 19, 1899, daughter of Edward D. Marsh, b. Penn. and Agnes Marsh, b. Mich.

    1880 Census: Bloomfield, IL.

  • Marsh, D. B. - b. 1834 OH
  • Mary, wife b 1835 OH
  • Cora, dau. - b. 1859 OH
  • Viola, dau. - b. 1863 OH
  • Eddie, son b. 1868 PA
  • Howard, son b. 1871 IL
  • Leslie, son b. 1876 IL

    1913 Directory: Patternson's American Education.

  • Jackson, Mich. - City superintendent, Edward O. Marsh.

    1920 Census: Jackson, Mich.

  • Marsh, Edward O. - b. 1869 PA
  • Agnes C., wife b. 1870 Wisc.
  • Phil L., son b. 1892 AZ
  • Marjorie M., dau. - b. 1900 Mich.
  • Haak, Mary b. 1881 Iowa
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Edward O. Marsh

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People Referenced
Haak, Mary
Huston, Andrew
Marsh, Agnes Mrs. (wife)
Marsh, Cora (sis)
Marsh, Daniel B. (father)
Marsh, Edward O. (subject)
Marsh, Howard (bro)
Marsh, Leslie (bro)
Marsh, Marjorie (dau)
Marsh, Phil L. (son)
Marsh, Viola (sis)
Sell, Mary A. (mother)
Subjects Referenced
Ann Arbor, MI
Bay City, MI
Bloomfield, IL
Eastern High School
Jackson, MI
Pittsburg, PA
Stark, OH
Tucson, AZ
Univ. of Mich.
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