Selected Families and Individuals



Obituary (from newspaper of Thursday, 11 Sept. 1997):  CLAYTON---Paul E. Marshall, 77, of 235 Frontenac Blvd., died Wednesday evening at Edward John Noble Hospital-Samaritan, Alexandria Bay, where he had been a patient since May 16.

   Mr. Marshall was employed by Niagara  Mohawk Power Corp. from December 1946 until retiring as a line foreman in December 1981.

    Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Clayton, son of James W. and Anna L. Mulcahy Marshall, he graduated from St. Mary's High School.

    An Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 14th Armored Division from Feb. 13, 1943, until Dec. 4, 1945.  He then served with the Army Air Force Reserves until March 25, 1957, retiring at the rank of captain.  During his military
service, he had been a radio instructor, communications officer, navigator, and adminstrative officer.

    He married Betty M. Grant on Dec. 31, 1947, in St. Vincent de Paul rectory, Cape Vincent, with the Rev. Patrick B. Riley officiating.

    A communicant of St. Mary's Church, he had been a member of the Clayton Knights of Columbus Council 350 since 1938.  He was a member of Colon-Couch American Legion Post 821 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a
former member of Watertown Elks Lodge 496.

    Surviving besides his wife are a son, Capt. Paul E. Marshall Jr., Clayton; three daughters, Mrs. James (Nancy A.) Carefoot, Kirkland, Wash., Mrs. Russell (Catherine A.) Main, Avon, and Mrs. Thomas (Martha J.) Millett, Alexandria Bay; a
brother, James L. "Babe," Seneca Falls; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Doris) Kendall, Clayton; eight grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Two sisters, Marjorie DeMino and Catherin Girard, died before him.

Alvera J. "Sis" GUSHLAW

Obituary (from Thousand Islands Sun of 26 Nov. 1996): CLAYTON---Alvira "Sis" Murdock, 58, 529 Merrick Street, died Nov. 23, at the Samaritan Medical Center where she was admitted on Friday.

    There will be a graveside service at the Clayton Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph DeGroote, pastor of the Clayton United Metodist Church, officiating.  There will be no calling hours.

    Donations may be made to the Clayton Ambulance Fund.

    She is survived by five brothers, Athol "Stub" Gushlaw, Alton "Butch" Gushlaw and Herman Gushlaw, all of Clayton; Ferris Gushlaw, Ashby, Mass.; Rudolph Gushlaw, Shirley, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Albert (Myrtle) Allard, Ashburnham, Mass.;
several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Born July 17, 1938 in North Bangor, the daughter of Herman and Marjorie Trim Gushlaw, she was educated in Clayton schools.  A marriage to Frank Kirkland ended in divorce.  She married John W. Murdock, Aug. 7, 1991, in Clayton.  Mr. Murdock
died Apr. 7, 1993.

    Mrs. Murdock worked as a cook in Clayton area restaurants, most recently the Thousand Islands Inn in Clayton.

   She was a member of the United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed crafts, especially doll making and knitting, and was an avid bingo player.