Selected Families and Individuals


Gerald Garnsey MARSHALL

Obituary (from newspaper of 30 Jan. 1984):  CLAYTON---Gerald G. Marshall, 83, Spicer Bay, former St. Lawrence River fishing guide, died Sunday morning in Edward John Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay, where he had been a patient for a week.

    The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Cummings Funeral Home, with Rev. Dale Austin, pastor of the Clayton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Spring burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Clayton
Volunteer Fire Department.

    There will be no calling hours.

    Survivors include his wife, Grace; a son, Edgar, Clayton; two daughters, Mrs. Louis (Mary Elaine) Costantino, Clayton, and Mrs. Geraldine Tagye, Clayton; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  A brother, Harold, died in 1968.

    Mr. Marshall was born in November 1900, on Grindstone Island, a son of Edgar and Gladys Garnsey Marshall.  He attended Grindstone Island and Clayton schools.

    He was married to Grace Ermine May in September 1923 in Clayton.

    Mr. Marshall was a fishing guide and ran the Spicer Bay Yacht Basin.

    He was a member of the Masons Lodge 296, Clayton, the Clayton Rifle Team, and the Clayton United Methodist Church.

Grace Ermine MAY

Obituary (from newspaper of Friday, 12 March 1992):  CLAYTON---Grace E. Marshall, 87, Spicer Bay Road, and Stuart, Fla., widow of Gerald G. Marshall, died at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday in Martin Memorial Hospital, Stuart.

    A committal service will be held in Clayton Cemetery in the spring with the Rev. Joseph A. DeGroote, pastor of Clayton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Further arrangements with the Cummings Funeral Home, Clayton, are incomplete.

    Contributions may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

    Surviving are a son, Edgar A. "Frip", Clayton; two daughters, Geraldine Tagye, Jensen Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Louis (Mary Elaine) Constantino, Clayton; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

    She was born May 1, 1905, in Clayton, a daughter of Alton and Bertha Ellis May.  She graduated from Clayton schools and attended Cazenovia Church.

    She married Gerald G. Marshall Sept. 22, 1923, at Clayton United Methodist Church.

    The couple operated the Spicer Bay Yacht Basin in Clayton for many years, and Mr. Marshall was also a fishing guide on the St. Lawrence River.  He died Jan. 29, 1984, at age 83.

    Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker and a member of Clayton United Methodist Church.


Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of 13 Dec. 1967):  CLAYTON---Harold H. Marshall, 62, of 321 John St., died Tuesday in the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, where he had been a patient since Dec. 6.  He had been in poor health seven

    The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home, Rev. Dean P. Shaw, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.

    Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 and on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith K. Pete Marshall; two sons, Gerald G., Clayton, and Harold D., Silver Springs, Md.; two grandchildren and a brother, Gerald G. Marshall, Clayton and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    Born April 9, 1905, at Clayton, the son of Edgar J. and Gladys M. Garnsey Marshall, he attended local schools and was an operating engineer of heavy construction equipment and a former employe of Lane Construction Company, Meriden, Conn.
For 15 years prior to his illness, he was a charter boatman and deep sea captain at Pompano Beach, Fla.

   He was a former parachute jumper, a member of Operating Engineers 832, Rochester, an exempt member of Clayton Volunteer department and a member of Clayton Methodist Church.


1  CMNT immigrated to the U.S. in 1900

Obituary from the Watertown Daily Times of 7 Oct. 1950:  CLAYTON--Mrs. Mary Forsythe Pritchard Parry, 81, widow of David W. Parry and a resident of the Clayton area for about 45 years, died Thursday at Morristown, N.J.  She moved from Clayton
about five years ago when her husband died.

    The body will arrive in Watertown today and be sent to the Cummings funeral home here where funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Clayton cemetery.

    Surviving are a son by her first marriage, Ernest O. Pritchard of Hackensack, N.J.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    Mrs. Parry was born in Bethesda, Wales, in August, 1869.  She came to this country in 1900 and was married to Mr. Parry, a retired granite worker and former bandmaster, in New York city April 1, 1900, in the Welch Methodist church.  Mr.
Parry was also a native of Wales.

    The couple went to Grindstone Island where Mr. Parry had been a granite worker for about ten years before their marriage.  They made their home on Parry Point, since then bought by Allan Blakewell of New York city for a summer home.

    Mr. Parry's father, David Parry, lived to be more than 100 and made his home with his son and daughter-in-law.

    Mrs. Parry's husband died Jan. 8, 1945, at their home at 218 Webb street.  After that, she went to New Jersey.


1  CMNT of Hackensack, NJ


Obituary:  (from newspaper of 23 Feb. 1996)---Doris R. Smith, 81, of Olympic Apartments, died today at Samaritan Medical Center, where she had been a patient since Feb. 6.

    A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cummings Funeral Home, with the Rev. Andrew J. Amyot, pastor of the Church of the Visitation, Norfolk, officiating.  The body will be cremated and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery,

    There will be no calling hours.  Contributions may be made to the Walker Cancer Treatment Center of Samaritan Medical Center.

    Surviving are a son, Jerrold C. Marshall, Sackets Harbor; a brother, Leo P. Rogers, Barnes Corners; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Collins, Watertown; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    A son, Robert L. Marshall, died in 1945.  Two brothers, Larry and Clarence "Bud" Rogers, and three sisters, Esther Florko, Loretta McPhail, and Eileen Schupenhower, also died before her.

    Born Oct. 22, 1914, in Trumansburg, daughter of William L. and Albina Truedell Rogers, she was educated in Watertown schools.

    She married Lawrence R. Marshall on June 25, 1929, in St. Mary's Church, Clayton.  The marriage ended in divorce.  She married Lance D. "Jeff" Smith on March 18, 1948, in Hyattsville, Md.  Mr. Smith, a long-time New York Air Brake
employee, died May 28, 1986.

    Mrs. Smith and her first husband lived in Clayton from 1929 to 1936.  The couple then moved to Washington D.C.,  where they lived for 11 years.

    During that time, Mrs. Smith was a hostess and assistant manager at St. Regis and St. James Restaurant, Pennsylvania Avenue.

    When she returned to Watertown, she was a machine operator at Faichney Instrument Co.

    She later returned to the north country, living in Natural Bridge, Watertown, Dexter, and Black River, finally settling at Olympic Apartments.

    Mrs. Smith was a former member of Brownville American Legion Post 588 Auxiliary.


Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times of June 2):  CLAYTON---Martin Marshall, 47, General Electric manager at Cleveland, Ohio, died suddenly on Friday, according to information received by relatives in this village.

    Mr. Marshall was born here and had resided in this village the greater part of his life.  Before going to Cleveland he was manager of Association Island at Henderson.

    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Teresa Barrett Marshall; two sons, Howard and Franklin Marshall; two brothers, Harry and Holley Marshall, both of Clayton.  Mrs. Frank G. Haas of this village is a sister-in-law.

    It is expected that the body will arrive here for burial on Monday.