Milton Mills Attorney Forrest L. Marsh (1872-1945)

By Muriel Bristol | March 20, 2022

Forrest Linwood Marsh was born in Milton, September 14, 1872, son of Oscar F. and Georgiana (Reed) Marsh. (Her parents were Lewis D. and Annette W. (Randall) Reed).

Although not listed as running a livery stable, confectioner Forrest L. Marsh offered to board horses over the winter of 1893-94.

HORSES, CARRIAGES, ETC. WINTER BOARD for horses, best of care; terms reasonable. F.L. MARSH, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, October 26, 1893).

Forrest Linwood Marsh married (1st) in Newfield, ME, December 19, 1899, Mildred J. Tebbetts, he of Milton Mills and she of Newfield, ME. He was an attorney, aged twenty-seven years, and she was a lady, aged twenty-two years. Rev. W.A. Nottage performed the ceremony. She was born in Newfield, ME, December 15, 1877, daughter of William N. and Mary J. (Wyatt) Tebbetts. (Her father was a carriage manufacturer).

Oscar F. Marsh, a blanket finisher, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“Milton Mills Village”) household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-two years), Georgia Marsh, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), his son, Forrest L. Marsh, an attorney, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), and his daughter-in-law, Mildred J. Marsh, aged twenty-two years (b. ME). Oscar F. Marsh rented their house. Georgia Marsh was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living. Their house appeared in the enumeration between those of George E. Simes, a carpenter, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), and Calvin S. Haines, a hostler, aged thirty-eight years (b. NH).

Forrest L. Marsh appeared in the Milton business directories of 1901, 1904, 1905-06, and 1909, as a Milton Mills lawyer, insurance agent, and notary public.

NEWS OF THE STATE. … Milton delegates for the several conventions are as follows: State convention Elbridge W. Fox, Freeman H. Lowd; Congressional, Charles H. Looney, Joseph H. Avery; Councilor, William F. Wallace, B.B. Plummer; Senatorial, F.L. Marsh, Charles D. Jones; County, Charles D. Fox, Charles A. Jones (Farmington News, September 7, 1900).

Daughter Doris L. Marsh was born in Milton, June 2, 1901. (Her father was a lawyer). Charles W. Gross, M.D., reported the birth.

MILTON. Town meeting passed off quietly, and the following officers were elected to serve the town for the ensuing year: Selectmen, Warren Jewett, Joseph H. Avery, and Charles A. Jones; town clerk, Harry L. Avery; constables, H.W. Downs and Hartley Nutter; school board, Frank G. Howe [Horne], Forrest L. Marsh, Dr. M.A.H. Hart (Farmington News, March 12, 1904).

MILTON. The delegates to the republican convention to be held at Concord, May 17, are, Forrest L. Marsh and William T. Wallace (Farmington News, May 13, 1904).

Acetylene Rays. At Milton Mills, N.H., the new store of W.S. Miller and that of N. Mucci as well as the home of Forrest L. Marsh and others, are having the benefit of a change from kerosene lamps. It is to acetylene (Acetylene Journal, 1907).

Son Ronald T. Marsh was born in Milton, December 11, 1909. (His father was a lawyer). Frank S. Weeks, M.D., reported the birth. (In later life, i.e., after 1920, he used the name Forrest Linwood Marsh, Jr. He would graduate as such from Rutgers University, with its Class of 1931).

LOCAL. Officers of the Woodbine lodge, No. 44, I.O.O.F., have been elected for the year 1910, as follows: Noble Grand, W.R. Parrock; vice grand, S.M. Tuttle; rec. secretary, A.R. Jones; fin. secretary, V.A. Libby; treasurer, Wilbur C. Jones. The installation will occur this Thursday night, Jan. 6, with Forest L. Marsh, D.D.G.M., of Milton Mills as the installing officer. After the work an oyster supper will be served. All come (Farmington News, January 7, 1910).

LOCAL. Woodbine Lodge, I.O.O.F., No, 41, installed officers last Thursday evening. Deputy Grand Master Forest L. Marsh of Milton Mills doing the work. Officers are Shirly M. Tuttle N.G.; Wilbur C. Jones, V.G.; Arthur R. Jones, rec. sec.; H.S. Davis, treas.; V.A. Libby, fin. sec.; Fred W. Browne, chap.; F.W. Thurston, warden; Herbert D. Browne, conductor. The financial condition of the lodge is very satisfactory. There are 240 members (Farmington News, July 10, 1910).

Forest L. Marsh, a general practice attorney, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH), Milton (“Milton Mills Village”) household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of ten years), Mildred Marsh, aged thirty-two years (b. ME), and his children, Doris L. Marsh, aged eight years (b. NH), and Ronald T. Marsh, aged three months (b. NH). Forest L. Marsh owned their house, free-and-clear. Mildred Marsh was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living. Their household appeared in the enumeration between those of William Pinfold, a woolen mill napper, aged forty-six years (b. England), and John Hall, Jr., a woolen mill watchman, aged forty-eight years (b. Canada).

Forrest L. Marsh appeared in the Milton business directories of 1912, and 1917, as a Milton Mills lawyer, insurance agent, and notary public. Mrs. M.T. Marsh appeared as a merchant of ladies’ furnishings and dry and fancy goods.

Governor Rolland H. Spaulding appointed Forrest L. Marsh as Trial Justice of Milton, April 30, 1915 (NH General Court, 1915).

COMMISSIONER’S NOTICE. The undersigned, Commissioner to receive, examine, allow and adjust the claims against the estate of Charles W. Gross, late of Milton, County of Strafford, State of New Hampshire, deceased, will attend to the duties of his office at his office in Milton Mills, N.H, County of Strafford, on the third day of November, 1915, and on the second day of February, 1916, from 10 o’clock A.M. to four o’clock P.M., on each of said days. FORREST L. MARSH, Commissioner (Farmington News, August 27, 1915).

PERSONAL. Forest Marsh of Milton Mills was a visitor in town Tuesday (Farmington News, September 1, 1916).

LOCAL. There was a long session of police court Monday, in Rochester before Judge Samuel D. Felker. The parties concerned were from Middleton. Barney Layman was charged with threatening to kill Fred L. and Helen M. Leighton by shooting. In each case Layman was found guilty and fined $10 and costs, with a suspended sentence of 30 days. Leighton was arraigned on the charge of assaulting Layman and was found not guilty. Layman was represented by Judge L.V. McGill and Forrest L. Marsh of Milton Mills, and E.J. Smart for the state (Farmington News, May 4, 1917).

Fred Lewis Leighton of Union, Wakefield, NH, registered for the WW I military draft in Union, September 12, 1918. He was a carpenter for the B&M railroad, aged thirty-eight years (b. September 14, 1879). His nearest relative was his wife, Helen M. [(Cook)] Leighton. He was of a medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Mother Georgia W. (Reed) Marsh died of an unknown chronic disease (and aortic insufficiency) in Milton Mills, December 29, 1918, aged seventy-three years, two months, and one day. She had been resident in Milton Mills for fifty-nine years, having come there from Somersworth, NH. Frank S. Weeks, M.D., signed the death certificate.

GREENVILLE. Dunster Hill lodge, I.O.O.F. was especially favored, at its meeting Monday night, by a visit from the Grand Master, Forrest L. Marsh of Milton Mills, district Deputy Grand Master, Mark D. Carroll of Hudson, also three other grand officers, Forrest A. Garland, Fred L. Reed, and George H. Woodbury of Nashua; For their Inspection, the Noble Grand was Degree Master, and his well trained staff, worked the third degree on a class of five candidates, in an instructive and impressive manner. Members and visiting brothers, to the number of 43, filled the lodge room. The collation committee served refreshments, and a social time was enjoyed till a late hour. (Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, MA), June 6, 1919).

Forrest L. Marsh, acting as attorney for Mary T. [(Titcomb)] Laskey of Acton, ME, administratrix of the estate of Charles H. Laskey, late of Acton, ME, filed her petition with the Strafford County Probate Court, July 29, 1919. She sought license to sell a Milton property at auction to raise sufficient funds to meet the demands upon his estate (Farmington News, September 5, 1919).

Oscar F. Marsh, a state road patrolman, aged seventy-two years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“Milton Mills Village”) household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his son, Forrest L. Marsh, aged forty-seven years (b. NH), his daughter-in-law, Mildred T. Marsh, aged forty-two years (b. ME), and his grandchildren, Doris L. Marsh, aged eighteen years (b. NH), and Ronald T. Marsh, aged ten years (b. NH). Oscar F. Marsh owned their house on Main Street, free-and-clear. Their house appeared in the enumeration between those of Frederick H. Simes, a woolen mill superintendent, aged fifty-one years (b. NH), and Eugene W. Emerson, a druggist (owner), aged sixty-three years (b. NH).

Mildred J. (Tebbetts) Marsh died of a goitre (and a contracted heart blockage) in Milton Mills, November 11, 1921, aged forty-three years, ten years, and twenty-six days. Frank S. Weeks, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Forrest L. Marsh appeared in the Milton business directory of 1922, as a Milton Mills lawyer, and fire insurance agent.

SANBORNVILLE. Forrest Marsh and daughter of Milton Mills recently were brief visitors m the village (Farmington News, August 15, 1924).

SANBORNVILLE. Forrest Marsh and son of Milton Mills were recent visitors in the village (Farmington News, February 6, 1925).

Forrest L. Marsh, acting as administrator of the estate of Charles E. Mills, late of Farmington, NH, filed his final account with the Strafford County Probate Court, November 1, 1926 (Farmington News, November 5, 1926). (Charles E. Mills had died of arterio-sclerosis in Farmington, NH, January 1, 1924, aged seventy-six years, nine months, and five days. He had resided in Farmington, NH, for forty-one years, having come there from Milton Mills).

Daughter Doris L. Marsh married in Chatham, MA, in 1927, Douglas L. Eaton.

Father Oscar F. Marsh died of a cerebral hemorrhage in the Hayes Hospital in Dover, NH. December 13, 1928, aged eighty-two years. (He had been there for six months). James J. Buckley, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Forrest L. Marsh married (2nd), probably in New Jersey, circa 1928, Anna M. (Hopkins) Martin. She was born in Bergen, NJ, June 19, 1885, daughter of Andrew J. and Winifred (Casey) Hopkins. (She had married (1st), in 1905, James A. Martin, who had died in 1917).

Forrest L. Marsh, a general lawyer, aged fifty-six years (b. NH), headed an East Orange, NJ, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anna M. Marsh, aged forty-three years (b. NJ), and his [step-] son, James A. Martin, [Jr.,] a schoolteacher, aged twenty-one years (b. NJ). Forrest L. Marsh rented their apartment (#1036) at 305 Park Avenue, for $55 per month. They had a radio set.

Forrest L. (Anna M.) Marsh appeared in the Newark, NJ, directory of 1938, as a buyer, with his house at 100 3d Avenue. Mrs. Anna M. Marsh appeared as providing furnished rooms at 100 3d Avenue, residing also at that address.

Forrest L. Marsh, a gas & electric co. agent, aged sixty-seven years (b. NH), headed a Newark, NJ, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anne M. Marsh, aged fifty-three years (b. Keyland, NJ), his [step-] son, [James A.] Martin Marsh, a real estate agent, aged thirty-one years (b. Arlington, NJ), his [step-] daughter-in-law, Vivian Marsh, a doctor’s nurse, aged twenty-eight years (b. Irvington, NJ), and his lodgers, Vera Bianco, a hotel restaurant waitress, aged twenty-eight years (b. NY), Francis Griffin, a restaurant waitress, aged [–] years (b. NY), Betty Lemacina, “out of town, no information.” Forrest L. Marsh rented their house at 258 Highland Avenue, for $75 per month.

Forrest L. Marsh died in Bloomfield, NJ, July 17, 1945, aged seventy-two years.

Deaths in Jersey. Bloomfield – Forrest L. Marsh, 65 [SIC], time study engineer at the Pollak Manufacturing Co., Kearny (Courier-News (Bridgewater, NJ), July 19, 1945).

Anne M. ((Hopkins) Martin) Marsh died in October 1976.


References:

Acetylene Journal. (1907). Acetylene Journal: Devoted to Acetylene Lighting and Kindred Topics. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=2RhaAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA377

Find a Grave. (2013, August 14). Charles Herbert Laskey. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/115421806/charles-herbert-laskey

Find a Grave. (2013, March 24). Fred Lewis Leighton. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/107236880/fred-lewis-leighton

Find a Grave. (2013, August 14). Forrest L. Marsh. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/115493759/forrest-l-marsh

Find a Grave. (2013, August 14). Oscar F. Marsh. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/115493700/oscar-f-marsh

Find a Grave. (2015, May 24). Charles E. Mills. Retrieved from www.findagrave.com/memorial/146921697/charles-e.-mills

NH General Court. (1915). Reports, 1915. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=_EcbAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA116

Wilber Mercantile Agency. (1872). Directory of Associate Attorneys of the Wilber Mercantile Agency. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=4lQ7AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA364

Author: Muriel Bristol

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