Dr. Robert J. Marshall, a physician and surgeon of East
Liverpool, is well known throughout Columbiana County [Ohio], both as a
successful man in his profession and as an excellent citizen. He was born
in Big Beaver Township, Beaver County, Pa., Nov. 26, 1862, and is the son
of Hugh James and Amanda (Hudson) Marshall.
John Marshall, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a native
of the north of Ireland, and died in this country in 1862 at the age of 79
years. He was six years of age when he was brought to this country by his
parents, who settled in western Pennsylvania, where he followed farming
all his life. Hugh James Marshall was born in Lawrence County, Pa., Dec.
31, 1831, and in early life engaged in farming and also taught school.
About four years after he was married he removed from Lawrence County to
Beaver County, Pa., and in 1857 settled on a farm in Big Beaver Township,
where he purchased what was known as the Henry Newkirk Farm. He was a
Republican, and in 1871 was elected county commissioner, in which position
he served two terms. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows. Mr. Marshall was united in marriage with Miss Amanda Hudson, a
daughter of Stockman Hudson, who spent most of his life in Lawrence
County. Mr. Marshall died in 1911 and his wife died in 1870, at the age of
39 years. They had five children: John, died in August, 1924, was buried
at Beaver Falls, Pa.; Mary Elizabeth, the widow of Fulton Patterson, lives
at Beaver Falls, Pa.; Amos, lives at Beaver Falls, where he is identified
with the Fairbanks Scales Company; Matilda, married Robert Crawford, lives
at Beaver Falls, where he is also with the Fairbanks Scales Company; and
Robert J., the subject of this sketch.
Dr. Robert J. Marshall was educated in the public schools of his native
county and attended Greersburg Academy, Darlington, Pa. He then read
medicine with Dr. W. A. Sawyer, and later attended Western Reserve Medical
School, Cleveland, Ohio, from which he was graduated March 3, 1886. During
the following summer he practiced with his former preceptor and later
located at Fairview and Ohioville, Beaver County, Pa. He made rapid
progress in his profession and in 1889 located at East Liverpool, where he
still continues to practice. Doctor Marshall has been a constant student
during the years of his practice of surgery and medicine. His skill has
many times been demonstrated and he enjoys the unbounded confidence and
respect of his fellow citizens.
On June 14, 1888, Dr. Marshall was married to Miss Sue E. Piersol, who
was born June 15, 1867, the daughter of Prof. S. H. and Elizabeth (Weaver)
Piersol, natives of West Bridgewater, Pa. In 1876 the Monaca Soldiers
Orphans Home, of which Prof. Piersol was principal, burned. And during the
latter part of that year he opened his own academy at West Bridgewater,
which he conducted until his death in December, 1903. His wife died in
1870. They were the parents of seven children: Zanthippe and Queenetta,
both of whom died in infancy; Dr. Joseph, a physician, deceased; George,
deceased; Katheryn, married S. P. Alleman, lives retired at Parkersburg,
W. Va.; Frances, married F. W. Neely, lives at Beaver, Pa.; and Mrs.
Marshall. Mr. Piersol was married the second time in 1876 to Miss Mary
Chambers, deceased. To them two sons were born; Dr. Scudder Piersol, a
physician, at Rochester, Pa.; and Robert, who died in infancy. To Dr. and
Mrs. Marshall were born five children: (1) R. Erle, born at Fairview, Pa.,
April 9, 1889, died in 1892, and is buried at Beaver; (2) Wilma, born at
East Liverpool, Jan. 23, 1892, married H. C. Molsberry, and they have
three children, Betsy Jane, Roberta Marshall, and Sue Howard. Mr.
Molsberry is a graduate of Ames College, Iowa, and is a construction
engineer. He attended the first Officers Training Camp at Fort Niagara,
and received a commission as first lieutenant. He served in France and
received the Distinguished Service Cross for bravery in action and was
promoted to captain. He was returned to the United States to form a unit
to return to France, but the war ended and he was discharged. After the
war he located with the Memphis Construction Company in Pittsburgh, and
later became connected with the Truscon Steel Company of Youngstown, Ohio.
He is now consulting engineer for this company in Tokio, Japan. Mrs.
Molsberry is a graduate of Western Reserve University. (3) Ila, born at
East Liverpool, May 27, 1893, married D. M. Cronin, who is associated with
the Standard Pottery Company of East Liverpool. She is a graduate of Iron
City Business College and Kings School of Oratory, Pittsburgh; (4)
Frances Roberta, born Jan. 7, 1899, married A. A. Wells, of Newell, W.
Va., and they reside at East Liverpool where he is engaged in the pottery
business. They have a son, A. A. Wells, Jr. Mrs. Wells is a graduate of
Penn Hall College, Chambersburg, and Bowling Green University, Kentucky;
(5) Robert J., Jr., born Nov. 29, 1902, is a graduate of East Liverpool
High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He is at present
attending Pitt University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and will enter the Medical
Department of the College in 1926.
Doctor Marshall is a Republican and has served nine consecutive years
as a member of the city council. He also served as mayor for one term. He
is identified with the Columbiana County Medical Society, the Ohio State
Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He is a member
of the Masonic Lodge, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Elks
Lodge. Doctor Marshall is president and one of the organizers of the
Federal Building & Loan Company.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
1926, Topeka: Historical Pub. Co., Barth, Harold B., 1926, pages 416-418.
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