Edwin Marshall


Edwin Marshall, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Warsaw, died at this home here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from brights disease from which he had suffered a long time.  He had been confined to his bed but a few days and last Friday was at work, looking after his horses and garden.  His death was a great surprise to many who did not know he was even sick.  Mr. Marshall was a resident of Warsaw for nearly 30 years, moving here from Florence, Ind., and renting the Lindell Hotel and afterwards buying the Woods hotel at the river corner, which he renamed the Eagle.

He was a genial and kind hearted man and many were the poor people he helped without it coming to the knowledge of anyone else.  In the long period of a quarter of a century conducting a saloon in connection with his hotel, there was never a single indictment returned against him for infraction of the law, nor complaint of his abusing the privileges he enjoyed under the law in selling liquor.

About a year ago he sold his hotel and retired from active business, to enjoy rest and quietude in his declining years, on his little farm he owned in the suburbs.  He was a splendid judge of a horse and gave some of his attention to this business.  Mr. Marshall was a native of Vermont, and came when a little boy with his parents down the river from
Pittsburgh on a flatboat, that being the chief mode of travel at the time, and settled in Florence, Ind., where he later married Miss Margaret Krutz, who with two children, Frank of Florence, Ind., and E. D. Marshall of Fairland, Indian Territory, survive him.  He was in his 73rd year and had lived about sixty years in this locality, Florence, Warsaw, and Carrollton, and could well be called one of the pioneers.


from the Warsaw Independent, July 20, 1901