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Our grandparents were James Thomas Marsh, who was born Thomas James Marsh 18 Apr 1886 in Rock Island, IL, but was always called Jimmy or Jim growing up. Our Aunt says he didn't know that his first name was Thomas until he was an adult, and as far as we know, always used James T. Marsh. I have not seen all of his early records, but as an adult, the lone exception I have found is in the 1910 U.S. Census for Norwood, Hamilton Co, Ohio, in which he is enumerated as Thomas J. Marsh.

Grandpa was the 2nd of eight children, and oldest son. He died 30 Aug 1964 in San Bernadino, CA where he and our grandma, Birdie Shreve Marsh and older sister Josie Shreve had lived since the 1940's.All are buried at Bellview Cemetery in nearby Ontario, CA.

He married, ca 1907 in Norwood, Ohio, Birdie P. Shreve, youngest daughter of David Shreve and Helenor Kendall who resided in Norwood, and before that in Brown Co, Ohio. The Shreve's, Kendall's, and other of grandma's ancestors, were early settlers in the Brown Co area.
Our grandpa's parents were James Marsh, born 15 Dec 1854 in St. Helen's, Lancashire, England and Elizabeth Anne Hutt, born Aug 1867, and christened 24 Nov 1867 in Glamorgan, Wales.

Family Group Sheet

Husband: James Thomas MARSH ®52
Birth: 18 Apr 1886 Place: Rock Island, Rock Island Co, IL ®18
Death: 30 Aug 1964 Place: San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA ®19
Father: James MARSH ®52 (1854-1938)
Mother: Elizabeth Anne HUTT ®52 ®51 (1867-1906)
Marriage: 1907 Place: Norwood, OH
Wife: Birdie Priscilla SHREVE ®52
Birth: 23 Feb 1888 Place: Brown Co, OH ®54
Death: 19 Nov 1961 Place: San Bernardino, CA
Father: David SHREVE ®52 (1851-1927)
Mother: Helenor "Ella" KENDALL ®52 (1856-1927)
1. F Child: Birdie Pearl Marsh
Birth: 23 Mar 1910 ®12 Place: Norwood, Hamilton Co, OH ®12
Death: 24 Dec 1941 ®54 Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton Co, OH ®54
Burial: 26 Dec 1941 ®54 Place: Rest Haven Cemetery, Norwood ®17 ®54
Spouse: Bob Stalin ®48
Spouse: Norman Friedlack ®48
Spouse: Delmar T. Phelps
Marriage: 1939 Place: Norwood, OH
2. F Child: Helen Luella MARSH
Birth: 11 Apr 1912 Place: Norwood, Hamilton Co, OH
Death: 21 Jul 1995 Place: San Jose, Santa Clara Co, CA
Spouse: Bill MARTING
Spouse: Wesley BODKIN
Marriage: 11 Sep 1938 Place: Lawerenceburg, Dearborn Co, IN
3. F Child: Living
Birth: Place:

Husband’s Notes...

Grandfather of Terry Bodkin. ®84
James T. Marsh, son of James and Elizabeth A. Marsh, named as father of Helen L. Marsh. ®52
James T. Marsh, born Rock Island, Ill, named as father of Pearl Birdie Phelps. ®54
Was in Masonic Order and belonged to division of Masons called Ullah Con Grata; also played drums in the drum & bugle corps wore uniforms like RCMP
might have belonged to Blue Lodge; also played sax, mandolin and drums. ®12
SS# 271-16-4227; issued Ohio. ®10

Wife’s Notes...

Grandmother of Terry Bodkin. ®84
Birdie Marsh, daughter of David and Helenor Shreve, named as mother of Helen L. Marsh. ®52
Birdie Shreve Marsh was a member of the DAR in Ohio, with sister Josie Shreve ®17; have not yet found membership records.
Birdie Shreve, born Brown Co, Ohio, named as mother of Pearl Birdie Phelps. ®54

Reference Note 10
Social Security Death Index

Reference Note 12
9/ /96 phone conversation with Aunt -------

Reference Note 17
Aunt Babe, phone conversation 10/9/96

Reference Note 18
Birth Certificate #0002179-3, Rock Island County, IL

Reference Note 19
Death Certificate #3600, State of California

Reference Note 48
Aunt ––, in phone conversation May 19, 1996

Reference Note 51
Death Certificate, State of Ohio, Reg. Dist #8228, File #3583, George J. Marsh, Informant

Reference Note 52
Baby Book of Helen L. Marsh, inscribed by Birdie Shreve Marsh.

Reference Note 54
Death Certificate, State of Ohio for Pearl Birdie Phelps, age 31 years 9 months 1 day, 2310 Norwood Ave, Norwood, Ohio; Reg Dist #494, File #74273, Primary Reg Dist # 8227, Reg #6836, informant Delmar T. Phelps.

Reference Note 84
Direct Ancestor of Terry Bodkin

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