OTIS L. MARBLE

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Otis L. Marble gravestone
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B. July 5, 1823 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH
D. January 10, 1861 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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“She was born in Lake county, Illinois, Jan. 2, 1855, the daughter of Otis Marble and Elizabeth Crosby Marble. Her parents came to Oshkosh when she was 5 years of age. Her father owned a six-acre tract of land on Algoma boulevard near Murdock street and started a nursery there upon arriving in Oshkosh. It was the first nursery in this city.”

  • Wife (2) Elizabeth (Wood) Coleman born March 29, 1832 in Springfield, Windsor County, VT daughter of Johnathan Wood, also of Lake County, IL; married (1) Milton Coleman about 1851. Milton died about 1857; married (2) Otis L. Marble about 1859; Elizabeth died May 21, 1895 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI; buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI; According to the Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh WI) Monday, May 27, 1895, page 1:

DEATH OF MRS. MARBLE –
   Mrs. L. Eliza Marble, who died at her home last Tuesday evening, was born at Springfield, Vt., March 29, 1832. Her father, Johnathan Wood, soon after moved to Lowell, Mass., where the family lived till 1843, then emigrating to Lake county, Illinois.
   At the age of nineteen, Eliza married Milton Coleman, whose death occurred six years later. In the winter of 1859-60 she was married to Otis L. Marble and came to Oshkosh where she has since resided. Two years later Mr. Marble died leaving to her care his only child. Nobly has she done her work, and many are the friends who can testify to her ever ready sympathy and help in trouble and sickness.
   An incessant worker, her life was spent in loving service for others, and though we miss her sadly, we can but rejoice that she has found the much needed rest.
   She leaves no near relative except one brother, E. H. Wood, of Janesville, and her stepdaughter, Mrs. Wm. Middlecamp, of Somers, Wis. N. M.”

  • Siblings:
    • Amy (Marble) Morse born about 1815 in New York; married Enoch Morse (1807-1883) in Cuyahoga County, OH on February 7, 1835; Amy died March 10, 1890; Amy and Enoch are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL; According to the Painesville Telegraph (Painesville OH) October 25, 1883:

Death of Enoch Morse. Waukegan (Illinois) Gazette. On Friday, October 12th, at the ripe age of seventy-six years, Enoch Morse died at his home in this city. He was a son of the late Judge Morse, of Wayne county, N.Y., and was born in Vienna N. Y., May 12th, 1807. In 1827 he removed to Ohio, and in 1834 was married to his present wife, who was a daughter of the late Levi Marble, Esq., subsequently a resident of this county. Mr. Morse was a pioneer in this county, having come here from Ohio in 1839, settling first upon his farm in the southwest part of the township of Avon. There he lived for some ten or twelve years, when he removed to Waukegan, which has since been his constant home except that he has once or more moved upon his farm for a short time. During his active years he followed the trade of a gunsmith. He was successful in his business, and accumulated a considerable amount of property, being the owner, at the time of his death of more than a section of valuable farming land in this county and of a fine homestead in this city. He was a robust, healthy man up to within two years ago, when he first stricken with paralysis. Since that time he has sustained two strokes, the last one on Monday last. The first ones prostrated him quite fully and confined him to the house for a few weeks, but he had regained his strength so far as to be able to walk over town and to do some light work. Even on Monday last he spent a considerable part of the day about the city, but that evening sustained the stroke which caused his death. He was conscious until near the close, but did not fully regain the power of speech, and failed throughout the week until Friday, when he died at about 11 o’clock in the forenoon. He lived respected and gained and retained the confidence and esteem of all who came to know him well through his long life. His sympathy for those in trouble was quick and practical, and there will be many besides those of his own family who will experience a sense of sorrow at the knowledge of his death. His wife and two children, Col. C. C. Morse, of Avon, and Mrs. Julia Fredericks, of this city, survive him. The funeral will be held from the family residence at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon. Deceased was a former resident of Painesville, and a brother of our townsmen, Messrs. Chauncey and Christopher Morse.”

    • Hannah (Marble) King born April 29, 1819 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married Chauncy King; Hannah died October 30, 1903 in Fox Lake, Lake County, IL; buried in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, WI. Obituary:

“Death of Hannah King. Mrs. Hannah King, widow of the late Chauncy King, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1903 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Con, Marble, at Fox Lake, Ill., of general debility, age 84 years, 60 months, and 6 days. The deceased was born in Willoughby, Ohio and moved to Wisconsin in 1949, locating at Oshkosh. Some 20 years or so later she moved to Sheboygan Falls where Mr. King died about twenty-two years ago, at their home a short distance west of the village on the Dye road. She has continued to reside here since, except an occasional period when she was at the home of Mrs. Marble.

She is survived by four children as follows: Mrs. Con. Marble, of Fox Lake, Ill.; and three sons, Levi, Clarence and Walton, of LaCrosse, Wis.

The remains were brought to Sheboygan Monday, afternoon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Marble, Mrs. Bottsford, a sister of the deceased, of Waukegan, Ill., and Mrs. Lovejoy, a niece of the late Mr. King, of Genosa Junction, Ill. Clarence King, Mrs. Levi King and Mrs. Walton King of LaCrosse, also met them at the depot in Sheboygan and the remains were taken direct to the Falls cemetery for burial. Rev. E. E. Dresser made a few remarks at the grave. Sheboygan Press, Nov 4, 1903.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, he and Annette lived on the farm of his parents in Avon Township. The 1860 census shows Otis, Elizabeth and Nettie living in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The executor to his estate was Abraham I. Seeber. According to the obituary of daughter Nettie (Marble) Middlecamp of Oshkosh, WI, she “came to Oshkosh as a little girl before the Civil war”. They moved to Oshkosh when she was 5 years of age. Otis owned a 6-acre tract of land starting the first nursery in the city.

Otis was one of the original members of the Disciples of Christ church on January 12, 1850. According to the 1850 Federal Census, he and his daughter, Nettie, lived on the farm of his parents in Avon Township. The 1860 Federal Census indicates that Otis, Nettie and his second wife, Elizabeth were living in Oshkosh, WI. The executor to his estate was Abraham I. Seeber.

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