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Charles L. Marsh (1847-1939)
MSA SC 3520-14787


Born Charles Lyman Marsh on February 3, 1847, in Esopus, New York. Son of Deborah Krome and Elijah Elmore Marsh. Married Thirza Gregor (b. 1852). Four children: Emma L. (b. 1879), Nettie (b. 1883), Ella M., and Joseph. Died November 1, 1939, in Solomons, Calvert County, Maryland.

Blacksmith, and inventor of commonly used deep-water oyster tongs. Member of Calvert County School Board, 1895-1897. Elected State Senate, 1897, to served unexpired term of  J. Brooke Bond. Also served in Senate 1900, 1901, and 1902; Republican. Director of Solomon's Bank of the County Trust Co. Member, Knights of Pythias.

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