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Captain William Harrington MARSTON

Male 1835 - 1926  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name William Harrington MARSTON 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born Nov 1835  Cutler, Washington, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1926  Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • TMG has William living in San Francisco, Calif., unmarried in 1885. He was, as far as TMG was aware, a master mariner who owned large interests in shipping. Marston, Nathan W., "The Marston Genealogy" (1888), pg. 35. William, orphaned at the agge of 9, lived with a minister for 3 years. When the minister and family moved to the Boston area, he was asked to leave since they had no need for a "boy." He was taken in by a sea captain by the name of Captain Plummer. He lived with the family and shipped out in 1852. He worked his way to mate sailing in the Atlantic (1852-1860). He came with Captain Plummer and family to San Francisco and was made a captain upon his arrival. He sailed the Pacific, 1860-1892. He married Idela whom he met aboard his own ship sailing from Hawaii to San Francisco in 1883. They were married in either May or June 1884 in San Francisco (public records were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake). William became chairman of the Berkeley Board of Selecttmen [equivalent to a present-day mayor], president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and a director of the Planters Line [bought-out by the current Matson lines]. He was President of the San Francisco Shipowners' Association for 7 years; he served as President, Vice President and Director of 3 San Francisco banks; and in Berkeley he succeeded Mr. Shattuck as a Director of the First National Bank which later became a branch of the Mercantile Trust Company.
    Person ID I3881  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 

    Family Idela Alice REED,   b. 26 Jan 1862, Mt. Desert, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1956, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sibyl MARSTON,   b. 12 Feb 1885, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ellery William MARSTON,   b. 15 Mar 1886, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elsa MARSTON,   b. 18 Oct 1892, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Merle MARSTON,   b. 6 Oct 1903, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1961, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +5. Otis Reed “Doc” MARSTON,   b. 11 Feb 1894, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1979, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Vera MARSTON,   b. 12 Sep 1895, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1979, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1835 - Cutler, Washington, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1926 - Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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