CHARLES BURTON MARSHALL, an alert and active farmer of the town of Smithfield, holds a prominent place among the enterprising agriculturists of Madison County. He was born in Stockbridge, August 6, 1868, being a son of James and Susanna (Tackaberry) Marshall, natives, respectively, of Southbridge and Eaton. (For history of his paternal grandfather, see sketch of Charles Marshall, of Pratt's Hollow, which appears elsewhere in this volume.) The father of Mrs. Marshall, James Tackaberry, was born in Ireland, and emigrated thence to the United States when a young man, settling in Madison County, where he purchased and improved a farm. His last days were spent on the homestead in Pratt's Hollow.
James Marshall grew to manhood in the town of Stockbridge, residing on the home
stead of his father, where he early became familiar with the necessary labor involved in the art of agriculture. After attaining his majority, he bought a farm, which he carried on successfully for several years. He was industrious, ambitious, and thrifty, and, as he accumulated money, invested it in other land, being at different times the owner of several farms. He did business on an extensive scale, managing affairs judiciously, and was one of the largest hop-growers in this section of the county. Having accumulated a competency, he is now living, retired from the active labors of life, in the village of Oneida, well meriting the prosperity he now enjoys. Politically, he is an uncompromising Democrat. His wife died some years ago on their homestead in Stockbridge, being but
fifty-two years of age when called from earthly scenes. Of the children born to them four are now living: Anna, who is the wife of F. J. Stringer, of Canastota; Melville, who is a stenographer and typewriter in New York City; Fred, who lives in Stockbridge; and Charles B.
The subject of this brief narrative grew to maturity in his native town, receiving his elementary education in the public school of his district, and afterward taking a course of study at Colgate University in Hamilton. In the mean while he assisted his father on the farm, there gaining the experience which fitted him for conducting successfully in later life his own agricultural operations. Desiring more extended acquaintance with his country, when eighteen years of age he took a trip through some of the Western States, but was not sufficiently attracted by anything that he saw to invest any money there. Returning to his native State, Mr. Marshall then purchased a farm of ninety-four acres near Oneida Castle, where he lived for some time. He subsequently bought the place he now owns and occupies, which consists of one hundred and thirty acres of excellent land, all under good cultivation. He makes a specialty of raising hops, having about twenty acres growing, from which he realizes handsome profits.
Mr. Marshall was united in marriage February 6, 1889, with Eunice Gill, who was born in Smithfield in 1867, a daughter of Sumner Gill. (For further parental history, see sketch of Sumner Gill, to be found on another page of
this "Review.") 'His homestead is a most attractive place, furnished with a convenient and commodious house and all the buildings necessary to the completion of a first-class modern country estate. The fireside of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall has been brightened by the birth of one child, Harold Gill Marshall, who was born June 22, 1892, Politically, Charles B. Marshall is a stanch Republican.
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