Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

VII.1623. Carydon Oscar Maltby, b. May 15, 1838 (1835?) (Alanson 6, Zach.5, Dan.4, Dan.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. May 22, 1859, Mary Ruth Gilbert, b. Sept. 16, 1838; d. Aug. 15, 1906. He d. Aug. 11, 1915, Decorah, Iowa. He was in the Civil War, Company F, 37th Illinois Infantry. Private. (Records by his dau. Fanny.) The "Ex-Soldiers and Marines, living in Iowa, in 1886, p.52," records him as: "Private, Co. B., 37th Inf. Illinois." Address 1886, Union, Iowa.

VIII.2952.  Frank Gilbert Maltby, b. Feb. 16, 1870.
VIII.2953.  Fanny Ruth       "    b. Dec. 7, 1874.

VII.1624. Phoebe Adaline Maltby, b. Feb. 29, 1840 (Alanson 6, Zach.5, Dan.4, Dan.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. May 20, 1860, Joseph Judson Marsh of Decorah, Iowa. Res. Minneapolis, Minn. He d. Aug. 30, 1915. She d. Jan. 8, 1918. (Records by Phoebe Adaline Maltby).

              Obituary.  Decorah, Iowa. Sept. 1, 1915.

Abridged. "Joseph Judson Marsh was born Nov. 23, 1836, Syracuse, N.Y. His parents were Pelig and Eliza Marsh. When Mr. Marsh was eight years of age the family moved to Lake Co., Ill. where he assisted with the farm work till 1853; then he went to Waukegan, Ill., and there learned carriage and wagon making. On May 20, 1860, he was uni- ted in marriage with Miss Phoebe Adaline Maltby. The wedding took place at Fox Lake, Ill. Leaving his bride at Fox Lake, Mr. Marsh went to Pike's Peak in the same year and worked there as a millwright for six or eight months. In his absence Mrs. Marsh taught school.

In 1861 Mr. and Mrs. Marsh came to Decorah. At first they lived in the house on west Water Street where Mrs. Gresse now lives, then for some years in the house on Grove Street, in which Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McCusker now live. In 1876 they built the beautiful home on the west side where they have lived ever since.

When Mr. Marsh first reached Decorah he worked in a wagon shop a short time, then he and John Greer were in partnership as wagon makers about six months. Then Mr. Marsh entered the farm implement business in which he was engaged successfully for 40 years on the same location, the corner of Water and River streets....a fire des- troyed the frame buildings in 1895 and in that year he erected the large brick building that now stands there.

Mr. Marsh was always interested in public affairs. During about 20 years he was mayor of West Decorah. He took an active part in politics and was Republican county chairman for a number of years.

In 1900 he was a delegate to the Republican national convention at Philadelphia and a member of the committee appointed by the con- vention to notify Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay officially of his nomination for the vice-presidency. Mr. Marsh went to Oyster Bay and became personally acquainted with Colonel Roosevelt.

In Dec. 1903, he became postmaster at Decorah and held the position until June, 1913.

In early manhood Mr. Marsh was a Mason. He was a member of the Baptist church.

He left two brothers, Leonard, of Winchester, Wis. and Frank who lives in Oregon, and one sister, Mrs. Celia Parker of Spokane, Wash.

Mr. Marsh was one of Decorah's best citizens. His virtues began at home, where he was a most kind and affectionate husband and father, and extended through his business and public activities. He was kind