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Marshall County, Kansas

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  • Elisabeth "Betsy" Blaser (1969 - 2017)
    Update 5/20/2022 (CLM): Please Note: I have been asked not to use family photos and I will respect this. Elizabeth "Betsy" Blaser, age 47, passed away peacefully at her home in Waterville, Kansas, ...
  • Robert "Bob" L Blaser (1942 - 2021)
    Update 5/20/2022: Please note: I have been asked not to use any photos of the family and will respect this request. Robert L. "Bob" Blaser, age 79, of Waterville, passed away at the Kansas City Ho...
  • Jayne Maupin (1917 - 1992)
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  • Pamela E Blaser (1941 - 2020)
    Update 5/19/2020 (CLM): Pamela E. Blaser Oct 8, 1941 - Apr 30, 2020 Pamela E. Blaser, age 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home in Waterville, Kansas surrounded by fam...
  • Lt. David Clark Mastin, (CSA) (1842 - 1899)
    Mastin, David C. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 59th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Cooke's) (Eakin's 1st Battalion) SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: K SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Second Lieutenant SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Firs...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Marshall County, Kansas.

The Oregon Trail crosses Marshall County. The Infamous Donner Reed Party rested along the banks of the Big Blue river and lost one of its members, Sarah Keyes, who is still buried at Alcove Springs (located outside of Marysville). Many documented pioneer bodies are buried surrounding Alcove Spring.

In 1849 Francis James Marshall, from Weston, Missouri, came to Marshall County and established a ferry service on the Big Blue River at "Independence Crossing." A few years later Francis Marshall decided to stay on in Marshall County and make it his home. He moved his Ferry business to an upper crossing now known as Marysville (the city is named after Marshall's own wife Mary).

The county was officially organized on August 25, 1855. It was named for Frank [or Francis] J. Marshall, member of the first territorial legislature, who operated a ferry on the Big Blue River at the Oregon Trail crossing.

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed through Marshall county. This tornado measured F4 on the Fujita scale and had a damage path 800 yards (730 m) wide and 100 miles long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured.

Adjacent Counties

Cities

  • Axtell
  • Beattie
  • Blue Rapds
  • Frankfort
  • Marysville (County Seat)
  • Oketo
  • Summerfield
  • Vermillion
  • Waterville

Other Townships & Communities: Balderson, Barrett, Bigelow, Blue Rapids City, Center, Clear Fork, Cleveland, Cottage Hill, Elm Creek, Franklin, Guittard, Herkimer, Home, Hull, Irving, Lillis, Lincoln, Logan, Lone Elm, Marietta, Mina, Murray, Noble, Richland, Rock, St. Bridget, Schroyer, Vliets, Walnut, Wells and Winifred

Links

Wikipedia

Legends of Kansas

Genealogy Trails

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

KS GenWeb

Marshall County Plat Book