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THE PROTECTION POST, 23 September 1920

Saturday, the community was shocked by the death of Ray Marshall. He had been paralyzed for practically the last two months but was brought home from the hospital some two weeks ago in an improved condition.

During the last two days, however, he had a sudden turn for the worse and died Saturday evening about four o'clock.

Mr. Marshall lived in the neighborhood of Charleston, Okla., but since his return from the hospital, he and his wife had resided in the Geo. Reed property, so he would be close to his medical adviser.

Mr. Marshall was a young man, just entering the prime of life. He was highly regarded by his friends and neighbors and loved by his intimates.

He leaves a wife, three children, father, H. C. Marshall, and stepmother and several brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. His integrity and ability were unquestioned and his progressive and cheerful spirit will
be sadly missed from his home community.

The funeral, preached by Rev. N. _. Franklin, was held at Charleston, Okla., Monday and interment was in the Charleston cemetery where the remains escorted by a large number of friends, were laid to rest, Monday

David Ray Marshall was born near Melvern, Osage county, Kansas, Nov. 27, 1893, to H. C. and Ollie Marshall, where he continued to live until he was nine years of age, when his parents moved to Woods county, Okla., near Alva, for a year. They then moved to Harper county, Okla., three miles north of Charleston, where he grew to manhood.

On Nov. 1, 1914, at the age of 20 years, he was united in marriage to Martha Row, who grew up in the same neighborhood. To this union three children were born, Beryl, age 5 years, Dale, age 3 years and Curtis,
age 2 years.

He united with the Christian church at Charleston in 1909 and was baptized, living an exemplary life.

Eight weeks ago, he received a severe strain in his back which developed into paralysis shortly afterward. He was taken to Wichita hospital where the best medical skill that was obtainable was procured, but he
continued to grow worse.

He expressed a desire to be brought back home and was brought back Sept. 9th to Protection where the local doctors treated him, but his strength gradually failed him and he peacefully passed away Saturday, Sept. 18th, at 3:30, in spite of the loving care that was given him.

He leaves to mourn his loss a father, two sisters and three brothers besides his wife and three children and a host of friends, for his friends were numbered by his acquaintances.

His mother preceded him in death five years ago.
He was an honest, industrious, upright citizen and was highly respected by all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed from his community.

He was one of Uncle Sam's mail carriers on a route out of Charleston, which position he has held for several years. He also owned and operated a farm three miles north of Charleston.

We can only bow our heads in submission to God's will and say, "Thy will, not ours, be done," for we know, He doeth all things well. God in His wisdom hath recalled The boon His love has given, Although the body smolders here, The soul is safe in heaven.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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