Wednesday, April 27, 2016
W.H. Marshall Sr., 89, Rockdale pioneer, died at his home here Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. after a long illness.
Funeral services are being held at the family residence here this afternoon at 4 o'clock, with the Rev. R. Burtis Bates, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating, and burial will be in the family plot at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Mr. Marshall was born October 7, 1855, at Richmond, Ft. Bend county, Texas. He came to Rockdale on Feb. 4, 1874, on the first train over the I.&G.N. railroad that came to Rockdale, and in point of years is probably Rockdale's oldest citizen.
The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 72, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 27, 1944