Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

general George Catlett Marshall

Male 1880 - 1959  (78 years)


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  • Name George Catlett Marshall  [1
    Title general 
    Born 31 Dec 1880  Union Town, Fayette Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Oct 1959  Walter Reed Army Hospital, Bathesda, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5150  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father George Catlett Marshall,   b. 17 Nov 1845, Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1909, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Laura Elizabeth Bradford,   b. 22 Jan 1845, Augusta, Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1928, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Carter Coles,   d. 13 Sep 1927, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Feb 1902  Uniontown, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F3983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katherine Boyce Tupper,   b. 8 Oct 1882, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1978, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1930  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F3984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      GEORGE CATLETT MARSHALL JR. GRADUATED FROM VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN 1901. DURING WORLD WAR I, HE DIRECTED US OPERATIONS AT ST. MIHIEL AND MEUSE-ARGONNE OFFENSES. FROM 1919 TO 1924, HE WAS AIDE TO GENERAL PERSHING. IN 1939, HE BECAME CHIEF OF STAFF OF U.S. ARMY, AND IN 1945 BECAME A FIVE STAR GENERAL OF THE ARMIES DURING WORLD WAR II. HE WAS A SPECIAL AMBASSADOR TO CHINA FROM 1945 TO 1947 AND NEGOTIATED A SIGNED PEACE TREATY BETWEEN CHIANG KAI CHEK AND CHOU EN LAI. THEN IN 1947 HE WAS NAMED SECRETARY OF STATE BY PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN, AND RESIGNED IN 1949 DUE TO ILL HEALTH. DURING THIS PERIOD HE CREATED THE "MARSHALL PLAN" FOR THE ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION OF EUROPE.
      IN 1950, HE WAS CALLED BACK BY H. S. TRUMAN TO BECOME SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DURING THE KOREAN WAR, AND IS THE ONLY MAN TO EVER HOLD BOTH POSITIONS.
      IN 1953, GEORGE C. MARSHALL WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
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      Source; A History of Fort Screven Georgia
      Tybee Island's Military Heritage
      James Mack Adams
      Chapter 5, page 46-58

      Marshall came to Fort Screven in the spring of 1932 from duty with the infantry school at Fort Benning Georgia.... Shortly after their arrival on post., Lieutenant Colonel Marshall and his wife, Katherine, attended Sunday worship services at Christ Episcopal Church in Savannah.....{the Mayor reciprocated and brought them some crepe myrtle trees} Early in June 1733, Lieutenant Colonel Marshall was named commanding officer of District F of the IV Corps, with headquarters at Fort Screven. Marshall and his troops became responsible for establishing, organizing and supplying CCC camps throughout Georgia and Florida.

      June 19 he assumed command of the Eighth Infantry Regiment headquartered at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina and in July received his promotion to full Colonel.

    Buried:
    • Section 7, Grave 8198

  • Sources 
    1. [S171] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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