Charles L Marston of Yarmouth
Celebrates 95th Birthday
Yarmouth, May 24th 1941<
Charles Levi Marston, one of Yarmouth's oldest citizens celebrated his 95th birthday on Wednesday at his home on Main Street. Mr. Marston was born in North Yarmouth May 21, 1846 the son of Capt. Levi and Lavina Mitchell Martson. He spent his youth in that town and was graduated from North Yarmouth Academy at Yarmouth. He then entered Kents Hill Seminary at Readfield and it was during this course there that he enlisted in the army during the Civil War and became a Sergeant in the 1st Maine Calvary, seeing service in Virginia and North Carolina. On his return from the war he resumed his studies at Kents Hill.
In 1866 he went to Boston where he for 15 years he was an accountant for large firms in that city. In 1870 he married Miss Elizabeth Drummond of Phippsburg, whose father was a prominent shipmaster.
Returning to Maine Mr. and Mrs. Marston came to Yarmouth to make their home and Mr. Marston became connected with the Northern Banking Company of Portland where he was employed as Secretary for ten years. He then became accountant for J. B Brown and Sons with whom he was associated for 37 years until his retirement a few years ago. Mrs. Marston died in 1938.
Mr. Martson has been a prominent and helpful citizen always taking a great interest in the civic and religious affairs of the town. He has been for over 50 years a Trustee of North Yarmouth Academy and was for a number of year's treasurers and clerk of that board.
He is a member of Casco Lodge F and A.M and has received his 50-yr. year medal from that organization. He is also a member of the Portland Commandry Knights Temporal of Portland. He has also been an active member of the First Parish Congregational Church for many years. Mr. Marston is a great lover of music having a fine baritone voice and has sung in choirs in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was a member of the Chapman Festival from its beginning.
Mr. Marston is the only surviving member of the W.L Haskell Post Gar of this town and on Memorial Day in 1940 was one of the five Veterans of the Civil War to march in the parade in New York City. In spite of his advance years Mr. Marston is very active taking daily walks visiting Portland frequently and only this spring spent some time in Boston where he attended the opera. He is interested in reading the radio and keeps posted upon all current events. In good health with mind alert and all his faculties one cannot realize he has reached his 95th year.
Mr. Marston has a daughter Miss Mabel C Marston a son James D Marston and a brother George Marston who celebrated his 90th birthday on May 13th. He resides in Cambridge, Mass near Harvard Square. Mr. Matson received many greetings on his birthday and his friends wish him many more years of good health.