OLIVER S. MARSHALL, clerk of the Hancock county court, is a native of the county, a son of James G. Marshall. He was born September 24, 1850. He received his education in the common schools and at the State Normal school at West Liberty and Bethany college, at which institution he was graduated. Afterward he taught school for seven or eight years, during that period being principal of the New Cumberland schools for five years. In the fall of 1884 he was elected to the office of county clerk, to assume the duties of which office he resigned the principalship of the school January 1, 1885. He is discharging the duties of this position with much efficiency and satisfaction to the public. His term will expire January 1, 1891. He is a republican in politics and influential in the party. He is a member of the Disciples church and of the local lodges of the I. O. O. F. and Knights of Pythias. In September 1880, Mr. Marshall was married to Lizzie, daughter of Campbell Tarr, a prominent citizen of West Virginia, and the first treasurer of the state. Mrs. Marshall is a native of Brooke county. She died January 22, 1887, leaving two children, John and Olive.
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