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Obituary of A.S. Marshall, Former District Clerk of Hunt County October 19, 1926 (Dallas Morning News)\ Flagman Dies Saving Others

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GREENVILLE, Texas Oct. 19--

Capt. Andrew S. Marshall, 81-year old crossing flagman for the Missouri-Kansas-texas Railroad, was struck and instantly killed here at the Henry Street Crossing of the Railroad Tuesday evening by southbound Katy Flyer No. 5 as he attempted to prevent a woman and two children in a small car from driving upon the crossing in the path of the oncoming train.

He was successful in saving the lives of the occupants of the car, but did not himself clear the track before he was caught by the train and thrown fourty or fifty feet to instant death. Jess Spencer, negro head porter for a local hotel, saw Capt. Marshall's predicament and narrowly escaped death himself as he attempted to save the flagman, whom he missed my inches in a vain dive.

Capt. Marshall had been a prominent figure in the life of this section from pioneer days. Born in DeSoto, Miss, Aug. 21, 1845, he enlisted in Capt. Sam Richardson's company in the Confederate Army at marshall in 1862. Moving to Campbell, he was appointed Deputy District Clerk of Hunt County in 1873m and later was elected District Clerk. Afterward, he was appointed County Judge of Hunt County. During President Cleveland's first administration he was in the revenue service of the United States and during Cleveleland's second term he served in the United States land office at Alba, I.T., now Oklahoma. For many years prior to his death he had been in the employ of the Katy Railroad, first as a claim agent and then, as advancing years curtailed his activities, a flagman.

He was married on Sept. 20, 1870, to Miss Mary Jane Martin in this city, She and four children survive--Mrs. C. T. Neu, Commerce; Miss Mary Marshall, Dallas, and Capt. Albert marshall, United States Navy, now stationed in Washington as assistant director of operations of the navy.

Albert 'Bert' Marshall was on the 1933 State Championship Football Team from Greenville High school. His sister, Mrs. C. T. Neu, daughter of Andrew S. Marshall, was married to a prominent East Texas State College professor, C. T. Neu.

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