Dr. John Marshall Nason was born August 4, 1887, the oldest of Wesley & Hattie Nason. He attended the University of New Brunswick in 1913 and got his A.B. He began teaching in Fredericton Junction, NB His recollections of growing up, on a farm with an apple orchard, presented a vivid picture of the life of farmerís children at the end of the nineteenth century has been saved and is on the www. Myhartt.com web site. He wrote about Haying, Early Roads, Fencing, Railroad, Coal Mining, Fishing, Hogs and Liquor, Cards & Tobacco. Marshall spread his wings going on to Stonewall, Manitoba to teach. While there he fell in love with a beautiful teacher named Maidie Ellen Rutherford, who lived in the area. They were married April 16, 1915 in Stonewall, Manitoba In 1928, the couple moved to the USA to further Marshallís education. A.M. University of Chicago 1925 PH.D. University of Chicago in 1928 Principal of Union Schools for twelve years. On Summer Session Faculty at the University of Missouri, 1929-1930. On faculty of Western State Teachersí College at Bowling Green, Kentucky. 1929 (Jan-June 1930) Connected with University of California, Department of Education or Extension Division 1930-1936 Extension Professor of Education, Louisiana State University, since 1936 Marshall raised up his family in Berkley, CA. and Baton Rouge, LA. He and his wife Maidie had two children, Natane & Marshall Jr.. Marshall was 14 months younger than Natane. ( records show Marshall Junior was officially called Thomas Marshall Rutherford Nason) Maidie died 1961 in Berkeley, California. Marshall died June 16, 1963 Alameda, California. Possibly both were cremated and their ashes taken to Memory Gardens, Stonewall, Manitoba.
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