Memorable Manitobans: William Stanley “Bill” Marsh (1881-1949)
Born at Stratford, Essex, England on 6 September 1881, he came to Canada in early 1903 and spent two years in Saskatchewan and Assiniboia (North West Territories) before moving to Dauphin in April 1905. He operated a fruit and confectionary store for 16 years then became Editor of the Dauphin Herald and Press in January 1925. He became its publisher in August 1931 when he purchased the business from the estate of his brother-in-law William Duncan King and held the position until his death.
On 22 September 1913, he married Edythe Ellen King and they had three children: William King Marsh (1914-?), Alfred James Marsh (1916-1942), and Helen Frances Marsh. He served as councillor (1920-1922, 1934-1935) and assessor (1923-1924) for the Town of Dauphin and held executive positions with the Dauphin Golf Club and Dauphin Curling Club. He was a member of the Dauphin Rotary Club, Masons, and Odd Fellows.
He died at Dauphin on 5 September 1949 and was buried in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery.
Marriage registration [William Stanley Marsh, Edythe Ellan King], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registrations [William King Marsh, Alfred James Marsh], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“A Manitoba Editor dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 September 1949, page 4.
“William S. Marsh, Herald Publisher, dies on Monday,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 8 September 1949, page 1.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 July 2022