Fern Marsh

13 Jul 1918 - 26 Feb 2011

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Fern Marsh

13 Jul 1918 - 26 Feb 2011
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Taken from page 17 of 'My Life History' by Edith Marsh McIntire, 1997. Cleone, Edith, Fern, and MayRene wearing new ice cream parlor overalls–the latest style of the day. Today I can only say, 'What goes around comes around.' Styles change only in name.

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Fern Marsh


Alpine Cemetery

283 N 300 E
Alpine, Utah, Utah
United States


June 8, 2011

Denise Shelton Innes

October 19, 2018


November 1, 2018


October 19, 2018


June 8, 2011

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Four Marsh Sisters

Contributor: crex Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Taken from page 17 of "My Life History" by Edith Marsh McIntire, 1997. Cleone, Edith, Fern, and MayRene wearing new ice cream parlor overalls–the latest style of the day. Today I can only say, 'What goes around comes around.' Styles change only in name.

Marsh Sisters, 1949

Contributor: crex Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Taken from page 68 of "My Life History" by Edith Marsh McIntire, 1997. On one of our Utah family vacations (1949), the five Marsh Sisters had their picture taken. It wasn't often that we were all in Utah at the same time. At this time, Fern was living in Illinois and I was living in California.


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Taken from page 14-15 of "My Life History" by Edith Marsh McIntire, 1997. The big lot that our house was built on was our play yard. My sister, Fern, and I played together. When Phyllis Jane Talmage, a second cousin who lived in Salt Lake City, came to stay with us for a summer, which extended to five years, she became a third member of our play team. During the five years that Phyllis Jane or Phil, as we came to call her, lived with us, a new dimension was added to my life. Of course, I had to get used to sharing my things with her and having her as part of my family. However, after the normal amount of jealousy subsided, Phil, my sister, Fern, and I became good friends and playmates. Phil's mother, Edna T., as we called her, came to see her regularly. She often took us to a restaurant in Provo to eat which was an unusual and exciting experience for me as a little girl. On several occasions, we, Fern, Phil, and I, vacationed in Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City which was Phil's mother's home after she married Mr. Jenkins. A visit from Mr. Jenkins always meant a new shiny silver dollar for each of us. We really felt rich after each of his visits.

Fern and Douglas

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Taken from pages 93-94 of “Write Me a Poem” A Collage by May H. Marsh. FERN AND DOUGLAS written for their Wedding Party August 30, 1939 recited by MayRene When Douglas came to our house first About five years ago, It was to see my brother, Ray, And spend a night or so. And Ray had lots of sisters, then Each waiting for a date, But Douglas didn’t notice them, Fern didn’t even rate. Ray went away for most four years-- Doug bade us all adieu; But just as soon as Ray returned Then here came Douglas, too. Oh, yes, there were some sisters left, But Douglas didn’t care. He simply passed them up again As if they weren’t there. About the second time he came To stay all night with Ray, He asked if Fern would like to ride Out home to spend the day. To be polite, Fern said she would-- They chatted on together About the mountains and the roads And all about the weather. This happened several times, and then We noticed all one day That Doug paid more attention far To Fern than he did Ray. From that time on, when they came out, We heard this little tune-- “We’d better go, we have to work-- And morning comes SO soon!” And then one night they came down home, Excited s could be, To speak to Mom and Dad alone-- They wouldn’t let us see! But anyway, I heard Mom scream-- “To think of such a thing! A few short weeks of courtship-- And NOW a diamond ring!” We all are happy Doug chose Fern To be his life-long partner. We hope in City or in Town She will make a first-class Gardner.

Phyllis Jane -- Just For The Summer-?

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Taken from page 15 of May H. Marsh, An Autobiography. The first of June 1924, Aunt May Talmage asked us if we could take her little Granddaughter, Phyllis Jane Talmage, who was then five years old, for the summer. She had not fully recovered from an attack of pneumonia and thinking the fresh country air would help to bring her back to health, we consented to let her come. That increased our family to ten. Phyllis Jane enjoyed being with Edith and Fern (Fern being a year older), having play dinners in the little play house, making mud pies, and catching pollywogs. At the end of the summer she still wanted to stay. She did, and began school that fall in Alpine. She remained with us for five years. We grew to love her as one of the family and shall count her recurring visits as merely coming back home.

My Cousin, Phyllis Jane Talmage

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Taken from pages 3-6 of a life history by Fern Marsh Gardner Larsen. During the summer when I was six years old, my cousin, Phyllis Jane Talmage, came to stay with us. She lived in Salt Lake City and was recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia and her grandmother Talmage thought a month of fresh country air would more rapidly improve her health. At first, being strangers to each other, we had many disagreements, but after the first week or two we were just like sisters. After the month was up she did not want to leave so her mother decided to let her stay a little longer and the time lapsed into five years. In the fall of 1924 we were disappointed when we could not start first grade together as she was a few months too young to enter school. Phyllis and I were happy the next year when we could go to school together. After a few weeks she received a special promotion and we were both in the second grade together. We always had fun year round. We had a room we used for our playhouse just off the kitchen, but our summer playhouse was the most fun of all. We had an old rabbit pen in the yard and we made it into a summer playhouse. We played by the hour in our playhouse, but I guess our favorite fun was mixing mud pies and we became rather expert at the art, or so we thought. One day we thought we could improve upon the texture by adding eggs. We took some eggs from the nearby chicken coop. Mother realized she was short some eggs and questioned us about it to see if we knew where the eggs went. Both Phyllis and I said "no." But mother was able to recognize our falsehood and so she took each of us alone into a separate room and the truth came out. Another time we decided that daddy would run short of bread in the store so we molded our mud into loaves of bread and secured some bread wrappers from the house. We wrapped it all up neatly and placed it in the bread case. We thought it would be sold to a customer and no one would be the wiser. I guess we didn't take into consideration that our bread would be a little heavier than the baker's bread. When daddy picked it and realized what it was he was most unhappy and thus ended our competition with Fisher Bakery. One of the saddest moments in my young life was when the parting came between Phyllis and me. The many happy months we had spent together must now come to a close as her mother took her back to Salt Lake to live with her again. I started back to school in the sixth grade in the fall but was very lonely.

Excerpt from Edith's "Black Record Book = I" Journal

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March 23, 1978 We left for Arizona with MayRene and Don in Ray’s new motor home. We had a nice trip there. Fern and Gordon, Cleone and Cliff, and Ione came. We spent the time with Thirl and Mary in Mesa. Friday nite we went to the Easter Pageant on the temple grounds. It was a very lovely production of the various events in the life of our Savior. Sunday we came home after Sunday School, dinner and a visit.

Life timeline of Fern Marsh

Fern Marsh was born on 13 Jul 1918
Fern Marsh was 11 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Fern Marsh was 12 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Fern Marsh was 27 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Fern Marsh was 35 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Fern Marsh was 47 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Fern Marsh was 60 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Fern Marsh was 64 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Fern Marsh was 73 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Fern Marsh was 85 years old when Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 20 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "end of major combat operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.
Fern Marsh died on 26 Feb 2011 at the age of 92
Grave record for Fern Marsh (13 Jul 1918 - 26 Feb 2011), BillionGraves Record 12773 Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States