T. L. Marlin Celebrates 71

Birthday news from the November 19, 1908 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

T. L. Marlin 71 Years Old Monday.

Born in Missouri.  Resident of Nodaway County 68 Years.

T. L. Marlin was 71 years old Monday is stout and hearty.  He was born in Platte county, Mo. in 1837.  His father came to Nodaway county and settled on the Marlin farm, 3 miles north of Graham in 1840, where the subject of this sketch was reared to manhood, and afterward owned and lived on this farm until the spring of 1881, when he sold out, came to Skidmore and engaged in the hardware and implement business, being one of the first business men in the young town.

He was married in 1858 at the age of 22, to Miss Mary Lawson, who has been his constant companion and helpmate for 49 years, and no one in all the country is better known and greater respected than “Uncle Tom and Aunt Mary.”  On next April 10 will be their 50th wedding anniversary.  We hope that they will not only celebrate their “golden wedding anniversary” but will live to enjoy their diamond wedding anniversary.

Mr. Marlin enlisted in 1864 in Co. C 9th Reg. of the M. S. M. and was mustered out in St. Louis in the spring of 1864.

He was for a great many years a director of the old Nodaway County Fair once famous as being one of the best county fairs in the State.

The only public office he ever held was that of Justice of the Peace, while he was a resident of Hughes Township, and while serving in this capacity, he united in marriage (and by the way his first marriage ceremony) Mr. and Mrs. Green Mast of this township.

 

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