Friday, July 16, 2010

John B. Marshall Jr.

Taken from the Topeka Daily State Journal-Friday December 16, 1932.

John B. Marshall Jr.

Birth: 1877.
Death: December 15, 1932.

John B. Marshall Jr., Topeka druggist and for twenty-two years director of
Marshall’s band, died Thursday night at his home, 217 Harrison street, of
pneumonia. He was 55 years old. A cold developed into pneumonia three weeks ago. Mr. Marshall became director of the band in 1910, at the death of his father who organized the famous Topeka musical unit. Marshall Jr., and his brother, Dr. A. H. Marshall themselves organized the Sunflower Boy’s band, in which they played until 1892, when they were deemed old enough to join their
father’s organization.

Founded a Drug Store.

In 1898 the two Marshall boys who had been working in drug stores for some time, founded the Marshall Brothers drug store at Second street and Kansas avenue. They alternated at attending the University of Kansas and working in the store, one brother studying pharmacy and the medicine. It was John Marshall who took the more active part in the band, and who took up the direction of it. Thur all the years it has remained one of the prominent musical organizations in this part of the United States.

Mr. Marshall belonged to Golden Rule lodge No. 90, A. F. and A. M., Topeka chapter No. 5, Topeka Commandery and Topeka Council and Arab Shrine. He directed the Media Grotto band from the time it was organized. He was a member of the Druggists association. He leaves his widow, two daughters, Julia and Jean Marshall, of the home address; his mother Mrs. Hilda Marshall; his brother Dr. Marshall.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Masonic temple. The place of burial has not been selected.

The Topeka Daily State Journal-Monday 19, 1932, give that the burial service was held at the Topeka cemetery.

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