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Fred S. Marsh

Born: Unkown
Died: Unkown

Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:

Tom said ...
mybrethren says he was from Northampton, so I assume it is
Frederick Stephen Marsh
BIRTH OCTOBER 1877 • Peterborough, Northamptonshire
DEATH 8 FEB 1946 • Northampton, England
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 : 00:11
Martin Arhelger said ...

The magazine "Words of Truth" (Stow Hill) 14 (1946) has an article by F. S. Marsh (page 126 and 127), to which is added at the end: "This was written by the late beloved Editor a few days before the Lord called him to be with Himself." So 1946 seems to be the right date for his departure.


Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 : 01:39
Martin Arhelger said ...

In "Scattered Seed" 1888 on the page after the title page of the February issue there are names of those children who got prizes. The Second Prize for those under 12 was given to "Fred S. Marsh." This would fit with his birth in 1877.


Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 : 01:51
Tom said ...
Well spotted .. not much escapes your notice Martin :)
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 : 22:43
Steve said ...
F.S.M. did indeed live in the Northampton area - my Dad, who also lived in Northampton from early childhood until he was promoted to glory, in the late 1980's, often spoke highly of F.S.M. - even though my Dad would only have been in his early twenties when F.S.M. died.

Friday, Mar 27, 2020 : 04:50
Gail Murphy Marsh . said ...
Is Fred Marsh known to have had any children or to have moved to Dublin where the Plymouth Brethren started ?

My grandfather , George Cull Marsh was born approximately last decade of the 19 th century and died in c. 1958 . He became very involved in the plymouth Brethren faith and practice in Dublin either in the 40s or 50s I would say . My grandmother was born in 1899. They had three children , Rosemary Keppler ( nee Marsh ),George Blake Marsh, and my mother , Naomi Marsh .

He ceased playing his fiddle with the Royal Dublin Society and became very serious . He was called George Cull Marsh and was in the society of fiddlers at the time living in Dublin . He was a building contractor . His business partner took his own life in 1948 leaving behind a lot of debt and despair so my grandfather had a breakdown from which he eventually recovered after hospitalisation . He had married my grandmother , Hester Mary , Fitzgerald -Smith in the 1930s . She left for England after his death .

I am struggling to find any records concerning my grandfather whom I never met and wondered if he might be in any brethren records . His wife , my grandmother , Hester , whom I loved dearly , lived a long healthy life until her 95 th year in 1994. She said he became a teetotaller and gave up his love of music when he joined the brethren . I wonder if this was a requirement in those early days .

I should be grateful if anyone could help with this search . I know nothing of his parents and wondered if this gentleman Fred Marsh might be a relative ? Who knows . Regards

Gail Marsh ( Dublin born in 1963) Living in Kent , UK.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 : 00:31
Steve said ...
Recently found a card:-


whom the Lord called to be with Himself on February 8th 1946

Aged 68 Years

"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures evermore"

Also found a typed letter of commendation for my Dad, from FSM dated November 12th 1945, which shows an address of:

7, PARK AVENUE, NORTHAMPTON and even featured a telephone number!

Psalm 16 : 11

There was also a similar hand-written letter dated September 15th, 1942, when my Dad was called up to the Non-combatant Corps.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021 : 20:40

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