Person:George Marshall (38)

George Marshall
m. 25 Mar 1894
  1. Ralph Marshall1895 - 1917
  2. Stanley George Marshall1896 - 1970
  3. Stewart John Marshall1899 - 1966
  4. Elizabeth Cissie Marshall1901 - 1997
  5. George Marshall1904 - 1989
m. 1933
Facts and Events
Name George Marshall
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 25 May 1904 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1911 Luton, Bedfordshire, England44 Cambridge Street
Marriage 1933 Luton, Bedfordshire, Englandto Edna Elsie Groom
Residence[3] 5 Jun 1945 Luton, Bedfordshire, England73 Cambridge Street
Death[4][5] 30 May 1989 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
At his brother Stewart's wedding in 1925
At his brother Stewart's wedding in 1925

George Marshall was born on 25th May 1904 at Luton in Bedfordshire, the youngest of five children of a bricklayer and hat blocker named John Marshall and his wife Elizabeth Kempson, a straw plaiter. The 1911 census finds the family living in a five roomed house at 44 Cambridge Street, Luton. George's eldest brother, Ralph, was killed in action in France in the First World War.

In 1925, George was a witness to and best man for his brother Stewart (Jack)'s marriage, and appears in the wedding photograph. In 1933, aged 29, George married Edna Elsie Groom. They did not have any children.

During the Second World War, George served as a Civil Defence Warden in Luton. In June 1945, less than a month after the Allied victory in Europe, George's father John died. George acted as informant, with his father's death certifcate recording that George at that time was living at 73 Cambridge Street, Luton.
George and Edna
George and Edna

George was a keen gardener and was presented with a plaque by the Luton Gardens Association "for long & valued service". Edna died in 1986, aged 79. George outlived her by just over three years. At the time of his death, he was living at 10 Robert Allen Court on Langley Street, a block of sheltered accommodation for the elderly that had been built in 1984. Robert Allen Court is within a couple of hundred yards of Cambridge Street where George had spent much of his life. George died on 30th May 1989, five days after his 85th birthday.

  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. George MARSHALL, September Quarter 1904, Luton Registration District, Vol. 3b, page 386

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, RG14PN8995 RG78PN479 RD178 SD2 ED2 SN230, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 44 Cambridge Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    5 rooms occupied
    John Marshall, head, male, 40 [1870/1], married 17 years, 5 children born alive, 5 still living, Straw Trade Blocker, worker, b. Luton Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Marshall, wife, female, 38 [1872/3], married, b. Luton Bedfordshire
    Ralph Marshall, son, male, 16 [1894/5], single, Straw Trade Clerk, worker, b. Luton Bedfordshire
    Stanley Marshall, son, male, 14 [1896/7], single, Foundry, worker, b. Luton Bedfordshire
    Stuart Marshall, son, male, 12 [1898/9], single, b. Luton Bedfordshire
    Cissie Marshall, daugher, female, 9 [1901/2], single, b. Luton Bedfordshire
    George Marshall, son, male, 6 [1904/5], single, b. Luton Bedfordshire

  3. George's residence as quoted when he acted as informant for his father's death., Primary quality.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. George MARSHALL, May 1989, Luton Registration District, Vol. 9, page 349, b. 25 May 1904

  5. Principal Probate Registry. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards. (London: Probate Service), Primary quality.

    MARSHALL, George of 10 Robert Allen Ct Langley St Luton Beds died 30 May 1989 Administration Birmingham 21 November Not exceeding £100 000