Previous The Canadian Album, Men of Canada, Vol. 1 (1891) Next

 

I28   MEN OF CANADA.

ROBERT MARSHALL, Dundas street,

London, Out., was born at Lambton Gs, Park, County of Durham, England,

November 2lst, 1852. He was educated at Wapping school and Penshaw school, and, in addition to the usual branches, studied the art of drawing with the object of becoming an architect in connection with the Mining Institute of Engineers in Newcastle-on-Tyne. After spending two years in the practical part of the business, he came to London, Ont., in 1872, and worked for a short time as a joiner. He then engaged, like his brother, in the tea business, and also in the oil producing business in the town of Petrolia. The business has now acquired great proportions, extending from Niagara to Windsor, and from Lake Erie to the Georgian Bay. Mr. Marshall is a member of the First Congregational Church, London, Out., also treasurer of the congregation, and teacher in the Sabbath School. He is unmarried. The success of the Marshall Bros. most emphatically denies the assertion that pushing business men have no time for the work of the church.

GeORGE MARSHALL, Dundas street, London, Out., was born at Lambton Park, County of Durham, England, Novem-

ber 21st, 18 2. He was educated at Wapping school and Penshaw school in the same county. In his early life he learned the trade of joiner in England at a town called Chester-le-street, County of Durham. Afterwards he cane to the United States, and in the year 1873 worked in Chicago. He came to Canada in 1874 and began business in the tea trade in London, Out., where he has continued ever since. In 1877 he started in the oil business at Petrolia, in which he is also now engaged. Mr. Marshall is twin brother of Mr. Robert Marshall, whose photograph and biography appear on this same page. Mr. Marshall is a member of the First Congregational Church, London, and also holds the office of deacon. He was married in 1881 to Miss Annie Sutherland, of Toronto. The Marshall Bros. are favorably known over a large portion of Ontario. Their success is the result of much careful attention to business, and a thorough knowledge of what their customers require.

Picture
Picture

Previous The Canadian Album, Men of Canada, Vol. 1 (1891) Next