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Jenner Guest Marshall

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Jenner Guest Marshall (1861-1908)


1908 Obituary [1]

JENNER GUEST MARSHALL, born in 1861, was educated at Charterhouse School and subsequently studied for 2 years at the Technical School, Winterthur, Switzerland.

Between 1880 and 1888 he acquired a varied practical experience in locomotive works in Paris; on the staff of Messrs. Stothert and Company, of Bristol; with Messrs. Maudslay, Sons and Field of Lambeth, and other firms.

In the latter year, he was appointed Engineer to Messrs. Chance Bros., of Smethwick, Birmingham, the well-known glass-manufacturers and makers of lighthouse-lanterns.

Relinquishing this appointment after 7 years’ service, he practised for a short time as a consulting engineer in Birmingham.

In 1904 he retired from the profession, and settling down at Westcott Barton in Oxfordshire, was able to enter upon the country life to which he had always looked forward. A man of unusual activity, he was devoted to field sports and to open-air life generally. A conscientious and considerate landlord, he took a keen interest in local affairs and in national politics. He served on the Commission of the Peace for his county, and on various local bodies, was a Member of the Oxfordshire Archaeological Society and in every way strove to fulfil his ideal of a country gentleman.

His premature death at the age of 47 years was due to pneumonia, to which he succumbed at Bienne in Switzerland on the 5th May, 1908.

Mr. Marshal1 was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 7th May, 1889.



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