John Marshall, Jr. family papers,

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Marshall, Jr. family papers,
Dates: 1896-2006
Collection Number: SFH 660
Extent: 2 folders
Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
San Francisco, California 94102
Abstract: Papers of a San Francisco insurance company executive
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

John Marshall, Jr. family papers,. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift, 2021-81

Biography/Administrative History

A native of Scotland, John Marshall, Jr. came to the United States with his parents and settled in San Francisco. When he was 21 John moved to the East Coast for work, and by May 1900 had taken over management of the Central Department of the Fireman's Fund in Chicago. He was elected vice-president and director of Fireman's Fund and Home Fire and Marine in Nov. 1919, and he returned to San Francisco the following year. He retired in February 1928 and died in 1932.

Scope and Content of Collection

Personal papers of John Marshall, Jr. include news clippings, family photographs, a memorial resolution, a few photocopies, and three issues of Fireman's Fund Record, from 1919, 1926, 1932.