1886–1956

Ap­ril 8, 1886, Mag­nol­ia, Io­wa.

Ap­ril 12, 1956, La Jol­la, Cal­i­for­nia.

Ri­ver­view Ce­me­te­ry, Braw­ley, Cal­i­for­nia.

Marsh’s fath­er was pas­tor of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Mag­nol­ia, Io­wa.

His gift for the pi­a­no was ev­i­dent at an ear­ly age, and af­ter he grad­u­at­ed from high school, Wil­bur Chap­man asked him to play for the Wi­no­na Lake Chau­tau­qua and Bi­ble Con­fer­ence in In­di­a­na.

He la­ter taught at the Bi­ble In­sti­tute of Los An­ge­les (1915–19) and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Red­lands (1919–26). He stu­died mu­sic in France in the 1920’s, and be­came pres­i­dent of the Eur­o­pe­an School of Mu­sic and Art in Fort Wayne, In­di­a­na.

From 1928–32, he played the or­gan at the First Pres­by­ter­ian Church. In 1932, he moved to Flor­i­da to be­come pro­fes­sor of or­gan at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Flor­i­da, Gaines­ville, and to serve as or­gan­ist and choir di­rec­tor at the First Bap­tist Church.

In 1935, he moved to Cal­i­for­nia, where he worked as dis­trict su­per­vis­or for the Fed­er­al Mu­sic Proj­ect in San Di­e­go un­til 1939. He al­so played the or­gan and di­rect­ed the choir at St. James-by-the-Sea Epis­co­pal Church in La Jol­la (1936–56).

  1. Battle of the Cen­tu­ries, The
  2. Chapman
  3. Lights of Home, The
  4. Is It the Crown­ing Day?
  5. Roll the Stone Away
  6. San Di­e­go

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