Emlyn Harrison Marsteller Sr.
- Born: 9 Apr 1850, Gainesville, VA
- Marriage: Marianne Clark Mason on 26 Nov 1873 at the bride's residence, Alexandria, VA
- Died: 23 Jul 1916, Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y. (last census record) at age 66
Emlyn Harrison Marsteller (9 Apr. 1850-23 Jul. 1916) Posted on September 14, 2014
by Jean L. Cooper <https://uvastudents.wordpress.com/author/jlc5f/>
E. H. Marsteller was the son of Dr. Cyrus Cooper Marsteller (1797-1871) of Prince William County, Virginia, and his wife, Elizabeth Harrison (1814-1899). He attended the University of Virginia in sessions 47-48 and 51 (1870-1872 & 1874-1875), where he studied medicine, physiology and surgery, anatomy, and chemistry. He also attended Georgetown University.
On 26 Nov. 1873, Dr. E. H. Marsteller married Marianne "Marie" Clark Mason (1844-1921)\endash a descendant of George Mason (IV) of Gunston Hall\endash in Alexandria, Virginia, and the couple had two children, James Mason Marsteller and Emlyn Harrison Marsteller, Jr.
Dr. Marsteller entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 12, 1876. He served on the Nautical School ship St. Mary's, and at the Battles of Manila Bay and Corregidor on the Raleigh. Dr. Marsteller received the Manila Bay Medal for this service. (J. Am. Med. Assoc.; Daily News Almanac; "Manila Bay Medal Recipients.") "He served a total of 15 years, 3 months at sea, and 13 years, 8 months on shore or other duty," and retired on 15 Sep. 1908 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. (J. Am. Med. Assoc .; US Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1911)
Dr. Marsteller died in Washington, D.C., at his home. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Washington, D.C. (NY Medical Journal; J. Am. Med. Assoc.; Washington Post)
[Note: Dr. Marsteller's birth date is from the U.Va. Matriculation Books; his death date is from the announcement in the New York Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association.\emdash JLC]
The 1900 United States Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USRS Richmond League Island Navy Yard, District 1010 records Embyn H. Marsteller (April 1851 - Gainesville, VA). He is a Surgeon in the Navy and indicates his place of residence as Gainsville, VA. He reports being married for 25 years.
See general notes on his son, Emlyn, for 1910 census facts.
The 1870 United States Federal Census for Gainesville, Prince William Co., Virginia records Emlyn Marsteller (20 - VA) living with his parents Cyrus C. (70 - VA) and Elizabeth (45 - VA) Marsteller and siblings James S. (21 - VA), Eva (23 - VA), Massilon (18 - VA), and Anna D. (15 - VA). Cyrus is a Physician with real estate valued at $20,500 and personal property at $890.
The 1860 United States Federal Census for Gainesville P.O., Prince William Co., Virginia records Emlyn H. Marsteller (10) living with his parents Cyrus (63) and Elizabeth (44) Marsteller and siblings Eva (13), James S. (11), Massillon (8), and Ann Dorsey (4). Cyrus is a physician with real estate valued at $38,000 and personal property at $10,400. The 1860 Virginia Census Slave Schedule records Cyrus with 10 slaves.
The 1850 United States Federal Census for Prince William Co., Virginia records Evelyn (sic) Marsteller (3/12 - female) [this is Emlyn] with parents C. C. (50) and Eliza (32 - DC) Marsteller and siblings Eva (4) and James (2). C. C. is a Physician and real estate valued at $12, 496.
Emlyn married Marianne Clark Mason on 26 Nov 1873 at the bride's residence, Alexandria, VA. (Marianne Clark Mason was born circa 1851 in Washington D. C, died on 20 Nov 1920 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y. (last census record) and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington D. C..)