|THOMAS C. MARSHALL.|
Thomas C. Marshall, one of the leading attorneys of
Bighorn county, residing in Greybull, Wyoming, was born in
Richland, Wisconsin, on the 14th of November, 1862, a son of Joseph
H. and Mary J. (Darst) Marshall. The father was a native of Kentucky
and came of Virginian ancestry, being a cousin of General Humphrey
Marshall of the Confederate army and a cousin of Charles Marshall,
chief on the staff of General Lee, at whose side he was at the time
of Lee’s surrender. The mother of Thomas C. Marshall of this review
was born in Ohio. Joseph H. Marshall was in the government secret
service in 1860-1861 and was associated with Kit Carson and Jim
Bridger in scout duty on the western plains. Subsequently he returned
to Wisconsin and was appointed a colonel of a regiment, which,
however, was never called into service, his appointment coming
from the governor. Later he removed westward to Des Moines, Iowa,
where he engaged in the milling business, and in 1871 he took up his
abode in eastern Nebraska, where he was identified with merchandising
and milling during the remainder of the active years of his life.
Thomas C. Marshall was educated in the public schools of Nebraska and at Sillisbie’s Business College, with a law course under Professor I. Reed Ferguson of Janesville, Wisconsin. He was then admitted to the Nebraska state bar in 1887 and entered upon the practice of law in Hebron, Nebraska, in that year, there remaining in active and successful practice for seventeen years, or until 1904, when he removed to Missoula, Montana, and formed the law firm of Woody, Marshall & Woody, the senior partner being Judge Frank Woody, who in 1857 had cast in his lot with the pioneer settlers of Montana and for several years was judge of the circuit court in that state. The law partnership existed for three years, on the expiration of which period Mr. Marshall removed to Billings, Montana, where he was in active practice until January I, 1917. He then took up his abode in Greybull. For seven years he has. been retained by seven different oil companies in this locality and he also has other prominent connections in his law practice. He is a man of pronounced ability, thoroughly familiar with corporation law and especially with that which has bearing upon oil litigation.
On the 10th of April, 1887, Mr. Marshall was married to Miss Louise S. Martin, of Trenton, Missouri, and to them has been born a daughter, Zona Belle, the wife of W. P. Knudsen, of Billings, Montana.
Mr. Marshall is well known in Masonic circles, being a member of Ashler Lodge, F. & A. M., of Billings; Western Sun Chapter, R. A. M., of Billings: St. Aldernar Commandery, K. T.; and Sesostris Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. S., of Lincoln, Nebraska. His wife holds membership in the Order of the Eastern Star and in religious faith Mrs. Marshall is a Presbyterian. They occupy a very enviable position in social circles and have many warm friends throughout this section of the country. Mr. Marshall’s professional career has been marked by consecutive progress, resulting from a thorough understanding of the principles of jurisprudence, careful preparation of his cases, clear and logical reasoning and marked, devotion to the interests of his clients.