Saturday, November 5, 2011

Marshall Torry (1879- )

Marshall Torry was born November 26, 1879 in Grant County, Louisiana.  He was the son of Lycurgus Eugene Torry and Lucy Anna Williamson. He was raised in Grant County, Louisiana.

Marshall married Udora “Dora” Brooks around 1902 in Grant County, Louisiana.  He was 22 years old and she was 20 years.  Dora was born in February 1882 in Louisiana, the daughter of Robert Arthur Brooks and Nancy Jane Pipes.  Marshall and Dora had at least seven children, six of which were listed in the 1930 census:

            Grant                          born February 22, 1903
            Mary Lee                    born 1907
            Lycurgus E.               born August 16, 1908
            Mildred D.                  born 1910
            Jackie                         born 1912
            Jamie                         born 1915
            Herman B.                 born July 20, 1919
After their marriage, Marshall and Dora settled their family on a farm in Grant County, Louisiana, where they were found in the 1910 and 1930 census. 

Marshall registered for the draft for the First World War on September 12, 1918 in Colfax, Grant County, Louisiana.  He was described as of medium height and build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Notes for Marshall Torry
Birth, Military, Residence, Occupation & Physical Description in 1918: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
Residence & Occupation in 1910:, United States Census, 1910 for Marshal Torry
Residence & Occupation in 1930: Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: 794; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 131.0.

Notes for Udora Brooks
Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 63.

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