Jonathan MarshHarriet Warner

Josiah Dwight MarshSarah Lucretia Ingram

Charles Dwight Marsh

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Florence Lee Wilder

Charles Wilder Marsh
Charles Dwight Marsh
  • Born: 20 Dec 1855, Hadley, MA
  • Married 27 Dec 1883 to Florence Lee Wilder
  • Died: 1932

    Abbrev: Marsh Genealogy 1636-1895 Compiled by Dwight Whitn
    Title: Marsh Genealogy 1636-1895 Compiled by Dwight Whitney Marsh of Amherst, M assachusetts; pub by Press of Carpenter & Marebouse, Amerherst, Massach usetts, assachusetts; pub by Press of Carpenter & Marebouse, Amerherst, Massach usetts, assachusetts; pub by Press of Carpenter & Marebouse, Amerherst, Massach usetts,.
    Page: p 374
    Text: He graduated at Amherst college 1877, M.A. 1880, professor of chemistry a nd biology, Ripon college, Wis.
    [Translated from French] Charles Dwight Marsh is a American biologist , born December 20th 1855 at Hadley, Massachusetts and died in 1932.

    He is the son of J. Dwight Marsh and Sarah Ingram. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts at Amherst College in 1877, his Master of Arts in 1880. He married Florence Lee Wilder on December 27th 1883.

    Marsh taught the Chemestry and Biology at Ripon College (Wisconsin) from 1883 to 1889, then only biology from 1889 to 1904 and filled the position of dean from 1900 to 1904. He then taught biology at Earlham College from 1904 to 1905. From 1905 to 1915, working in the industrial plants of the American Department of Agriculture, he specialized in the physiology of poisonous plants. From 1915 until his retirement in 1931, he dealt with the same subject in the service of livestock production. He obtained a doctorate with the Université of Chicago in 1904 and an honorary doctorate of sciences in 1927.

    Besides his work on poisonous plants, he is particularly interested in the sea biology and is named honorary curator of the Department of carcinologie the National Museum of Natural History.

    Allen G. Debus (to dir.) (1968). World Who' S Who in Science. In Biographical Dictionary off Notable Scientists from Present Antiquity to the. Marquis-Who' S Who (Chicago): xvi + 1855 p.
    Record Unit 7260
    United States National Museum,
    Collected Manuscripts, Correspondence, Drawings,
    Photographs, and Notes on Invertebrate Zoology,
    1871-1951 and undated
    By William E. Cox

    Indicates that Marsh participated in the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1912.
    Biographical Record of Amherst College Grads and Non-Grads 1871 - 1896
    Alumni - 1877 (pgs 95-96)

    CHARLES DWIGHT MARSH, M.A., son of Josiah Dwight and Sarah L. (Ingram) Marsh, was born in Hadley, Dec. 20, 1855; fitted for college at Hopkins Academy, Hadley. Tea. in Hitchcock H.S., Brimfield; Prin., H.S., Leicester,; Instr. in Science, Leicester Acad., '79-'83; Prof. of Chem. and Biol., Ripon Coll., '83-'89; Prof. of Biol., Ripon Coll., '89-; Dean of Ripon Coll., 1900-. Pres. Wis. Acad. of Sciences Letters and Arts, '96-'99; Mem. and Sec., Nat. Hist. Survey of Wis., '96-'99; Fellow of Amer. Assoc. Adv. Science. Author of "On the Deep Water Crustaciea of Green Lake," "Notes on Depth and Temperature of Green Lake," "On the Cyclopidae and Calanidae of Central Wis.," "On Two New Species of Diaptomus," "On the Cyclopidae and Calanidae of Lake St. Clair, Lake Michigan and Certain of the Inland Lakes of Michigan," "On the Vertical Distribution of the Limnetic Crustacea of Green Lake." M.A., Amherst, 1880. Married, Dec. 27, 1883, Florence Lee, dau. of Charles Wilder of Holliston. Two children.
    Alumni Directory of the University of Chicago 1861-1906 By University of Chicago Alumni Council, University of Chicago
    [page 21]

    CHARLES DWIGHT MARSH, A.B., Amherst C., '77; Ph.D., Zoology, Botany, '04. Gevernment Expert, Bureau of Plant Industry. Washington, D.C.
    Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science, Amherst College, June 20, 1927
    Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904

    MARSH, Charles Dwight, biologist, was born in Hadley, Mass., Dec. 20, 1855; son of J. Dwight and Sarah L. (Ingram) Harsh and grandson of Jonathan and Harriet (Warner) Marsh. His first ancestor in America, John Marsh, immigrated to Hartford, Conn., in 1636, and removed to Hadley, Mass., in 1660. Charles prepared for college in Hopkins academy, Hadley, and was graduated from Amherst, A.B., 1877, A.M., 1880. He taught in high schools and academies in Massachusetts, 1877-83; was professor of chemistry and biology in Ripon college, Wis., 1883-89, was made professor of biology in 1889, and became dean of the faculty in 1900. He was a member of the county board, 1896-98; and secretary of the board of commissioners of the geological and natural history survey of Wisconsin in 1897. He was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1893, and president of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts in 1897. He was married, Dec. 27, 1883, to Florence Lee, daughter of Charles and Emily B. (Johnson) Wilder. He is the author of: papers on fresh-water capepoda, and numerous other biological Perkins

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