ANSPACH, Marshall Reid Esq.

Male 1895 - 1962  (66 years)


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  • Name ANSPACH, Marshall Reid 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 4 Oct 1895 
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Draft 5 Jun 1917  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was a single and a student at Princeton University at the time, with a home address of 437 N. Front St., Milton, PA. He claimed exemption for a non-malignant growth in the eye.
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his parents at 437 N Front St 
    Education 1923 
    at Milton High School, the Mercersburg Academy, Princeton University (A.B.) 1919, and Harvard Law school (LL.B.) 1923 
    Biography
    • HISTORICAL SKETCHES
      of the Bench and Bar of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

      Marshall Reid Anspach

      Marshall Reid Anspach was born in Milton, Pennsylvania, on October 4, 1895. He attended the Milton public schools, then Mercersburg Academy. He received his A. B. degree from Princeton University in 1919, his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1923, and was admitted to Lycoming County Bar that same year. He was sometime assistant city solicitor for Williamsport, solicitor for the County Commissioners, and a deputy attorney general of the Commonwealth. He was a veteran of World War I, having served in the Signal Corps.Mr. Anspach was president of the Lycoming Law Association in 1933. Outside of the legal field, his varied interests included education, religion, history, Masonry and rare books.For more than 20 years, he was a member of the Board of Visitors of the Theological Seminary for Franklin and Marshall College. His religious affiliation was with St. John’s United Church of Christ, where for 16 years he was president of that institution’s consistory. He had also been a member of the General Council of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, vice president of the Board of Business Management, president of the Church Historical Society, and also a member of its General Board of Home Missions.Masonic activities involved him as master of the Milton Lodge, in the ritual work of Williamsport Consistory and past sovereign of that body’s Council of Princes of Jerusalem, and in other Masonic groups.He was vitally interested in local history, and was active in the Lycoming and the Muncy Historical Societies. He was a founder, charter member, and past president of the Tiadaghton Chapter, S. A. R. For many years he edited “Now and Then”, the journal of the Muncy Historical Society, and served as its secretary.Late in his life, at the request of the County Commissioners, he revised the history of the county prepared 30 years before. He also held long membership on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s committee on legal history and biography.Every member of our Lycoming County Bar is in his debt for his work entitled “Historical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of Lycoming County, 1795-1960”. The research involved was formidable; the preparation of the manuscript ultimately printed on 350 pages was arduous. Requests for copies were received from the Law Schools of Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia, also from the Los Angeles City Law Library, the Pennsylvania State Library, and others. The best memorial to Marshall Reid Anspach is, therefore, his own “Historical Sketches.” His death occurred on April 26, 1962. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor W. Anspach. There were no children.
    Census (desc) 1930  Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    single, boarding at 634 W Fourth St. and working as an attorney 
    Census (desc) 1940  Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as an attorney 
    Draft 26 Apr 1942  Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WWII 
    • His address is listed as 516 Vernon Ave., Williamsport, PA. He was married at the time.
    _UID FAC3BD339B58644185073F2FDB222DCF38F0 
    Died 26 Apr 1962 
    Person ID I1944  Milton Families
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2012 

    Father ANSPACH, William Wolff,   b. 22 Jul 1861, Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1936, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother PELLMAN, Helen Caroline,   b. 3 Aug 1861,   d. 18 Aug 1939, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1891 
    Family ID F548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WOOD, Eleanor,   b. 1909, Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1932 
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Draft Registration Card - WWI.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 28 Dist 63.

    3. [S1] Draft Registration Card, WWII, Lebanon Co., PA.