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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: MARDEN, John B. Reply with quote

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Friday, Feb. 2, 1940

Early Day Miner, Railroad Builder Succumbs, Age 90

John B. Marden passed away Wednesday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Wren. Had he lived until next August he would have reached the age of 90. Born in Devonshire, England, he came to America at the age of four years, when the family came to California by way of Panama, making the trip across the Isthmus on the first train in 1855. His parents settled in the gold region and he spent his early years mining.

Mr. Marden was a member of the surveying corps which laid out the route of the first railroad running east from Sacramento - the Union Pacific transcontinental line. Later he lived in Arizona where he was engaged in mining and returned to California in 1904, making his hme in Greenfield, Monterey county. He has made his home since last June with his daughter in Susanville. He had been a member of the Masonic order since early manhood and also had an honorary Chinese degree in Masonry.

Other surviving relatives are four sons - Wm. P. Marden, Tuscon, Arizona; J.S. and Harold F. Marden of Oroville, and Romie Marden of Susanville. Funeral services were conducted from the Morrill & Hornshuh chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by interment in the Lassen Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jack Holmes, Don Farris, Emory Herchberger, Jack Marden, Art Granade and Gus Kayrer.

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