Source: NMHS Newsletter, February 1993; originally appeared
in the News-Journal on January 9, 1958.
Widow of Thomas Marshall Dies
Mrs. Lois Marshall, widow of Thomas R. Marshall, died Monday at Phoenix,
Arizona, where she had lived most of the time since the death of her husband in
1925. Thomas R. Marshall, born in North Manchester on what is now the site of
the Marshall theatre, was governor of Indiana and vice-president of the United
States when Woodrow Wilson was president. Mr. Marshall died shortly after he had
given the commencement address at Manchester College. The Thomas Marshall school
in North Manchester was named in his honor. The Marshall family had moved to
Columbia City during the boyhood of Thomas. He became a practicing attorney at
Columbia City and became acquainted with Lois Kinsey, who was working as deputy
for her father, clerk of Steuben County at Angola. She was 23 and Mr. Marshall
41 when they were married.
After completing his two terms as vice-president, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall returned
to Indianapolis where he continued the practice of law. The funeral service for
Mrs. Marshall will be held at Phoenix Friday, and the body will be brought to
Indianapolis for burial in the Marshall mausoleum in Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs.
Marshall was 85 years old.