Emlyn Harrison Marsteller (9 Apr. 1850-23 Jul. 1916)

E. H. Marsteller was the son of Dr. Cyrus Cooper Marsteller (1797-1871) of Prince William County, Virginia, and his wife, Elizabeth Harrison (1814-1899). He attended the University of Virginia in sessions 47-48 and 51 (1870-1872 & 1874-1875), where he studied medicine, physiology and surgery, anatomy, and chemistry. He also attended Georgetown University.

On 26 Nov. 1873, Dr. E. H. Marsteller married Marianne “Marie” Clark Mason (1844-1921)–a descendant of George Mason (IV) of Gunston Hall–in Alexandria, Virginia, and the couple had two children, James Mason Marsteller and Emlyn Harrison Marsteller, Jr.

Dr. Marsteller entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 12, 1876. He served on the Nautical School ship St. Mary’s, and at the Battles of Manila Bay and Corregidor on the Raleigh. Dr. Marsteller received the Manila Bay Medal for this service. (J. Am. Med. Assoc.; Daily News Almanac; “Manila Bay Medal Recipients.”)  “He served a total of 15 years, 3 months at sea, and 13 years, 8 months on shore or other duty,” and retired on 15 Sep. 1908 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. (J. Am. Med. Assoc .; US Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1911)

Dr. Marsteller died in Washington, D.C., at his home. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Washington, D.C. (NY Medical Journal; J. Am. Med. Assoc.; Washington Post)

[Note: Dr. Marsteller’s birth date is from the U.Va. Matriculation Books; his death date is from the announcement in the New York Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association.—JLC]

References:

  • “Births, marriages, and deaths.” New York Medical Journal, 5 Aug., 1916, p. 288.
  • Chicago Daily News Almanac for 1896. Chicago, IL, 1896, p.120.
  • “Deaths.” Journal of the American Medical Association, v.67, no.6 (Aug. 5, 1916), p.450.
  • “Local News Stories.” Washington Post (Washington, D.C.), 25 July, 1916, p.12.
  • “Manila Bay Medal recipients, USS Raleigh.” http://www.history.navy.mil/medals/dewey/dewey3.htm [website] 23 July 1999.
  • Marsteller graves, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Findagrave.com.
  • Maxwell, Will J., comp. General register of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1916, p.263.
  • United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps to January 1, 1895. Washington, D.C., 1895, p. 111.
  • United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps to January 1, 1911. Washington, D.C., 1911, p.145.
  • “United States Census, 1860,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M41T-TVQ : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emlyn H Marsteller in household of Cyrus C Marsteller, [Blank], Prince William, Virginia, United States; citing “1860 U.S. Federal Census – Population,” Fold3.com; p. 26, household ID 186, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 805373.
  • “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFG7-X4M : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emlyn Marsteller in household of Cyrus C Marsteller, Virginia, United States; citing p. 32, family 195, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000553172.
  • “United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWVQ-495 : accessed 03 Sep 2014), E H Marstella in household of John C Wise, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 305B, NARA microfilm publication T9.
  • “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M31C-5Z9 : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emlyn H Marsteller, League Island Navy Yard/U.S.R.S. Richmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet D, family , NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241480.
  • University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  • “Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRQ4-GYT : accessed 03 Sep 2014), E. H. Marsteller and Maria Mason, 26 Nov 1873; citing Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia, reference 93-36; FHL microfilm 31329.
  • “Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5BP-KWR : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emelyn Marstella in entry for Emelyn H. Marstella Jr. and Elizabeth R. Selden, 09 Dec 1914; citing Richmond, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2048500.
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