William Edgar Marshall was born to Scottish parents in New York City in 1837. At a young age, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he earned a living as a watchmaker.
The Noted Painted and Engraver succumbs to Pneumonia
"William Edgar Marshall, engraver and portrait painter, best known in the seventies and eighties for his heroic ideal Picture of Christ, a large canvas which has been shown in several cities and was engraved by the artist, died yesterday on his seventieth birthday in his studio, 711 Broadway, of Pneumonia ."
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015