Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ANTOINE MARSHALL has had a life
of stirring adventure, and, like many of the self made men, has had to
face every kind of adversity and endure great hardships while he wrought
with unabating zeal to gain a worthy success.
Antoine Marshall was born in St. George, on
the western islands of Portugal, on September 2, 1846, the son of Joseph
and Pauline Marshall, natives of that country. When ten years old
he embarked with his uncle, Frank Develer, for Boston. He visited
various Atlantic towns, then went as sailor boy on a whaling vessel and
assisted in those young days in capturing a whale. Returning to New
Bedford he again shipped on a whaler, so enticing had been the work.
He visited the coasts of Brazil, New Zealand, Africa and various other
places, and finally was left at a hospital on Tasmania, near Australia,
on account of brain fever. He had been out twenty-six months when
this occurred. As soon as he recovered sufficiently he shipped on
board of an English vessel, where he remained eighteen months, then transferred
to a trading vessel, upon which he became second mate. Later he shipped
on a trader to California and in due time landed in San Francisco.
This was in 1870 and he soon found his way to Battle Mountain, Nevada,
where he did mining and also operated a quartz mill at Jefferson Canyon
for three years. Then he did mining near Virginia City and became
expert as an amalgamator. He operated all through the various mining
camps of the state and then, in 1892, came to the Okanogan mines.
When the Triune mill was built Mr. Marshall was installed as manager.
Before this he had operated a quartz mill at Camp McKinney. Mr. Marshall
has had extened experience in every department of mining and milling and
in the latter capacity is very skillful.
In 1897 Mr. Marshall purchased the right of
a squatter to his present place, five miles west from Oroville. Here
he has done general farming and stock raising. Mr. Marshall has accomplished
a great deal by his own labor on the farm, as the extensive improvements
testify. He is handling some stock and raises fifty tons of hay annually.
Although Mr. Marshall has operated in almost
every kind of pioneer labors, and has sailed the high seas for years, he
has yet to embark on the sea of matrimony for the first time, being still
a member of the order of jolly bachelors.