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Marshall W. Herrick
Born November 15, 1844


M. W. HERRICK, attorney and counselor at law, Monticello; office, corner First and Cedar streets, over the Monticello Bank; is a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., and was born November 15, 1844; when 5 years of age, his parents removed to Wisconsin and located near Madison; he studied law in Beaver Dam and Madison, and attended the Albany Law School, and graduated from that institution in the spring of 1867; the following year, he came to Jones Co., Iowa, and located at Monticello, and since then he has successfully practiced his profession here. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary C. Chamberlain, from New York, September 13, 1870; they have two children—Mabel Grace and Francis Marion.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 670.

During the two score years and more that Marshall W. Herrick has practiced his profession, that of the law, in the town of Monticello, he has so closely identified himself with the best interests of the community that his fellow citizens have several times chosen him for positions in Which reliance was placed upon his judgment and discrimination. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 15, 1844, his parents being John and Emeline (Higganbotham) Herrick. The former was a native of New York, where he was born in 1818, while the latter was one of the daughters of Virginia, her birth occurring in the same year as that of the man she afterward married. The father followed farming through the years of his activity and died in Monticello at the age of seventy-seven. The mother also passed away in the same town, although she lived to be eighty years of age.
Marshall W. Herrick was reared at home and was but six years of age when in 1850 his parents left their Indiana home and removed to a farming the vicinity of Madison, Wisconsin. In 1856 they became residents of the town of Burnett in Dodge county, Wisconsin, which remained his home until after the completion of his education, when he came to Monticello. After attending the public schools he entered Wayland University at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, taking up the reading of law during his last year at that institution. In 1866 he entered the law school at Albany, New York, and after graduating therefrom in 1867, was admitted to practice in the court of appeals in New York. He returned then to his family in Wisconsin, being admitted to the courts of that state and to those of the state of Iowa when, in 1868, he took up his residence in Monticello. He is also licensed to practice in the United States district and circuit courts and in the court of appeals. His energy and his efficiency in handling cases entrusted to him won for him the election as county attorney of Jones county, a position he held from September, 1895, to January 1, 1901 and the disinterested part he had ever played in the affairs of the town of Monticello secured for him the loyal support of its citizens when he was the candidate for mayor. His freedom from partiality, his broad views and well balanced intellect on the other hand, made him a valuable addition to the school board of the city and to the library board, while his success in his profession has won recognition among his fellow practitioners through election to the presidency of the Jones County Bar Association, a chair he has held for several years past.
On the 13th of September, 1870, at Monticello, Mr. Herrick wedded Miss Mary C. Chamberlin, a native of New York. Two children have been born to them: Mrs. Mabel Grace Hall, of Monticello; and Mrs. Frances Marion Bates, of Stanford, South Dakota. Politically Mr. Herrick has always affiliated with the republican party, while with his open-mindedness and independence of judgment he finds in the beliefs of the Christian Science church the religious tenets that please him and he is connected with that denomination in Monticello. Since 1869 he has been a Master Mason, being a member of Burns Lodge, No. 173, A.F.&A.M.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 207.

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