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341. Duane Pierce MARBLE was born on 23 December 1877 in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan. He died on 22 February 1943 at the age of 65 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio.

Duane Pierce Marble’s Birth - Christmas Day, December 25, 1877 in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan.
Duane Pierce Marble’s birth certificate reveals that George and Emma Marble are his true parents. The certified copy of record of birth, Barry County file number B-111, local number 1652, date of record – June 3, 1878 shows a date of birth on Christmas Day, December 25, 1877 in Hastings, Michigan. The name of father is George Marble and name of mother is Emma.
The birth place given for both parents is Michigan.

Born on May 21, 1861 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, son of Jehiel Butler Marble and Anna Loveridge Drake, George Williams Butler Marble would have been 16 years old during the birth of Duane Pierce Marble in 1877.
Jehiel Butler Marble died February 23, 1868 and Anna Loveridge married again on March 23, 1874 to Henry Duane Pierce in Pensacola, Florida.
In the 1880 Census, Jehiel Marble’s youngest son, George Butler is living with his step father, Henry Pierce and mother Anna in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan. This is three years after Duane Pierce Marble’s birth in 1877.

CENSUS RECORD

1880 United States Census, Hastings, Barry County, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254570, NA Film Number T9-0570, Page Number 107B
Line 27, Dwelling 224, Family 230
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace
Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Ferdinand E. MARBLE Self M Male W 25 OH Laborer VT OH
Martha J. MARBLE Wife S Female W 27 OH Keeping House MD NJ
Duane P. MARBLE Son S Male W 2 MI OH OH
(Next Door, step dad, mother and brother)
1880 United States Census, Hastings, Barry County, Michigan
Famil y History Library Film 1254570, NA Film Number T9-0570, Page 107B
Line 30, Dwelling 225, Family 231
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace
Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Henry D. PIERCE Self M Male W 47 NY Farmer NY NY
Anna L. PIERCE Wife M Female W 53 OH Keeping House NJ NJ
George B. MARBLE SSon S Male W 19 OH Works On Farm VT OH

George Butler Marble’s older brother was Ferdinand Emory Marble who married Martha Jane Wages in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan on February 29, 1876 almost two years prior to Duane Pierce Marble’s birth.

Ferdinand and Martha Jane Marble had two children, whom both died in infancy. The son, James Henry Marble born January 7, 1877 died Christmas Day, December 1877 the same date of Duane Pierce Marble’s birth (What are the odds for that to happen?). James Henry Marble is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Barry County, Michigan.
Since 1850; Step father (grandfather), Henry Duane Pierce started writing a personal diary when he was nineteen years old. The diary covers 56 years from 1850 to 1906 the year of Duane Pierce's death. Henry Duane Pierce wrote thoroughly about many subjects, he did not reveal the secret about Duane Pierce Marble’s birth, Duane Pierce Marble was named after his step grandfather, Henry Duane Pierce.
THE THEORY ABOUT DUANE PIERCE MARBLE’S CHRISTMAS BIRTH

Victor Roman believes that great great great grandmother Anna Loveridge Drake had wanted to keep the birth of Duane Pierce Marble to her youngest son, George Butler Marble, (whom was 16 years old), a secret. There was no record of George B. Marble marrying at such a young age. It is believed that the birth may have resulted from a teenage pregnancy out of wedlock. Also, the secret was so well kept amongst relatives, that Victor further theorizes that the mother may have been a cousin, and perhaps a Wages. I, Brad Marble told Victor, there is no use tracing the Wages Lineage, and his reply was, “That is not necessarily true”.

So, since Anna Loveridge Drake Marble Pierce’s son, Ferdinand Emory Marble and his wife, Martha Jane Wages had lost an infant son in December 1877, James Henry; the inconvenient birth of George Butler Marble’s infant son became a convenient Christmas present to Ferdinand and Martha, a present named, Duane Pierce Marble.

On October 1, 1982, the surviving children of Duane Pierce Marble learned of the Barry County Birth Certificate when George and Marion Marble’s son, Michael Alan Marble went to Hastings Michigan to obtain a certified copy of Duane Pierce Marble’s birth record. In a letter to George’s brother, Emory Marble, George states that this did not affect the feeling of love and affection they had towards their grandparents, the adoptive parents of Duane Pierce Marble, Ferdinand Emory Marble and Martha Jane Wages.

Duane Pierce MARBLE and Magdalene "Lena" KNAPP were married on 25 June 1903 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio. Magdalene "Lena" KNAPP was born on 15 September 1884 in Shelby, Richland County, Ohio. She died on 25 April 1982 at the age of 97 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio.

Duane Pierce MARBLE and Magdalene "Lena" KNAPP had the following children:

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Laurence Duane MARBLE.