COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICIAN, August 13, 1921.
PARENTS KNOWN HERE
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Morrison Marr announce the birth of a son, Saturday afternoon at the Bartholomew county hospital. The baby has been named John Morris Marr. Mrs. Marr before her marriage was Miss Cornelia Morris, and she is the younger daughter of Mrs. May Reeves Morris, of this city.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICIAN, 1942.(1927)
15 YEARS AGO TODAY
Mrs. Clyde Marr entertained a group of little guests in honor of the seventh birthday of her son, John. Before a party at the Marr home the group saw Douglas Fairbanks in "The Black Pirate" at Crump's.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICIAN, 1941
John Marr and Curtis Noblitt students at Purdue University, have gone to Florida by motor to spend the spring vacation with Henry Marr, brother of John Marr, who is a cadet at Kentucky Military Institute. In session during the winter months at Bennett, near Sarasota, Florida.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICIAN, 1941
John Marr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marr, north of this city, was reported today to be improving of a strep infection of the throat he suffered while on a spring vacation trip to Florida with Curtis Noblitt. Both are students in Purdue University, and young Noblitt has returned from Florida to reenter school. Young Marr's father went to Lake Wales, Florida to be him, and reported that he would be able to bring him home the first of the week.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICIAN, 1942
. . . Incidentally it was a Friday the Thirteenth birthday for Av. Cadet John Marr, son of the Clyde Marr.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICAN, 1943
JOHN MARR IN BASIC COURSE
John M. Marr, 22, an aviation cadet, has reported to Coffeyville, Kansas, Army Air field for basic flight training. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marr of north of Columbus and attended Purdue university.
After nine weeks at the Coffeyville field he will be sent on to an advanced field where he will finish his cadet training and win wings in the Army Air Force.
He formerly was stationed at Chickasha, Okla.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICAN, 1943
MARR FINISHES BASIC COURSE
Aviation Cadet John M. Marr, 22, of this city has completed his basic flight training at the Coffeyville, Kansas Army Air field and has been sent to another field for advance training and winning of his wings in the Army Air forces.
Marr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Marr, north of Columbus, was expecting to be sent to Eagle Pass, Texas.
Announcement of his completion of basic training was made Monday by headquarters at the Coffeyville base.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICIAN, 1944
The local flier attended preflight school at San Antonio, Texas, and took his basic flight training at Enid, Oklahoma. He was one of five local fliers who graduated Saturday at fields of the Army Air Forces Central Flying Training command.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICAN, 1944
MARR RECEIVES PILOT 'WINGS'
Second Lt. John M. Marr arrived here today to visit his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marr of North Washington street road, after receiving a commission and pilot wings in the Army Air force at graduation exercises Saturday at Eagle Pass, Texas.
He will be here on a 10-day leave and will then report back to Eagle Pass for gunnery and transition training as a fighter pilot.
A brother, Pvt. Clyde Marr, Jr., who has been here on furlough, will return Thursday to Camp Sibert at Attalla, Ala. He recently was transferred to a chemical warfare unit there following discontinuance of the Army Specialized Training program.
Lieutenant Marr started his aviation cadet training Jan. 29, 1943, and took his flight training at Chickasha, Okla., Coffeyville, Kansas and Eagle Pass.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICAN, 1945
MARR FLYING 6-GUN FIGHTER
An Eighth Air Force Fighter Station, England (By Mail) -- Escorting U.S. bombers over their targets deep within Germany is the war assignment of Lt. John M. Marr, 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Marr, North Washington street, Columbus, Ind., now flying a 6-gun Mustang fighter.
A graduate of Columbus high school and the Kentucky Military Institute, Lieutenant Marr was a student at Purdue university when he joined the Army Air forces. He earned his "wings" May 23, 1944.
Since his arrival overseas, he has been assigned as a combat pilot with Lt. Col. John P. Randolph's Mustang fighter group which has destroyed more than 270 Nazi aircraft.
In addition to shepherding U.S. bombers, Lieutenant Marr has also participated in low-level strafing and dive-bombing attacks on enemy installations ahead of the Allied armies invading Germany.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICAN, Feb. 1945
JOHN MARR IS HURT IN FRANCE, Injury of Mustang Pilot Believed Sustained in Forced Landing.
Lt. John M. Marr, Mustang fighter pilot operating out of England was slightly injured Jan. 29 in France, according to a War department telegram received Monday afternoon by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marr of North Washington street.
The telegram stated that a mail address would follow directly from the hospital.
From the wording of the telegram, it is believed possible Lieutenant Marr sustained an injury in a forced landing or bailed out of his plane in France.
The most recent letter received from him by his parents was written on Jan. 23. In it he commented that he hoped he would get an "early start" the following morning and told of recently having been separated from his group during a snow storm over the North Sea. After dropping down to a 500-foot altitude Lieutenant Marr found his way to a B-24 base where he spent that night. The next morning he had to thaw out his Mustang before he could take off for his home field.
He went overseas last December and his injury came two years to the day after he left here to report for start of flight training, Jan. 29, 1943.
A brother, Tech. 5 Clyde Marr, Jr., is believed to be in France.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICAN, Wednesday, February 28, 1945
MARR HIT BY OWN MUSTANG BAILING OUT, Fighter Pilot Suffers Cut Tendon in Jump from Plane,
Lt. John M. Marr, who was reported injured in France in a War department telegram Feb. 19, apparently from a hospital in France.
The first letter from him since the War department telegram was received today by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marr of North Washington street. It was written Feb. 19, apparently from a hospital in France.
Lieutenant Marr, fighter pilot, wrote that he had trouble with his Mustang and had to parachute out. As he left the plane he hit his leg, causing the cut tendon. From his letter it is not believed he knew his parents had been notified of his injury by the War department.
The telegram had stated that he was slightly injured Jan. 29 in France.
COLUMBUS EVENING REPUBLICAN, March 14, 1945
LT. JOHN MARR IN CHICAGO
Lt. John M. Marr, 23, local fighter pilot, who was injured Jan. 29 in France, is now a patient at the Army's Gardiner General hospital in Chicago and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marr of North Washington street, left Tuesday to visit him.
In a letter to his parents he had written from overseas that he had to bail out of his plane and suffered a cut tendon in one leg. He indicated that he hit the plane as he jumped out. However, a public relations release received here today from Col. John R. Hall, commanding officer at Gardiner hospital, stated that Marr was wounded in the right knee by shell fragments at St. Jenis, France.
STATEMENT OF FACT FROM MRS. JOHN MORRIS MARR
Greg & "shack-up" came back to America in Feburary 2001, to do a research on the woman his father was going to marry. He poisoned his brother and sister against her, but did not presuade his father not to marry Miss Norman. He enlisted his father's minister, Johnny Arnold, against his father, and spread three pages of lies and untruths about Miss Norman. He even went up to Norfolk, Virginia to ask her neighbors about her. Greg was not happy with the coming marriage because then he could not control his father and the Marr Revokable Trust Fund and its money.
His father, John, was married on Feburary 15, 2001 in a ceremony conducted by Johnny Arnold. The wedding was held at the 1111 Brookwood Drive residence of Mr. Marr, with many neighbors and friends in attendance, John's granddaughter's by his daughter Donah Arndt were the Maid of honor and bride's maid, Nancy Carol and Katie Arndt. Mr. Marr made the new Mrs. Marr his power of attorney taking it away from Greg, because Greg went back to South America, and Mr. Marr had to go into the hospital.
In the summer when Greg and "shack-up" came back from South America, it took him a few months to poison his father against the new Mrs. Marr, vowing to take away his love is she was not gotten rid of.
On September 6, 2001, John, with Greg at his side, signed papers to have his wife of seven months, evected from John's Florida residence, It was at 10:00 p.m. at night, done by a police officer of the court, in a manner so none of the neighbors would see the police car. Greg prompted his father to tell the Judge that Mrs. Marr had hit him over the head with a printer. If Mr. Marr at age 81 had been hit over the head with a printer, he would not be living. He did not have a scrach on him, the charges were faulsified to get rid of Mrs. Marr. [ Mrs. Marr was cleared of all charges against her by the judge.]
That night Greg, "shack up" or Greg's brother Jeff, took out of Mrs. Marr's purse all of her cash money, a check written on their joint account for her monthly allowence, her AAA Plus Automobile Card, her military identification and her personal Norfolk, Virginia bank checking directory. John, that day, had closed their joint checking account so Mrs. Marr had no money and no place to go. She went back to her Virginia home she had kept in her name, on the $20. the police officer made Greg give back to her. She was not allowed to take her computer which was her livelyhood, she was a retired Graphic Designer, so she had no way to make a living. She was not even allowed to back up her genealogy program and take it with her. Greg, his brother Jeff, and "shack-up" made her leaving the home she had made with her husband, as difficult as possible. Laughing, jeering at her as she sobbed for the injustice of what they were doing to her. Mrs. Marr was evicted with some of her clothes , but none of her personal possessions. The sons had taken Mr. Marr away so he would not give in and relent. Mrs. Marr found a note in her car from her husband saying "Sorry I could not love you enough".
Mrs. Marr hired a Florida attorney, John C. Kenny, to fight for her husband, but ended up agreeing on the divorce if her property was returned to her.
When Mrs. Marr when down to Florida to retrieve her possessions Greg had tied in garbage bags, she found her pictures had purpossily been dropped on the concrete floor of the storage shed braking the glass in the frames. Some of her books looked like someone had poured water over them and curled the pages.