MARSHALL FIELD (John, John, Eliakim, John, John, Zechariah, John, John, Richard, William. William), b. Conway, Mass., Aug. i8, 1835; m. Jan. 3, 1863, Nannie Douglass Scott, dau. of Robert Scott, of Ironton, O. She d. in France, where she had gone for her health. Res. 1905 Prairie Av., Chicago, 111. 
"Marshall Field was born on a farm in Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts, the son of John Field IV and wife Fidelia Nash. His family was descended from Puritans who had come to America as early as 1650. At the age of 17, he moved to Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where he first worked in a dry goods store. He left Massachusetts at the age of 18 for new opportunities in the rapidly expanding West. In 1856, at age 21, he went to live with his brother in Chicago, Illinois, and obtained employment at leading dry goods merchant Cooley, Wadsworth & Co., which was to become Cooley, Farwell & Co. in 1857."
"Field married twice. In 1863, he married Nannie Douglas Scott of Ironton, Ohio. They lived in Chicago. They had two sons and a daughter, but one son, Louis, died in 1866 as an infant. The surviving children were Marshall Field, Jr., and Ethel Field. Their son, Marshall Jr. (1868-1905), married Albertine Huck, and they were the parents of Gwendolyn Mary Field, who married Sir Archibald Charles Edmonstone, 6th Baronet. Field's Ethel was married twice: first to Arthur Magie Tree, to whom she bore one son, Ronald Tree, and then in 1901 to David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty, to whom she bore two sons, David Beatty, 2nd Earl Beatty and Peter. After the death of his first wife Nannie in 1896, Field married long time friend Delia Spencer, widow Caton. They had no children together.
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