Death record on Ontario site says: MARSHALL, John Coleman, m, April 16, 1929, 85 years 3 days, Lanark Co, cause - senile myocarditis, sudden cardiac failure, burial - Bethel Cemetery Muskoka, lumbering, s/o Abial Marshall & Charlotte Fralick, both born Pensylvania USA, infm - George Marshall of Bracebridge, son, Orillia (Simcoe Co.) 031683-29.
Listed in the 1851 census as Coleman Marshall, age 8, in Kitley, Ontario, as a labourer.
John was living in Ramsay, Ontario at the time of his marriage. Witness was John Smith (of Ramsay). They were married by Reverend William McKenzie.
A family member on the genealogy.com Marshall message board mentions that he worked in the lumber industry in Lanark County, Ontario, until around 1872/1873 when he moved to Simcoe County.
Listed in 1881 census as Calman Marshall, In Matchedash & Orillia,Simcoe North, ON. Listed as being of English origin, and a lumberman, born in Ontario.
Listed in 1911 census as living in Orillia,ON, next door to his son Melvin. He is listed as a carpenter, and he may have been working for Melvin.
In the 1921 census, he is listed as living by himself in Orillia, Ontario. He is next door (or close by) to both his sons Nelson, and Melvin (shown as Melville), and is shown as retired.
His tombstone lists his birth year as 1844.
From the July 1944 Marshall family history:
“Born at Kitley, Leeds Ont.1844. Settled at Washago, Ont. in 1872, where he was associated with his father in the lumbering business. Died at Washago, 1929, April 16. Buried at Bethel Cemetery, Morrison Twn., Muskoka.”