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Likeable Fort Johnson man shot by girlfriend in 1919

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Likable but boisterous William H. Marshall Jr. was shot twice through the head at suppertime on Wednesday, March 12, 1919 at his home in Fort Johnson.

Marshall was separated from his wife and children; they were living in Oneida County. The fatal bullets came from a revolver held by a woman the newspapers described as Marshall’s paramour, Nellie Bostwick Dery.

Marshall died soon after arrival at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam. He never regained ...

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