Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William John Marsh
(June 24, 1880 - Feb. 1, 1971)
Born near Liverpool, England, William John Marsh was an accomplished organist and musician when he came to Fort Worth in 1904 to enter the cotton business. In addition to his bookkeeping work, he served as organist and choir master for two area churches and one synagogue, and as choral director and professor of organ at Texas Christian University. He also composed over 100 pieces of music. In 1929, his composition "Texas, our Texas" won in competition to become the official state song. Marsh died in Fort Worth at the age of 90.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5833.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion.
Location. 32° 45.773′ N, 97° 21.979′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Greenwood Cemetery Road north of White Settlement Road. Marker is located inside Greenwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Worth TX 76107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of Fort Worth's First Flight (approx. 0.9 miles away); Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Midnight (approx. 1.3 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp Bowie Boulevard (approx. 1˝ miles away); Camp Bowie in World War I (approx. 1˝ miles away); Douglass and McGar Parks (approx. 1.7 miles away); Founding Fort Worth (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Also see . . . William John Marsh. (Submitted on March 17, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas.)
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