Obituary of Mrs. Susan W. Marable
Halifax Co., 20 September 1840

Religious Herald, 15 October 1840
(Courtesy of Patricia A. Baber)
Died, suddenly, on Sunday morning, the 20th of September, at the residence of her husband, Mr. Benjamin Marable,  Halifax county, Mrs. Susan W. Marable, in the thirty-eighth year of her age.  Endowed by nature with more than an ordinary mind, and blessed with a disposition kind and affectionate, she had the respect and  warm affections of her extensive circle of acquaintances; but especially she was endeared to her husband, her children, and the members of the Arbor church, of which she became a member in September, 1826.  Having lived a devoted Christian, she finished her course with perfect resignation to the will of God, while but one thing could excite in her a wish to live -- she expressed sorrow for her children,  and  said, "If it were the will of God, I should be glad to live to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." -- Will you indulge us in saying through the Herald to distant  friends and  relatives, that her departure has left with us a sad vacuum, which time will never fill. 
    With us her name shall live, 
       Through long succeeding years; 
    Embalmed with all our hearts can give -- 
       Our praises and our tears. 
The Nashville papers will please copy. 
Susan [Susanna] W. Boswell (dau. John I. and Barbary Boswell of Lunenburg Co., VA) married  in Halifax Co., VA, on 12 Sep 1820, Benjamin Marable (b. 1782, Halifax Co., VA; d. 1871, Halifax Co., VA) son of George Marable (b.bef..1760, Charles City  Co., VA; d. 1818, Halifax Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt 1705, James City Co., VA; d. 1778, Charles City Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James  City Co.,VA; d. aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt. 1684, James City, VA). 


Obituary (1) of William H. Marable, Sr.
Sussex Co., 11 October 1854

Religious Herald, 25 October 1854
(Courtesy of Patricia A. Baber)
At his residence near Newville, Sussex Co., Va., on Wednesday the 11th of October, 1854, of pneumonia, Wm. H. MARABLE, Sr. in the 59th year of his age, leaving an aged mother, a wife and five children to mourn the loss of son, husband and father.  Candid to a fault; open, frank and unreserved in all his transactions, no man ever died with a clearer conscience.  He was appreciated most, by those who knew him best.  No one who witnessed his sufferings and death, can  doubt the  realities of the Christian faith, and its hope beyond the grave.  The church has lost a valuable member, a true and steady support -- his neighborhood a good and useful man.  Farewell, departed spirit, peace to thy  ashes, eternal happiness to they never dying soul. 
William Hartwell Marable (b. 1796, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1854, Sussex Co., VA) son of Edward Marable (b. 1776, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1837, Sussex Co., VA) son of Capt. Henry Hartwell Marable (b. abt. 1750, Charles City Co., VA; d. 1789, Sussex Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt 1705, James City Co., VA; d. 1778, Charles City Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James  City Co.,VA; d. aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt. 1684, James City, VA). 


Obituary (2) of William H. Marable, Sr.
Sussex Co., 11 October 1854

Religious Herald, 9 November 1854
(Courtesy of Patricia A. Baber)
On the 14th [?] day of October, at his residence, in the county of Sussex, after a  short but painful illness of pneumonia, Wm. H. MARABLE, Sr., in the 59th year of his age, leaving wife, children, and mother, to mourn his death. 

Brother Marable was a member of the Baptist church at Newville, from its organization until the time of his death, and filled the position of deacon with credit to himself, and it is believed to the glory of his Master above; being the second deacon that church has lost during the present year; foremost in sustaining by liberal contributions of all the benevolent objects  of the day; foremost in sustaining his pastor; punctual in his attendance on all the meeting of his church, whether  for preaching or prayer-meeting; ever ready to warn the sinner  of his danger, whose appeals will long be remembered by many; to exhort his brethren to holiness of life and punctuality in the discharge of christian duty, he was an example worthy to be imitated by  those whom he  has left behind. 

He lived as a christian and kept his lamp trimmed that he might be "ready to enter at the coming of the Bridegroom;" and of him it may be side, that, "he died the death of the righteous," of which he gave testimony in his last illness; observing to his friends that he had no fear of death, and to the writer expressed his  confidence that his Saviour would save him.  He left a fond and aged mother, who looked up to him as her greatest comfort in her old age, and who now seems to be  almost comfortless, he being the last of her children.  What a sad thought! the last child! but she has a  Comforter who was the only hope of her departed son in his last moments, on whom she can, and it is believed, does lean  for support, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Bro. M. was not only useful as  a Christian, but in him the  community has suffered a serious loss, which was well evinced by the many eyes wet with the unbidden tear at the funeral and around the grave of our departed brother. 

We mourn his loss, but not as those who have no hope beyond the grave.  He is gone: peaceful be  his eternal rest. 

        "No more with us his tuneful voice, 
            The hymn of praise shall swell, 
        No more his cheerful heart rejoice, 
            When peals the Sabbath bell." 

        AMICUS 

William Hartwell Marable (b. 1796, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1854, Sussex Co., VA) son of Edward Marable (b. 1776, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1837, Sussex Co., VA) son of Capt. Henry Hartwell Marable (b. abt. 1750, Charles City Co., VA; d. 1789, Sussex Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt 1705, James City Co., VA; d. 1778, Charles City Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James  City Co.,VA; d. aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt. 1684, James City, VA). 

Obituary of Mrs. Jennie A. Marable
Charlotte Co. [?], 23 April 1857

Religious Herald, _ _____ 1857
(Courtesy of Patricia A. Baber)
I wish, for the information, and gratification of  friends, to record a few lines the peaceful death of our sister, JENNIE A., wife of Rev. B. F. Marable, of this county. 

The message from her kind Redeemer, for her release from the toils and dangers; the pains and sufferings of this world of sin and sorrow, came for her at the house of the writer, on the morning of the 23d of April, just  at the rising  of the sum. 

It was  a  calm bright morning; a  fit representation of the state of her redeemed and sanctified spirit, as it took it final departure from us; not forever, we trust, for we hope, through infinite grace, to meet  her again in the land of rest. 

She had been suffering for two years with a  distressing cough, and for four months before her death she had been confined to her bed, a great sufferer under the  ravages of consumption.  But we had the consolation to see her bear all with signal foritude and resignation. 

The circumstances surrounding this dear sister,  during the time of her illness, were unusually trying.  A few weeks after she was taken sick we had to resign to the cold embrace of death her little nephew, a lovely boy of 7 months old, son of the writer, and for  two weeks she  had to witness the severe sufferings of her dear mother, which issued in her death; and las, but not least, she had to part with her own and only child, and infant of a few months old.  While we now write, we are astonished at the Christian fortitude with which she bore up under it all. 

Sister Marable professed religion, and was baptized by the writer at Charlote C. H., Va., October 1849, and was  married to brother M. at Wake Forest College, N. C., on the same day in which he graduated in his studies at that place.    Of her virtues in the  relations of life, as a child, a sister, and a wife, we  need not here  speak, as we  can say with confidence, she was a Christian -- a consistent Christian.  For weeks  before her  death, she was convinced that she must go, and spoke of  it wit entire composure.  Up to the very last moment her mind was clear, composed, and happy. 

Our friends, we have no doubt, will sympathize most deeptly with the relations, and especially with brother Marable, and his little motherless child.   May the Lord sancify this affliction to him, and be his guide and support for his loneliness and sorrow, and protect the child amid the dangers of the world, and take it to himself in the world to come. 

Farewell, dear Jennie! 

      "Peaceful be thy silent slumber -- 
          Peaceful in the grave so low; 
      Thou no more will  join our number; 
           Thou no mare our songs shall know." 

      "Yet again  we hope to meet thee, 
          When the day of life is fled, 
      Then in heaven whit joy to great  thee, 
         Where no farewell tear is shed." 

S. G. MASON 
Virginia [Jennie] A. Davidson married in Wake Co., NC, on 9 Jun 1855, the Rev. Benjamin Franklin Marable (b. 1831, Halfiax Co., VA; d. 1892, Clinton, NC) son of Benjamin Marable (b. 1782, Halifax Co., VA; d. 1871, Halifax Co., VA) son of George Marable (b.bef..1760, Charles City  Co., VA; d. 1818, Halifax Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt 1705, James City Co., VA; d. 1778, Charles City Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James  City Co.,VA; d. aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt. 1684, James City, VA). 

Obituary of Mrs. Sally Marable
Sussex Co., 19 January 1859

Religious Herald, February[?] 1859
(Courtesy of Patricia A. Baber)
Died, at the residence of her grandson, Mr. Wm. S. Marable, in the county of Sussex, on the 19th of Jan. last, Mrs. SALLY MARABLE, in the 81st year of her age.  Her life was exemplary, her end was peaceful. 

J. 

Sarah [Sally] Pennington (b. 1777, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1859, Susssex Co., VA; dau. Marcus Pennington) married in Sussex Co., VA, on 29 Oct 1794, Edward Marable (b. 1776, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1837, Sussex Co., VA) son of Capt. Henry Hartwell Marable (b. abt. 1750, Charles City Co., VA; d. 1789, Sussex Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt 1705, James City Co., VA; d. 1778, Charles City Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James  City Co.,VA; d. aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt. 1684, James City, VA). 

Obituary of Mrs. Ann E. Marable
Sussex Co., 22 November 1873

Religious Herald, _ _____ 1873
(Courtesy of Patricia A. Baber)
Died at Norfolk, Va., November 22d, 1873,  Mrs. ANN E. MARABLE, wife of W. H. Marable, Esq., and daughter of the late Rev. James L. Gwaltney. 

The deceased was born in Isle of Wight county, Va., in 1820, and when quite young professed religion and united with the Baptist church.  She was a zealous and consistent Christian, a devoted and loving wife, and a kind and affectionate mother, and was much loved by all who knew her.  She  suffered much during her last illness, but she  was very  patient, and murmured not at the chastening of her Master.  She was conscious through he sickness and to the morning of her death,  when she passed  peacefully to her home above. 

J. A. G. 

Ann  E. [Eliza Ann Mildred] Gwaltney ( b. 1820, Isle of Wight Co., VA; d. 1873, Norfolk, VA; dau. Rev. James L. Gwaltney) married  in Roanoke Co, VA, on  4 Dec 1850, William Hartwell Marable, Jr. (b. bef. 1826, Sussex Co., VA) son of William Hartwell Marable (b. 1796, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1854, Sussex Co., VA) son of Edward Marable (b. 1776, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1837, Sussex Co., VA) son of Capt. Henry Hartwell Marable (b. abt. 1750, Charles City Co., VA; d. 1789, Sussex Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt 1705, James City Co., VA; d. 1778, Charles City Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James  City Co.,VA; d. aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt. 1684, James City, VA). 

Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Marable
Sussex Co., 25 November 1879

Religious Herald, _ _____ 1879
(Courtesy of Patricia A. Baber)
Died, at her  residence  in Sussex county, Va.., on the night of Nov. 25th, 1879, Mrs. ELIZABETH MARABLE, relict of the late Wm H. Marable, aged seventy two years. 

She was one of the constituent members of Newville Baptist church. An invalid, bedridden for five years. She was "faithful unto death." 

PASTOR. 

Elizabeth Hunt (b. 1807,. Sussex Co., VA; d. 1879, Sussex Co., VA) married in Sussex Co., VA, on 2 Aug 1823, William Hartwell Marable (b. 1796, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1854, Sussex Co., VA) son of Edward Marable (b. 1776, Sussex Co., VA; d. 1837, Sussex Co., VA) son of Capt. Henry Hartwell Marable (b. abt. 1750, Charles City Co., VA; d. 1789, Sussex Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt 1705, James City Co., VA; d. 1778, Charles City Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James  City Co.,VA; d. aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt. 1684, James City, VA). 

Obituary of Dr. William Hartwell Marable
Lunenburg Co., 5 December 1932[?]

An obituary appearing in the Chase City Progress, probably December 1932
(Contributed to the USGENWEB Project by JoLee  Spears)
BELOVED PHYSICIAN PASSES

The entire community was saddened on Monday, December 5, by the passing of Dr. William Hartwell Marable, one of the most popular physicians of Lunenburg.  Although he retired from an active practice several years ago on account of declining health, he strove manfully to the end overcoming physical infirmities with an indomitable will.  The end came unexpectedly resulting from heart failure. 

Dr. Marable was known for his strong convictions, sincerity of  purpose, delicate sentiments, and sympathetic nature.  As long as his health permitted, he always responded to a professional call regardless of remuneration.  His greatest joy was to make other  people happy.  Despite the fact that he was reared in the Victorian Age, he was always a progressive thinker, readily  adjusting himself to the changing social and economic conditions of the  modern era.  In point of  view he remained a young man eschewing unworthy conventionalities and false standards.   He always took a great interest in religious activities, having joined Cool Spring Church in early life.  He loved the ministers of the Gospel, and took great delight in having them as his guests. 

Dr. Marable belonged to an old Colonial family, many members of which were active in civic affairs before the Revolution.  Among his direct ancestors and collateral forbears were: George Marable, a member of the King's Council at Jamestown; Edward and Matthew Marable, member of the House of Burgesses; Colonel Henry Hartwell, writer and statesman, intimate friend of  Commissary James Bair, founder of the College of William and Mary.   Colonel Hartwell was a 
member of the first Board of Visitors of this institution.  Dr. Marable's father was the late Joseph Edward Marable, M.D., and his mother was before her marriage Mary Elizabeth Purcell.  The Purcells originally settled along the James River; they have always been prominent people also. 

Dr. Marable leaves a wife nee Anna Irvine of Bedford County and one son, William Irvine Marable, member of the faculty of Bluefield College, W. Va. 

A simple but impressive service was held at the grave in old Mount Zion Churchyard.  What could have been more appropriate than for his final resting place to have been at Mount Zion, the church which he attended as a little boy, around which clustered many memories of his youth which he held dear!  Rev. Myles Austin of Victoria and Rev. H. T. Williams officiated.  The large crowd composed of many colored persons as well as the white people evidenced how deeply he was enshrined in the hearts of all. 

He is gone but his spirit is with us. 



This obituary probably was December 1932.  The back side of the newspaper clipping shows under "Old Dominion News..."-- an item referring to Virginia's criminal costs "between now and Ju...30, 1933, the end of the fiscal year." 

The Dr. Marable home is, in 1997, owned by Pop Bailey.  It is located in Lunenburg Co., VA on an unpaved road between Mount Zion Church and an intersection called, Five Forks -- J.G. Spears, 1997 

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Dr. William Hartwell Marable (186?-1932) son of Dr. Joseph Edward Marable (b. 1830) son of  Hartwell Marable (b. 1782; d. aft. 1850, Lunenburg Co., VA) son of John Marable (b. abt. 1740; d. 1804, Lunenburg Co., VA) son of William Marable (b. abt. 1700, James City Co., VA; d. abt. 1762, Lunenburg Co., VA) son of Major George Marable (b. abt. 1665, James City Co., VA; d.  aft. 1725, James City Co., VA) son of George Marable (b. abt. 1631, England; d. abt.. 1684, James City, VA). 

Obituary of Dr. Gerald L. Marable
Lubbock, Texas -- August, 1996

Dr. Gerald L. Marable 

LUBBOCK -- Dr. Gerald L. Marable, 71, a former Amarillo resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1996. 

Private graveside services will be Friday morning. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Second Baptist Church with Dr. Phillip Lee Christopher, pastor of First Baptist Church of Abilene, and the Rev. Charles Foster Johnson, pastor of Second Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. 

Dr. Marable was born in Paducah. He attended Amarillo High School. He earned an associate of science degree from Amarillo Junior College in 1948 and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950. He was an Army veteran serving during World War II from 1943 until 1946. He married Natalie Cogswell in 1948 in Amarillo. 

He attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas from 1950 to 1954. He interned at Baylor Hospital in Dallas from 1954 to 1955. He practiced medicine at Post and Lubbock. He was the team physician at Lubbock High School from 1957 to 1965 and at Coronado High School from 1965 to 1984. He was chief of staff at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock from 1976 to 1977, retiring in 1987. 

He established and organized the Sick Children's Clinic in 1959 and received the Sick Children's Clinic Special Award in 1987. He had been a member and deacon of Second Baptist Church. 

He was a lifetime member of the American Academy Family Practice, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Board of Family Practice and the Texas Medical Association. He had been a member of the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza Medical Society since 1956 and also was a member of the Panhandle District Medical Society and the Texas Society of Sports Medicine. He was in the associate faculty at Texas Tech Medical School and Phi [R]ho Sigma Medical Fraternity. He also was a Fellow American Academy Family Practice Diplomate. 

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Maureen Turner of Austin, Melissa Marable and Margaret Bennett, both of Lubbock, and Mary Christopher of Abilene; and six grandchildren. 

The family suggest memorials be to South Plains Food Bank, 4610 Locust Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79404.