Margaret Mitchell's Brother-In-Law
Maysville's connection to " Gone With The Wind "
Lexington Herald (May 3, 1954)
Ben Gordon Marsh, 55, of the Richmond road, a price support specialist, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan hospital after a short illness. Mr. Marsh was born in Maysville, a son of the late Millard Fillmore and Mary D. Toup Marsh. He attended Maysville schools, and was graduated in 1919 from the University of Kentucky, where he lettered in basketball from 1915 to 1919.
He was county agent at Somerset for several years, later worked as a diary inspector in Birmingham, Ala. and for a time owned and operated a diary products plant at Cynthiana. He was a member of the Christian church at Maysville and secretary of the Lexington Chamber Music Society. Mr. Marsh was a brother-in-law of the late Margaret Mitchell, (Mrs. John Marsh) and two years ago made foreign-language editions of her "Gone With the Wind" and personal momentoes of the author available to the Lexington Public Library for display.
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