May 23, 1840, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

February 2, 1901, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Bay View Cemetery, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Marston attended the Sandwich Academy, and began studying music in 1852. He became organist at the Congregational church in Sandwich in 1856, and later taught piano and played the organ at the Baptist church in Waterville, Maine. In 1860, he settled in Portland, Maine, where he studied under John W. Tufts and continued teaching. He also visited Europe twice and studied pianoforte under Buonamici in Florence, and composition in Germany. On return, he settled in Boston as a teacher. His ballad compositions include: Across the Far Blue Hills, Marie, Marguerite and Douglas, and Tender and True. He also wrote the cantata David; two books of German songs; a book of English songs, Grave and Gay, and many Te Deums, anthems, songs and piano pieces.

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