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Howard Carpenter Marmon  



  Howard C. Marmon became one of Avery County's chief benefactors. He was born in Richmond, Indiana, on May 24, 1876, but lived with his parents Daniel W. and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Marmon at Linville and at Col. Wilder's Cloudland Hotel on Roan Mountain during his youth.
During his teens, young Howard developed tuberculosis and when his physician recommended a change of climate, his parents sent him to Roan Mountain, Tennessee, where he lived with the Sherman Pippins family, whom he considered his second parents. At the end of a year, he was cured and his father called him home to attend college - at Earlham College and University of California, where he was graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.

The Marmons went to North Carolina to make their permanent home at "Hemlock Hedges", after retirement; it is located on Highway 221 a quarter of a mile from the Pineola post office.


Hemlock Hedges had been used as a country club for the Ritter Lunber Company before being purchased in 1919 by Mr. Howard C. Marmon, a wealthy gentleman of Indianapolis, and remodeled for him. The grounds contained a sixty-acre lake, giant shade trees interspersed with flowering shrubs and rich green lawns. It held the only original stand of timber in this area and also one of only six Taiwan spruces in the nation. The house was spacious and comfortable, containing a well-filled library and modern conveniences. On the grounds was a small guest house, a gate house, and a garden house for outdoor picnics, as well as servants' quarters, stable, workshop, and laundry. The furnishings included beautiful pieces collected in their travels, especially some that came from South Africa where they were traveling shortly after buying the house.

Soon he, with Mr. E. R. Ricker of Spruce Pine, founded Kaolin Corporation in Ingalls, shipping clay and mica across the United States, which they operated until 1942 when it was leased to the Harris Mining Company.

Howard, began to spend a lot of time at the factory [Nordyke & Marmon Company, Indianapolis] experimenting with a variety of mechanical devices relating to the milling business. He officially joined the company in 1899; after graduatining from the University of California in Berkeley, in mechanical engineering.

Sons of the co-founder, Howard and Walter Marmon stepped into the family business after completing their education. The influence of the brothers' interests in growing the company led them to branch out into other machinery in the late 19th century. Howard leaned toward automotive design and built his first automobile along with his brother Walter in 1902. This interest developed into formation of the Marmon Motor Company later in 1902 where worked to perfect the V-8 engine, then devote his attention to the V-16, his favorite, and introduced the use of aluminum in building the mechanical parts greatly reducing the weight of the motor

At the age of 23 he was named the chief engineer of the family business, not because he was a member of the family but rather because he was a mechanical genius. Howard Marmon went on to develop the Marmon Motor Car Company and build a high quality and dependable car.

Walter, his brother Howard, and Marmon company designer Ray Haroun collaborated to build the Marmon Wasp race car. Haroun drove that car to win the first Indianapolis 500 race in 1911

He married 2nd June 15, 1911 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (at noon at her residence by Rev. M. L. Haines) MARTHA MARTINDALE FOSTER. She was born November 12, 1880 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. d. Apr 1959 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana daughter of Chaprn Clarke Foster and Harriet Newell McIntire. Howard and Martha had no children.

From the December 1918 News:
    HC Marmon Returns

    WE feel certain that our friends and owners of MARMON 34s will join us in rejoicing over the return of Mr Howard C Marmon the father of the MARMON 34 Shortly after the United States entered the war the Government commanded the services of Mr Marmon and at the end of hostilities he held a commission as lieutenant colonel On two different occasions Mr Marmon visited all the allied countries in order to study aircraft motors and later was stationed at McCook Flying Field Dayton Ohio as chief of the airplane engineer experimental division His opportunities for learning at first hand the latest and most advanced developments in gas engine design and practice were second to none


In 1926 the name of the company was changed to the Marmon Motor Car Company. Marmon's automobiles were exquisitely designed and catered to the wealthy. By the time it went into receivership in May, 1933, it was only producing an expensive, but well received, 16 cylinder car and produced 86 cars.. Marmon was unable to maintain sales enough to continue production, until at last, only Howard Marmon and his Vice-president Jack Rodgers, and some office help were all that was left of the car company remaining to sell off the last of their inventory

His work during the first World War took him to Dayton, Ohio, where he helped to design the famous Liberty airplane engine and later twice to Europe where he was a consultant to an Italian firm in the manufacture of airplane engines. He retired as a lieutenant colonel, and his war records are housed in the Hoover Library of Stanford University.

After the war he returned to the manufacture of the best automobile money could buy. He perfected the V-8 engine and then devoted his attention to the V-16, his favorite. It was was he who introduced the widespread use of aluminum in building the mechanical parts, thus greatly reducing the weight of the motor.

1931 he sstarted a company with Arthyr W. S. Herrington and began producing military and off-road vechiles which included refueling trucks and foru-wheel-drive chassis usually with Ford bodies and engines. In 1935 the Marmon-Herrington Company began building ligh armored cars and its most successful venture was during WOrld War II and the M22 Locust, a light tank used by the Bristish airbrone troops.

Mr. Marmon was a Presbyterian, and he was generous in his support of the Pineola Presbyterian Church, giving much of the money used to erect the present church building in 1927.

He was also interested in conservation of natural resources and established the Anthony Lake Nursery to promulgate the native trees and shrubs, and built a fish hatchery to stock the mountain streams and lakes with native fish; which was located where the lake at Linville Land Harbor is now.

Howard died on 4 April 1943 and his wife on Apr 30,1959. They had no children.

Thus upons Mrs. Marmon's death her nephew, Robert Morrison, inherited all the Marmon property in North Carolina. Upon the death of Mr. Morrison the Morrison Library at Newland was established and; Garrett Memorial Hospital in Crossnore and Cannon Memorial Hospital in Banner Elk, N. C. In honor of Robert Morrison who donated the land for the Avery county Airport it is no called Morrison Field.

Mention of the Howard Marmons being at Lake Maxinkuckee and other concerns from the citizen
    1904 - Sept 29 - Mr. and Mrs. Howard Marmon closed the Marmon cottage hrusday and returnedd to Indianapolis

    1905 - Jul 20 Mr. and {Mrs.} Howard Marmon, of INdianapolis arrived at the lake Monday to spend the remainder of the season at the Marmon cottage.

    1905 - Aug 10 - Mr. Nichols of Indianapolis, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Marmon, Sunday

    1908 - Apr 30 - Mr. and Mrs. Howard Marmon of Indianapolis spent Sudnay and Monday at their cottage

    1911 - Sep 21- Mr and Mrs. Howard Marmon are occupying the Marmon cottage at present

    1915 - Aug 13 - Mrs Howard Marmon of Indianapolis was visiting Miss Cora Bohlen has returned home

    1918 - Jul 24 - Maj Howard C. Marmon is now in England on government work connected with aeroplanes


NOTE: Howard did leave a will -
    Wills (Avery County, North Carolina), 1911-1968;
    Name: Howard C Marmon
    Probate Date: 15 Feb 1943
    Probate Place: Avery, North Carolina, USA
    Inferred Death Year: Abt 1943
    Inferred Death Place: North Carolina, USA
    Case Number: 1
    Item Description: Record of Wills, Vol 1-3, 1911-1968 pg. 376-80

    Last Will and Testament of Howard C. Marmon
    I Howard C Marmon, a resident of the city of Indianapolis state of Indiana, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do here by publish and declare this to ne my last will and testament, revoking every will, testament, codicile, or other testamentary, disposition of property of whatever kind heretofore by me made.

    ITEM I - I direct that all of my just debts, funeral expenses, and expenses of the administration of my estate be made promptly

    ITEM II I give and bequesth to my wife, Martha F. Marmon, absolutely, my library, pictures, rugs, furniture, and all other household goods that she may desire, wherever they may be situate.

    ITEM III - I give and bequeath to George H. Freers, Indianapolis, Indiana, Five Thousand dollars ($5,000.00) in cash, if the said George H. Freers Survives me.

    ITEM IV - I give and bequeath to Helen Ray, 5659 Broadway Indianapolis, Indiana One Thousand ($1,000.00) in cash, if the said Helen Ray survives me.

    ITEM V - I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Martha F Marmon, absolutely and free from all trust the following:
      1. All of my real estate werever situated, mentioning more particularly the real estate which I own in North Carolina, and in addition all of the personal property located thereon and naturally belonging thereto, such as hatchery, ponds, fish, nursey stock, live stocke, tools and equipment.

      2. All notes, dues, demands, choses in action, due me at the time of my death from any residents of the State of North Carolina.

      3. All of my interest, real, personal or mixed in the Kaolin Land Company and the Kaolin Plant Company, including my personal holdings of stock in both coperations, and bonds of both corporations; also all notes ,dues, demands, choses in action due me from either corporation or from any individuarl who at the time of my death, or at any time prior thereto is or was a stockholder, officer or employess of the Carolina Kaolin Coperation; Kaolin, Inc.; Kaolin Land Company and the Kaolin Plant Company


    ITEM V - I direct that all the rest and residue of my property including case, stocks, nonds, securitites, notes, dues, demands, choses in action (except as aboce devised and bequested inParagraphs II, III, IV, V, VI) shall be divided bewteen my wife Martha F Marmon, absolutely adn free from all turst, and that the Union Trust Company of Indianapolis, Indiana as Trustee for my daughter Carol Tchkotoua, and to be administered as hereinafter provided, I direct that my wife shall be given, absolutely and from from all trust, one-half (1/2) of the proceeeds of this residuary estate. The remaining one-half (1/2) of said resuduary estate I direct shall be paid to the Union Trust Company of Indianapolis , Indiana, to be held by it in trust for the menefit of my said daughter , Carol, if she is living at the time of my death, to whom the net income orf said sum shall be paid quarterly so long as she shall live. Upon the death of my said daughter this trust shall cease, if she dies with child or children of her body surviving her, I direct that the entire net amount of said trust fund shall be paid absolutely and free from all trust to said surviving children of her body, if there be but one child, and equal of the entire net amount shall be paid to such surviving children of her body if there be more than one surviving child. If my said daughter Carol dies without issue of her body surviving her, I direct that the entire net amount be paid to the Trustees of the hospital at Banner Elk, North Carolina

    The trustee shall have full power to hold manage, control, sell and exchange trust property or any part thereof and any property that shall be acquired by the thrustee hereunder; to reincest from time to time the trust propery or any part there of or to hold and retain any and all trust property that comes to the trustee as an original part of othis trust property or any accetions thereto; in the event of investement or reinvestment of any trust property, such incestment or reinvestment should be limited only in that kind of property authorized to be held, retained or bought by the trustess in accordance with the Indiana statue covering investmet of funds by trustees.

    ITEM VII _ I nominate and appoint the Union Trust company of Indianapolis Indiana Ececutor of this will.

    In witness whereof, I Howard C. Marmon had hereunto sunscribed my name and affixed my seal on this 15th day of February 1943.


Ben Zeckel found at the IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art) library collection this boolplate of Howard Marmon.It was made by Blanche Stillson - who made bookplates for a number of other well known Indianapolis residents





Stanford University
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Stanford, California 94305

    Marmon, Howard C., ? -? .

    Papers, photographs; ? -? ; 7 albums, 3 envelopes.
    Member of US Committee on Selection and Production of Airplane Equipment at the Isotta- Fraschini Motor Car Company in Italy. Included are manuscripts, maps and photographs relating to Allied aviation activities in Italy during World War I.


North Carolina Collection-Biographical Clipping Files MA
    NAME: Marmon, Howard C. (1876-1943)
    CALL NO.: CRBo N87
    REEL NO.: 25
    PAGE(S): 442-443

    NAME: Marmon, Martha (1880?-1959)
    CALL NO.: CRBo N87
    REEL NO.: 25
    PAGE(S): 444


Name: Howard Carpenter Marmon
Birth: 24 May 1876 - Wayne, USA
Death: 4 Apr 1943 - Fort Lauderdale, Broward, FL (Florida)
married: < Marital Status: Divorced when married 1911>
Marriage: 15 Jun 1911 - Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Indiana)
Spouse: Martha Martindale Foster

U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940
Name: Howard C Marmon
Birth Date: 24 May 1876
State: Indiana
Monthly Meeting: White Water Monthly Meeting

Year: 1880; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 294; Family History Film: 1254294; Page: 52A; Enumeration District: 108 Name: Howard C. Marmon
Age: 4
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Daniel W. Marmon
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's name: Elizabeth C. Marmon
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Household Members: Name Age
Daniel W. Marmon 35
Elizabeth C. Marmon 31
Walter C. Marmon 7
Howard C. Marmon 4
Carrie Marmon 1

Friends Church Membership and Transfer Record
Name: Howard C Marmon
Age: 16
Birth Date: 24 May 1876
Birth Date on Image: 24 Fifth 1876
Birth Place: Richmond, Indiana
Residence Date: 13 Oct 1892
Residence Date on Image: 13 Tenth 1892
Residence Place: Marion, Indiana
Father: Daniel W Marmon
Mother: Elizabeth C Marmon
Event Type: Admittance
Monthly Meeting: Indianapolis Monthly Meeting
Yearly Meeting: Western Yearly Meeting
Meeting State: Indiana
Meeting County: Marion

U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935 Name: Howard Carpenter Marmon
Publication Year: 1899
Publication Place: California
School Name: University of California
Residence Place: Indianapolis, Indiana

Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 388; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0057; Name: Howard C Marmon[Howard C Mormon]
Age: 24
Birth Date: May 1876
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: David W Marmon
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's name: Elizabeth C Marmon
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Household Members: Name Age
David W Marmon 55
Elizabeth C Marmon 51
Howard C Marmon 24
Carrie Marmon 21
Nappy Dugan 25

U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935
Name: Howard Carpenter Marmon
Publication Year: 1905
Publication Place: California
School Name: University of California

Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993
Name: Howard Marmon
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Divorced
Birth Date: 1876
Birth Place: Richmond, Ind.
Marriage Date: 15 Jun 1911
Marriage Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Marriage Age: 35
Father: Dan'L Marmon
Mother: Eliz. Carpenter
Spouse: Martha M. Foster
FHL Film Number: 413544
Reference ID: p327

Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993
Name: Howard Marmon
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 15 Jun 1911
Marriage Place: Marion, Indiana
Father: Daniel Marmon
Mother: Elizabeth Carpenter
Spouse: Martha Martindale Foster
FHL Film Number: 499396
Reference ID: No.61, P526

U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935
Name: Howard Carpenter Marmon
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
School: University of California
School Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Year: 1916
Yearbook Title: Directory of Graduates

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name: Howard C Marmon
Birth Date: 24 May 1886
Birth Place: Richmond, Indiana
Age: 31
Passport Issue Date: 12 Jun 1917
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana
Father Name: D W Marmon
Father's Birth Location: Ohio

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Name: Howard C Marmon Gender: Male Age: 41
Birth Date: abt 1876
Departure Date: 22 Aug 1917
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: New York, USA
Ship Name: Orduna
Search Ship Database: Search for the Orduna in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: Cunard Line
Official Number: 135539
Master: Styer

Year: 1920; Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T625_452; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 102 Name: Howard C Marmon
Age: 42 [43]
Birth Year: abt 1878 [abt 1877]
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana
Street: Delaware Street
House Number: 3831
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Martha M Marmon
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: United States [United States of America]
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Manufacturer
Industry: Antomobile
Employment Field: Employer
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Howard C Marmon 42 [43]
Martha M Marmon 34 [49]
Harriet Foster 75
Robert F Morrison 18 [19]
Blanche Sims 23

California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959
Name: Howard C Marmon
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1877
Birth Place: Richmond, Indiana, USA
Age: 48
Arrival Date: 23 Jan 1925
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
Ship Name: Maunganui
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia

Year: 1930; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 611; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0095 Name: Howard C Marmon
Birth Year: abt 1877
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Mounment Circle
Ward of City: Six
Block: 117
House Number in Cities or Towns: 121
Dwelling Number: 49
Family Number: 208
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 26
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Automotive Engineer
Industry: Automobile Mfg
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Veteran: Yes
War: WW
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Howard C Marmon 53
Martha F Marmon 48

Year: 1940; Census Place: Linville, Avery, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2872; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 6-11B Name: Howard C Marmon
Age: 64
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Linville, Avery, North Carolina
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Linville, Avery, North Carolina
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 1B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 15
Occupation: Mining Engineer
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 8000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Employer
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Howard C Marmon 64
Helen P Mull 38 Nurse

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
Name: Howard C. Marmon
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Date: 1943
Death Place: Broward, Florida, United States

Name: Howard Carpenter Marmon
Birth Date: 24 May 1876
Birth Place: Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana,
Death Date: 4 Apr 1943
Death Place: Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Cemetery: Crown Hill Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Father: Daniel W Marmon
Mother: Elizabeth Marmon


Name: Martha Martindale Foster
Birth: 12 Nov 1880 - USA
Death: 1959
Marriage: 15 Jun 1911 - Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Indiana), USA
Parents: Chapin Clarke Foster, Harriett Newell McIntire
Spouse: Howard Carpenter Marmon

Name: Martha Foster Marmon
Birth Date: unknown
Death Date: 1959
burial: APR 30,1959
Cemetery: Crown Hill Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana






Howard C. Marmon He married 1st 8 May 1901 Alameda, California FLORENCE MOORE MYERS born 1 Jan 1881 San Francisco, California died 8 Oct 1963, Lausanne, Swizterland daughter of Warren F. Myers and Sallie Wilshire Moore.

The marriage ended in divorce about 1911. By U. S. Passport applications for and Passenger Lists she remained unmarried.

It is said that Florence lost her husband to her best friend whose name was never mentioned in the family; which one would assume was Martha Martindale Foster since she became the 2nd Mrs. Howard Carpenter Marmon.

The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana · Page 16 The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana), Thursday, June 5, 1913, Page 16. ... A petition signed by Howard C. Marmon and his former wife, Florence M.

    Year: 1900; Census Place: Berkely Ward 2, Alameda, California; Roll: 83; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0396 Name: Florence Myers [Florchie Myers]
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: Jan 1881
    Birthplace: California
    Home in 1900: Berkely Ward 2, Alameda, California
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's name: Sallie N Myers
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Sallie N Myers 46
    Florence Myers 19
    Warren Myers 16
    Augusta L Barnum 86 Aunt
    Rose Hoover 55 Servant

    California, Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1850-1941 Name: H C Marmon
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 8 May 1901
    Marriage Place: Alameda, California, USA
    Spouse: F Myers
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Record Type: Index to Marriage Licenses and Certificates

    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Name: Florence M Marmon
    Birth Date: 1 Jan 1883
    Birth Place: San Francisco, California
    Age: 25
    Passport Issue Date: 13 Jul 1908
    Passport Includes a Photo: No
    Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana

    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
    Name: Florence M Marmon
    Birth Date: 1 Jan 1885
    Birth Place: San Francisco, California
    Age: 35
    Gender: Female
    Passport Issue Date: 30 Jul 1920
    Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
    Residence: New York City, New York
    Spouse Name: Howard Marmon
    Spouse Birth Place: Richmond, Indiana

    U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
    Name: Florence Marmon
    Birth Date: 1 Jan 1885
    Birth Place: San Francisco, California
    Age: 37
    Gender: Female
    Passport Issue Date: 17 Nov 1922
    Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
    Residence: 244 Lexington Avenue
    Spouse Name: Horace Marmon

    Year: 1934; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 5569; Line: 10; Page Number: 115
    Name: Florence Marmon
    Arrival Date: 31 Oct 1934
    Birth Date: 1 Jan 1885
    Birth Location: California
    Birth Location Other: san francisco
    Age: 49
    Gender: Female
    Port of Departure: Palua De Mallorca,esp
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Exochorda

    Year: 1938; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 6258; Line: 3; Page Number: 124
    Name: Florence Marmon
    Arrival Date: 8 Dec 1938
    Birth Date: abt 1885 Birth Location: California
    Birth Location Other: San Francisco
    Age: 53
    Gender: Female
    Port of Departure: Marseille, France
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Excambion


Child of HOWARD MARMON and FLORENCE MOORE MYERS is:
i. CAROL CARPENTER MARMON b. April 17 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana d October 27, 1966 buried in Compesière, Geneva.
1919 - Jun 25 - Walter Marmon of Indianapolis and daughter Dorothy were week end guests of his mother, Mrs. ELizabeth Marmon, at Orchard House. When the returned to town they took with them Mrs Carol Marmon of New York City, who has been visiting her grandmother.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 145; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 330 Name: Carol Marmon
    Gender: Female
    Birth Year: abt 1908
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Niece - household of Alice Marie Barry
    Father's Birthplace: Indiana

    Miss Carol Marmon, only child and heiress of General Howard C. Marmon, multi-millionaire motor magnate, and Prince Nicolas Tchkotoua of Georgia, pictured in Hollywood, where they recently announced their engagement.


    Georgian Prince Weds Heiress - Another Georgian prince, emulating the Mdivanis, will marry an American heriss, when Prince Nicolas Tchkotoua goes to the alter with Miss Carol Marmon of New York, only daughter of Howard C Marmon, famous auot builder of Indianapoilis. The wedding pair, showhn here in Hollywood, will tkae place March 16 - Spokane Daily Chronicle - Mar 1, 1934


    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1936
    Street address: 2755 Boulder rd
    Residence Place: Pasadena, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicholas Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Pasedena, California, City Directory, 1936

    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1937
    Street address: 2755 Boulder rd
    Residence Place: Pasadena, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicholas Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1937

    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1940
    Street address: 90 San Leandro la
    Residence Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicolas Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Santa Barbara, California, City Directory, 1940

    Year: 1940; Census Place: Santa Barbara, California; Roll: T627_333; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 42-2
    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Age: 37
    Estimated birth year: abt 1903
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Home in 1940: Santa Barbara, California
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: San Leondro Lane
    House Number: 90
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
    Residence in 1935: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 10B
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
    Income Other Sources: Yes

    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1942
    Street address: Romero Canon rd
    Residence Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicholas Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Santa Barbara, California, City Directory, 1942

    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1943
    Street address: Romero Canon rd
    Residence Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicholas Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Santa Barbara, California, City Directory, 1943

    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1945
    Residence Place: Montecito, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicholas Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Montecito, California, City Directory, 1945

    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1946
    Street address: Romero Canyon rd
    Residence Place: Montecito, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicholas Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Montecito, California, City Directory, 1946

    Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1949
    Street address: Romero Canyon rd
    Residence Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Spouse: Nicholas P Tchkotoua
    Publication Title: Santa Barbara, California, City Directory, 1949

    Year: 1952; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 8240; Line: 7; Page Number: 144
    Name: Carol M Tchkotoua
    Arrival Date: 17 Nov 1952
    Birth Date: abt 1903
    Birth Location: Indiana
    Age: 49
    Gender: Female
    Port of Departure: Gibraltar
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Constitution

    Oakland Tribune - Oakland, California - Oct 31 1966 pg. 14
      Death Takes Princess Tchkotoua Princess Nicolas Tchkotoua, heiress to the Marrnon automobile millions and wife of a king without a country, died Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland. She was 68.

      The Princess was born Carol Marmon daughter of Gen. Howard Marmon, creator of the Marmon automobile, on her father's estate at Pineola, N.C.

      She was prominent on the San Francisco social scene from the mid-1930's to the early 1950

      Her widower, Prince Nicolas Tchkotoua is a member of the royal family of the former Kingdom of Georgia, now a part of the Soviet Union.

      The prince and his brother Zourab, were the only survivors of the Bolshevik Revolution.

      The prince and his bride-to-be met in Hollywood in 1934 where she was a bit actress and he was writing a history of Russia.

      hey were wed in Ednseanda, Mex., after a whirlwind romance.

      The royal couple lives in the Pacific Heights section while in San Francisco, but the maintained homes in various parts of the world, including Hollywood, Portuga, Santa Barbara and Lausanne. Her survivors in addition to her husband include six children: Tamara, Nina, MArina, Zourab, Howard and Dimitri.


she married m. 21 Jun 1934 Ensenada, Baha California, Mexico Nicholas Chalvovich Tchkotoua / NICHOLAS TCHKOTOUA [TCHKOTOVA] SABERISKI [Nicholas Tchkotoua ] born in 24 Sep 1905 in Batoum, Georgia, Russia Died 13 May 1984 Lausanne, Switzerland buried in Compesière, Geneva. son of Son of Chalva Josefovich Tchkonia and Pelagie Platonovna, Tchkotua princess and adopted by his grandfather prince Platon Tchkotoua


San Mateo Times Saturday, June 9, 1934
    Marmon Heir Weds - Ensuenada, Mexico - June 22 - (UP) - Prince Nicholas Tchkitoua of Georgia and his bride the former Carol Marmon of New York City, were believed to be enroute to Hollywood today, following their marriage here. The princess is the daughter of Howard Marmon creator of the Marmon automobile.


Tchkotoua family

The following is from the given header link:

Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Order of Malta, was Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta and he set up diplomatic missions in Peru, Chile, Costa Rica and Spain. Following the arrival of the Bolsheviks in 1921, Prince Nicolas Tchkotoua, was evacuated as a young child to Geneva, Switzerland via Constantinople, for his safety. He was educated in France and Switzerland and settled in the US in 1933 after finishing his studies in Europe settling finally in Los Angeles

In 1949, Tchkotoua published a novel ''Timeless' he wrote in English, claimed as the first-ever internationally published novel written by a Georgian

He and his family moved to Eurpoe in 1954 and after staying in Italy, Spain and Peru later moved to Lausanne, Switzerland

Parentage:
    Forum DYNASTIES | Royalty throughout the centuries
    PRINCIPES TCHKOTOUA-

    ... adopted by his maternal grandfather prince Platon Tchkotoua the 20/06/1920, born in 1905, died in 1984

    Son of Chalva Josefovich Tchkonia, born in 1873, died (executed by the Bolsheviks) in 1931 and Pelagie Platonovna, Tchkotua princess, born in 1883, married in 1901, died in 1943.

    Extract from Burkes Landed Gentry, 1939

    TCHKOTOUA–CARPENTER MARMON ... HIS ILLUSTRIOUS HIGHNESS PRINCE NICOLAS TCHKOTOUA, Hereditary Noble de Tchkonia, Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa), of the Andhra Research University of India; b 24 Sept 1905* (at Batoum. Russia); m 21 June, 1934, Carol Carpenter, dau of Col Howard Carpenter Marmon ... PRINCE NICOLAS TCHKOTOUA, who is the son of the Hereditary Noble of the Russian Empire, the late Charles de Tchkonia, by Princess Pelagie Tchkotoua, his wife, was adopted by his maternal grandfather, the late Prince Platon Tchkotoua, and bears the name and title of Prince Tchkotoua with the prefix "Siatelstvo" (Illustrious Highness)....


Tchkotoua asked that after his death his heart be buried in Georgia. In 1988 his family smuggled it back to the cemetery in Vera, Tbilisi - where it lies to this day.

    Year: 1940; Census Place: Santa Barbara, California; Roll: T627_333; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 42-2 Name: Carol Tchkotoua
    Age: 37
    Estimated birth year: abt 1903
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Home in 1940: Santa Barbara, California
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: San Leondro Lane
    House Number: 90
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
    Residence in 1935: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 10B
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Nicholas Tchkotoua 33
    Carol Tchkotoua 37
    Tamara Tchkotoua 4
    Zourab Tchkotoua 2
    Nina Tchkotoua 1
    Howard Tchkotoua 8/12
    Jeannie Tompkins 18



They had:
    1) Tamara Marmon Tchkotoua
      California Birth Index, 1905-1995
      Name: Tamara Marmon Tchkotoua
      Birth Date: 26 Nov 1935
      Gender: Female
      Mother's Maiden Name: Marmon
      Birth County: Los Angeles

      U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 Name: Tamara Marmon Tchkotova[Tamara Marmon Tchkotoua] [Tamara Saint Gilles] [Tamara Saintgilles]
      SSN:
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 26 Nov 1935
      Birth Place: Pasadena, California
      Death Date: Dec 1981
      Father: Nicolas P Tchkotova
      Mother: Carol Marmon
      Type of Claim: Original SSN.
      Notes: Jan 1967: Name listed as TAMARA MARMON TCHKOTOVA; Feb 1967: Name listed as TAMARA MARMON TCHKOTOUA; : Name listed as TAMARA MARMON SAINT GILLES; 31 Dec 1987: Name listed as TAMARA SAINTGILLES married Gilles Saint-Gilles
        Philippe Edouard (b 25th Sept 1964 – Paris, France) Married Sarah Jane Else Nora Baxter, and had:
          Zoë Tamara Victoria (b 7th Dec 1998 – Paris France)
          Lola Soley Julie (b 27th July 2000 – Castres, France)
          Leopold Richard Auguste (b 17th Dec 2003 - Paris, France)
        Guillaume Dominique (b 25th April 1969 - Paris, France), and had:
          Paul Diego (b 6th February 1999 - Paris, France)
    2) Zourab Nicolas Platon Tchkotoua
      California Birth Index, 1905-1995
      Name: Zourab Nicolas Tchkotoua
      Birth Date: 18 May 1937 Gender: Male
      Mother's Maiden Name: Marmon
      Birth County:San Francisco

      married Marieta Salas (divorced 200?) and had:
        Igor Nicolas (b 6th Aug 1976 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
    3) Howard Charlesgeorg "Charles" / Charles Howard George Tchkotoua
      California Birth Index, 1905-1995
      Name: Howard Charlesgeorg Tchkotoua
      Birth Date: 30 Aug 1939
      Gender: Male
      Mother's Maiden Name: Marmon
      Birth County: Santa Barbara

      married Helena Flores Sabino

      Prince and Princess Charles Tchkotoua (hereditary princes of the Russian Empire, one of the oldest West Georgian feudal families, their lands having been established by Bero, an apostle from Byzantium in the 9th Century) had issue:
        Princess Cristina Carol (b 14th May 1968 – Lausanne, Switzerland) married m 25 September 1998 Alexander Duncan Rolfe Livingstone b 14 May 1968, son of William Jervis Livingstone and Agnes Valerie Collins , Clan MacLea.co.uk and had:
          Maximilian Charles Henry (b 8th Dec 2002 – London, UK)
          Ella Mairi Grace (b 11th Jun 2009 – London, UK)
        Prince Chalva Zourab (b 6th May 1970 – Lausanne, Switzerland) married Shannon Michelle Tolar (divorced 2014), and had:
          Prince Sebastian Alexander Chalva (b 21st Sept 2002 –New York, NY)
          Prince Nicolas Thomas Charles (b 11th Dec 2004 – Rowayton, CT
    4) Nina Kethevan Pelagie Veronica Tchkotoua (b 10th August 1938 – Santa Barbara, California
      California Birth Index, 1905-1995
      Name: Nina Kethevanpell Tchkotoua
      Birth Date: 11 Aug 1938
      Gender: Female
      Mother's Maiden Name: Marmon
      Birth County: Santa Barbara
    5) Marina Elena Tchkotoua (b 4th Nov 1944 – Santa Barbara, California - d 19th Jan 2013)
      California Birth Index, 1905-1995
      Name: Marina Pelagierouse Tchkotoua
      Birth Date: 4 Nov 1944
      Gender: Female
      Mother's Maiden Name: Marmon
      Birth County: Santa Barbara

      married Marc Gerard Albert Marie Porée and had:
        Carol Catherine Bernadette (b 25th Oct 1977 – Paris, France), and had:
          Violette (b 29th May 2014 – Paris, France)
        Alexis John Joseph Marc (b 13th Mar 1979 – Paris, France), and had:
          Levan (b 2011 – Paris, France)
        Maria Elena Alice (b 16th Nov 1980 – Paris, France) married Johann Friedrich Maria Van Metter, and had:
          Arthur James (b August 2006 – France)
          Emma (b 20th December 2010 – Paris, France)
          Lucas (b 26th May 2013 – Paris, France)
        Emmanuel Marie Nicolas Pierre (b 13th Sep 1984 – Paris, France)
        Sophie Marthe Teresa (b 8th Jun 1989 – Paris, France) married Arnaud Daems and had:
          Victoria (b 26th June 2011 – France)
          Julia (b 17th February 2014 – France)
    6) Dimitri Carol Mihai Tchkotoua June 18 1947 Santa Barbara, California married Marie-Laure de Bavier
      California Birth Index, 1905-1995
      Name: Dimitri Alexander Tchkotoua
      Birth Date: 18 Jun 1947
      Gender: Male
      Mother's Maiden Name: Marmon
      Birth County: Santa Barbara
he married 2nd 1969 Maria Luisa Martinto, of Yzaga

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