16 June 1921 — Rochester, MI
Detroit News [Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan], June 16, 1921, p.1:
Judge Marsden C. Burch, former Probate Judge of Osceola County, United States district attorney in Western Michigan and attorney in the Department of Justice at Washington, died in Goodrich Hospital this morning after a three weeks' illness. He was 77 years old.
Judge Burch had been in his profession 45 years, practically one half of which he spent in the service of the United States. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he came to Rochester shortly after the Civil War and became the first village clerk in 1868. Gov. Baldwin two years later appointed him probate judge of Osceola County and he was subsequently elected for a full term.
His Federal service began with his appointment as district attorney at Grand Rapids by President Hayes. He served there five and a half years under Hayes, Garfield and Arthur. During the McKinley Administration he joined the Department of Justice, where he remained 16 years and handled a number of important Government suits. He retired during the Taft Administration.
Judge Burch had been spending his winters in Washington and his summers in Rochester.