Today I received a bombshell. Charlie Marsh, the networking – MLM legend who is credited by some as the grandfather of system building, the upline to Dexter Yager, may have had a daughter out of wedlock. And she is seeking reconciliation with the family she never knew.
Here is the post: How the Amway Tool Business Began.
And here below is the comment she made on this blog post.
“Charlie Marsh had a daughter prior to his marriage with Elsie I am that daughter and was kept a secret due to he never married my Mother but he did acknowledge me as his daughter. My maiden name is Marsh Sad story but true. Also sad that I tried to contact him through Amway many times with no return calls or contact. Amyway strives to be a Christian based company but yet I was never provided for growing up by my Father Charlie Marsh. I have tried to get into contact with him Elsie refused that and now I have not been able to reach any of the children they had together which would be my half siblings. I apologize for using this blog for this purpose but I have had no success in reaching any Marsh Family. I would love for someone to contact me that knew Charlie Marsh I would love to obtain pictures and information. Thanks Dena Marsh”
If true, it is a story that has been told many times about titans of business, entertainment and power. When I began researching the family history of President Warren G. Harding I was soon contacted by members of the family who were lobbying my work. They were especially concerned about what I might write concerning the story of Nan Britton who had an ongoing affair with the president and gave birth to Elizabeth Ann Blaesing. I chose to write about the story and actually spoke with the daughter, Elizabeth Ann before she died. I tried to get her to come forward and tell her story again but she had suffered too deeply at the hands of the presidents’ agents and defenders.
When word got out that I was writing a book for Simon and Schuster on children of presidents I was soon lobbied by the family of President Warren G. Harding. They wanted to make sure I did not include the story of Nan Briton and her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Blaesing, the alleged illegitimate daughter of the president. I promised to be careful and accurate but the story was too compelling to deny.
There is a moment in my book, All the Presidents’ Children, when Nan is visiting with the president in the private, upstairs quarters of the White House. She calls him over to the window to look out on Lafayette Park. There he would see their daughter, sitting quietly on a park bench where her mother, Nan Britton, had told her to wait. The president refused. “You don’t even want to see your own daughter?” she asked.
While Harding paid money for the child’s upbringing while he was a alive he made no provision afterward and the Harding family reacted viciously toward the former lover and unwed mother of the president.
Let us hope that this child of networking legend, Charlie Marsh, has a better reception.
Read also: “Jim Dornan, Amway legend passes.”
Doug Wead on Fox News last week. Talks about “Angry Presidents.”