There had been a drought and very little water was available as most wells were dry. They were fortunate to find a small house … > More >
ITS INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL INTERESTS GROWTH AND PROSPERITY
HISTORY OF MARCELINE, METROPOLIS OF LINN COUNTY.
The decade from 1880 to 1890 will go down in history as the greatest ten years of railroad construction on the American continent. Jt was during this period of unparalleled industrial progress that the … > More >
Captain, United States Navy, Retired
Captain Dell W. Epperson is a native of Marceline, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University Maryville in 1975. After working several years in the broadcasting industry in Missouri and lowa, he received his naval commission in July 1982.
Captain Epperson first served aboard … > More >
US ARMY 45th Signal Battalion (1966-1969)
In 1966, after getting in a little bit of trouble, Gary Wylie and I decided to join the Army on the buddy system. He decided he wanted to go into the Green Berets. Not me. I went to AIT (advanced individual training) at Ft. Gordon, GA as a teletype … > More >
He attended Salisbury Academy and Chillicothe Business College.
After returning to Marceline he worked for several years for Fred Loeb in the Mercantile Store.
Later, he … > More >
Thomas Venable Reid was born April 13, 1862 in Rothville where his parents settled after migrating from Virginia in a covered wagon, in 1860. Tom was a farmer and a carpenter in his early years. After his marriage to Della Vaden Simpson they settled in Marceline where he helped on the construction of the first … > More >
The Seventh-day Adventist church as a congregation was organized in 1913, with Elder French of Hamilton as pastor. For two years the congregation met in the homes of the members. In 1915, they purchased the present church building on West Crocker Street from the Holiness Denomination.
While the congregation of the Marceline church is rather … > More >
The Marceline Church of Christ was organized in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Clark, March 20, 1960, through the leadership of Albert Hamilton, Jr. The Ozark Bible College of Joplin, Missouri, sent one of its students, Gerald Peterson, to help in the organizing and as minister in the ensuing months. Six families attended … > More >