The Moore Company, known locally as the “fan factory,” was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in the summer of 1940 as a proprietorship by Robert D. Moore. Mr. Moore had previously been employed as a design and development engineer for J. F. Pritchard & Company of Kansas City, and while there, had developed a … > More >
Lydia Belle (Bloss) Moore, age 78, of Brookfield, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. A funeral service will be Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Bill Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield. Visitation will begin Friday … > More >
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In general, what was marshaling like?
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I’ll give you some my recollection of probably the 40s.
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The town itself is about like it is today, and things were busy because of the Second World War.
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Edwin Franklin Hayden, son of W. S. and Eunice E. Hayden, was born December 10,1866, at Detroit, Illinois. In 1874, when he was about 8 years old, he and his parents moved to a farm in this community. It was located near the site of the Marceline Coal & Mining Company Mine No. … > More >
He was county surveyor for several terms as well as holding other county offices. While in office as county surveyor he assisted in … > More >
The early days of the “Magic City” (as our town was called) were marked by excessive unlawfulness. Fights, murders and thievery being in the headlines as did incendiary fires which did a lot to make our early history black. If a Saturday night passed without two or three fist fights on main street ending up … > More >
In the Miners’ Hall on June 27, 1907, Sister Ruby Kathan, Dist. Deputy President of Bucklin, assisted by Deputy Grand Lodge officers, instituted Quality Rebekah Lodge No. 475.
The following were charter members: Della Beckman, N.G.; Stephen Wallar, Cora Wallar, Rebekah Wallar, Valentine Maddox, May Gehne, Sallie Roe, Lucille Locke (McAllister), Sue Locke (Payden), Ann … > More >
Beta Sigma Phi, an international organization founded at Abilene, Kansas, in 1931 by Walter W. Ross, is dedicated to hundreds of thousands of young women throughout the world, who compose the membership of some four thousand active chapters. It has gained recognition around the world as a non-academic and non-sectarian, social, cultural and civic organization.… > More >
Prior to 1887, the children of the pioneering families in Marceline, who desired to attend school, were obliged to attend the rural institution known as Hayden’s School which was across the street from where the residence of Don Taylor now stands, at the northern city limits, west of state highway No. 5. This being before … > More >
The Carnegie Library was founded after a petition to the Carnegie Corporation was filed with the City Council on March 19, 1917. On May 21, 1917, the Andrew Carnegie Foundation notified the City Council that $12,500 would be allowed the City of Marceline for a library building, the city promising to maintain the library by … > More >