John A. Floray was born in Brunswick on December 13, 1854, and lived there until he was a young man. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad and he worked as far as Marceline and stopped off to stay in 1874. He and John Lynn started a brickyard, a part of which can still … > More >
FIFTH PAPER OF CITY ONCE SERVED BY 4 WEEKLIES, ONE DAILY
The Journal is believed to have been the first paper, started early in 1888 by the efforts of … > More >
William Edward Cantlon and Mae Davidson Cantlon, pioneer citizens of Marceline, settled here in 1893. Mr. Cantlon was born in Blue Vale, Canada and his parents settled in Chariton County when he was six years old. He married Mae Davidson of Bucklin in 1890 and settled in Westville, Missouri until moving to Marceline.
Mr. Cantlon … > More >
W. A. Campbell, one of the original settlers of Marceline, came here when the town was started in 1888.
He moved his family, wife and one son, from Green City to Marceline to make his home. Later three more children were born, two girls and a boy.
Of the four children only one W. … > More >
The first Post Office was established in Marceline in 1888 and was located on East California Street where the Gucker Coal Co. is presently located. The first Postmaster was Mr. Ed West. Thereafter, the Post Office was moved five times until it was settled permanently in the present building in 1936. It has been … > More >
As told to John Keller by Thomas Moss
I, Thomas Moss, was born in Chariton County, Missouri, June 8, 1880, the son of Leonard and Manda Moss on their farm near Mike. My age now is 83 years, and I have lived in Linn and Chariton Counties all my life. I attest the following to … > More >
G. I. A.’s, as most sub-ordinate Divisions call themselves, is so called because they are wives of Locomotive Engineers. The proper name is Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Strangely enough, while Marceline is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee, so is the Grand International Auxiliary, which was organized October 16, 1887.
On February … > More >
Twilight Chapter #66, Order of Eastern Star, was organized in 1897. Marceline was about twelve years old, primitive to say the least. Board walks, heavy lumber was laid for street crossings. There were just dirt streets and much mud when winter came. It was not uncommon for the grocery wagon to bog down and the … > More >
The eight members of Beta Sigma Phi in Marceline, realizing their chapter was in danger of disbanding due to lack of new members, decided to discontinue their association with International. However, wanting to keep in touch with good friends, these girls formed a new organization. After much discussion, many meetings and grateful help from their … > More >
The association was founded in 1882 to open doors of education for women and to widen opportunities for women to use their training. “Practical educational work” is its objective. AAUW members are widening their own horizons, helping to build better communities, and fostering a more intelligent approach to world problems. All women who hold degrees … > More >