Marian Ainslee

Marian Ainslee was born in Marceline on January 5, 1896, and died April 2, 1966 at the age of 70 in Los Angeles, CA. She was a writer, known for silent movies like “Carefree” (1938), “He Who Gets Slapped” (1924) and “Annie Laurie” (1927). She also acted in movies like “Foolish Wives” (1922), and she … > More >

1939 Marceline Film Sparks Community Effort to Identify Faces and Places

Georgia Smith’s Dad - 'Nig' Miller

The Marceline Historical Society had the first showing of a portion of the 1939 home movie “See Yourself and Your Town in the Movies” on Monday, January 29 at 2pm in the Walsworth Community Center. About 15 Marceline residents were in attendance, and we worked through about 22 minutes of the 54 minute film over … > More >

Olin U. Cowser

Olin U. Cowser, of Woodhull, IL, completed a wonderfully blessed 98 years on earth to enter his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Seminary Village, Galesburg.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at United Church of Woodhull. Visitation will be an hour prior to service … > More >

Florene Jewell Watkins (January 9, 1910 – August 27, 1997)

Service: NAVY Waves: “Women Accepted Volunteer Emergency Service”
Rank achieved: Lieutenant
Dates of service: December 16, 1943 – November 1, 1948

Florene Watkins enlisted in the Waves in December 1943 and immediately was assigned to officer candidate school in Northhampton, Mass, at Smithville College. One of her letters from Northhampton while in school said how … > More >

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