Menford George (Wampus) Andrews

Menford George Andrews, better known as “Wampus” came to Marceline as a child from Milan, Missouri was born in 1903.

He was a familiar figure about town. His singing, clog dancing and “trombone” playing were his chief accomplishments, plus his “speech making.”

No one who ever saw “Wampus” will forget the size of his mouth. Legend had it that he could place three billiard balls in his mouth at once and the same time. He was a likeable person and brought cheer to the public generally. He died in 1951 at the St. Francis Hospital.

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