Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Hainds

Walter Olin Hainds was born July 11, 1883 on a farm eight miles southeast of Marceline in Chariton County. He was the son of George Dewitt and Betty Hainds.

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 owned and operated a confectionery in the Allen Hotel building.

He was married to Alta Mae Hamilton on March 10, 1909. In 1911 they moved to the farm where Mr. Hainds took over the operation. He belonged to The Baptist Church and was a Mason.

One son, Richard Olin, was born in 1913 and after his graduation from high school in 1931, he took over the operation of the farm because of his father’s illness.

The farm has been in the Hainds family for four generations.

Richard married Reta Evelyn Newman in June 1934 and they had one daughter, Gloria Lee, born in 1943.

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