David Lee Teeter and Fannie May Hazelrigg were married in 1895 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hazelrigg. The couple settled in Lingo, Missouri where Mr. Teeter was engaged in coal mining. In 1907, the family moved to Marceline, Missouri where he was employed in the coal mines.
There were … > More >
The P. E. O. sisterhood was founded January 21, 1869, by seven college girls, students at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Although established as a college sorority, campus chapters were discontinued when emphasis was placed on the organization of chapters in towns and cities. The P. E. O. Sisterhood is now an international … > More >
OUR FIRST BORN SON
Claud C. Dail, the first child born in Marceline was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Dail. He was born March 6, 1888 – the same day that Marceline was incorporated.
He lived here all of his life and operated a barber shop until 1929 when he and … > More >
The Marceline Community has received assistance and supported the Red Cross by finances and volunteer services in all phases of their program.
A Red Cross Canteen under the supervision of Mrs. Sig Steiner in World War I.
In May 1942, a Red Cross work room for the making of surgical dressings was opened in the … > More >
The first telephone exchange in Marceline was built about 1896. Four years after it went into operation, it was purchased by the Western Telephone Company of Princeton, Missouri. Ira B. Hyde and his sons, Arthur and Ben, owned a substantial part of the Western Telephone Company and were actively engaged in managing the company.… > More >
When Samuel E. Smith came to Marceline in April 1888 to help build the roundhouse, he found a tent city. Later in the year he purchased the house that is still standing at 107 West Street. He traded a team of horses and a wagon for the house. The family lived in the house … > 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 >
The Ladies’ Home Culture Club was organized October 3, 1901. The club had its beginning as four friends sat around a card table at the home of Mrs. Grace West. The date was September of 1901 and the other three women were Mrs. Bird Sweet, Mrs. Yocum, and Miss Nine Kendrick. Conversation turned to the … > More >
Mothers’ Psychology Club was organized in the year 1934, 15 mothers being invited and accepting membership. These first 15 members were Bernice Wiedman, Irene Jones, Betty O’Connor, Juanita Staats, Dorothy Staples, Bernice Burgener, Isabelle Couch, Rose Potts, Cleo Chapman, Alice Barnes Gray, Elizabeth Fox, Eunice Campbell, Lucille Sportsman Blacksmith, Blanche O’Neil, and Francis Fee Ford. … > More >
Although liquidated ten years ago, the McAllister Creamery & Bottling Works, operating as “Marceline’s First Factory” from 1923 until 1953, played a significant role in the growth and development of Marceline. Any history of Marceline would be incomplete without proper mention of the McAllister firm, as well as the McAllister family itself, for the public … > More >