First Baptist Church

The town of Marceline was about 4 months old when a handful of Baptists held a meeting and effected the organization of the First Baptist Church. The first meeting was held in a rented hall on Sunday, May 19, 1888. The Rev. J. M. P. Martin of Linneus preached and at the conclusion of the … > More >

Second Baptist Church

Man is by nature a worshipful creature however crude the form of worship might be. He is endowed with attributes which cry out the worthiness of God, hence, man provides a shrine at which to worship.

On January 5, 1901, the following baptized believers, Jeff Oliver, Mamie Oliver, J. R. Herndon, W. L. Herndon, and … > More >

Bethany Baptist Church

The Bethany Baptist Church was begun as a mission known as Faith Mission in January, 1955. The first meeting of the Mission was held at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Marceline with Sunday School and Training Union for all age groups and morning and evening worship services conducted by James L. Farris.

In February of that … > More >

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 … > More >

Warners

Eratus Warner and Mrs. Warner (Lettie Jane Akerson of Scranton, PA) were the parents of five children, Leander A., Elisha, Jennie, Everett, and John Davis Warner.

Mr. Warner was a farmer and resided on farms near Bucklin and Marceline and in the latter years of his life he lived in Marceline. He died in … > More >

United States Army Mothers

The United States Army Mothers was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, by Margaret Jackson on September 25, 1940. Post No. 7 at Marceline, Missouri, was organized September, 1942, at the First Baptist Church and Edith Bealmear was elected the first president and a charter was formed. There are still two of the original charter members … > More >

History of Marceline

Note: The following article containing a history of the first 50 years of Marceline was reproduced from the 1938 Golden Jubilee edition of the Marceline News. Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary of the State Historical Society of Missouri, has written the following interesting and complete history of Marceline. Mr. Shoemaker is a Linn County product, having > More >