Warren F. Haley (1925-2008)

US Army, 1945-1946

My dad, Warren Haley, son of Earl and Jessie Riley Haley, was born August 13, 1925 in rural Marceline. He was in the 11th Army Air Force, Cargo Resupply Unit, serving as crew chief of supply drops.

His unit was in the South Pacific, island hopping through New Guinea, the Philippines and … > More >

Erastus Taylor (1832-1909)

US Army, 1864-1865

Erastus Taylor was born in Elba, Genesee County, New York on December 24, 1832. On November 27, 1856 he married Elizabeth Malvina Howe, also of Elba. In 1858 they moved to western Wisconsin where Erastus farmed and taught school. Their first son, Manly Howe, was born February 25, 1859. January 16, 1862 … > More >

William E Crane (1842-1905)

US Army, 1861-1864

My great, great uncle William E. Crane (and his twin sister, my great grandmother, Emma S. Crane) was born July 28, 1842 in New York City. He enlisted in September, 1861, was promoted to Full 1st Sergeant in January 1862, taken prisoner of war in July 1863, and mustered out in October … > More >

Janies F. Pendleton

James F. Pendleton, father of Larkin C. Pendleton, and grandfather of Walter Pendleton, pioneers of Marceline, was one of the two first white settlers in Linn County. He and a companion came to Locust Creek country in 1830 on a hunting exhibition. They found the country in accordance with their desires and determined to … > More >

Braggan Family

Christian Braggan and his wife were born in Germany but came to Missouri before the Civil War and settled on a farm that was located where the Ed Lambert home now stands. He owned all the land that was to become known as the Braggan’s Addition and to this day is still called that. This … > More >

Memories of Marceline

The early days of the “Magic City” (as our town was called) were marked by excessive unlawfulness. Fights, murders and thievery being in the headlines as did incendiary fires which did a lot to make our early history black. If a Saturday night passed without two or three fist fights on main street ending up … > More >