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 >

L. L. Hamilton

The L. L. Hamilton family moved to Marceline from Leffler, Missouri in 1900 in a spring wagon with a cow tied behind it. Curt Minich moved their furniture in another wagon.

There had been a drought and very little water was available as most wells were dry. They were fortunate to find a small house … > More >

Marceline Lodge #544

On September 18, 1928, a group of ladies were called together for the purpose of organizing a Ladies Society of The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. We met in the K.P. Hall over Zurcher’s store. Mrs. Grace Hatfield was our Grand Lodge Instructor.

The Brothers of Lodge #486 expressed their interest by buying the … > More >

Eastern Star

Twilight Chapter #66, Order of Eastern Star, was organized in 1897. Marceline was about twelve years old, primitive to say the least. Board walks, heavy lumber was laid for street crossings. There were just dirt streets and much mud when winter came. It was not uncommon for the grocery wagon to bog down and the … > More >

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 >

Presbyterian Church

September, 1888 the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized. The first pastor was Rev. S. A. McPherson until 1898. The church was located on the corner of Santa Fe and Missouri Avenues.

Sometime in the early 1890’s several families came to Marceline that were members of the Old School Presbyterian and they organized their church. Services … > More >