Mr. Bird Helton came as a small boy with his family from Kentucky in a covered wagon pulled by oxen. The family located in Macon County until 1907 and then moved to Marceline. He was employed by the coal mines for over fifty years. He married Annie Love who had moved to Marceline from Pennsylvania … > More >
Murton (Murt) Sommerville came to Marceline from Oskaloosa, Iowa at an early age and married Celia Snider who was born east of Marceline before the town was organized. They had eleven children, one Mrs. Ray Helton, who still resides here.
The first Post Office was established in Marceline in 1888 and was located on East California Street where the Gucker Coal Co. is presently located. The first Postmaster was Mr. Ed West. Thereafter, the Post Office was moved five times until it was settled permanently in the present building in 1936. It has been … > More >
Mr. Marion Francis Scott measured the land, or as they said at that time “stepped off,” for the present Mount Olivet Cemetery. Marion F. Scott was the grandfather of Clarence C. and Malvin Scott, present day residents of Marceline. He had fought in the Civil War as a member of the Illinois Infantry and St … > 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 >
In reply to an inquiry about the above subject, Mrs. Mary Miller offered this bit of information: Camp Fire Girls were active in this town in the 1930’s. Katherine Jane Mason worked with the girls during this time.
Girl Scouts began in the USA on March 12, 1912, and when we read back in the … > More >