George Edward Pollard, 1921-2016

US Army, 1945-1946

Corporal George E. Pollard was drafted and began his service in May 1945 until
July 1946. By the time George actually deployed to the war scene in 1945, the
battle at the European Front had come to an end and the American Forces were
left to occupy the ravaged countries. George served … > More >

Landreth Coal Mine

In the fall of 1870, Rush Floyd Landreth, wife Arenia and their two children, Elsie and Joseph arrived by train from Carroll County, Virginia. In 1882 they bought 80 acres of land located just west of Marceline, from the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad Company.

In 1886, preliminary surveys for the Chicago, Santa Fe and … > More >

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 >

James Flynn

US Army Air Force, (1942 – 1945) – pilot, POW, WWII

James Flynn, from Marceline, MO, registered for the draft in 1940, but it was late in 1942 before his number came up. As he had always had a desire to fly, he signed up for the US Army Air Force. He married Betty Othic, … > More >

Charles L. Fry ~ 1942-2019

United States Army (1960-1963) – B Company, 122nd Ordnance Battalion

Charles Fry, or “Charlie” as many knew him, was born and raised on a farm near Mendon, MO. He went to school in Marceline, MO, and then in Keytesville, MO, where he graduated in 1960. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and … > More >

Chariton County Boosters

  • BILL & BILL’S SERVICE STATION – Keytesville, Missouri
  • LOUNSBURY’S – Keytesville, Missouri
  • PRATHER REXALL STORE – Keytesville, Missouri
  • Compliments of DR. J.D. DORRELL – Keytesville, Missouri
  • H.D. GARNETT FUNERAL HOME – Keytesville, Missouri
  • ARENSMEIER MOTOR CO. – Keytesville, Missouri
  • KEYTESVILLE CIGAR & TOBACCO STORE – Keytesville, Missouri
  • WALTHER HARDWARE – Keytesville, Missouri
  • PETERS I.G.A. –
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