McAllister Bros. Creamery & Bottling Works

Although liquidated ten years ago, the McAllister Creamery & Bottling Works, operating as “Marceline’s First Factoryā€¯ from 1923 until 1953, played a significant role in the growth and development of Marceline. Any history of Marceline would be incomplete without proper mention of the McAllister firm, as well as the McAllister family itself, for the public … > More >

M.H. “Slick” Taylor, Jr. (1909-1986)

US Navy, 1942-1945

On Friday, November 1, 1940 The Marceline News printed a List of Serial Draft Numbers. Mann
Howe Taylor was #457.

On Friday, October 23, 1942 The Marceline News carried the following:

Mr. Taylor Leaves Nov. 3

Equipped with three pipes, four cans of smoking tobacco and three large boxes of matches, > 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 >

Pioneer Families

Oldham & Adair Families

Mary Ann Sportsman and M. G. Oldham both of Chariton County, were united in marriage July 29, 1857, moved to a home two and one-half miles southeast of Marceline, and became the parents of nine children: J. G. Oldham, H. H. Oldham, M. G. Oldham, Richard Oldham, Alva Oldham, Sally Oldham, … > More >

Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Swan

Among the early settlers of Marceline and vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Swan. He came from Michigan and Mrs. Swan from the state of New York. They were married in Michigan in 1865 and resided there until 1869, and their first Estella was born there.

After having aided his father in clearing … > More >

I.O.O.F. Lodge

The luxurious Odd Fellows Lodge building was dedicated September 20, 1915. The lodge had previously occupied the old miners’ hall which was located at the corner of Kansas Avenue at Gracia Street. At that time the lodge was moved from the miners’ hall to its present building.

The I. O. O. F. building here is … > More >

Quality Rebekah Lodge

In the Miners’ Hall on June 27, 1907, Sister Ruby Kathan, Dist. Deputy President of Bucklin, assisted by Deputy Grand Lodge officers, instituted Quality Rebekah Lodge No. 475.

The following were charter members: Della Beckman, N.G.; Stephen Wallar, Cora Wallar, Rebekah Wallar, Valentine Maddox, May Gehne, Sallie Roe, Lucille Locke (McAllister), Sue Locke (Payden), Ann … > More >

Rural Home Circle

On a very muddy day in early March, 1910, a small group of women met at the home of Mrs. Dave Haley, at the invitation of her daughter Maude and Alice Haley, an in-law niece. The purpose was to organize a club to relieve the monotony and dreary weeks of a long cold winter and … > More >