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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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 >

The Development of Northeast Marceline

by Marilyn Foley

The small town of Marceline, Missouri, was gradually growing in population and expanding in area. By the turn of the century she was a prosperous mining center. The Santa Fe Railroad had been going through since 1887.

J. C. Taylor owned approximately fifty acres of ground in the northeast part of Marceline. … > More >

My Memories of Marceline

As told to John Keller by Thomas Moss

I, Thomas Moss, was born in Chariton County, Missouri, June 8, 1880, the son of Leonard and Manda Moss on their farm near Mike. My age now is 83 years, and I have lived in Linn and Chariton Counties all my life. I attest the following to … > More >

Elmwood Cemetery

In May, 1870, a group of hardy young settlers met in the Locust Ridge school house to arrange for a place of burial against the time of need. They were building a new community on the wild prairies of southeast Linn County. Elmwood Cemetery, established June 11, 1870, was the outgrowth of that meeting.

Erastus … > 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 >

Masonic Lodge

Free Masonry in Marceline dates from October 17, 1889, when the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri granted a Charter to Marceline Lodge Number 481 authorizing them to meet and work with Milton Helwig, Worshipful Master; I. Jeff Buster, Senior Warden; and John F. Eyler, Junior Warden. The former Masonic Building was located where … > More >