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 >

Marvin Lyle Franklin, Jr. (1945 -1967)

US Army, 1965-1967

Tomb Position: Assistant Relief Commander, Sentinel

Marvin “Lyle” Franklin Jr., 22, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, entered into eternal rest on August 31, 1967. He was born on July 15, 1945 in Oklahoma City, where he graduated from Putnam City High School in 1963. He was a member of the loway Tribe of … > More >

William E Crane (1842-1905)

US Army, 1861-1864

My great, great uncle William E. Crane (and his twin sister, my great grandmother, Emma S. Crane) was born July 28, 1842 in New York City. He enlisted in September, 1861, was promoted to Full 1st Sergeant in January 1862, taken prisoner of war in July 1863, and mustered out in October … > 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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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 >