The first telephone exchange in Marceline was built about 1896. Four years after it went into operation, it was purchased by the Western Telephone Company of Princeton, Missouri. Ira B. Hyde and his sons, Arthur and Ben, owned a substantial part of the Western Telephone Company and were actively engaged in managing the company.… > More >
- 200?-current – “Ma Vic’s”, owned by Vicki Lodder.
- ?-? – “Susie’s”, owned by Susie Wright.
- ?1986?-? – “Pam’s”, owned by Pam Bandy. She bought the restaurant from Bob’s daughters.
- ~1975-? – Hungry Tiger Restaurant, owned by Bruce Swanson. Specialized in pizzas. After Bob passed away, his daughters ran the restaurant.
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This is my Story…
I graduated from Marceline high school in 1961 and farmed with my dad until being drafted May 17, 1966. I was inducted in the army at the induction station in Kansas City and got orders to go to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for basic training. While at the reception center I … > More >
Captain, United States Navy, Retired
Captain Dell W. Epperson is a native of Marceline, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University Maryville in 1975. After working several years in the broadcasting industry in Missouri and lowa, he received his naval commission in July 1982.
Captain Epperson first served aboard … > More >
D Company 1st Battalion, 1st Marines United States Marine Corps
0311 Infantry Rifleman
Years of Service: Jan 5, 1966 – Jan 5, 1968
Wounded Sept 23, 1966
I was drafted but when I arrived at Union Station in Kansas City we could sign a “dream sheet’ indicating which branch we wanted to join. … > More >
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 >
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 >
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 >
US Army (1964 – 1966)
Born during a WWII evening practice raid, green shades drawn, making his presence in total darkness, save a flashlight held by a nurse on Saturday, July 18, 4942 in Montour County, Pennsylvania. Tom was the second son of Sebastian and Loretta James.
Baptized and Confirmed at Saint Edwards Catholic Church … > More >
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 >