William Edward Cantlon and Mae Davidson Cantlon, pioneer citizens of Marceline, settled here in 1893. Mr. Cantlon was born in Blue Vale, Canada and his parents settled in Chariton County when he was six years old. He married Mae Davidson of Bucklin in 1890 and settled in Westville, Missouri until moving to Marceline.
Mr. Cantlon … > More >
EVENTS THAT WILL BE CONTINUOUS DURING THE JUBILEE
June 29 – July 4.
- Jubilee House – at corner of Howell and Kansas Avenue. Decorated with antiques in the manner of a house of 1888.
- Nike Missile – at the corner of Howell and Kansas Avenue. Modern technology at its most destructive force.
- Agriculture Display –
The “Children of Pioneers” was organized Sunday afternoon, March 27, 1938, at the Methodist Church by Esther Belle Wheeler. 26 persons, whose parents came to Marceline Township 40 or more years before, attended the meeting, thus becoming charter members. Officers were president, Claude Dail; vice-president, R. M. Wrenn; recording secretary, Mrs. Ruby … > More >
Although liquidated ten years ago, the McAllister Creamery & Bottling Works, operating as “Marceline’s First Factory” 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 >
Prior to 1887, the children of the pioneering families in Marceline, who desired to attend school, were obliged to attend the rural institution known as Hayden’s School which was across the street from where the residence of Don Taylor now stands, at the northern city limits, west of state highway No. 5. This being before … > More >
Troop 99 – Marceline, Missouri
The Boy Scout movement in Marceline began in 1911 with the Rev. J. D. Mendenhall as Scoutmaster of Troop #1, sponsored by the Methodist Church.
Leaders in this movement through the years have been Rev. E. V. Claypool, Rev. Fred J. Smith, Rev. F. E. Edwards, Rev. George P. Sturgis, … > More >
Rotary Club No. 6285 of Marceline is the local unit of Rotary International, an organization of over 11,000 similar clubs, with 510,000 members in the United States and 123 countries of the world.
The first Rotary club was organized in Chicago, Ill., on February 23, 1905, by Paul P. Harris, a young lawyer, who … > More >