A. L. and Samintha Coffey Dawkins came to Marceline from a farm in North Missouri, Schuyler County in 1889 with their three children, William, Bertha (Mrs. Ed. F. Hayden), and Jewell (Mrs. Charles Willis, Kansas City, Kansas).
Mr. Dawkins bought a half interest in a furniture store, which was called Finnell and Dawkins. The store later burned down and Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins bought a farm south of Marceline and resided there until a few years before they died in Marceline. Mr. Dawkins died at the age of 92 in 1941 and Mrs. Dawkins at the age of 87 in 1941.