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.…

Memories of Marceline

The early days of the “Magic City” (as our town was called) were marked by excessive unlawfulness. Fights, murders and thievery being in the headlines as did incendiary fires which did a lot to make our early history black. If a Saturday night passed without two or three fist fights on main street ending up…

Marceline Jubilee

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 –…

Marceline Junior Chamber of Commerce

The Marceline Junior Chamber of Commerce is a comparatively newcomer on the scene when compared with some of the older organizations in town, however, since the club was founded in 1954, a great many things have been accomplished for the community. The Marceline Jay-Cees are an extension from the International Junior Chamber of Commerce. The…

Marceline Coordinated Welfare Council

It was through the letter from the Social Planning Committee of the Marceline Community Chest, sent to all Federated Clubs and organizations in April 1950, that the group now known as Marceline Co-ordinated Welfare Council was started. On May 1, 1950 under the sponsorship of the Theodore Roosevelt Post #264 and Auxiliary twenty-five persons representing…

C. W. A. Sewing Room

As was done in many communities during the economic relapse of the mid-thirties, Marceline organized a timely service for the relief of needy individuals. It began in 1934 when Mayor B.J. Thomas appointed Edna Locke Thomas (now Mrs. Otis DeLong) to supervise a sewing room in the basement of Carnegie Library and lasted until 1938.…

Marceline Girl Scouts

In reply to an inquiry about the above subject, Mrs. Mary Miller offered this bit of information: Camp Fire Girls were active in this town in the 1930’s. Katherine Jane Mason worked with the girls during this time. Girl Scouts began in the USA on March 12, 1912, and when we read back in the…

History and Progress of Marceline Police Department

In 1888 when Marceline, Missouri was incorporated, the first marshals were Joseph Turner and I.A. Runyon. Others who served as officers were Mike Burns, Wesley Ellis, George Ellis, Bill Conklin, Sam Parker, R.C. Freeman, Calvin Wilson. At this time the Police Department consisted of only two officers. Chief of Police and a night Police. The…

Some of Those Who Have Worked in the Marceline Post Office

Charles Strickel, Asst. P.M. Ethel Dexter, Clerk Frank Van Tiger, Carrier Ernest Ralston, Carrier Thomas Smith, Fireman William B. Couch, Clerk Lem Maddock, Carrier Glen B. Othic, Custodian Wm. F. Still, Carrier Wesley E. Twitchel, Carrier Neal Stanley, Sub. Rural Carrier Hugh Green, Rural Carrier Lewis Adair, Rural Carrier Mabel Harrison, Clerk James K. Parkey,…

First Boy and Girl Born in Marceline

OUR FIRST BORN SON Claud C. Dail, the first child born in Marceline was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Dail. He was born March 6, 1888 – the same day that Marceline was incorporated. He lived here all of his life and operated a barber shop until 1929 when he and Erne…