D. A. R.

Thirty-two years after the first Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution was organized in Washington, D.C., Marceline Continental Chapter was effected, Nov. 10, 1922, with a membership of twenty-seven. The first Regent was Mrs. E. W. Gilmore. Present officers are: Gertrude Kincheloe, Regent; Myrl Oldham, Vice-Regent; Iva Nash, Recording Sec’y.; Maxine Buck, Corresponding Sec’y.; Ethel…

Business & Professional Women’s Club

The Business and Professional Women’s Club is an International Federated Club. The Marceline Business and Professional Women’s Club was organized June 9, 1927, with forty-five members, by Dr. Vera Young, assisted by Kathryn Wallar Sailor of Chillicothe. The club was always interested in the good of the city and the community. Special projects and work…

United States Army Mothers

The United States Army Mothers was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, by Margaret Jackson on September 25, 1940. Post No. 7 at Marceline, Missouri, was organized September, 1942, at the First Baptist Church and Edith Bealmear was elected the first president and a charter was formed. There are still two of the original charter members…

Marceline Gun Club

The Marceline Rod and Gun Club, located one-fourth mile east of Highway 5 and on the north city limits of Marceline, was founded and incorporated July 1961. There is a club house and two electric traps, both of which are fully lit by floodlights to enable shooting at nights as well as days. The club…

G. I. A.

G. I. A.’s, as most sub-ordinate Divisions call them­selves, is so called because they are wives of Locomo­tive Engineers. The proper name is Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Strangely enough, while Marceline is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee, so is the Grand International Auxil­iary, which was organized October 16, 1887. On February…

Silver Spur Riding Club

The Silver Spur riding club was organized in September, 1945 with 20 members. Glen McCandless – who was living in Kansas City at that time – submitted the name of the club. The first president was Bill Stonger. The club has sponsored basket dinners and horse shows each year. We were the first riding club…

Band Boosters 1963

Band Boosters is an organization to co-operate with the Board of Education and Band director to further the interest of instrumental music in the Public Schools of Marceline, Missouri. The first regular meeting of Band Boosters was held at the high school on Thursday night, December 8, 1938. The meeting was called to order by…

Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge

The Grand Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles was organized February 6, 1898, at Seattle, Washington, and has 2000 subordinate units or aeries with 1,250,000 members. Marceline Aerie #726 Fraternal Order of Eagles was chartered May 25, 1904, and held their meetings in the rooms above the Marceline State Bank building for some time.…

I.O.O.F. Lodge

The luxurious Odd Fellows Lodge building was dedicated September 20, 1915. The lodge had previously occupied the old miners’ hall which was located at the corner of Kansas Avenue at Gracia Street. At that time the lodge was moved from the miners’ hall to its present building. The I. O. O. F. building here is…

Quality Rebekah Lodge

In the Miners’ Hall on June 27, 1907, Sister Ruby Kathan, Dist. Deputy President of Bucklin, assisted by Deputy Grand Lodge officers, instituted Quality Rebekah Lodge No. 475. The following were charter members: Della Beckman, N.G.; Stephen Wallar, Cora Wallar, Rebekah Wallar, Valentine Maddox, May Gehne, Sallie Roe, Lucille Locke (McAllister), Sue Locke (Payden), Ann…