Burch Retires After 40 Years

George L. Burch, a conductor for the Santa Fe Railway on the company’s Illinois division out of Marceline retired, effective September 23. This retirement ended a career with 40 years of service.

Burch was born and attended schools in Marceline, and began his service with the Santa Fe in 1936, working on both the … > More >

Pioneer Families

Oldham & Adair Families

Mary Ann Sportsman and M. G. Oldham both of Chariton County, were united in marriage July 29, 1857, moved to a home two and one-half miles southeast of Marceline, and became the parents of nine children: J. G. Oldham, H. H. Oldham, M. G. Oldham, Richard Oldham, Alva Oldham, Sally Oldham, … > More >

L. L. Hamilton

The L. L. Hamilton family moved to Marceline from Leffler, Missouri in 1900 in a spring wagon with a cow tied behind it. Curt Minich moved their furniture in another wagon.

There had been a drought and very little water was available as most wells were dry. They were fortunate to find a small house … > More >