Dr. Charles T. Whisenand came to Marceline from Bucklin, Missouri, in December 1895, to wed Miss Dona L. Carter who, with her father and mother George and Lueuna Carter and one brother, Talmadge Carter, had moved to Marceline from a farm near Bucklin, Missouri, to build a home, which now stands as a pioneer residence at 909 North Kansas Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Whisenand first occupied the home at 1000 North Kansas Avenue, a home now one hundred years old and owned by the daughter, Fleeta (Mrs. Herman Rodgers.)
Mr. Whisenand formed a partnership with Mr. Talmadge Carter and they owned and operated one of the first ice plants including the bottling works where they distributed hundreds of cases of all kinds of a beverage known as “pop.”
Mr. and Mrs. Whisenand next moved to the home at 1101 North Kansas Avenue which has been their home for over sixty-five years. Here their second daughter, Oma, (Mrs. Roy A. Richardson) was born.
Mr. Whisenand, now a retired rural mail carrier, at the age of ninety-four years, still has an active interest in the livestock business. He operated a farm during the thirty years that he was rural mail carrier.