C. G. Bigger

In 1844 Harrison Bigger and wife Lucinda Crews Bigger arrived in Linn County from Marion County, Kentucky. There were five children born to this union, one of which was Clellan Guy.

He was county surveyor for several terms as well as holding other county offices. While in office as county surveyor he assisted in … > More >

Hezekiah Anderson

Hezekiah Anderson, a son of John and Mary Hubbard Anderson, was born December 6, 1851 on the Anderson farm seven miles north of Marceline. He lived on this farm, affectionately termed “the old home place” for about thirty-five years, then moved to a farm three miles northwest of where Marceline was later located. “Uncle … > More >

Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Swan

Among the early settlers of Marceline and vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Swan. He came from Michigan and Mrs. Swan from the state of New York. They were married in Michigan in 1865 and resided there until 1869, and their first Estella was born there.

After having aided his father in clearing … > More >

Warners

Eratus Warner and Mrs. Warner (Lettie Jane Akerson of Scranton, PA) were the parents of five children, Leander A., Elisha, Jennie, Everett, and John Davis Warner.

Mr. Warner was a farmer and resided on farms near Bucklin and Marceline and in the latter years of his life he lived in Marceline. He died in … > More >

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 … > More >

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 … > More >