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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 >
Rush Floyd, the son of Stephen Albert and Elsie (Bryant) Landreth, was born November 7, 1847, near Hillsville, Carroll County, Virginia. As the name implies, this was in a densely wooded mountainous section. The soil, in order to be cultivated, required clearing of the trees and removal of the rocks. … > More >
In 1874 Warren and Sarah E. Buck Wolfe with their growing family, migrated from Williamsfield, Illinois, to Chariton County, Missouri, and a short time later to a farm home two miles west of Marceline. There the seven sons and four daughters grew to adulthood.
The second son, in order of birth, was Frank … > More >
George H. Freeman, one of Marceline’s pioneer citizens, was born September 2, 1849, in Macon County. In 1878 he and Nancy Ellen Pillars, of Macon County, were united in marriage. To this union was born three children: Orbra L., 1880; Richard C., 1883; and Jennie Lynn (Freeman) Wilson, 1885.
On October … > More >
William Montgomery came to Marceline in February 1888, and bought several lots from the Santa Fe Land Company and started building a home at the northwest corner of the 100 Block of West Walker Street. Many of the early residences in the community were built by Mr. Montgomery. He also developed an area known … > More >
John Wilson Porter came to Marceline from Bynumville and was among the first settlers. He was an active home builder and contractor and some of his work were the buildings where Simpson & Miller Dry Goods Store, Reece’s Confectionery, and Otto Zurcher Millinery Shop were on Kansas Avenue. There are two houses … > More >
Mr. Wallar soon brought his family here, consisting of Mrs. Wallar, two sons, Stephen and Samuel, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Florence.
The two sons became … > More >