Robert W. Smith, M.D., was born in Washington, Iowa on November 5, 1918. He was graduated from Central Missouri State College in 1939 with AB and BS Degrees. In 1941 he was graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Medicine and in 1943 from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He … > More >
Service: NAVY Waves: “Women Accepted Volunteer Emergency Service”
Rank achieved: Lieutenant
Dates of service: December 16, 1943 – November 1, 1948
Florene Watkins enlisted in the Waves in December 1943 and immediately was assigned to officer candidate school in Northhampton, Mass, at Smithville College. One of her letters from Northhampton while in school said how … > More >
US Army, 1861-1864
My great, great uncle William E. Crane (and his twin sister, my great grandmother, Emma S. Crane) was born July 28, 1842 in New York City. He enlisted in September, 1861, was promoted to Full 1st Sergeant in January 1862, taken prisoner of war in July 1863, and mustered out in October … > More >
The first telephone exchange in Marceline was built about 1896. Four years after it went into operation, it was purchased by the Western Telephone Company of Princeton, Missouri. Ira B. Hyde and his sons, Arthur and Ben, owned a substantial part of the Western Telephone Company and were actively engaged in managing the company.… > 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 >
FIFTH PAPER OF CITY ONCE SERVED BY 4 WEEKLIES, ONE DAILY
The Journal is believed to have been the first paper, started early in 1888 by the efforts of … > More >
William Edward Cantlon and Mae Davidson Cantlon, pioneer citizens of Marceline, settled here in 1893. Mr. Cantlon was born in Blue Vale, Canada and his parents settled in Chariton County when he was six years old. He married Mae Davidson of Bucklin in 1890 and settled in Westville, Missouri until moving to Marceline.
Mr. Cantlon … > More >