December 18, 2015

 

Jack Kretzer of Yuma, Ariz., shared this photo of his second or third grade class at Mark Twain School in Hannibal, Mo. He said that Mrs. Smarr was this teacher in second grade. He identified the following students: First row, from left...

November 1, 2015

 

Lula Mae Kimberley married Dan B. Rothweiler April 29, 1941, in Lewis County, Mo. They are pictured in front Helen Young’s house at 3423 St. Mary’s Avenue in Hannibal. Helen Young was a long-time teacher at Turner School in rural Marion...

 

 

Special thanks go to Deanne Meyer, secretary to the business manager for the Hannibal school district, for retrieving this photo of Leolia Reynolds, 50 year educator, from the school district's historic files.

 

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April 16, 2015

 

 

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Hawkins Street is a long stretch of road that basically follows the topography from the top-of-the-hill intersection with Bell Avenue on the northeast, across St. Mary’s Avenue, and rolling...

March 29, 2015

 

Linda Thompson submitted this days gone by photo, dated January 1958, of Mrs. Cary's third-grade class at Mark Twain elementary school in Hannibal. She identified the following students. Front row, girls, Vicki Riggs, Linda Ham, Peggy M...

 

 

 

Hannibal Courier-Post (MO) - Wednesday, June 16, 1999

Author: MARY LOU MONTGOMERY, Courier-Post Associate Editor

Summer playground. Hot days, lazy afternoons and neighborhood camaraderie. 

The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department i...

 

Robert Spaun obtained this photo of Mark Twain School students at a Hannibal Postcard Club auction. Estimated date of this photo is 1937.

 

The students pictured are as follows:

 

Row 1: Donald Lilly, Lois Amburn, Albert Meyer, Betty Benton...

February 14, 2015

 

Happy Valentine's Day to my classmates in Lula K. Rothweiler's first grade class at Mark Twain Elementary school, Hannibal, Mo., 1957-58.

 

First row, Judith Davidson, Janet Morrison, Marilyn Burns, Pat Henning, Becky Resnick. Second row,...

 

Sylvia Harlow, at left, is pictured in this October 1958 photo taken at the Mark Twain Elementary school playground entrance by Becker Spaun. Mrs. Harlow was Becker's fourth-grade teacher. Who are the other two women? At right might be...

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These individuals have been featured on this history website. Click on names to follow the links. If links fail, notify webmaster by clicking here.

 

Scott Anderson - MU Hall of Famer.

Elizabeth Barkley - Proud to be a nurse.

Joseph Bassen - German immigrant who found success in Hannibal.

Dora Betts -  Served in the Army Nurse Corps.

Bibb Twins - Dedicated members of Fifth Street Baptist Church.

Byrne E. Bigger, MU baseball standout, 1905.

Georgia Braxton - Her tombstone symbolizes Ralls County’s colorful history.

Louis Bright, World War II veteran.

Phillip Brown - a Hannibal moving company legacy.

Joshua Burton - Hannibal undertaker;  lived at Hannibal Masonic Home.

Mary Carter - In Her Own Words, Courier-Post files.

Elder E.B. Challenner - Christian Church minister.

Walt Chandler - Played the piano since the age of 4.

Stanley Clark - Soulful harmonica music.

Miss Frankie Connell, 50-year educator.

James W. Cox - Buried at Old Baptist Cemetery.

Charles W. Curts -  Noted Hannibal riverman.

John W. Dickson - Landowner and free man of color.

Homer Draper - World War II veteran.

Joe and Betty Farrell - Rail, mail, fire and newspaper memories.

Jim Featherstone - Learned lesson in self defense as a boy in Hannibal.

P.W. Fletcher - Transportation visionary.

J. Palmer Forrest  - Established St. Mary’s Pharmacy.

Rev. Wesley Foster - Eighth and Center Streets Missionary Baptist Church.

Evans Fritz  - A funeral pioneer.

Dan Griffen - Hannibal florist, who shares memories of the 1940s.

William Casper Grove, Hannibal's second fire chief.

Sue Hart  - A lifetime of living on West Ely Road.

Albert Haug - Noted Hannibal musician.

Bobby Heiser - Fifth generation Hannibal jeweler.

Louis and Lena Lackner Heiser - German Turner Society.

• Holland, Stephen T. - Former journalist, retraces steps as a Hannibal reporter.

Otis Howell – Winner of top MPA photography awards in 1961.

William Hunt - A story of financial largess and loss.

Dora Hunter - Early Hannibal businesswoman.

Lu Jaworksy - Life-long local newspaper supporter.

Livy Job - Lost to friendly fire at Hannibal during Civil War

John Keefe -  ‘America’s greatest yodeler’

George Michael Kilian - Early Hannibal butcher.

Jack Klotz - Privy digger.

Milton P. Knighton - Owner of White Star Laundry

Jack Kretzer - Remembers when funeral homes operated ambulance services.

Dr. Daniel Landau - Pediatrician to Hannibal's Baby Boomers.

Peter Lange - Operated a boat livery business at the foot of Bird Street.

Harry Lieberman and Doc Greene, checkers champs.

Otto Liepold, Hannibal businessman, walked to Quincy.

Ruth Linear - Shares memories of “Old Hannibal.”

Arch Little, a born promoter and entertainer.

Rev. Lena Mason - Hannibal native, turned famous evangelist.

Larry W. McCarty - Descendant of John Quartle's slave, Daniel

Hiram McVeigh - Failed at business, but left a lasting legacy.

William Scott Meyer - Son of Hannibal, prominent businessman

Len Moss - Chronicler life with pencil and watercolors.

Betty Curtis Mudd  - Remembers neighborhood of her youth.

W.A. Munger - Former Hannibal mayor.

Firmin T. O'Dell - a Hannibal visionary.

John O'Donnell tells of growing up in Hannibal; Central Park was his backyard.

Babu Patel - Veteran hotel man, modern day immigrant.

Fannie Peake - Noted soprano.

Richard and Martha Poole – Restoring legacy house at South Fifth & Church.

John B. Powell - Journalist Paid a high price for outspoken views.

John Pratt - Hannibal Courthouse’s first janitor.

Dr. O.C. Queen - Prominent Hannibal physician of color.

Martha R. Ray - Long-time Hannibal educator.

Leolia Reynolds - Respected Hannibal educator

Essie Turner Robinson - Left as a legacy, notes of Bear Creek Church’s founding.

Dr. Mary S. Ross served patients from her home and office at 500 Broadway.

Lula Mae Kimberley Rothweiler, a noted elementary educator.

William H. Russell, Hannibal native, baseball team owner.

R.B.D. Simonson  - Hannibal school superintendent

Pink Snyder - Operated a grocery store in the Chestnut Street neighborhood.

Gurniss Tapley and his horse, Colonel, spent their retirement years working on Franklin Otten's dairy farm.

King Tanner, a man of color, fought for his country during the Civil War.

Donna Toalson - A real tomboy.

Emilie Treat - First female court reporter for Tenth Judicial Circuit.

Richard Treat - Lost his life during Korean Conflict.

Mary Ellen Hulse and Richard Webster Trower - Married during World War II.

Oscar Tucker - A lifelong shoemaker.

Brad Tutor - Continuing family’s milling legacy.

Lynne McGee Tutor - Cemetery researcher.

Kathy Herring Walley - Grew up in a photo studio.

Dixie Ward – The force behind the Hull (Ill.) History Museum

Lute F. West - Left behind a journal from the 1880s.

Mary Wiehe - A member of a proud blue-collar family.

Brad Willet - Repurposed old Hatch Farm lumber into his own home.

Miss Sadie Withers - Early 20th Century nurse.

Bob Yount – Grew up on the Hatch farm.

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