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Marion County

Marion co, MO Old Settlers Reunion, 1870’s to 1880’s
Compiled by Kathleen Wilham, 1987 $13 softbound View Index
Articles taken from the Palmyra Spectator, Louisville, KY Courier-Journal, Shelbina Democrat and Hannibal Clipper. July 4th celebration were held in Palmyra beginning in te 1820’s. It was not until the 1870’s that Old Settlers was organized and records were kept. 37 pages.
Hannibal Tri-Weekly Messenger Newspaper Abstracts, 1855-1858
Compiled by Kathleen Wilham, 1995 $13 softbound View Index
These abstracts include information concerning deaths, probate, circuit court, estate sales and anything else of genealogical relevance. Hannibal was a major port at this time. Information is included from a wide area in Missouri and Illinois. Pages 85 to 100 include post office lists and other information that are not indexed, but each list is in alphabetical order. 100 pages.
Palmyra Newspaper Abstracts, 1856-1858
Compiled by Kathleen Wilham, 1990 $13 softbound View Index
This volume features abstracts from the Palmyra Southern Sentinel from April 23, 1856 to September 15, 1858 and the Palmyra Weekly Whig from January 1, 1857 to September 2, 1858. Multiple lists of letters unclaimed at the post office are not included in the index but are in alphabetical order. 56 pages.
3934 Deaths & Chronological Index to Selected Articles Vol. 1
Compiled by Kenneth E. Weant, 2004 (1836-1871) $26 softbound
This index features miscellaneous Palmyra newspapers from May 7, 1836 to April 28, 1871, and includes 1,801 reported marriages. 221 pages.
4833 Deaths & Chronological Index to Selected Articles Vol. 4
Compiled by Kenneth E. Weant, 2004 (1871-1886) $26 softbound
This index features the Palmyra Spectator from May 5 1871 to December 31, 1886, and includes 1,797 reported marriages. 249 pages.
4418 Deaths & Chronological Index to Selected Articles Vol. 5
Compiled by Kenneth E. Weant, 2005 (1887-1906) $26 softbound
This index features the Palmyra Spectator from January 7, 1887 to October 31, 1906. 205 pages.