Antioch Cemetery gravestones tell of family's loves and losses
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Antioch Cemetery gravestones tell of family's loves and losses

In the autumn of 1906, while Abner S. Smith was serving as Justice of the Peace in Marion, County, Mo., Hannibal enacted a cigarette law

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Hoag Tavern served up camaraderie, good food
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Hoag Tavern served up camaraderie, good food

In 1937, Peter L. Korschgen was working as a pipe fitter for Citizens Gas Company. Fred Hoag was bartending for H.J. Schweitzer at 127 N. Main. Also, there was a vacant building at 203 N. Main, previously occupied by the Anthony Caruso family on the second floor, and their produce business on the first floor.

Hannibal factory led market in floor-cleaning equipment
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Hannibal factory led market in floor-cleaning equipment

In 1903, Walter Scott Finnell launched a manufacturing entity in Baltimore, Md., based upon a commercial and household cleaning concept, and funded by $200,000 in capital stock

Thomas Luck contributed to town's best-dressed list
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Thomas Luck contributed to town's best-dressed list

“When choosing a suit, the editors of the Men's Togs Catalog of 1910 cautioned buyers: 'In selecting a fashion … careful consideration should be given to the fact that extreme novelty styles are suitable only for young men, and that double-breasted styles look best on slender forms. Corpulent (overweight) men should adhere strictly to stripe effects in fabrics.'” — vintagedancer.com

Stolen jewelry recovered from nearby cistern: 1898
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Stolen jewelry recovered from nearby cistern: 1898

The home of the Rev. J.H. Jackson, 511 N. Fifth, Hannibal, Mo., was burglarized the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18, 1898, and a collection of jewelry was stolen, including an opera chain and some rings

James Porter Allen tallest U.S. mail carrier in 1901
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James Porter Allen tallest U.S. mail carrier in 1901

When 30-year-old James Porter Allen of Hannibal accepted a position as substitute letter carrier in 1901, the tailors at a uniform company went to work in order to provide him with appropriate attire

A grand Hannibal ceremony launched a short-lived marriage
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A grand Hannibal ceremony launched a short-lived marriage

Wearing a floor-length gown of Ottoman silk, custom made at a dressmaker's shop in St. Louis, Miss Mary Pettibone of Hannibal, Mo., at about the age of 23, exchanged wedding vows with Col. James Tilly Barber, 37, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1884, at the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Hannibal

Bowles Clothiers: A Hannibal legacy
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Bowles Clothiers: A Hannibal legacy

John J. Bowles and his brother-in-law, James P. Traynor, partnered circa 1892 in a business venture on Hannibal's North Main Street

Rev. T.C. Fox launched church from Market St. grocery store
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Rev. T.C. Fox launched church from Market St. grocery store

When the Rev. Thomas C. Fox began his ministry at Hannibal in the fall of 1919, a grocery store served as the sanctuary, and a dry goods box was the altar

Nerlich family businesses continued for nine decades
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Nerlich family businesses continued for nine decades

For some 91 years — beginning at the end of the Civil War — the Nerlich family operated a grocery/hardware business on the southwest corner of Market and Arch streets in an area of Hannibal, Missouri, known as the West End