Latest CCHS Website Updates

Wayne E. Meyer Rear Adm., USN (Ret.) (1926–2009) Admiral Meyer is known as the “Father of Aegis,” the revolutionary combat system now standard in U.S. Navy surface warships for air…
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Brigadier-General Casper Bell Rucker

Brigadier-General Casper Bell Rucker Sept. 9, 1886-March 30, 1948 (Regular Army) Chariton County Courier – Friday July 16, 1943 Casper Bell Rucker was born in Brunswick in Chariton County, the…
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General Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps, Army General Aug. 27, 1898-July 17, 1981 Joseph Vincil was born in Salisbury, Missouri on August 27, 1898, the son of Toddie V. and Nannie Adams Phelps. Before…
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Rear Admiral Paul A. Holmberg

Rear Admiral Paul A. Holmberg April 18, 1915 – July 27, 1986 Paul Algodte Holmberg was born in Stanberry, Missouri April 18, 1915 to John Peter and Hilma Augusta Johnson…
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Lt. Colonel Edward Ponder

Lt. Colonel Edward Leroy Ponder, USAF February 24, 1935 – May 19, 2021 Lt. Colonel Edward Leroy Ponder was born in Rockford, Missouri. He started his military career in 1958.…
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General Maxwell Taylor

Maxwell Davenport Taylor United States Army Officer Maxwell Taylor, 1944. Image: National Archives, Washington, D.C. By The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Last Updated: Apr 15, 2022 This article was most…
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Chariton County Courthouse & Jail

Chariton County Courthouse & Jail by: Glenda Weiseman Chariton County’s first courthouse was built in 1833. It was described as “a brick two-story, square building with four rooms below and…
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St. Mary’s of the Angels – Wien

A Brief History of Wien, Missouri Early Settlers The first settlers of Chariton County arrived in approximately 1827, and lived somewhat south of what is present day Wien, in the…
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President’s Message April 2022

One of our goals is to focus on the future: what can we do now to help those who come after us to continue to preserve the history of Chariton…
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June 2021 Updates

The following obituaries are available from the Chariton County Historical Society: Obituaries for last name / surname A Obituaries for last name / surname B Obituaries for last name /…
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