Veterans

The Chariton County Historical Society is working to collect the biographies of all the veterans of Chariton County history. If you have a biography that you would like to share with us, please download and mail the veteran’s biography form accompanied by a photocopy of the veteran in uniform if possible.

Click here to download the biography form.

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Major Floyd B. Parks

Floyd Bruce Parks was born in Salisbury, Missouri on January 16, 1911, the first child of James B. Parks and his wife Elizabeth “Bess” Ann Bowman. Floyd had a younger brother, Billy Bowman Parks, who was also a Naval Aviator during WWII. Their father died…
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Novia L. Moore

The first Chariton County boy to sacrifice his life in battle for the great principles of freedom and democracy is Novia L. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore of Forest Green. Mr. Moore received a telegram last Friday, conveying to him the news…
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Wayne E. Meyer

Wayne E. Meyer was born in Brunswick, Missouri on April 21, 1926 to Eugene and Nettie Gunn Meyer. His family were livestock and grain farmers working soil called gumbo by the locals. Eugene lost everything in the Great Depression and moved his family of four…
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