Bainbridge, Bill L. 1922-1997

Bainbridge Bill 1922-1997Bill L. Bainbridge was born July 8, 1922, in Marion, to Lawrence and Lottie Mae (Eyre) Bainbridge. Having been born into a family of merchants, Bill was a WWII veteran who spent his life in the family jewelry business and was the great-grand-son of J.B. Bainbridge, an early pioneering Marion merchant. Continue reading

Bearden, Herman 1907-2005

Bearden Herman 1907 2005Herman Bearden was born in Marion, on June 27, 1907, the son of Issac Noah and Sula (Moore) Bearden. He was an active builder, banker and businessman.

In the 1910 census, Herman was age 3 and living with his parents, three brothers and two sisters at the family home located at 1203 N. State Street. Herman’s father listed himself as a house carpenter. Continue reading