Miller, John K. 1918-1993

John K. Miller, active Marion Lion, Shriner, Fair Board and Marion Park District member, was born on March 3, 1918, in Marion on S. Court Street to Ray Miller and Ruth Kilbreth. Miller received his education in Marion schools and also attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Continue reading

Cox, Owen J. 1902-1975

Owen J Cox 1902-1975Owen J. Cox was born at Carbon Hill, Illinois on April 18, 1902, the son of James E. Cox and Maude Woodley. Coming to Marion as a child with his parents, most of his life had been spent in this community where he became a prominent figure.

Owen was married at Union City, Tennessee on April 25, 1920 to Elizabeth L. Norman

After working in the coal mines early in his life and spending several years in the advertising department of the Marion Daily Republican Continue reading

Marion Lion’s Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 1973

Lions charter member HaytonMembers of the Marion Lions Club celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday night with a dinner at the Marion Holiday Inn.

Clarior S. Johnson, of Joliet, a past director of Lions International, was the principal speaker on the program which included presentation of awards to the club by Larry Mehring of Red Bud, governor of District 1C, and a review of the club’s history by Attorney August L. Fowler. Continue reading