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Charles Harvey Lapole
Birth: Jan. 12, 1872
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1932
Maryland, USA

Charles married Ida Mae (Clark) Lapole (4 Nov 1876 - 1 Feb 1963) about 1895. In the 1900 U.S. Census, they lived in the Tilghmanton District of Washington County, Maryland, and he was a "general day laborer." Charles and Ida lived two households away from his widowed mother in 1900.

In the 1910 U.S. Census, Charles and Ida lived in the city of Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland, and he was a "house stone mason."

In 1916, Charles and Ida moved to Catonsville in Baltimore County, Maryland, because Charles had a job lined up. The family lived on a dairy until 1917, when they moved to the Lurman estate, "Farmlands." Charles was the caretaker of the Lurman estate from Nov 1917 until he became ill in Nov 1932.

Charles and Ida lived in the stone caretaker's cottage on the estate. Ida lived there after Charles died until about 1958; then she began to live with her various children at different times until her death in 1963.

Other known children of Charles and Ida are:

1) Russell Lapole (12 Feb 1902 - pre 1910).
2) Charles C. Lapole, Sr., (10 May 1906 - 22 July 1990).
3) Bessie Orea (Lapole) O'Leary (15 Aug 1908 - 1 Mar 1993).

Some of the following information about the stone caretaker's house on the Lurman estate came from an oral interview with Lloyd Wilson Lapole (1914-1983); the written transcript of which is the property of the Catonsville Library Archives. By 1958, Lloyd and his first wife, May, were living in the stone caretaker's house. The written transcript of the oral interview with Lloyd cannot be photocopied, so I just wrote down the highlights of the interview.

Lloyd: The little stone house was probably built in the 1790s; it had six rooms and a dirt cellar. When the Lapole family moved there it was unfurnished, and a week later Lawrence Myers was born; and the stoves weren't connected yet. The house didn't have electricity, they used kerosene lamps. Lloyd put electricity in about 1934/35. They used an outhouse until about 1952, when Lloyd made one of the upstairs' three bedrooms into a bathroom. Oil central heating was installed in 1966. Only the first and second floors (on the north side) of the "big house" were used. The main part, the library, and all that was closed down. They used the main dining room a bit.

From a newspaper article about Pansy Lapole: Lloyd lived in the small stone house on "Farmlands" until his death in 1983. In his will, Mr. Lurman granted Charles Harvey Lapole rent-free occupancy of the house. In 1948, Mr. Lurman's daughter, Frances D. (Lurman) Williams, continued the rent-free practice in an agreement by which she sold the property to the Board of Education for the new Catonsville High School. Lloyd joined the school system grounds staff in 1949, living in the stone house with his first wife, Bertha "May" Leef (Zittinger) Lapole.

[Mr. Lurman was Gustav W. Lurman, Jr., (1844-1927).]

May died in Aug 1977, and Lloyd married Pansy Louise (Robinson) Delp Lapole the following June. Around 1984 it was costing Pansy $300 a month to heat the house, and she had to sell furniture and antiques in order to continue to live there. The Baltimore County Board of Education agreed to give her Lloyd's pension even though she was his second wife, and not to evict her from the small house. They also decided to make necessary repairs to the house. Pansy lived in the stone house until her death on 19 Jan 2002. The house then reverted to the Baltimore County Board of Education.
Family links: 
  Joseph Washington Lapole (1849 - 1892)
  Susan Margaret McNamee Lapole (1849 - 1923)
  Ida Mae Clark Lapole (1876 - 1963)
  Mary Grace Lapole Myers (1897 - 1976)*
  Margaret Pearl Lapole Schatz (1900 - 1994)*
  Edward W Lapole (1912 - 1971)*
  Lloyd Wilson Lapole (1914 - 1983)*
  Jane May Lapole Kramer (1917 - 2008)*
  Rodney Earl Lapole (1919 - 1979)*
  Benjamin Harvey Lapole (1922 - 1923)*
  Charles Harvey Lapole (1872 - 1932)
  Joseph Alva Lapole (1876 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Salem Church Cemetery
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
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