|Birth: ||May 5, 1840|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1916|
Mr Apt, for many years a resident of the Decorra neighborhood and for the past two years a citizen of Stronghurst, passed away at his late residence on Commercial street at about six o'clock last Friday morning. He had been in his usual health until about ten weeks ago when he was confined to his bed by an attack of neuralgia of the heart and it was to the effects of this disease that he finally succumbed. Charles Shearer Apt, the 13th child of the fourteen children of Jacob & Hannah (Shearer) Apt, was born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pa. May 5, 1840 and departed this life Dec.1, 1916, aged 76 years, 6 months and 6 days.
He received his education in the public schools of Philadelphia after which he came west and located in Henderson County, Illinois, May 15, 1858. On Dec. 25, 1865 he was united in marriage to Celia Miller, who was born in Henderson County and who was also one of a family of fourteen children. The marriage ceremony was performed at the "Granpa Miller" farm west of Stronghurst, now owned by Allen Annegers. The golden anniversary of this event was celebrated on last Christmas day when the twelve living children and fifteen of the grandchildren gathered at the Apt home. Thirteen children were born to the couple and of these all are living with the exception of one daughter, Viola Amanda, who died in her 5th year, Dec.5, 1885.
The twelve surviving children are Mrs. Frank Painter, Mrs. John Fordyce and Silas I. Apt of Stronghurst; Charles M. Apt of Oakland, Ia.; Frank A. Apt of East Pleasant Plains, Ia.; Clarence E. Apt of Carman, Ill.; Christian S. Apt of Terre Haute, Ill.; and William, Ernest, Edith and Fronnie Apt at home.(only eleven are listed) Besides the wife and 12 children mentioned above, there are 23 grandchildren and numerous other relatives left to mourn his loss. In 1875 Mr. Apt was converted to the Christian faith and with three others, his wife and her brother, Wm. Miller and his wife, was the first to unite with the Maple Grove M.E.Church.
On Feb.25th, 1877 Mr. Apt was chosen Superintendent of the Maple Grove Sunday School and filled that position for 35 years. In Oct. 1914, the deceased purchased from Wm.Stine the old Joseph Thompson home on Commercial street in Stronghurst and moved into it. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E.Church with interment in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Thank You to No Reins for Mr. Apt's obituary.
Celia Miller Apt (1846 - 1920)
William A Apt (1866 - 1943)*
Harry Ernest Apt (1868 - 1941)*
Clarissa Mae Apt Painter (1869 - 1972)*
Charles Miller Apt (1870 - 1946)*
Bertha Celia Apt Fordyce (1872 - 1962)*
Edith M Apt (1876 - 1929)*
Frank Alden Apt (1877 - 1961)*
Fronie Apt (1879 - 1967)*
Viola Amanda Apt (1880 - 1885)*
Silas Ira Apt (1882 - 1962)*
Clarence Elmer Apt (1884 - 1968)*
Christian Shearer Apt (1887 - 1971)*
Maple Grove Cemetery
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Record added: May 01, 2011
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