|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1851|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1933|
(KS) The Belleville Telescope 2-23-1933
Mrs. Tyler Mapes
Polly Taylor, daughter of Elizabeth and Nathan Woodbury Taylor, was born near Atkinson, Ill., March 17, 1851, and departed this life at her home February 13, 1933, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 13 days. Her early life was spent in the vicinity of Atkinson.
April 7, 1871, she was united in marriage to Tyler Mapes in the First Baptist church at Quincy, Ill. To this union were born five children; George Mapes, Mrs. Nellie Morton, Mrs. Elnora Walker, William Mapes, and James Mapes, all of Haddam, KS.
In November 1884, Mrs. Mapes and her little family left her old home state for Kansas. A little later Mr. Mapes joined them and they settled on a farm near Agenda, KS., later moving to a farm 5 1/2 miles northwest of Haddam, KS. where they spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. and Mrs. Mapes were a devoted couple. They endured the hardships of all early pioneers, Mr. Mapes died in 1901, leaving his oldest son, George to make a home for his mother.
Grandma Mapes, as she was known to everyone, was a patient sufferer through all her sickness, showing more concern for her daughters who cared for her than for her own illness.
She leaves to mourn her death five children, all of Haddam; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Will of Vinton, IA., Mrs. Mary Hochridge, of Madison, MO.; fourteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Quakers church at Haworth Wednesday Afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Cundiff. Interment was made in the (old Cuba) Mill Creek cemetery.
Tyler Mapes (1842 - 1901)*
George Mapes (1871 - 1945)*
Nellie Mapes Morton (1873 - 1960)*
Mill Creek Cemetery
Created by: jln
Record added: Jun 15, 2013
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