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Charles Franklin "Frank" Mapes
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1859
Death: Nov. 9, 1939

He married Nellie May stone Collins on Jan. 20, 1904, in Oklahoma. She was recently divorced and raising a baby boy named Arthur.

Frank and Nellie first lived in Castle, Oklahoma (Okfuskee County). They were seen living there, in the 1910 Census Report. Nellie’s father William, who was a widow by that time, was living with them, as was Nellie’s son Arthur, from her first marriage.

Frank and Nellie had three children: William Frank (born February 23, 1905); Eleanor, known as “Ella” (born 1909); and Margie Jane (born February 12, 1916). However, Frank firmly believed that another man had fathered Margie, and so he left Nellie, shortly after Margie was born. Frank took his two oldest children, William Frank (who he called Frank Jr.) and Eleanor, and moved to Strong, Kansas (Chase County).

They lived on Cottonwood Avenue, and Frank worked as a farmer. He told people that he was a widow. Between 1925 and 1930, his son and daughter moved out of the house. Frank died on November 9, 1939, and he was buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Frank never claimed his youngest child Margie as being his, although the rest of the family did.
Family links: 
  Charles Franklin Mapes (1817 - 1898)
  Annaretta Jennings Mapes (1824 - 1892)
  Nellie May Stone Gregg (1882 - 1964)
  Margie Jane Mapes Cummings (1916 - 1991)*
  Anna Mary Mapes Reed (1845 - 1915)**
  Edith B Mapes Gall (1846 - 1892)**
  Sarah Eleanor Mapes Johnston (1851 - 1921)*
  Catherine Mapes Gullette (1857 - 1894)*
  Charles Franklin Mapes (1859 - 1939)
  Emma Winetta Mapes Shaw (1863 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Grove Cemetery
Cottonwood Falls
Chase County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Aug 11, 2006
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Charles Franklin Frank Mapes
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Charles Franklin Frank Mapes
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