|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1880|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1929|
Harrold Vane Mapes, son of Eugene Perry and Mary Beam Mapes, was born in Penn Center neighborhood, Madison county, November 28, 1880. There he spent his boyhood until twelve years of age, when the family moved to Adair county, where they continued to reside for ten years. Vane was one of four children, but the others all died in infancy.
He was married to Lavinia Jones, of Adair county, on February 19, 1902. They were the parents of four children, Walter, Bernice, Francis and Mary. The family resided in Madison county, near Winterset, for three years, then moved to Dallas county and for eleven years had lived on the Holmes farm, in the Bear Creek community. His mother passed away nine years ago.
Some years ago, during the Rayburn union revival held in Dexter, Vane Mapes united with the Methodist church. About two years ago he, with his family, transferred their memberships to the Bear Creek Friends church. He was also a member of the Athenian Sunday school class. He was a quick, energetic man and a good farmer. He was treasurer of the Mutual Telephone company, active in Farm Bureau work and served as school director of the Bear Creek school for several years.
His death came as a shock to all. On the afternoon of January 24th, after visiting with some friends, he went to the barn, and there his wife found him, where he had fallen on the ice. A physician was called but life was already gone and from the evidence at hand it was pronounced death by accident.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, his two sons, Walter and Francis, the daughters, Bernice and Mary, besides nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Eugene Perry Mapes (1854 - 1928)
Mary Beam Mapes (1846 - 1920)
Lavinia Rachel Jones Mapes (1883 - 1966)*
Walter Eugene Mapes (1903 - 1992)*
Bernice E Mapes Barnett (1906 - 1984)*
Francis Harold Mapes (1909 - 1995)*
Mary Barbara Mapes Gutshall (1910 - 1970)*
Created by: ZBonnie
Record added: Jan 04, 2007
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