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George Washington Mapel
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1865
Poplar Grove
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 2, 1947
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA

For many years it was not known where George was born when his parents briefly lived in Indiana. But a Civil War era letter, and a draft registration for his father, now confirm that he was likely born near Popular Grove, Franklin Twp., in the SE corner of Marion County, Indiana.

He moved to Franklin County, Kansas with his family when an infant and later to Elk County, Kansas.

George married Kate Petty on June 3, 1888 at Little River, McPherson County, KS. She was the step-daughter of his oldest sister. He and Kate had nine children, and all lived to adulthood. George ran in the Cherokee Strip Land Run into Oklahoma in 1893, along with his father, and settled a claim between Blackwell and Newkirk in Kay County. He farmed there the rest of his life.

A large family gathering was held to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 1938. At that occasion, he surprised his wife, and family, by having a fellow who had an airplane fly in and take him and Kate on their first and only airplane ride. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ephraim Mapel (1836 - 1895)
  Mary Jane Stiner Mapel-Barnett (1836 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Katherine Petty Mapel (1869 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Mapel Sissom (1889 - 1971)*
  Lewis Mapel (1890 - 1960)*
  Viola Mapel Branagan (1892 - 1974)*
  Arthur Loyal Mapel (1893 - 1978)*
  Myrtle Mapel Merhoff (1895 - 1971)*
  John Mapel (1897 - 1961)*
  George Dewey Mapel (1899 - 1967)*
  Grace Edith Mapel Gildhouse (1900 - 1982)*
  Elmer J. Mapel (1904 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucinda Mapel Petty (1855 - 1921)*
  Mary Jane Mapel Smith (1858 - 1896)*
  Joshua M. Mapel (1860 - 1944)*
  Nancy Maple Howell (1862 - 1926)*
  Harriett Rich (1863 - 1922)*
  George Washington Mapel (1865 - 1947)
  Rachel Ann Mapel O'Neal (1869 - 1943)*
  Lee Robert Maple (1872 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Wife: Katherine Petty
 
Burial:
Newkirk Cemetery
Newkirk
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: John Mark Lambertson
Originally Created by: Lois Lambertson Waln
Record added: Jul 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20701141
George Washington Mapel
Added by: John Mark Lambertson
 
George Washington Mapel
Added by: John Mark Lambertson
 
George Washington Mapel
Added by: Judy Mayfield
 
 
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 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 
 
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