Charles Franklin “Frank” Mapes

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Charles Franklin “Frank” Mapes

  • Birth 12 Jun 1859
  • Death 9 Nov 1939
  • Burial Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 15298190

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.


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  • Created by: ZBonnie
  • Added: 11 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15298190
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Franklin “Frank” Mapes (12 Jun 1859–9 Nov 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15298190, citing Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by ZBonnie (contributor 46836151) .