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 Joseph Cowgill Maple

Joseph Cowgill Maple

Birth
Guernsey County, Ohio, USA
Death 1917 (aged 83–84)
Burial Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 18746 · View Source
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Methodist minister and well known author. The Rev. Joseph Cowgill Maple died at 344 N. Ellis in Cape Girardeau City on 20 October 1917. The Informant on Rev. Maple's death certificate was E. H. [Elisha Hall] Gregory Wilson of Cape Girardeau, who also was the attending physician at Rev. Maple's death. In the "Personal and Statistical Particulars" section of the death certificate, Dr. Wilson reported Rev. Maple's birthplace as having been near Peoria, Illinois. However, Rev. Maple's family had moved from Ohio to Peoria County, Illinois, in 1838, when he was four and one-half years old. Dr. Wilson entered "Don't Know" in the blocks for the name of Rev. Maple's father and his birthplace, and for the maiden name of Rev. Maple's mother and her birthplace. The doctor wrote, "Deceased reported these facts to me on numerous occasions. I have forgotten the names of his parents." Rev. Maple was buried at the New Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Mrs. J. C. Maple was Sarah Ellen (Juden) Maple, the daughter of George Washington Juden, who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and Ellen McIntosh (Shackleford) Juden, who was born in Kentucky. Sarah Ellen Juden was born in Cape Girardeau on 14 February 1837. She married the Rev. Joseph Maple in Cape Girardeau on 28 September 1858.

On 1 January 1861, Rev. and Mrs. Maple opened a Baptist academy in the then unused buildings of the Jackson Academy in the Cape Girardeau County seat. One of their students was Julia L. Lacey, a daughter of Alfred T. Lacey and Hannah Columbia (O'Bannon) Lacey. Like Sarah (Juden) Maple, Julia Lacey's father had been Mayor of Cape Girardeau City. The academy appears to have closed with the onset of the Civil War.

In addition to Cape Girardeau (twice) and Jackson, Rev. Maple was pastor to Baptist congregations in: Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky; Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri; Springfield, Green County, Missouri; Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri; Marshall, Saline County, Missouri; Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa; and Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri.

Around 1901, Rev. and Mrs. Maple retired to a farm at Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri. Sarah Maple died there on 27 January 1909. Her remains were taken to Cape Girardeau for burial. She was buried at the New Lorimier Cemetery as well.

Rev. Joseph Cowgill Maple and Sarah Ellen (Juden) Maple had no children. After his wife's death, Rev. Maple moved from Armstrong to Cape Girardeau, where he lived in the household of his wife's nephew, druggist Joseph Maple Wilson Sr. (1864-1943), the son of Dr. William B. Wilson and Ann Eliza (Juden) Wilson. Joseph Maple Wilson's death certificate listed his place of death as 344 N. Ellis in Cape Girardeau City, the same as for Rev. Joseph Cowgill Maple.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18746
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Cowgill Maple (18 Nov 1833–1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18746, citing New Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .