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 Rice Graves Maupin

Rice Graves Maupin

Birth
Monroe County, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Feb 1944 (aged 86)
Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Burial Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
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Son of William H. and Elizabeth W. Maupin Maupin. Husband of Emma Frances "Emily" Chapman, married 26 DEC 1880 in Monroe County, Missouri.

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HON. RICE G. MAUPIN.

—This eminent citizen of Shelby county
and successful farmer and stock breeder,
who is also one of the leading profes-
sional men of Shelbina, is an ornament
to the state of Missouri and a thoroughly
representative man among her people.
He has dignified and adorned several
lines of serviceable endeavor, perform-
ing the duties of each in a manner highly
creditable to himself and satisfactory to
those ai'ound him, bearing himself in
every walk of life in such a way as to win
and hold the confidence and esteem of all
who know him. He is a brother of Wil-
liam A. Maupin, a sketch of whom will be
found in this work. In that sketch the
history of the parents is given at some
length, and from the recital an idea can
be had of the atmosphere of the home in
which Judge Maupin was reared and the
lessons and examples given him at his
parental fireside.
—Judge Maupin was reared on a farm
and educated in the district schools of
Monroe county, the circumstances of his
early life affording no opportunity for
farther jarogress into the domain of
scholastic acquirements save what was
furnished by his own reading and reflec-
tion. But he made good use of the means
he had in this direction and qualified
himself well for the honorable career he
has wrought out for himself. When he
left school he was willing to freely dis-
pense to others the stores of learning he
had gathered, and did so as a school
teacher for a period of nineteen years,
two of which he devoted to schools in
Shelbina. In the spring of 1897 he was
elected commissioner of the schools of
Shelby county, and the next year was
chosen probate judge of the county, an
honorable and responsible post, in which
he is still giving the people excellent
service.
—While he was connected with the school
system as teacher and commissioner he
studied law as a matter of mental disci-
pline and source of information, but not as
yet with any view to practicing the pro-
fession. But in 1900 he determined to
become a lawyer in fact and began to de-
vote himself to the study with serious-
ness and close application. He was ad-
mitted to the bar in April, 1903, and since
that time he has been actively engaged
in the practice of the profession with a
steadily increasing clientage and eleva-
tion in rank as a practitioner, conducting
his professional work in connection with
his official duties and enlarging thereby
his capacity for them. He also served as
a member of the school board three
years.
—As a means of relaxation from more
serious and onerous work and as a source
of entertainment and profit to himself,
he has always been interested in farming
and breeding stock, and is at this time
(1911) giving considerable attention to
liroducing a superior strain of registered
saddle horses. It is manifest that his
contributions to the development and im-
provement of the county and state have
been and are still extensive, and that his
usefulness is well worthy of the high ap-
preciation in whicli it is held. In other
lines of endeavor besides those already
mentioned he has done his part for the
advancement and enjoyment of his fel-
low men. In fraternal life he has long
lield membership in several benevolent
societies and devoted a liberal share of
his time and energy to their advance-
ment. He is a Knight of Pythias, a
Knight of the Maccabess, a Modern
Woodman of America and a member of
the Court of Honor. His religious con-
nection is with the Southern Methodist
church and his political activity has al-
ways been devoted to the success and
welfare of the Democratic party. In the
work of both church and party he is
zealous and energetic, and is recognized
as an important factor, showing wisdom
in council and great industry and re-
sourcefulness in action, his primary con-
sideration being the welfare of the cause
to which he is attached, his own advance-
ment being a matter of secondary or in-
cidental importance. It is this patriotic
devotion to the general weal that has
given him so firm a hold on the regard
of the people and rendered Ms services
to them so valuable and satisfactory.
—On December 26, 1880, Judge Maupin
was married to Miss Emma Chapman, of
Monroe county, who is still the light and
life of his pleasant home and the center
of attraction for their hosts of admiring
friends and appreciative acquaintances.
Of the nine children which have bright-
ened and sanctified their domestic shrine
eight are living, one having died in in-
fancy. Those living are: Elizabeth W.,
the wife of D. S. Buckman, of Chilli-
cothe, Illinois; Minnie Lee, the wife of
Arthur Lundin, of Orion, Illinois;
Charles Byron and Paul Anderson, resi-
dents of Shelbina ; and Anna Matt, Em-
ma Ricie, Temple Graves and Bob N.,
who are still under the parental rooftree.
—Judge Maupin has been very success-
ful in all his business undertakings and
entirely faithful in the performance of
his official duties in every post of public
responsibility he has held. He ranks high
in his professon and is elevated and
high-toned in his citizenship. He is de-
voted to the welfare of the community in
which he lives and interested earnestly
and practically in the good of its people.
His admirable qualities of head and
heart, his wide fund of information and
mastery and geniality in the use of it and
his unvarying grace and gentility of
manner, whether as advisor or compan-
ion, have united to make him one of the
most popular men in the county and give
him a well deserved eminence in the
state.

GENERAL HISTORY OF SHELBY COUNTY, MISSOURI 1911
pp 235, 236, 237
Written by Shelby Countians and graciously donated by the Shelby County Historical Society, Kathleen Wilham, President—©Copyright 1911


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 86760445
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rice Graves Maupin (21 Aug 1857–9 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86760445, citing Shelbina Cemetery, Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Pam Witherow (contributor 47364463) .