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I've "rescued" an old photograph identified as Della Lucile & Hellen Bernice
MAPES which was taken at a studio in Schuyler, Nebraska. The photograph
indicates that Della is 5 years old and Hellen age 21 months at the time the
photograph was taken. The photograph is dated "1900?" and also includes the
note "For Carrie" on the back of the photograph.
Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information
regarding the girls and their family:
They were the children of Mary Christina "Teen" COVENTRY b. 22 Aug 1869 in
Boston, MA and Lewis Sherman "Sherm" MAPES b. 15 Sept 1868 in Pottawattamie
Co., IA. The couple married on 11 Feb 1892 in Colfax Co. NE and together
they had 4 children, Herschel; Louise Carolyn; Della Lucile; and Helen
Bernice MAPES born between 1893 and 1905 in Colfax and Holt Co's NE.
Della Lucile MAPES b. 10 Jun 1900 in Inman, NE, married Leland A. PHELPS on
10 Sept 1924 in Council Bluffs, IA and died 24 Mar 1999 in Fremont, NE.
Census records reveal the following clues:
1910 census of Rogers, NE:
L. Sherman MAPES, age 40, married 18 years, born OH, parents born OH/IN, a
Mary C. MAPES, wife, age 39, married 18 years, 4 children/4 living, born MA,
parents born Canada/Scotland
Herschel C. MAPES, son, age 17, born NE
Louisa C. MAPES, dau, age 14, born NE
Della L. MAPES, dau, age 9, born NE
Bernice MAPES, dau, age 6, born NE
1920 census of Fremont, NE:
Louis S. MAPES, age 51, born IA, parents born OH/IA, a Farmer
Mary C. MAPES, wife, age 50, born MA, parents born Canada/Scotland
Lucille B. MAPES, dau, age 19, born NE, a Stenographer
Bernice MAPES, dau, age 16, born NE, a Student
I am hoping to be able to return the photograph to family and would
appreciate your contacting me if you are a member of this family or know
someone who might be.
www.omahamarriages.wordpress.com?? taken from the marriage licenses.
We now have 16,830 entries on the site.? (It's not that many marriages, but about that many people since it's in by bride's name and groom's name...and sometimes more than once, if the record has alternate spellings for the surnames.)? Over 3,000 names have been added in the last week.? We'll keep working.
Anybody want to do some volunteer work?? Email: sahara346(a)aol.com.? About one or two days a week we extract marriages (the rest of the time we extract obits--and we have over 120,000 names?on the obit site?now). But we could use help reversing the name order.? We put the bride's name first instead of the grooms & put him after "md."? If you wouldn't mind retyping about a page of names at a time (equals two pages when it is completed, and you'll type your entry right under the first entry.? Depending on how many volunteers we have, we might be sending a page every week, or every couple of weeks--if you're willing.? We would like the page back?in a week though from the time we send it out so we can keep track of everything and get it posted in a timely manner after it is extracted--if that seems fair.? Otherwise it is really easy to lose track of who has what.
PS:? the extra question marks are AOL's quirky addition, not mine.?