Charles Mapel, son of John W. and Amanda Mapel, was born February 16, 1887, near Maloy, Iowa and departed this life February 25, 1929, at his home in Shannon City, Iowa, aged 42 years and nine days. Mr. Mapel had been in declining health for several months and his going has cast a shadow of gloom over the community. (Death by Suicide)
He was married June 5, 1912, to Lillian Ford of near Diagonal. To this union were born two daughters, Geraldine, age 15 years, and Garnet, age seven, who were at home at the time of his death, the wife having been called three days previous to the bedside of her mother in Mineral Point, WI., whose passing on to the great beyond is momentarily expected.
At an early age he became engaged in the lumber business, having been employed in the Hawkeye Lumber Yard and was manager of the Mount Ayr Lumber Co. for several years.
He is survived by his wife, his two daughters, one brother, Fred Mapel of Mount Ayr, and two sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Guy Polley) of Maloy and Jennie who resides in Florida.
During his entire life Mr. Mapel was held in high esteem by those who knew him. He was a man of sterling character, a good citizen, honest in his dealings. He was a kind and devoted father and at his death sympathy unrestrained goes out to the bereaved family.
Funeral services were held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at the Methodist Church in Shannon City and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.