Hamilton County


Theodore Maples




His Obituary:


Theodore Maples, son of Garfield and Clara Maples, was born August 29, 1914 at Harris, Mo. He lost his mother in death at the age of two years, leaving the father with him and his baby brother. At the age of 12 Theodore began to support himself by working on the farm for his grandfather and others in the community.

At the age of 21 he came to Williams, Iowa, finding employment on a farm in that community. In October, 1938, he was married to Miss Elsie Ubben, after which he labored for his father-in-law on the farm.

In the spring of 1943 he was called by our government into military service and was attache to the infantry, serving in various battles in the European theater. He was wounded twice while serving his country. At the time Mr. Maples entered the armed forces, a son, Gerald Theodore, was born, who survives him.

After his honorable military discharge, he again engaged in farming and the last three years he worked on a large farm south of Williams, over which he had recently been appointed manager.

On Sunday, Sept. 4, 1949, in the early afternoon, he was found dead, evidently having closed his course for reasons totally unknown. Undoubtedly the effects of the war caused his nervous condition leading up to it.

He had attained the age of 35 years and 6 days. He leaves to mourn his untimely loss, his wife and son, a brother Woodsone, of Harris, Mo.; an aunt and four uncles, all living in Missouri.

Funeral services were held at the Williams Methodist church on Sept 7 at 2 p.m. The Webster City Legion Post was in charge with the Rev. Cameron of Kamrar officiating.

Pall bearers were the following men of the Williams Legion Post: George Walem, Earl Jaynes, Don Cheyne, George Sprugel, Byron Wille and Earl H. Johnson.

The Robbins Funeral Home of Williams was in charge of the service, with internment at the First Presbyterian Church cemetery at Kamrar.

Source: ancestry.com