The Mapes Family

The Mapes Family

 Shown in photo, left to right:  Sgt. Dana, Corporal teddy and S/Sgt. Victor L. Mapes When Union Veteran John H. DeGraw arrived in St. Cloud, Florida in the fall of 1909, little did he know that when his daughter Myrtle married Victor G. Mapes, three of John’s grandsons – Victor Loris Mapes, Dana Austin Mapes and Theodore Augustus Mapes would serve their country in the […]

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Charles Nathan McMullen

Charles Nathan McMullen

The youngest of nine children of Matthew and Sarah McMullen, born April 28, 1865; Charles Nathan grew up in Roane, West Virginia, working on the family farm.  He was only six months old when his father died. At the age of thirteen, C.N. left home to make his own living. When he was Chairman of the Publicity Committee for St. Cloud, Florida; in 1929, C.N. stated […]

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Levi Shambow: Union Veteran

Levi Shambow: Union Veteran

Prior to being one of the early settlers of St. Cloud, Florida, Levi Shambow was also a pioneer in the cities of Aurora, Illinois, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and Butte, Montana. Levi was born in Montreal, Canada on December 4, 1843.  Enlisting at the age of 17, he mustered into Company A, Illinois 52ndInfantry in October 1861, served as a Private and was discharged […]

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