April 20th , 1927

April 20th , 1927


Captain Henry Mappleback

Through the death of Captain Henry Mappleback, at his homes at Victoria Harbor, Kings County, last Wednesday, the Bay Shore lost one of its outstanding and most highly respected citizens, and his immediate family a loving husband and father. Henry Mappleback was born over in Margaretville, Annapolis county, in May, 1857, and had he lived until May 29th would have completed his three score years and ten.

In common with most of our boys, he took to the sea early in life, and rose from before the mast until he passed for and obtained Master’s papers, and so for 28 years he followed the sea until he met his fate in the person of Miss Eroine Saunders, the daughter of a prosperous farmer on the Bay Shore, whom he married some forty years ago, when he gave up the sea and devoted himself to farming. He was so successful in his new life that he purchased the Saunders farm, and there he lived and died.

Their union was blessed with nine children, four of them girls, and five boys, all of whom with their grief-stricken mother, survive. The children are: Inez, now Mrs. George Farnsworth, residing in Framingham, Mass.; Laura, one of the teaching staff of Kentville Academy; Adella, now Mrs. Percy Haines, residing on the Parker Road, Aylesford; Lavenia, teaching at Burlington; Avert, residing at Saxonville, Mass.; LaMert, living on the home farm, as are also his brothers Donald and Cyril.

The funeral services, which were held at the home at 1 o’clock last Friday afternoon, were, in spite of the bad roads, very largely attended; in fact it was one of the largest funerals ever held on the North Mountain, thus testifying to the universal respect in which the deceased was held by his neighbors and friends. The burial was at Aylesford, and the officiating clergyman was the Rev. Henry E. Allaby, the late Captain Mappleback having been an adherent of the Baptist denomination.

Besides his immediate family, he leaves three sisters, one living in Margaretville, the wife of Captain S. Baker, and old time Bay of Fundy Sea Captain; two are living in the United States. One brother, also of Margaretville, survives. Councillor L. H. Brown, of Harborville, is a nephew.