Saturday, June 2, 2012

Maple Henning Lundberg History Part 1 of 2

Maple “Mape” Henning Lundberg
Born 12 May 1888 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and Died 16 July 1934 in Mackay, Idaho
Maple “Mape” Henning Lundberg was the youngest son of Dr. August Lundberg (dentist) and Christina Matilda (maiden name may have been Neilsen, Anderson, Christensen, or Ericksen) Lundberg. Mape was born 12 May 1888 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. 
Despite being attired in a dress, the little guy on the far right of the photo below is Maple Lundberg circa 1890.
Mape attended the First Ward School in Mt. Pleasant, Utah circa 1895. Of special note in this photo below is also Hazel Anderson whom Mape, when he grew to manhood, later married.

When Mape was 8 years old, his birth mother, Christina Matilda Lundberg, died 5 August 1896 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and she is buried at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Mape and his younger sister, Nancy Lundberg (born 2 January 1891 and died 3 March 1943) were then raised by August Lundberg in Salt Lake City, Utah while he studied to be a dentist.  Mape’s older siblings, Jennie Lundberg (born 1880 and died 3 March 1924) and Edwin Lundberg (born 15 January 1886 and died 14 December 1943) were living together in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, but apart from August Lundberg.

Mape had three half-siblings from his father’s first marriage (August Lundberg (born 1846 and died 1919) and Sophia Persdotter Peterson Lundberg (born 14 August 1884 in Almude, Stockholm, Sweden and died unknown date, but possibly prior to 1880). These half-siblings were Amanda Lundberg (born 1869 and died unknown date); Richard Henry Lundberg (born 1 May 1873 and died 5 October 1955); and Oscar Lundberg (born 1874 and died 1952).
Mape’s father, Dr. August Lundberg, married a third time to Sarah Matilda (went by Matilda) Johansen Lundberg in 1902 then raised Mape and Nancy as children. Matilda and August Lundberg had only one son, Roy Lundberg who was born 16 June 1912 and died of a brain tumor 8 May 1933.

Mape’s full sister, Nancy Lundberg, suffered a fall from a hay wagon or loft as a child which resulted in epilepsy with seizures. When Nancy was 19 years old in 1910, her father, Dr. August Lundberg, had her placed at the Utah State Hospital Territorial Insane Asylum, later to be known as the Utah State Hospital. Nancy died in 1943 and her mother is listed as Christina Ericksen Lundberg on the death certificate.

While living in Murray, Utah, in February 1905, Mape ran away from home heading for Colorado traveling as Rio Grande Western “box-car tourist” with King Farrell.  The boys were found by City Marshal Henry (city unknown) who communicated with Murray, Utah Sheriff Mauss and the boys willingly returned home. Although the article indicates Mape was 14 years old, he was really 16 years old at the time of their adventure.
Mape enjoyed trap shooting and in February 1914 helping his team score in the shooting contest.

Mape married Hazel (Jensen) Anderson Lundberg, a Mt. Pleasant, Utah resident, (born 22 January 1889 and died 11 October 1985), on 1 November 1911 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. She was 22 years old and Mape was 23 years old.

Maple and Hazel took up residence in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and entertained friends in Mt. Pleasant, Utah in 1912 including Mr. and Mrs. Canute Beal of Ephraim, Mape’s older brother, Edward aka Edwin Lundberg, Lucile Renberg, Harry Erickson, and Tressa Larsen.

While living in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, Mape and Hazel had two sons, Rex Henning Lundberg (born 11 July 1912 and died 21 December 1991) and Edward Auer Lundberg (born 24 December 1913 and died 27 June 1981).
In 1915, Mape went to Idaho Falls, Idaho where he worked for L.O. Naylor Company as a Studebaker service man. Then in the spring of 1916, Mape secured work in Mackay, Idaho as an auto mechanic at T.R. Jones’ garage. He also worked at the Brashear Garage in Mackay, Idaho.
Mape’s father, Dr. August Lundberg is credited with bringing the first automobiles to Mt. Pleasant, Utah in 1908 which is probably why Mape turned out to be a mechanic.

On June 5, 1917, Mape registered for the WWI Draft in Custer County, Mackay, Idaho.
Mape’s Custer County Idaho draft number was 22, but he was rejected for some reason and he was not called to serve.

Mape’s wife, Hazel (Jensen) Anderson Lundberg and sons, Rex Henning Lundberg and Edward Auer Lundberg joined him in Mackay, Idaho in the spring of 1918.

Mape’s father, Dr. August Lundberg, a Mt. Pleasant, Utah dentist, died 7 October 1919 when Mape was 31 years old. Dr. Lundberg is buried at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Mape and Hazel went to the funeral in Mt. Pleasant, Utah first by their own car and then by train.

They took up residence in the Mackay Flats on the corner of Cedar and Spruce. Hazel was caretaker for the many apartments at the Mackay Flats. 

On 3 March 1924, Mape’s older full sister, Jennie C. Lundberg Waldemar (who was married to James A. Waldemar) died of a narcotic drug overdose in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mape listed Jennie’s mother on the death certificate as Christina Anderson Lundberg. Jennie had first married Louis Christian Zabriskie in 1897, but they divorced. She later married Louis Waldemar.

In 1924, Mape and Hazel's only daughter was born, Marjorie Christine Lundberg (born 11 July 1924 and died 9 June 2005) at the Mackay Flats in Mackay, Idaho.
In 1927, Mape took work in Challis, Idaho with T.T. Morris taking over the McGowan Garage, but his wife Hazel and children remained in Mackay, Idaho. Mape visited when he could some 60 miles north of Mackay, Idaho.


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