J. H. Maple


J. H. MAPLE, postmaster at Amsterdam, O., who took charge of the office in November, 1906, succeeding S. J. Smith, has proven himself a very efficient public official and is popular with all classes. He was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, and is a son of Alexander and Margaret (Telfer) Maple, the latter of whom survives and resides with her son at Amsterdam. J. H. Maple was small when his parents moved from Jefferson to Carroll County, and there he attended school and completed his education at a college at Harlem Springs, O. He then went into the railroad service and came to Amsterdam as section foreman, in 1903, and then learned the platering trade. He has always taken an active interest in politics, votes with the Republican party, and before receiving his appointment to the present office, he served six years as village clerk. Considerable business passes through the Amsterdam office and it requires care and discipline to transact it all satisfactorily. In 1905, Route No. 1, rural free delivery was started, and in 1909, ROute No. 2, while the Star Route is operated from this office to Wolf Run. The rural deliveries cover a territory of about twenty-five miles each and the village has four mails in and out daily. Mr. Maple was married in Carroll County, Ohio, to Miss Cora Johnson, a daughter of James Johnson, of Jefferson County, and they have six children: Frederick, Adda, Walter, Nannie, Hallie and Helen. Mr. Maple and family belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a member of the order of K. O. P.

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