Obituary – Maupin, Robert Washington

Class of 1905

Robert Washington Maupin

November 15, 1881 – June 2, 1952

Robert Washington Maupin, 70, of 2608 N. Robinson, died early Monday. Funeral services will be in the Smith and Kernke funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Maupin, an attorney, lived in Oklahoma City since 1908, and served several years as a justice of the peace and assistant county attorney. He was born November 15, 1881, in Missouri, to Charles Smith and Annie Jane (Ramsey) Maupin. He came to the Perry area in 1892, when he was 11 years old.

He was a graduate of Perry high school and held a law degree from the University of Missouri. Shortly after coming to Oklahoma City he took a justice of the peace post, and later, under Forrest L. Hughes, served as assistant county attorney.

He took an active interest in politics, and in the 1912 campaign was one of the leaders in the state in the campaign for the nomination and election of Woodrow Wilson to the presidency. He was well acquainted with William Jennings Bryan.

In recent years he had been in private law practice.

Maupin was a member of the Baptist church. He was a life member of the Knights of Pythias and a life member of Siloam Lodge 276 AF&AM, and was a Royal Arch Mason of the Scottish rite.

Survivors are his wife, of the home; three sons, John Lawson, of the home, William H. Duncan; and Denham A., Washington, D.C.; a brother, John A. Maupin, 909 NW 23, and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery.