Frederick James "Jim" Capels: Birth: 27 JUL 1925 in Syracuse, New York. Death: 25 JUN 1988 in at Community General Hospital, Syracuse, New York, one month shy of 63 years old
Title: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Births kept at the General Registry Office, Edinburgh, Scotland
Author: John Longwill, Registrar
Title: Catholic Cemetery Administration office, 2/27/2001
Title: Register of Marriages, Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Dunn Avenue, Toronto, May 3, 1916
Note: Emigrated to Halifax, Canada from Cumbernauld County, Scotland, in her early 20s and lived in Toronto. Met and married native Syracusan Lester Capels while he was in the Canadian Army. As she was a Presbyterian, her mother-in-law (Mary Carroll) asked her to remarry Lester in the Roman Catholic church, hence their second marriage in February 22, 1927. The 1937 Syracuse Directory lists their residence as 590 Delaware Street. Later a single mother of seven children, she was a housekeeper at Our Lady of Pompeii Rectory for several years. She was over 60 years old when she returned to visit Scotland for the first time with her daughter.
Obituary for Elizabeth CAPELS, died September 28, 1986
Services for Elizabeth E. Capels, 93, of 715 E. Brighton Ave., who died Sunday at a local nursing home, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. There will be no calling hours. A native of Scotland, Mrs. Capels lived in Syracuse since 1915. Surviving are two sons, Norman of East Syracuse and Frederick J. of Syracuse; three daughters, Mary Stolusky of Guilderland, Helen Bartholomay of Rochester and Catherine Spies of Liverpool; a sister in Scotland, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
[Source: either the Syracuse Post-Standard or the Herald-Journal, October 1, 1986]
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