Wilbur Wray Cape

27 June 1918–23 January 1960 (Age 41)
Steelville, Crawford, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Wilbur Wray

When Wilbur Wray Cape was born on 27 June 1918, in Steelville, Crawford, Missouri, United States, his father, Jesse Miles Cape, was 36 and his mother, Amy Pearl Hibler, was 31. He married Rosa L Walker on 3 February 1940, in Washington, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Meramec Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 23 January 1960, in Steelville, Crawford, Missouri, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Steelville, Crawford, Missouri, United States.

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Wilbur Wray Cape
Rosa L Walker
Marriage: 3 February 1940
Roy Edward Cape
Nancy Cape

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1940Washington, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    Age 2
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
    Age 13
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): metonymic occupational name for a maker of capes and cloaks, or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore a cloak or cape, from Middle English and Old Norman French cape ‘cape, cloak, hooded cloak’, from Late Latin cappa, capa, probably a derivative of caput ‘head’ (see Capp ). There is also an Old English word cāpe ‘cape, cloak’, from the same Late Latin word, but the normal development of this in southern England was Middle English cope (see Cope ).French (Capé): nickname for someone who habitually wore a cape (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (12)

    • Wilbur Cape, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Wilbur W Cape, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Wilber Wray Cape, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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