William Philip Kapp Jr.

8 June 1925–8 December 2015 (Age 90)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Philip

When William Philip Kapp Jr. was born on 8 June 1925, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, William Phillip Kapp Sr., was 33 and his mother, Iva C Morton, was 32. He died on 8 December 2015, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 90.

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William Phillip Kapp Sr.
Iva C Morton
Morton Kapp
Phillis Jane Kapp
William Philip Kapp Jr.

Parents and Siblings

    William Phillip Kapp Sr.





    Morton Kapp


    Phillis Jane Kapp



World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 1

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 24

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German kappe ‘hooded cloak’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods and hooded cloaks or a nickname for someone who habitually wore such a garment. 2. nickname for a man with a high voice, from Middle High German kappe ‘capon’. 3. from a variant of the personal name Kaspar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Kapp in household of William P Kapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William P Kapp Jr. in household of William P Kapp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Phillip Kapp, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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