Henry Earl Capel

10 November 1890–September 1968 (Age 77)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Henry Earl

When Henry Earl Capel was born on 10 November 1890, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Henry Capel, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ellen Holder, was 28. He married Bess A. Boyne on 14 July 1917, in Plymouth, Iowa, United States. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Franklin Township, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in September 1968, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Henry Earl Capel
Bess A. Boyne
Marriage: 14 July 1917

Spouse and Children


    Bess A. Boyne


14 July 1917
Plymouth, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ellen Holder




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 French (Normandy and Picardy): from a dialect variant of Old French chape ‘hooded cloak’, ‘cape’, ‘hat’ ( see Cape 2).2 probably a Castilianized form of Catalan Capell .3 Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch capeel ‘hood’, ‘headgear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl H Capel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Capel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry E Capel in household of Thomas H Capel, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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