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Ira Asbury "Cappy" Capps

Ira Asbury "Cappy" Capps

Male 1907 - 1973  (65 years)

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  • Name Ira Asbury "Cappy" Capps 
    Born 24 Mar 1907  Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Called himself Ira Alan Capps - hated Asbury. Asbury reputed to be the name of his doctor present at his birth  [2
    1930 Census 2 May 1930  Madison Twp., Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    HIST State Missouri
    County Jasper
    Madison Township
    e.d. 49-39, s.d. 15, Sheet No. 9B
    May 2, 1930 by Loy L Lewis
    Section 8
    line 90, 227/230 MOLOHAN, Della Head O R yes FW 55 Wd 16 yes/yes IllinoisKentucky Illinois Farmer/Dairy Farm
    CAPPS, Ira A. son in law MW 23 M 22 no/yes Arkansas United States UnitedStates Laborer/Dairy Farm
    Easter L. Daughter FW 19 M 18 no/yes Missouri Missouri Missouri,
    PAYNE, Clarence lodger MW 57 wd 20 no/yes Missouri Missouri MissouriLaborer/Dairy Farm 
    Occupation plant foreman, Hercules Powder Company, Carthage, MO Plant, 1955 - 1968 
    Died Feb 1973  Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Fasken Cemetery, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2774  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 May 2011 

    Father Zenis Ambres Capps,   b. 4 Oct 1875, Oregon Flats, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1937, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Mary Frances Cox,   b. 14 Dec 1886, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1941, 1121 Orchard St., Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1905  Crane, Stone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • performed by J.W. Pettit, minister
    Family ID F1266  Group Sheet

    Family Esther Margaret Molohan,   b. 12 Mar 1911, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 2005, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1929  Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. (Living)
     2. (Living)
     3. Ira Alan Capps,   b. 23 Sep 1940, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 2014, Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F1265  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ira, Esther and Ira Alan Capps
    Ira, Esther and Ira Alan Capps
    Ira A. Capps
    Ira A. Capps
    Ira A. Capps
    Ira A. Capps
    Popular Mechanics airplane
    Popular Mechanics airplane
    made by Ira A. Capps and a friend, circa 1927

  • Notes 
    • Ira and friend built a plane based on plans in Popular Mechanics some time in the 1930s.

      From the only picture available, it appears the plane they made was a "Pietenpol Air Camper", a wood aircraft designed by Bernard Pietenpol. The wings would be covered with fabric and then varnished. The plane was a cover story in Popular Mechanics in 1932. Ira did woodworking throughout his life.

      Ira spent most of his adult life working as a line supervisor for the Hercules Powder Plant in Carthage, Missouri. In the early 1960s there was an explosion at the plant while he was home for lunch. His daughter and grandson living in Tulsa, Oklahoma heard the deep sound of the explosion and felt the ground shake. She immediately called her parents, certain she knew what the sound was.

      "Quiet, gentle, great sense of humor. He's the kind of guy who'd click his false teeth at you." WEP, Jr.

      Ira died in 1973 of MS.

  • Sources 
    1. [S368] Social Security Death Index online.

    2. [S2030] Esther Molohan Capps.

    3. [S2697] 1930 Jasper Co., MO Census, State Missouri, County Jasper, Madison Township, e.d. 49-39, s.d. 15, Sheet No. 9B, May 2, 1930 by Loy L Lewis, Section 8, line 90, 227/230 MOLOHAN, Della Head O R yes FW 55 Wd 16 yes/yes Illinois Kentucky Illinois Farmer/Dairy Farm, CAPPS, Ira A. son in law MW 23 M 22 no/yes Arkansas United States United States Laborer/Dairy Farm.

    4. [S368] Social Security Death Index online, Ira CAPPS 24 Mar 1907 Feb 1973 64836 (Carthage, Jasper, MO) (none specified) 490-10-0823 Missouri.

    5. [S2509] Personal comment, T. Anderson Painter, have seen tombstone.

    6. [S2965] Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957, familysearch.org.

    7. [S2509] Personal comment, T. Anderson Painter.


 
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