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Mary Leavitt Edwards



Father: Mother:



Oliver Edwards
Mary Leavitt

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

12/10/1855 Watertown MA

Married:

Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Elmer Hewitt Capen 2/12/1877 Brookline MA Samuel Capen Almira Paul

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

4/3/1838 Stoughton MA 3/22/1905 Tufts College MA
Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Sumner Robinson 4/1908 Winchester MA Charles Robinson Rebecca Ames

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

10/1865 Charlestown MA

Child(ren):

Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Samuel Paul Capen 3/21/1878 Tufts College MA

Ruth Paul Capen 5/19/1879 Tufts College MA

Rosamond Edwards Capen 8/30/1889 East Boothbay ME











Comments:

Family located: Tufts College MA
Occupation: Clergy man; Educator; Third President of Tufts College

Elmer Hewitt Capen graduated from Green Mountain Liberal Institute, and from Tufts College (1860) from which he received the degree A. B. St. Lawrence University conferred upon him the degree D. D. in 1879.

He was ordained as a minister in 1865, and became President of Tufts College in 1875.

He was President of New England Commission on Admission Examinations, Chairman of Massachusetts State Board of Education, served on various committees in connection with Massachusetts normal schools, for twenty years a Trustee of Universalist General Convention, and in 1888 a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

He was charter member of Kappa charge (1856) of Theta Delta Chi, and one of the organization members of Delta chapters of Massachusetts of Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity.

Samuel Paul Capen received the degree AM from Tufts College (1898) and from Harvard University (1900); the degree Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1902). He was formerly Professor of German, Clark College; now Specialist in Higher Education, U. S. Bureau of Education.

Member of Theta Delta Chi, and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternities; and National Institute of Social Sciences.

Ruth Paul Capen received the degree A. B. from Tufts College (1902). Member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.

Other Info:

Census:

1880 Somerville (Middlesex) MA
Capen Elmer H    42    M    Clergyman President Tufts College    MA    MA    MA
_____ Mary L    28    Keeping House    MA    ME    ME
_____ Samuel P    2    Son    S    MA    MA    MA
_____ Ruth P    1    Daughter    S    MA    MA    MA
Edwards Herbert F    16    Boarder    S    Student    MA    ME    MA
Manning Chas B    22    Boarder    S    Student    MA    MA    MA
Edwards Sophia    60    Boarder    S    ME    ME    ME
Carroll Annie    21    Servant    S    Servant    Ireland    Ireland    Ireland
Dunprey Lucy    22    Servant    S    Servant    MA    MA    MA
Smith James     (23)    Servant    S    Servant    Ireland    Ireland    Ireland

1900 Somerville city(Middlesex) MA
Capen Elmer H    Apr 1838    M 23    MA    MA    MA    President College
_____ Mary L    Dec 1852    M 23    3    3    MA    ME    ME
_____ Samuel P    Son    Mar 1878    S    MA    MA    MA    at school
_____ Ruth    Daughter    Apr 1879    S    MA    MA    MA    at school
_____ Rosamund E    Daughter    Aug 1889    S    ME    MA    MA
Anderson Ellen    Servant    July 1880    S    Sweden    Sweden    Sweden    servant
_____ Gerda    Servant    Feb 1884    S    Sweden    Sweden    Sweden    servant

1910 Newton (Middlesex) MA
Robinson Sumner    44    2    MA    MA    MA    Lawyer
_____ Mary L    49    M2    3    3    MA    ME    ME    nne
Capen Rosamond    Step daughter    20    S    ME    MA    MA    none
2 servants also in household

1920 Washington DC
Capen Samuel P    41    MA    MA    MA    North American Committee on Education
_____ Grace W    44    MA    NH    MA    none
_____ Mary    Daughter    MA    MA    MA    none

1930 Buffalo (Erie) NY
Capen Samuel P    52    M 20    MA    MA    MA    Chancellor    University
_____ Grace    66    M 23    MA    MA    MA    none
_____ Mary    Daughter    16    S    MA    MA    MA    none
2 servants also in household

Online:

For more information about the ancestors and descendants of Elmer Hewitt Capen, see this section of Robinson-Capen Family2.

For more information about the career of Elmer Hewitt Capen and a picture, see this page of Tufts Interactive Timeline.