Family located: Tufts College MA
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.
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
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.