SOPHIA T. (THOMSON) KAPPLE

Sophia Thompson Kapple at Waukegan, Lake, Illinois in 1884Sophia (Thomson) Kapple
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B. June 14, 1837 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, OH
D. February 6, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
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  • Father: George Thomson born 1807 in Glasgow, Scotland; married Agnes Langmuier on January 25, 1829 in Gorbals, Lanark, Scotland; George died June 1, 1884 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to George Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Agnes (Langmuir) Thomson born 1809 in Glasgow, Scotland; Agnes died July 4, 1872 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Agnes (Langmuir) Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Husband: James Clark Kapple born 1834 in Ohio son of James Kapple (1795-1871) and Dorothy (Clark) Kapple (1791-1875); married Sophia T. Thomson on October 21, 1857 in Lake County, IL.; James died 1866 (See section pertaining to James Clark Kapple buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Agnes (Kapple) Smith born May 4, 1859 in Lake County, IL; married William Henry Smith (1857-1946) on July 27, 1881 in Lake County, IL, son of Henry Smith (?-1896) and Ann Eliza (Truesdell) Smith (1822-1906); children were (1) Ruby Sophia (Smith) Geary (1888-1967), and (2) Burr Frank Smith (1893-1964); Agnes died September 18, 1938 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Agnes and William are buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the Antioch News (Antioch IL) Thursday, September 22, 1938, page 8:

“Life-long Resident
of Grayslake, 79, Dies

   Mrs. William H. Smith, 79, a lifelong resident of the Grayslake vicinity, died at St. Therese’s hospital in Waukegan last Sunday.  Services were held Tuesday in the Grayslake Congregational church, with burial in Grant cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, six grandchildren, a great-grandson and a brother, Frank Kapple”

  1. Frank J. Kapple born April 18, 1862 in Lake County, IL; married Minnie M. Maurer (1877-1922) on June 17, 1902 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO daughter of William Henry Maurer (1851-1900) and Mary Plasilla (Brown) Maurer (1852-1933); children were (1) Ivan Maurer Kapple (1903-1934) (See section pertaining to Ivan Maurer Kapple buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery), (2) Helen (Kapple) Iverson (1905-1977), (3) Frank Kapple, Jr. (1908-1987), (4) William Henry Kapple (1910-1985); Frank died September 1941 (See section pertaining to Frank J. Kapple buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Isabell “Belle” K. (Kapple) Tucker born February 8, 1865 in Fort Hill, Avon Township, Lake County, IL; married George Tucker (1861-1917) on January 13, 1897 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; child was Frances Tucker (1898-?); Isabell died July 30, 1926 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Belle and George are buried in East Fox Lake Cemetery, Lake Villa, Lake County, IL.
  • Siblings:
    • Jane S. (Thomson) Cable born 1830 in Scotland; married David D. Cable (1821-1861) on February 16, 1849 in Lake County, IL; in 1860 they lived in Muskegon County, MI; Jane died 1863; According to the Findagrave memorial of George Beecher Cable (1858-1920) #27038696 by “priscilla ross-fox” and contributed by L. Winslow:

“Suggested edit: George, the son of David and Jane Thomson Cable, was left an orphan in infancy.  His boyhood and youth were spent in Avon Twp. with his maternal grandparents, George and Agnes (Langmuir) Thomson.
   He married Mary Hart Feb. 22, 1882.
   George was a farmer south of Lake Villa until he retired and moved to Grayslake.  he served as a school director for many years.”

According to the Libertyville Independent (Libertyville IL) Thursday, May 6, 1920, page 7 in regards to George Cable:

   “George Beecher Cable was born in Muskegan, Mich., May 24, 1858, and passed away at his home in Grayslake, Ill., April 29, 1920, aged 61 years, 11 months and 5 days.  February 22, 1882 he was united in marriage to mary K. Hart, and to this union one child was born, Henry David Cable, of Grayslake, who with the wife and one sister, Mrs. Ben Hendee, also of Grayslake, with other relatives and many friends survive to mourn his loss.”

According to the Probate Petition for Appointment of Administrator in Muskegon County, MI dated November 29, 1861:

“That David D. Cable late of the Township of Muskegan in the said County of Muskegan departed this life in said Township of Muskegan on Wednesday the thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one… And your petition further shows that the names and residence of the heirs at law of said deceased, and other person interested in his estate, are as follows:
Jane S. Cable, the widow of said deceased David D. Cable
Ellie Cable
Emma Cable
Charles Cable               {Infant heirs of said deceased
George W. Cable
Laurence D. Cable”

    • Margaret Thomson (1833-1849)
    • Agnes (Thomson) Torrance born June 1835 in Ohio; married A. Jarvis Torrance (1825-1896) on April 16, 1859 in Lake County, IL; Agnes died November 9, 1909 in Hebron, McHenry County, IL. (See section pertaining to Agnes (Thomson) Torrance buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Isabella (Thomson) Rathbun (twin) born June 14, 1837 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, OH; married Bela Frost Rathbun (1833-1903) on October 29, 1867 in Lake County, IL, son of Saxton Rodney Rathbun (1805-1886) and Mariah (Lander) Rathbun (1807-1888); Isabella died December 17, 1926 in Plainfield, Will County, IL; Isabella and Bela are buried in Wheatland Township Cemetery, Naperville, Will County, IL
    • William Thomson born January 1, 1842 in Illinois; married Alice E. Lusk (1846-1918) on November 9, 1863 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Chancelor “Chauncey” Lusk (1828-1900) and Adeline Orlana (Bliss) Lusk (1825-1893) (See section pertaining to Chancelor “Chauncey” Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Adaline Orlana “Orlana” (Bliss) Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); William died July 3, 1909; William and Alice are buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • John L. Thomson (1844-1848)
    • Frances Elizabeth (Thomson) Burr born 1845 in Illinois; married Henry F. Burr (1835-1876) on January 12, 1870 in Lake County, IL, son of Gershom and Mary E. (Norris) Burr; Frances died September 15, 1902 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO; Frances and Henry are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO; According to the Weekly Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) Thursday, July 2, 1903, page 3:

“State of Colorado, County of El Paso, ss.
   In the County Court in Probate.
In the matter of the Estate of Frances E. Burr deceased.
   The people of the state of Colorado to Mrs. Agnes Torrance, Hebron, Ill.; William Thompson (sic), Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Isabella Rathbun, Plainfield, Will county, Ill.’ Mrs. Sophia Kapple, 582 E 45th St., Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Emma C. Hendee, Sumner, Ia.; Charles E. Cable, 62 Wells St., Chicago, Ill.; George B. Cable, Lake Villa, Ill; Mrs. J. Dombsky Hurd, Grays Lake, Ill.; Bernice Dombsky, Grays Lake, Ill.; heirs at law of Frances E. Burr, deceased:
   You are hereby notified that an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Frances E. Burr, deceased, who resided in Colorado Springs, El Paso county, Colorado Springs, and departed this life at Colorado Springs in said county and state on or about the 15th day of September, A. D. 1902…”

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Thompson (sic Thomson), age 43, occupation: farmer, born in Scotland; Agnes Thompson, age 41, born in Scotland; Agnes Thompson, age 15, born in Ohio; Isabella Thompson, age 13, born in Ohio; Sophia Thompson, age 13, born in Ohio; William Thompson, age 8, born in Illinois; Elizabeth, age 5, born in Illinois; Charles Walter, age 16, occupation: farmer, born in New Jersey

According to the 1860 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL with a Fox Lake post office, the household members were: James Kapple, age 64, occupation: farmer, born in Connecticut; Dorothy Kapple, age 69, born in Connecticut; James C. Kapple, age 26, occupation: farmer, born in Ohio; Sophia Kapple, age 23, born in Ohio; Agnes Kapple, age 1, born in Illinois; George Winford, age 21, occupation: farm laborer; born in New York; Mary Delap, age 17, occupation: servant, born in New York; John Cooper, age 14, born in England; George Kapple, age 12, born in New York.

According to the 1870 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL with a Hainesville, post office, the household members were: George E. Thompson (sic Thomson) age 63, occupation: farmer, born in Scotland; Agnes Thompson, age 63, born in Scotland; Sophia Kapple, age 20 (sic 33), born in Ohio; Ella Cable, age 16, born in Illinois; Charles Cable, age 14, born in Illinois; George Cable, age 11, born in Illinois; Agnes Kapple, age 11, born in Illinois; Frank Kapple, age 11, born in Illinois; Belle Kapple, age 5, born in Illinois; Chauncey Inman, age 21, born in Illinois

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Thomson (sic Thomson), age 73, widowed, occupation: retired lawyer, born in Scotland, parents born in Scotland; Sophia Kapple, age 42, daughter, widowed, born in Ohio, parents born Scotland; Agnes Kapple, age 21, daughter (of Sophia), single, born in Illinois; Frank J. Kapple, age 18, son (of Sophia), single, occupation: apprentice – harness maker, born in Illinois; Isabella Kapple, age 15, daughter (of Sophia), single, born in Illinois.

According to 1896 U.S. City Directories, 1882-1995 in Chicago, Cook County, IL:

“Kapple, Frank (Frank Kapple & Co.) 4211 S. Halsted, h. 6350 Parnell av
Kapple, Frank & Co. (Frank Kapple and William J. Wyman) harness 4211 S. Halsted
Kapple, Sophia, wid. James C. h. 6350 Parnell av.”

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Calumet Township, Cook County, IL with an address of 9122 Longwood Ave, the household members were: Frank Kapple, head, age 48, married once for 8 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, occupation: manager – harness making; Minnie Kapple, wife, age 33, married once for 8 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Missouri, father born in Indiana, mother born in Missouri; Ivan Kapple, son, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Helen Kapple, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Frank Kapple, age 12/12 (1), single, born in Illinois; Sophia Kapple, mother, age 43, widowed, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Ohio, parents born in Scotland; Hilda Larson, servant, age 21, single, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1908, occupation: cook – private family.

According to the Suburbanite Economist (Chicago IL) Thursday, February 7, 1924, page 1:

SLIPS IN TUB OF BOILING WATER, DIES

   “Mrs. Sophie Kapple, 86 years of age, mother of Frank Kapple, 9533 Longwood Drive, died Wednesday morning.  While letting the hot water run in the tub for a bath, Saturday, Mrs. Kapple slipped and was scalded before the water could be turned off.  She died Monday from the effects of the shock and burns.
   Funeral services were held from the home of her son on Thursday afternoon and the body was taken to Gray’s Lake, Ill. for burial.”

According to the Daily News (Chicago IL) Wednesday, February 6, 1924, page 34:

“KAPPLE – Sophia Thomson Kapple, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1924, aged 86, survived by twin sister, Mrs. isabelle Rathburn, and 3 children, Mrs. Agnes Smith from Gray’s Lake, Frank Kapple and Mrs. Belle K. Tucker.  Funeral at the home of Frank Kapple, 9533 Longwood drive, Chicago at 11 a. m. Thursday, Feb. 7.  Burial at Fort Hill, Lake county, Illinois.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, February 7, 1924, page 8:

“KAPPLE – Sophia Thomson Kapple, Feb. 6, 1924, age 86 years, survived by twin sister, Mrs. Isabelle Rathbun, mother of Agnes S. Smith of Grays Lake, Delle K. Tucker and Frank Kapple.  Funeral at home of son, 9533 Longwood dr., Thursday, Feb. 7, 11 a. m.   Interment Fort Hill, Lake county, Ill.”

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