The Fort Scott Tribune
Friday, September 1, 1950

Thomas J. Capps, 102-1/2 North National, retired Fort Scott restaraunt operator, and father of Earl Capps of the Tribune mechanical department, died at 1 p.m. yesterday, after a two weeks illness.

Born in Gilford County, N.C. on Oct 19, 1863, Thomas J. Capps was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield(1) Capps. He was married at Fort Scott to Miss Grace May Rose, who preceded him in death.

For many years he operated a restaraunt on Wall Street.

Surviving are three sons, Ralph, Selma, Cal.; Arthur, Topeka; and Earl, Fort Scott; a sister, Mrs. W.S.(2, 3) Lee, Fort Scott; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Earl's Memorial home, conducted by the Rev. Wesley Fornwalt. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

The Fort Scott Tribune - Monitor
Saturday, September 2, 1950

Funeral services for T.J. Capps, retired Fort Scott restaraunt operator, were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Earl's Memorial home, conducted by the Rev. Wesley Fornwalt.

Music was furnished by Earl Konantz, soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Frank Decker.

Interment was in the family lot in Maple Grove cemetery. Pallbearers were John Pryor, Andrew Uttinger, Press Updike, Clarence Thornton, jr., and Forrest Simpson.

Arthur Capps was here from Topeka for the services.

(1 )Capps' father's name was Whitfield
(2 )Winfield Scott
(3 )Thomas' sister, Priscilla

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