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Albert Kapotsy, Jr.

Birth: He was born in September 1910 at West Haven, Connecticut.  

Family Information: Son of Albert and Florence Kapotsy. His mother probably died around 1919 -- between the birth of Charles in that year and the census in 1920.

Step-son of Marguerite Kapotsy.

Brother of Emma, Margaret, Florence, Charles and Richard Kapotsy.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in Connecticut with his father and siblings while his father was working as a plumber in a shop.  

Home in Colony: In 1930 the family was listed twice on the US census -- once in the colony and once in Leesville, LA, so possibly around this time they were making the move to Leesville and somehow were counted twice. In both cases his father, Albert, was listed as a plumber, but the page in Leesville had additional family members that were not present on the colony listing -- Albert's oldest daughter, Emma, and his sister, Mary Kapotsy (who was a nurse in DeRidder).  

Job in Colony: In March 1922 the crew at the print shop included Mrs. Cantrell and Rose, Comrades Buck, Gleeser and Newman with assistance from students C. Shutt, Maxine and Victor Gaddis,Albert Kapotsy and Arthur Montrose.

In April 1922 he was still part of a group of students who helped out at the print shop that included Maxine and Victor Gaddis, Clarence Shutt and Albert Kapotsy.

He also worked in the cafeteria -- shelling peanuts, setting tables, getting dinner together and washing dishes -- along with Alice Jaques, John Dougherty, Beulah Gaddis, Ruby Synoground, Laura Merrill, Laura Synoground, Margaret Seelye, Emma Kapotsy, Vinita Thurman, Nellie Kemp, Margaret Kapotsy, Rachel Jaques and Dora Cryer.  

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Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died in 1991 and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Leesville, LA.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; "Llano Colonist": March 25, 1922, April 22, 1922; US SSDI;  


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