|Mehitible (Hettie) (Magill) Capron was born October 07, 1834 in Warren County, Pennsylvania to Charles and |
Sarah (Coursen) Magill. She met John Reese Capron and they were married around 1863. Of that marriage four
children were born, Stella, Harold, James and an unknown daughter who died early in life.
In 1870 they were living in Warren Borough, Warren County, Pennsylvania, where John was the acting County
Sheriff. They moved to Gilman, Iroquois County, Illinois and were living with Hettie's parents. Moving to
Argentine in 1883, John was working for the City of Argentine as the City Clerk, Justice of the Peace for
Shawnee Township and the acting Treasurer for the 40th School District of Wyandotte County. John was also
employed at the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe as a Car Account Clerk for eight years. He also served on
numerous juries throughout his residence in Argentine.
Moving to Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma in 1894, due to John's health, they resided on a farm, seven and
one half miles south of the city and 1 mile west of Charter Oak School.
John Reese Capron died October 16, 1897 and is buried in Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie Oklahoma. He was
a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen (A.O.U.W.), Lodge #90 of Wyandotte County, the Grand
Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) and the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (A. F. & A. M.). He served in the Civil
War on the Union side as a Corporal 12th Pennsylvania Calvary, Company E.
Mehitible (Hettie) (Magill) Capron died November 11, 1904 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.