Museum the New Llano Colony



Albert Kapotsy, Jr.

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

Description:  

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.  

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 Margit Kapotsy.

Brother of Margaret, Florence, Charles and Richard Kapotsy.  

Job in Colony: In April 1922 he was part of a group of students who helped out at the print shop that included Victor and Maxine 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.  

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).  

Other Info:  

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": April 22, 1922; US SSDI; FindAGrave.com