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Charles "Charlie" Kapotsy

Birth: He was born in November 1918 in Connecticut.  

Family Information: Son of Albert and Florence Kapotsy. His mother probably died around 1919 -- between the birth of Charles in 1918 and the census in 1920.

Step-son of Marguerite Kapotsy.

Brother of Emma, Albert, Jr., Margaret, Florence and Richard Kapotsy.  

Description: In 1936 his name listed with the Social Security Office was Charles Joseph Kapotsy; in 1946 it was changed to Charles Joseph Kapoesy; and in 1998 to Charles J. Kapoesy.  

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). 

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Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in Newfield, New York where he was working on a CCC project building wells at a state park.

He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from May 1942 through December 1945.  

Death: He died in 1988 -- last known residence was in New York and he was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery at Pensacola, Florida. The inscription on his tombstone reads "RM2 US Navy WWII".  

Sources: Photo Archives; US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; US Applications and Claims Index; US SSDI; US Dept. of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File;  


"One of the men is Charles Kapotsy, son of Albert Kapotsy, who changed his name to Kaposey."

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