RALPH NORMAN CAPPS|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
Rt. 3, Box 562C
Effingham, South Carolina 29451
March 1, 1985
Dear Mr. Lundy:
I write this letter with a great deal of sorrow. My husband, Ralph Norman Capps, had a heart attack last March 17 that resulted in his death suddenly. It was his third heart attack. He had the first one in 1963 at age 42. A second one in 1978 after which he retired from work. He worked for the same company for 30 years.
He traveled for awhile and we were able to go with him. Then he was put in the main office in Spartanburg, South Carolina, after retiring we came here to Florence, South Carolina to be near our daughter who lives here. So you see your letter has reached us a year too late.
Norman never talked about what happened very much. But his nerves were very bad for several years.
Mrs. Paul Maschmeyer from Oakland, California came to visit him twice before he would tell her anything. I lost track of her several years ago and tried every way to locate her several years ago, but could not find her.
However, if Norman was still living, he would have cooperated with you, I'm sure. He was a wonderful man and had a great memory, never forgot anything, a very smart man.
I am so sorry you missed him. He would have been so proud of what you are doing, so good luck.
Mrs. R. N. Capps
P.S. I live four miles out of Florence, S.C., but any mail is a route.