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Eustice, Edith Capper, 1877-1953



  • Existence: 1877 - 1953


Edith Capper was born in Garnett, Kansas, in 1877, the daughter of Herbert and Isabella Capper. She attended secondary school in Garnett and matriculated to Bethany College in Topeka and, later, to Northwestern University’s School of Oratory. Capper was a member of the Northwestern class of 1903. One of her siblings, Arthur Capper, was a prominent Kansas publisher and political figure, serving as the state’s governor and also as a United States senator.

After graduating from Northwestern, Edith Capper taught speech and oratory at Sterling College (originally Cooper Memorial College), Sterling, Kansas. She married Alfred Leroy Eustice, the brother of Mary Eustice, a 1904 alumna of Northwestern’s School of Oratory, on May 25, 1909. Edith and Alfred began their married life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before relocating to Chicago and then Evanston, Illinois. The couple had one daughter, Isabella Eustice, born October 12, 1912. Alfred Eustice died April 30, 1943 and Edith Capper Eustice on February 9, 1953.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edith Capper Eustice (1877-1953) Scrapbook

Identifier: 31/6/204

Edith Capper Eustice (1877-1953) was a member of the Northwestern class of 1903, attending under the name Edith Capper. The collection consists of a facsimile copy of Eustice’s scrapbook, dating from the period circa 1903-1910.

Dates: circa 1903-1910