Sunday, September 23, 2018

The full record on Margaret Lynch Capone

We've had some fun the past few days looking at newspaper clippings regarding the life of Mrs. Carmen Capone. I think it's only fair that Papergreat provides a more complete record on the woman — her full name was Margaret Lynch Capone — and her remarkable life. (Most of this material comes from her biographical page on Prabook.)

  • Margaret Lynch Capone lived from March 21, 1907, until January 30, 1998, when she died at age 90.
  • She was born in Wilkinsburg, western Pennsylvania, and appears to have lived most of her life in that general area.
  • She was the daughter of John Edward Lynch and Anna Freda (Dunstrup) Lynch.
  • In the 1950s, she attended both the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
  • She married Carmen R. Capone on July 21, 1936, thus leading to decades of her being referred to as "Mrs. Carmen Capone" in newspaper articles. They had three children together. Her husband predeceased her in 1983.
  • She authored at least two books: So You've Joined a Club (1954) and Parliamentary Pointers (1973).
  • Honors: She was named Woman of Year by Clea News in 1973 and Personality of Year, by the Pittsburgh chapter of Knights of Columbus, in 1979.
  • She served as the editor of Toastmistress Magazine from 1958 to 1962.
  • She was a Roman Catholic and a registered Republican.
  • In March 1973, she spoke at a Parliamentary Workshop sponsored by the Delaware State Association of Parliamentarians in Dover, Delaware. Her biography for that event described her as "a past president of the Pennsylvania State Parliamentarians" and "an author, lecturer and expert on parliamentary law."
  • She is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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