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Name: Capin, Eleanor (1918-2008)


Historical Note: Eleanor Hoffman Capin was born on October 9, 1918 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She grew up in New York City and was a hat model in her early 20s. She married Samuel Rudolphe Capin on January 15, 1944 in Manhattan, New York and moved to Norfolk, Virginia soon after. Capin volunteered for several organizations during her life in Norfolk, including the Needlework Guild of America and the Children's Art Center. She was also a major player in the opening of the DePaul Hospital Gift Shop, Fred Heutte Horticultural Foundation, and the Fred Heutte Center. Capin was also responsible for the creation of a regional nonprofit organization called the Amputee Support Group. In 1976, she was a member of the City of Norfolk's Bicentennial Commission. Capin died on September 13, 2008 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.





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