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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: Grand Ledge

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: Capwell Memorial

Brief Description of Subject: From the booklet, "First United Methodist Church, Grand Ledge, Michigan. Walking Tour Guide of the Stained Glass Windows," by C. Bernard Johnson (1994).
The room that is behind the altar was the first choir room. It has four rather plain windows. Two of the windows were donated by James N. Dewitt and Julia Capwell Dewitt as memorials to their parents. The first is a window memorial for John and Julia Capwell. The Capwells were the parents of Mrs. Dewitt who with her husband has a window in the main sanctuary. The Capwells were the great-great grandparents of James Earl, who most of us know from his years as a merchant downtown Grand Ledge. Jim's wife, Joyce Earl, has been helping in the search of the records and reconstruction of histories of the names on our church windows. Julia Capwell was also the aunt to Dick Spenser who has a window in the main sanctuary. The Capwells were married in 1854 in New York, and moved the same year to Michigan and settled in Oneida, moving to Grand Ledge a few years later.

Inscriptions: Mr. and Mrs. John Capwell

Condition of Window: Fair

Height: 3'4"

Width: 2'4"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Capwell Memorial
Capwell Memorial

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