Yes Lydia it is the same John G Capron and here is some of what I have for you, Johs first wife was Sarah Rosser born in 1833 amrried 1860 in Tuscon, AZ. He then married Harriett Isidora Fox, she was born 20 March 1833 in Ohio and died 27 April 1908 in San Diego, California, they were married 1879 in Ashtabula, Ohio. I don't have where she was buried but I would gues the same as John G. Here is what I have on John G Capron.
Came to Arizona with the Overland Rail Company, 1857? Listed, Territorial Census 1864, at Tucson, Arizona, Resident in Arizona 8 years; Occupation Merchant. Property Value at $10,000
John was divorced from Sarah Rosser at Tucson, Arizona 1860, from whom he was divorced by special act of the first Arizona Legiaisture, October 13, 1864/
APHS Clipping Book CA CAr San Diego paper( no date ) Death came to San Diego 1869 mail contractor, Los Angeles-El Paso; when santa Fe entered San Diego, put up warehouse and did contracting; several years ago intered in agreement with Paradise Valley Sanitarium to erect dormitory for nurses in memory of his wife, asking only, that three rooms be reserved for him for the remainder of his life/
Formal death notice San Diego News paper At national city, Sept 7, 1914, uncle of Mrs W. H. Hite of San Diego, Native of VT
San Diego Paper ( no date) Funeral and biog. the mail contractor Los Angeles-El Paso, drove Yuma stage, built warehouse in San Diego, contractor. A niece, Minnie R Capron, Vt A nephew, Chas Capron, Malons NY and a nephew Myron B Capron, Melbourne, IA
Died Sept 7, 1914 age 86 buried greewood Cemetery, San Diego, California
The following is a list, so far as appointed, of the Judges of election for the several election precincts For the First District:"Precinct No. 1-Charles T. Hayden, William J. Osborne, John G. Capron
John G Capron also owned and operated the Capron Stage line.
In 1858, Butterfield's Overland Mail Company, supported by Wells Fargo, superseded this southwest route on its run between San Francisco and St. Louis. The Jackass Mail connected with it at Fort Yuma on the Colorado River. After the interruption of the Civil War, the southwestern mail was carried by several independent stage lines. As listed in Bancroft's Travel Guide of 1869, John Capron's SAN DIEGO & TUCSON line covered the western end.
"Agreeable to the promise, I give you a few facts, as they exist, in reference to the U.S. Mail, now being run by John Capron & Co. between Los Angeles and Tucson, via San Diego.
The contract for carrying the U.S. mails on route 17,404 from Mesilla, New Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, has been let to Barlow, Sanderson & Co., of which our townsman John G. Capron is the Company. The service is to be twice a week ... Our enterprising U.S. Postal Agent, Mr. Alfred Barstow, has made arrangements with the contractors to continue the tri-weekly service from San Diego to Los Angeles as heretofore..."
There was rejoicing in San Diego January 3, 1871, when Seeley and his partner, Wright, put through the first daily stage and mail between this city and Los Angeles. It still took two days to make the trip. The fare was $10. Capron's tri-weekly service to Tucson became a reality the following week, but the end was in sight for him.
February 10, 1872, saw the Union's implying its regrets that:
"Our friend John G. Capron returned from Tucson, Arizona, yesterday, having completed the transfer of that portion of his stage line beyond Arizona City to Messrs. Moore and Carr."
The May 28 issue of 1874 announced his going out of business:
"Col. J. G. Capron has sold his stage line between this city and Yuma to Messrs. Kerens and Mitchell, the new contractors for the mail service between San Diego and Mesilla, New Mexico."
From the Union, July 21, 1874:
"Eight Second-Hand Coaches, for sale cheap.
John G. Capron."
The second act was one divorcing John G. Capron, a member of the House of Representatives from the First Judicial District from one Sarah Rosser of the same District, and the fourth act was one divorcing Elliott Coues from Sarah A. Richardson. Elliott Coues was a post surgeon at Whipple at the time the divorce was granted, and afterwards published "On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer, Garces Diary," one
The following is a list, so far as appointed, of the Judges of election for the several election precincts:
"For the First District:"Precinct No. 1-Charles T. Hayden, William J. Osborne, John G. Capron.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Name. Residence. Occupation. Age. Where Born.
W. Claude Jones, Tucson, Lawyer 46 Ohio.
John G. Capron, " Merchant 35 Ohio.
Daniel H. Stickney, Cababi, Miner 52 Massachusetts.
Gregory P. Harts, Tucson, Surveyor 24 Ohio
Henry D. Jackson, " Wheelwright 40 New York.
Jesus M. Elias, " Ranchero, 35 Arizona.
Nathan B. Appel, Tubac, Merchant 36 Germany.
Norman S. Higgins, Cerro Colorado, Mining Engr. 28 Ohio.
Gilbert W. Hopkins, Maricopa Mine, Mining Engr. 35 New York.
Luis G. Bouchet, La Paz, Carpenter 32 California.
George M. Holaday, " Hotel Keeper 46 Indiana.
Thomas J. Bidwell, Castle Dome, Miner 31 Missouri.
Edward D. Tuttle, Mohave City, Miner 28 New York.
William Walter, " Miner 28 Pennsylvania.
John M. Boggs, Prescott, Miner 32 Missouri.
Jackson McCrackin, Lynx Creek, Miner 36 South Carolina.
James Garvin, Prescott, Physician 33 Illinois.
James S. Giles, " Miner 28 Delaware.