Date Original



This collection contains a postcard with a typed poem, "If all were like you," and a handwritten poem "This Day of Thanks I'm thanking you..." written by poet Josie Frazee Cappleman dated November 24, 1932.

Biographical/Historical Note

Josie Frazee Cappleman (1857-1936) was the daughter of Joseph Samuel Frazee and Anne Elizabeth Stone Frazee and was born in either Kentucky or Illinois in June 1857 but grew up in Okolona, Mississippi. Young Josie wrote her first poem at age five, beginning a lifelong love of poetry. She attended Franklin College in Kentucky. Frazee married George T. Cappleman May 5, 1880. They had three children, Lula Cappleman, Louis Cappleman, and George Cappleman. Josie Frazee Cappleman was active in social and patriotic organizations and helped found the Mississippi division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Cappleman family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1903 but George T. Cappleman died shortly after settling in Little Rock. After her husband’s death in 1903, Josie became more reliant on earning a living from her poetry. Cappleman not only wrote poetry, but brochures, historical articles, and was a special correspondent appearing in newspapers nationwide. In 1931, Cappleman a poet laureate of numerous organizations helped form the Poet’s Roundtable of Arkansas. Josie Frazee Cappleman died at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas November 26, 1936.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Illinois, Kentucky; Mississippi





Resource Type



Josie Frazee Cappleman poems, SMC.029.005


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Josie Frazee Cappleman poems, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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