Buddy Alsup

Male, #35671

Family

Mary Ellen Culpepper
Last Edited2 Jan 2000

Virginia Fern Bryant

Female, #35672, (14 Aug 1918 - 13 Oct 1984)
Birth*14 Aug 1918 Virginia was born at California on 14 Aug 1918. 
Marriage*1936 She married Howard Hershel Culpepper at Fresno, Fresno Co., California, in 1936. 
Married Name1936  As of 1936, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death of Spouse11 Dec 1974 Her husband Howard Hershel Culpepper died on 11 Dec 1974 at Visalia, Tulare Co., California.1 
Residence*1978 Virginia resided at Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., California, in 1978. 
Death*13 Oct 1984 She died at Fresno, Fresno Co., California, on 13 Oct 1984 at age 66.1 

Family

Howard Hershel Culpepper (16 Aug 1909 - 11 Dec 1974)
Children
Last Edited15 Jun 2000

Citations

  1. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180

Galena Fern Culpepper

Female, #35673
Father*Howard Hershel Culpepper (16 Aug 1909 - 11 Dec 1974)
Mother*Virginia Fern Bryant (14 Aug 1918 - 13 Oct 1984)

Family

Jerry White
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Jun 2000

Jerry White

Male, #35674

Family

Galena Fern Culpepper
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Daniel Samuel Culpepper

Male, #35675
Father*Howard Hershel Culpepper (16 Aug 1909 - 11 Dec 1974)
Mother*Virginia Fern Bryant (14 Aug 1918 - 13 Oct 1984)

Family

Alice Davidian (1 Nov 1934 - 16 Jun 1994)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Jun 2000

Alice Davidian

Female, #35676, (1 Nov 1934 - 16 Jun 1994)
Birth*1 Nov 1934 Alice was born on 1 Nov 1934. Her mother's maiden name was Agababian.1 
Married Namecirca 1970  As of circa 1970, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*16 Jun 1994 She died at Fresno, Fresno Co., California, on 16 Jun 1994 at age 59.1 

Family

Daniel Samuel Culpepper
Last Edited31 Mar 2003

Citations

  1. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180

Thomas Ardus Culpepper1

Male, #35677, (26 Jul 1885 - 4 Jul 1958)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Name Variation He was also known as Ard. 
Birth*26 Jul 1885 Thomas was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 26 Jul 1885.1 
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 His mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 He married Nettie Pearl Russell on 12 Mar 1913 at age 27. 
Photographed*say 1914 He was photographed say 1914
Left to right: Thomas Ardus Culpepper, Herman Culpepper, and Lunus Culpepper.2
Culpepper brothers
Death of Child14 Apr 1914 His child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 14 Apr 1914 at Potter Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Child14 Apr 1914 His child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 14 Apr 1914 at Potter Co., Texas.4 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Thomas registered for the WW-I draft, naming Nettie Pearl Culpepper as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.1 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.5 
Employment* Thomas's occupation: Santa Fe RR. 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.6 
Death of Father22 May 1955 His father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.7 
Death*4 Jul 1958 He died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 4 Jul 1958 at age 72.8 
Burial*6 Jul 1958 His body was interred on 6 Jul 1958 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Biography* The following funeral notice is from an unknown source: THOMAS A. CULPEPPER Thomas A. Culpepper, 72, a retired Santa Fe Railroad Car Inspector, died today at 2:45 A.M. in St. Anthony's Hospital. A resident of Amarillo since 1908, he lived at 508 Houston. He was born July 26, 1885, in Anniston, Ala. [This, like the references to other children being born in Ashland, AL might be an attempt to reference a geographic location that would be recognized outside of Alabama. The 1880 census shows Ard's father, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper, living with his parents in Clay county. Ard's parents married in Clay county. Ard's sister, Mrs. Iva Culpepper Cline, wrote in a 31 Jul 1978 letter about visiting "the old farm where all the children were born" at Gibsonville near Ashland. So far, there is nothing except the obituary to indicate that Ard's parents might have had a child in Anniston, Calhoun county.] Survivors include his wife Nettie of Amarillo, two daughters, Mrs. Harold Bell of Amarillo and Mrs. Hollis Mashburn of Los Angeles; a brother, Dick Culpepper of Amarillo; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Spence Crossman of Pampa, and Mrs. Wade Ginnings and Mrs. Iva Cline, both of Amarillo, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 4 P.M. in Griggs Pioneer Chapel. Burial will be at Llano cemetery. 

Family

Nettie Pearl Russell (27 Apr 1895 - 11 Jul 1984)
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 He married Nettie Pearl Russell on 12 Mar 1913 at age 27. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Thomas Ardus Culpepper, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 33, born 26 Jul 1885, White, Car Inspector at P&SF Railway Co., Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Mrs. Nettie Culpepper-wife, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Tall height, Stout build, Gray eyes, dark hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  2. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  3. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    E. (sic) A. Culpeper (Inf. of) died 14 Apr 1914 in Potter Co., TX, 8628.
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    T A Culpepper is the father of an infant born 14 Apr 1914 in Potter Co., Texas.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 20B, Pg 169, 506 S. Houston St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas A. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Wife, F, 24, M, MO AR MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 4 5/12, S, TX AL MO.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 3B, Pg 107, Pct. 1, 307 Arthur St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Tom A. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, md@27, LA AL AL, Car Inspector-Steam-RR
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md@17, MO MO MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, s, TX LA MO
    Virginia Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, TX LA MO.
  7. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.
  8. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas A Culpepper died 4 Jul 1958 in Potter Co., TX.

Nettie Pearl Russell

Female, #35678, (27 Apr 1895 - 11 Jul 1984)
Birth*27 Apr 1895 Nettie was born at Webster Co., Missouri, on 27 Apr 1895. 
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 She married Thomas Ardus Culpepper on 12 Mar 1913 at age 17. 
Married Name12 Mar 1913  As of 12 Mar 1913, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Child14 Apr 1914 Her child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 14 Apr 1914 at Potter Co., Texas.1 
Death of Child14 Apr 1914 Her child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 14 Apr 1914 at Potter Co., Texas.2 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Thomas Ardus Culpepper named Nettie as his nearest relative when registering for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.3 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Nettie was listed as Thomas Ardus Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Nettie was listed as Thomas Ardus Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.5 
Death of Spouse4 Jul 1958 Her husband Thomas Ardus Culpepper died on 4 Jul 1958 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.6 
Death*11 Jul 1984 She died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 11 Jul 1984 at age 89.7 

Family

Thomas Ardus Culpepper (26 Jul 1885 - 4 Jul 1958)
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 She married Thomas Ardus Culpepper on 12 Mar 1913 at age 17. 
Children
Last Edited27 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    T A Culpepper is the father of an infant born 14 Apr 1914 in Potter Co., Texas.
  2. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    E. (sic) A. Culpeper (Inf. of) died 14 Apr 1914 in Potter Co., TX, 8628.
  3. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Thomas Ardus Culpepper, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 33, born 26 Jul 1885, White, Car Inspector at P&SF Railway Co., Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Mrs. Nettie Culpepper-wife, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Tall height, Stout build, Gray eyes, dark hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 20B, Pg 169, 506 S. Houston St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas A. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Wife, F, 24, M, MO AR MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 4 5/12, S, TX AL MO.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 3B, Pg 107, Pct. 1, 307 Arthur St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Tom A. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, md@27, LA AL AL, Car Inspector-Steam-RR
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md@17, MO MO MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, s, TX LA MO
    Virginia Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, TX LA MO.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas A Culpepper died 4 Jul 1958 in Potter Co., TX.
  7. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Nettie Culpepper, Female, died 11 Jul 1984 in Potter Co., TX.

Amy Frances Culpepper

Female, #35679, (14 Nov 1887 - 17 Jan 1888)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*14 Nov 1887 Amy was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 14 Nov 1887. 
Death*17 Jan 1888 She died at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 Jan 1888. 
Burial*18 Jan 1888 Her body was interred on 18 Jan 1888 at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    in 1979 or 1984 survey but many unmarked graves.

Herman Culpepper

Male, #35680, (circa 1888 - circa 1890)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*circa 1888 Herman was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, circa 1888. 
Death*circa 1890 He died at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama, circa 1890.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
    from Exa or Iva.

Hattie Mae Culpepper

Female, #35681, (25 Feb 1890 - 25 Dec 1975)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Married Name Her married name was Smith. 
Birth*25 Feb 1890 Hattie was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 Feb 1890. 
Marriage* She married George J. Smith
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 Her mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Death of Father22 May 1955 Her father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.1 
Photographed*say 1960 She was photographed say 1960 at Texas.
Hattie & sister Bessie
Photographedsay 1970 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1970 at Texas
Left to right: Mary Exa (Culpepper) Crossman, Hattie Mae (Culpepper) Smith, and Ive (Culpepper) Cline.
Culpepper sisters
Death*25 Dec 1975 She died at Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Texas, on 25 Dec 1975 at age 85. 

Family

George J. Smith (circa 1887 - )
Marriage* She married George J. Smith
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.

George J. Smith

Male, #35682, (circa 1887 - )
Birth*circa 1887 George was born circa 1887. 
Marriage* He married Hattie Mae Culpepper

Family

Hattie Mae Culpepper (25 Feb 1890 - 25 Dec 1975)
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Bessie Culpepper

Female, #35683, (28 Sep 1893 - 3 Oct 1964)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*28 Sep 1893 Bessie was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 28 Sep 1893. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 Her mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Bessie, Iva and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.1 
Married Namecirca 1915  As of circa 1915, her married name was Ginnings. 
Marriage*circa 1915 She married Sam Wade Ginnings circa 1915.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Bessie was listed as Sam Wade Ginnings's wife on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Death of Father22 May 1955 Her father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.3 
Photographed*say 1960 She was photographed say 1960 at Texas.
Hattie & sister Bessie
Death*3 Oct 1964 She died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 3 Oct 1964 at age 71. 
Burial*circa 6 Oct 1964 Her body was interred circa 6 Oct 1964 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas

Family

Sam Wade Ginnings (circa 1886 - )
Marriage*circa 1915 She married Sam Wade Ginnings circa 1915.2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 13A, Pg 117, Pct. 1, 1002 S. Johnson, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam W. Ginnings, Head, M, 43, M, md@29, TX KY KY, Lay Linolium-Furn St
    Bessie (Culpepper) Ginnings, Wife, F, 36, M, md@22, AL GA GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Father-in-Law, M, 68, WD, GA TN TN, Bagman-Flourmill.
  3. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.

Sam Wade Ginnings

Male, #35684, (circa 1886 - )
Birth*circa 1886 Sam was born at Texas circa 1886.1 
Marriage*circa 1915 He married Bessie Culpepper circa 1915.1 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Sam was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.1 

Family

Bessie Culpepper (28 Sep 1893 - 3 Oct 1964)
Last Edited5 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 13A, Pg 117, Pct. 1, 1002 S. Johnson, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam W. Ginnings, Head, M, 43, M, md@29, TX KY KY, Lay Linolium-Furn St
    Bessie (Culpepper) Ginnings, Wife, F, 36, M, md@22, AL GA GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Father-in-Law, M, 68, WD, GA TN TN, Bagman-Flourmill.

Iva Culpepper

Female, #35685, (27 Jul 1896 - May 1995)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*27 Jul 1896 Iva was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 27 Jul 1896. 
Employment* Iva's occupation: Bell Telephone. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 Her mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Bessie, Iva and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.1 
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 She married James Marshall Cline on 12 Mar 1913 at age 16. 
Married Name12 Mar 1913  As of 12 Mar 1913, her married name was Cline. 
Birth of Son2 Sep 1915 Her son James Morris Cline was born on 2 Sep 1915 at Sinton, San Patricio Co., Texas
Death of Spouse28 May 1918 Her husband James Marshall Cline died on 28 May 1918 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Death of Father22 May 1955 Her father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Photographedsay 1970 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1970 at Texas
Left to right: Mary Exa (Culpepper) Crossman, Hattie Mae (Culpepper) Smith, and Ive (Culpepper) Cline.
Culpepper sisters
Death of Son13 Dec 1982 Her son James Morris Cline died on 13 Dec 1982 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Death*May 1995 She died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, in May 1995 at age 98. 
Biography* Iva was an operator and supervisor for Bell Telephone for many years. In a 29 Jul 1978 letter, Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman wrote: Today is Iva's birthday, she is 82 years old. I called her early this morning, and she was out mowing her lawn. I can't do that any more....
Exa added in a 13 Dec 1978 letter: We are going to Amarillo next week to take Iva's gifts. Do wish she would come spend the day with us but she has about 10 old cats and she feeds them at 5 a.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. so there is no use asking her to come down here so she spends the day alone. We will call her Christmas Day.
In 1992, Iva was living at 804 S. Adams Street Amarillo, TX 79101. 

Family

James Marshall Cline (12 Aug 1889 - 28 May 1918)
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 She married James Marshall Cline on 12 Mar 1913 at age 16. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.

James Marshall Cline

Male, #35686, (12 Aug 1889 - 28 May 1918)
Birth*12 Aug 1889 James was born on 12 Aug 1889. 
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 He married Iva Culpepper on 12 Mar 1913 at age 23. 
Birth of Son2 Sep 1915 His son James Morris Cline was born on 2 Sep 1915 at Sinton, San Patricio Co., Texas
Death*28 May 1918 He died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 28 May 1918 at age 28. 
Burial* His body was interred at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas

Family

Iva Culpepper (27 Jul 1896 - May 1995)
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Lunus Culpepper1

Male, #35687, (6 Sep 1897 - 13 Jan 1961)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Name Variation He was also known as Dick. 
Birth*6 Sep 1897 Lunus was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 Sep 1897.1 
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 His mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Lunus was listed as a son in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.2 
Photographedsay 1914 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1914
Left to right: Thomas Ardus Culpepper, Herman Culpepper, and Lunus Culpepper.3
Culpepper brothers
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Lunus registered for the WW-I draft, naming Thomas Jefferson Culpepper as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918.1 
Marriage*5 Oct 1918 He married Mary Ethyl McPherson at Texas on 5 Oct 1918 at age 21. 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Lunus was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.4 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Lunus was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.5 
Birth of Child2 Feb 1931 His child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1931 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.6 
Death of Child2 Feb 1931 His child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 2 Feb 1931 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.6 
Birth of Son20 Jul 1934 His son Thomas Edgar Culpepper was born on 20 Jul 1934 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.7 
Death of Father22 May 1955 His father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.8 
Photographed*say 1960 He was photographed say 1960 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.3
Lunus & Mary E. (McPherson) Culpepper
Death*13 Jan 1961 He died at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas, on 13 Jan 1961 at age 63.9 
Burial*16 Jan 1961 His body was interred on 16 Jan 1961 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source: L. (Dick) CULPEPPER Tri-state area Canyon, January 14 (Special). Funeral services for L. (Dick) Culpepper, 63, will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday in the First Church of Canyon with the Rev. Strauss Atkinson, Pastor, officiating Mr. Culpepper died early Friday at his home here. He had lived in Canyon for the past four years, and had operated the Coney Island Shop (candy store) near the West Texas State College campus on 4th Avenue. He was born Sept 6, 1897, in [Gibsonville, near] Ashland Ala. He had lived with his family in Hereford before coming to Canyon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Ethyl, of the home, a son Thomas Edgar Culpepper, with the U. S Army in Hawaii; a daughter Mrs. Robina Robbins of Albuquerque, NM; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Exa Crossman of Pampa, Mrs. Bessie Ginnings and Mrs. Iva Cline, both of Amarillo Burial will be at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of La Grone Funeral Home of Canyon.

From Kyra Ludwigson:

I was only 7 when he [Lunus] died. The memories I have of him (my mom use to put my older sister, Lynn, and me on a greyhound bus in Albuquerque, and we would go to visit my grandparents in the summer in Canyon) They also lived in Pampa, Hereford, and Amarillo. I remember my grandfather had a very bad limp, which my mom said he got from playing baseball, and somebody slid into him and injured his hip. I remember watching him play in a baseball game. He took BC, a powder form of aspirin to ease the constant pain. He owned a Coney Island stand, where he would make chili dogs, home made fudge, divinity, coconut squares, peanut patties and peanut brittle, which he stirred up in big copper kettles in the back of the store. He sold Nehi soda out of a red Coke ice box. I remember that he loved to fish, and took us fishing on a number of occasions. 

Family

Mary Ethyl McPherson (14 Apr 1897 - Jul 1981)
Marriage*5 Oct 1918 He married Mary Ethyl McPherson at Texas on 5 Oct 1918 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Nov 2006

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Lunas Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 21, born 6 Sep 1897, White, Candy maker at J. E. Bryant Company, Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Thomas J. Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Medium height, Medium build, Brown eyes, brown hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  3. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 8B, Pg 157, 902 Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Lumis Culpepper, Head, M, 22, M, AL AL AL, Candymaker-Factory
    Marge Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, M, MO VA MO.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, Sheet 1A, Pg 195, Precinct 2, Pampa, Gray Co., TX
    Own-$1500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Lunas Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md@21, AL US US, Salesman-Candy
    Ethel M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, md@21, MO WV MO
    Exa R. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 6/12, S, TX AL MO.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    L. Culpepper (Infant of), Gray Co., Feb 9 1931, 7886.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  8. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.
  9. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lunas Culpepper died 13 Jan 1961 in Randall Co., TX.

Mary Ethyl McPherson

Female, #35688, (14 Apr 1897 - Jul 1981)
Father*Samuel Edgar McPherson (c 1860 - )
Mother*Florence Hopper (c 1867 - )
Birth*14 Apr 1897 Mary was born at Polk Co., Missouri, on 14 Apr 1897.1 
Marriage*5 Oct 1918 She married Lunus Culpepper at Texas on 5 Oct 1918 at age 21. 
Married Name5 Oct 1918  As of 5 Oct 1918, her married name was Culpepper. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Mary was listed as Lunus Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Mary was listed as Lunus Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Child2 Feb 1931 Her child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1931 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.4 
Death of Child2 Feb 1931 Her child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 2 Feb 1931 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son20 Jul 1934 Her son Thomas Edgar Culpepper was born on 20 Jul 1934 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.1 
SSN*1958 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1958 in Texas.1 
Photographedsay 1960 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph say 1960 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.5
Lunus & Mary E. (McPherson) Culpepper
Death of Spouse13 Jan 1961 Her husband Lunus Culpepper died on 13 Jan 1961 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.6 
Death of Son20 Sep 1978 Her son Thomas Edgar Culpepper died on 20 Sep 1978 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico.1,7 
Death*Jul 1981 She died at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, in Jul 1981 at age 84.1 
Biography* Ethyl was living with her daughter, Robina, at the time of her death. 

Family

Lunus Culpepper (6 Sep 1897 - 13 Jan 1961)
Marriage*5 Oct 1918 She married Lunus Culpepper at Texas on 5 Oct 1918 at age 21. 
Children
Last Edited8 Dec 2006

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 8B, Pg 157, 902 Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Lumis Culpepper, Head, M, 22, M, AL AL AL, Candymaker-Factory
    Marge Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, M, MO VA MO.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, Sheet 1A, Pg 195, Precinct 2, Pampa, Gray Co., TX
    Own-$1500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Lunas Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md@21, AL US US, Salesman-Candy
    Ethel M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, md@21, MO WV MO
    Exa R. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 6/12, S, TX AL MO.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    L. Culpepper (Infant of), Gray Co., Feb 9 1931, 7886.
  5. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lunas Culpepper died 13 Jan 1961 in Randall Co., TX.
  7. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Thomas Edgar Culpepper, 20 Jul 1934 - 20 Sep 1978, Served 9 Dec 1953 to 2 Apr 1962 as SP/4 in the US Army, Interred 25 Sep 1978 in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Section 3, Site 1237.

Mary Exa Culpepper

Female, #35689, (29 Feb 1900 - 22 Jan 1988)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*29 Feb 1900 Mary was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, 29 Feb 1900. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 Her mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Bessie, Iva and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*26 Jul 1923 She married Spencer Burnis Crossman at White Deer, Carson Co., Texas, on 26 Jul 1923. 
Married Name26 Jul 1923  As of 26 Jul 1923, her married name was Crossman. 
Birth of Son4 Oct 1929 Her son George Donald Crossman was born on 4 Oct 1929 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Death of Father22 May 1955 Her father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.3 
Death of Spouse1 Apr 1959 Her husband Spencer Burnis Crossman died on 1 Apr 1959 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas
Photographed*say 1970 She was photographed say 1970 at Texas
Left to right: Mary Exa (Culpepper) Crossman, Hattie Mae (Culpepper) Smith, and Ive (Culpepper) Cline.
Culpepper sisters
Death*22 Jan 1988 She died at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 22 Jan 1988. 
Biography* Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman wrote in a 24 Sep 1978 letter that she was nine months old when her parents left Alabama. The following article appeared in the Pampa News in 1976: Leap Year babies By ANNA BURCHELL, Pampa New Staff Mrs. Exa Crossman of 601 N. Sumner is observing her 19th real birthday today--but she is 76 years old. She was born in 1900--on February 29--which only comes round every four years. "I've never thought anything about being a Leap Year baby." she said. "I've never missed a birthday. They counted it on the 28th, and I became a year older." Mrs. Crossman's daughter, Mrs. Fred Carothers of 1620 N. Nelson, reminded her mother that today is a "real birthday." "I'll attend church and go to the Carothers for dinner," she said. As for birthday wishes, Mrs. Crossman asks for "peace and happiness for my children and the world. That's my only birthday wish and if I'm here four years from now. I'll wish the same." During Mrs. Crossman's school years, she doesn't remember a single student who had the same birthday as she. She was born February 29,1900, in Ashland, Ala. in "the most beautiful, spacious five - room log house with pine trees and magnolias in the back yard." "My father was a carpenter and he built the house himself," she said. The family moved to Amarillo in 1910 where they stayed until 1921 when they moved to Pampa and Mrs. Crossman's father went into business--a candy factory and a confectionery. After Mrs. Crossman, the former Exa Culpepper, moved to Amarillo she heard her father describe the house he built so many times that she went back to see it when she was 19 years of age. "It was just lovely," she said. Mrs. Crossman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Culpepper. Her mother died when she was a child and her father never remarried. She is the youngest of six children. Mrs. Crossman remembers when she moved to Pampa in 1921 at a time when there were no paved streets and the sidewalks were made of wood. She met her husband, Spence Crossman, in 1921 and they were married on July 26, 1923. They lived in Pampa a short time following their marriage then moved to Amarillo. When they returned to Pampa in 1931 he worked for the "police force," she said. He also sold cars for Frank Culberson. Her husband died in 1959 following a heart attack. Mrs. Crossman is quick to say she doesn't like a lot of fuss and bother over her birthday. "I like to do for others," she said. She remembers one day when her family was getting ready to attend church and a big dust storm blew in and even with the lights on inside the house the dust was so thick one couldn't see. She said her husband was working as a constable then -- filling in for someone -- and a lady in a club on the Lefors highway got down on her knees. "She thought the world was coming to an end," Mrs. Crossman said. Although the years have gone by and there have been some hardships. Mrs. Crossman counts her blessings each and every day. "I read a lot," she said. "I read the New Testament through 12 times each year." Her other children include a son, George Crossman of Franklin, La., and a daughter, Ann Green of Hobbs, N.M. She has five grandchildren. She was presented a birthday cake by the Pampa News. "What a surprise!'' she said. "I had planned to bake my own cake. Now I won't have to." The cake featured "Happy 19th" with a rabbit leaping in one corner of the icing.... Leap Year babies are not common in Gray County. There wasn't a single Febrary 29th birth recorded here in 1972, and only one each in 1968 and in 1964.
      Exa mentioned in a 29 Jul 1978 letter that she had a small garden. She also suffered from arthritis, in a 13 Dec 1978 letter Exa wrote: Have suffered with my right hip where I had surgery in 73. At times I make a false move this hip slips and touches the nerves in my leg and oh I almost lose my mind. I'm trying so hard to get over this for George and family will be here for Christmas also Ann and Ray.... You know Dick [Lunus] was a candy maker for a firm in Amarillo. And guess it has rubbed off on me. At Christmas time I get so many calls for my recipes for candy I rise to go and help the friends make it but I can't do that any more so I just keep my recipes by the phone so I'll have them handy when people call.
      Exa suffered a stroke before her death. 

Family

Spencer Burnis Crossman (8 Nov 1899 - 1 Apr 1959)
Marriage*26 Jul 1923 She married Spencer Burnis Crossman at White Deer, Carson Co., Texas, on 26 Jul 1923. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited17 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 10B, Pg 159, 1101 S. Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 59, WD, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 19, S, AL AL AL.
  3. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.

Spencer Burnis Crossman

Male, #35690, (8 Nov 1899 - 1 Apr 1959)
Birth*8 Nov 1899 Spencer was born on 8 Nov 1899. 
Employment* Spencer's occupation: constable. 
Marriage*26 Jul 1923 He married Mary Exa Culpepper at White Deer, Carson Co., Texas, on 26 Jul 1923 at age 23. 
Birth of Son4 Oct 1929 His son George Donald Crossman was born on 4 Oct 1929 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Death*1 Apr 1959 He died at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 1 Apr 1959 at age 59. 
Biography* According to an article about Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman in the 29 Feb 1976 Pampa News Spence worked for the Pampa "police force" in 1931 and he also sold cars. He died of a heart attack. 

Family

Mary Exa Culpepper (29 Feb 1900 - 22 Jan 1988)
Children
Last Edited27 Jan 2007

Infant Son Culpepper

Male, #35691, (17 Sep 1905 - 28 Sep 1905)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*17 Sep 1905 Infant was born at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, on 17 Sep 1905. 
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 His mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Death*28 Sep 1905 He died at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, on 28 Sep 1905. 
Burial*29 Sep 1905 His body was interred on 29 Sep 1905 at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Mar 2004

Madeline Viola Culpepper

Female, #35692, (4 Jul 1915 - 1 Feb 1992)
Father*Thomas Ardus Culpepper (26 Jul 1885 - 4 Jul 1958)
Mother*Nettie Pearl Russell (27 Apr 1895 - 11 Jul 1984)
Birth*4 Jul 1915 Madeline was born at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 4 Jul 1915.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Madeline was listed as a daughter in Thomas Ardus Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Madeline and Virginia was listed as a daughter in Thomas Ardus Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.3 
Married Namecirca 1933  As of circa 1933, her married name was Mashburn. 
Marriage*circa 1933 She married Hollis Edgar Mashburn circa 1933. 
Death of Father4 Jul 1958 Her father Thomas Ardus Culpepper died on 4 Jul 1958 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.4 
Death of Spouse15 Nov 1962 Her husband Hollis Edgar Mashburn died on 15 Nov 1962 at Los Angeles Co., California.5 
Residence*1978 Madeline resided at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, in 1978. 
Death of Mother11 Jul 1984 Her mother Nettie Pearl Russell died on 11 Jul 1984 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.6 
Death*1 Feb 1992 She died at Los Angeles Co., California, on 1 Feb 1992 at age 76.5 

Family

Hollis Edgar Mashburn (10 Nov 1911 - 15 Nov 1962)
Marriage*circa 1933 She married Hollis Edgar Mashburn circa 1933. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    T R Culpepper is the father of an otherwise unidentified infant born 4 Jul 1915 in Unknown Co., Texas.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 20B, Pg 169, 506 S. Houston St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas A. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Wife, F, 24, M, MO AR MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 4 5/12, S, TX AL MO.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 3B, Pg 107, Pct. 1, 307 Arthur St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Tom A. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, md@27, LA AL AL, Car Inspector-Steam-RR
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md@17, MO MO MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, s, TX LA MO
    Virginia Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, TX LA MO.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas A Culpepper died 4 Jul 1958 in Potter Co., TX.
  5. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Nettie Culpepper, Female, died 11 Jul 1984 in Potter Co., TX.

Hollis Edgar Mashburn

Male, #35693, (10 Nov 1911 - 15 Nov 1962)
Birth*10 Nov 1911 Hollis was born on 10 Nov 1911.1 
Marriage*circa 1933 He married Madeline Viola Culpepper circa 1933. 
Death*15 Nov 1962 He died at Los Angeles Co., California, on 15 Nov 1962 at age 51.1 

Family

Madeline Viola Culpepper (4 Jul 1915 - 1 Feb 1992)
Children
Last Edited17 Jul 2000

Citations

  1. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180

Virginia Louise Culpepper

Female, #35694, (4 Mar 1922 - 1 Mar 1988)
Father*Thomas Ardus Culpepper (26 Jul 1885 - 4 Jul 1958)
Mother*Nettie Pearl Russell (27 Apr 1895 - 11 Jul 1984)
Birth*4 Mar 1922 Virginia was born at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 4 Mar 1922.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Madeline and Virginia was listed as a daughter in Thomas Ardus Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*8 Jun 1954 She married Harold Lee Bell at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 8 Jun 1954 at age 32. 
Married Name8 Jun 1954  As of 8 Jun 1954, her married name was Bell. 
Death of Father4 Jul 1958 Her father Thomas Ardus Culpepper died on 4 Jul 1958 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.3 
Death of Spouse5 May 1965 Her husband Harold Lee Bell died on 5 May 1965 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri
Death of Mother11 Jul 1984 Her mother Nettie Pearl Russell died on 11 Jul 1984 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.4 
Death*1 Mar 1988 She died at Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., California, on 1 Mar 1988 at age 65. 

Family

Harold Lee Bell (25 Dec 1922 - 5 May 1965)
Marriage*8 Jun 1954 She married Harold Lee Bell at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 8 Jun 1954 at age 32. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Thomas Culpepper is the father of an infant born 4 Mar 1922 in Potter Co., Texas.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 3B, Pg 107, Pct. 1, 307 Arthur St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Tom A. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, md@27, LA AL AL, Car Inspector-Steam-RR
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md@17, MO MO MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, s, TX LA MO
    Virginia Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, TX LA MO.
  3. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas A Culpepper died 4 Jul 1958 in Potter Co., TX.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Nettie Culpepper, Female, died 11 Jul 1984 in Potter Co., TX.

Harold Lee Bell

Male, #35695, (25 Dec 1922 - 5 May 1965)
Birth*25 Dec 1922 Harold was born at Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Texas, on 25 Dec 1922. 
Marriage*8 Jun 1954 He married Virginia Louise Culpepper at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 8 Jun 1954 at age 31. 
Death*5 May 1965 He died at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri, on 5 May 1965 at age 42. 
Burial* His body was interred at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas

Family

Virginia Louise Culpepper (4 Mar 1922 - 1 Mar 1988)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Exa Robina Culpepper

Female, #35696, (15 Sep 1926 - 28 Feb 2006)
Father*Lunus Culpepper (6 Sep 1897 - 13 Jan 1961)
Mother*Mary Ethyl McPherson (14 Apr 1897 - Jul 1981)
Birth15 Aug 1926 She was born on 15 Aug 1926. From Janna Bordeaux:
Mary E. gave out this date so that my mother could go to school early w/ her cousins. Her birth records were burned up in a fire or something.1,2 
Birth*15 Sep 1926 Exa was born at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 15 Sep 1926. This is Robina's actual birth date.3,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Exa was listed as a daughter in Lunus Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Married Name27 Jul 1947  As of 27 Jul 1947, her married name was Robbins.5 
Marriage* She married (?) Grier at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico
Married Name Her married name was Grier. 
Death of Father13 Jan 1961 Her father Lunus Culpepper died on 13 Jan 1961 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.6 
Death of MotherJul 1981 Her mother Mary Ethyl McPherson died in Jul 1981 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico.1 
Death*28 Feb 2006 She died at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, on 28 Feb 2006 at age 79
Obituary:
Robina "Robi" Culpepper's (Robbins, Grier) life of service came to an end peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. She was born in Pampa, TX on September 15, 1926. Robi earned her nursing degree from Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, TX, graduating in 1947. She survived polio in 1950, and went on to have four children to whom she was a loving and dedicated mother. Robina became one of the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in the State of New Mexico, after earning her degree at the University of Colorado, Denver, School of Nursing. She worked for the Maternity and Infant program at the University of New Mexico until 1993, when she retired after 20 years of service, caring for young mothers and infants in Albuquerque. Robina is survived by her three daughters, Lynn Sullivan and husband, David of Albuquerque, Kyra Ludwigson and husband, Jeff of Mahtomedi, MN, and Janna Bordeaux and husband, Dean of Phoenix; and son, David Robbins, M.D. and wife, Ruthie of Albuquerque; four beloved grandchildren, Michael and Amanda Robbins and Katy and Ben Ludwigson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Ethel; and brother, Thomas Culpepper. Robina will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her generous and caring spirit, as well as her amazing collection of outrageous earrings, which she wore with delight. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a volunteer extraordinaire, giving generously of her time to the Oasis Senior Center, Monte Vista Christian Church, and Vista del Rio, where she resided until her death. She was strong in her faith and has been welcomed into the loving arms of her savior Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, Robina would be most honored by donations to Mandy's Special Farm for Women with Autism, 346 Clark Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Robina had a very special relationship with her granddaughter, Amanda who has autism and who will greatly miss her Grammy playing games and reading to her. Continuing in her tradition of service, Robina donated her body to the UNM School of Medicine for research purposes. Memorial Service and a Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006, 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333.3,1 
Biography*7 Mar 2006 Nurse Remembered for Giving Nature, Work With Babies
By Lloyd Jojola, Journal Staff Writer

     Robina Culpepper spent years helping newborn children and their mothers, and her work and character were never forgotten.
     “Years after she retired, people would stop her on the street and tell her they remembered her gentle care of their babies,” said her daughter, Kyra Ludwigson of Mahtomedi, Minn.
     “She was just one of those people that was liked,” said her son Dr. David Robbins of Albuquerque. “Very quickly, she would establish a rapport with people, it didn’t matter if they were of different backgrounds.”
     Exa Robina Culpepper – “Robi” to those she knew – died Feb. 28. The Albuquerque resident was 79.
     A memorial service and reception to celebrate her life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at French Mortuary, 1111 University NE.
     From the mid-1960's, Culpepper was on staff at the Bernalillo County Indian Hospital and Bernalillo County Medical Center, first as head nurse in the newborn nursery and then in the Intensive Care/Premature Infant Care Unit. She went on to work in the University of New Mexico’s Maternity and Infant Care Program before retiring in 1993.
     “It was just so inherent in her nature to be a caretaker and to give to other people,” Robbins said. “It was a touch job taking care of those newborn babies, premature babies. She felt she made a difference when she did that.”
     Born in Pampa, Texas, in the panhandle, Culpepper grew up during the Great Depression. Her parents were candy makers by trade.
     She earned her nursing degree from Northwest Texas Hospital right out of high school and was soon married and had a daughter.
     In 1950, in her early 20s, she contracted polio and was paralyzed and hospitalized. “She actually was very close to dying,” Robbins said.
     But Culpepper was able to regain the use of most of her muscles and walked on crutches for about a year afterward, Ludwigson said.
     “She was told not to have any more kids, but she ignored that and had three more,” Robbins said.
     Ludwigson remembered that, in the late 1950's, the polio vaccine was being distributed at schools in the form of a sugar cube.
     “My mom stood in line for hours with us outside of the school where they were handing out the vaccine, tears streaming down her face, knowing that no one else would suffer the debilitating effects of the disease that robbed her of use of her muscles,” she said.
     Culpepper moved to Albuquerque with her then-husband, a Sandia Laboratories employee.
     While a stay-at-home mom, she volunteered as a candy striper at Presbyterian Hospital. She went to work at the Bernalillo County hospital in 1965 caring for infants.
     “She was a terrifically competent nurse in the nursery and just made the place run very, very smoothly,” said Dr. Bert Umland, who met her at the start of his medical career. She later became his patient.
     Along with her “magnificent smile,” Culpepper possessed a wonderful sense of humor and could be self-deprecating.
     “She could poke fun very gently,” Umland said. “She would find the humor in a situation and use that to sort of keep the atmosphere light when things got a little heavy.”
     Umland, now a physician with UNM’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, remembers when he returned to the hospital in the late 1970's as a junior member of the faculty. He had a load of expenses and a low salary and Culpepper had been in to see him several times as a patient.
     “At the end of one of our visits, she put her hand on mine and looked at me sort of out of the side of her eyes, which is how she looked at you, and with a big smile she said, ‘Now, I don’t want you to take this wrong, Bert, but, you know, now that you’re on the faculty, you just need to look at little bit more classy. Your clothes are just, they’re OK, but they need to be upgraded,’” he says she told him.
     “‘I want you to have this,’” she continued, handing him an envelope. “‘I just want to make it better.’” After she left, Umland opened it and found $100 so he could buy new clothes.
     Culpepper was a real tough woman with a “velvet edge” – there was nothing sharp or hard about her, Umland said. “She was just this charming woman, and in spite of this disability, it was never a disability for her,” he said.
     At 51, Culpepper returned to school, the University of Colorado at Denver, to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She came back to Albuquerque as one of the state’s first such practitioners.
     She worked for UNM’s Maternity and Infant Care program. Her job included helping mothers who needed prenatal care and food assistance through the state. She talked to young mothers about the advantages of breast feeding.
     In retirement, Culpepper volunteered at Oasis Senior Center and at Sombre del Monte Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked in the nursery.
     She donated her body to the UNM School of Medicine.
     Culpepper is survived by her daughters, Lynn Sullivan and her husband, David, of Albuquerque, Kyra Ludwigson and her husband, Jeff, of Mahtomedi, Minn., and Janna Bordeaux and her husband, Dean, of Phoenix; her son, Dr. David Robbins and his wife, Ruthie, of Albuquerque; and four grandchildren.7
Robina Culpepper

Family 1

Donald Kelly Robbins
Children

Family 2

(?) Grier (circa 1917 - )
Marriage* She married (?) Grier at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written Oct 2007 to Lew Griffin from Janna Sue (Robbins) Bordeaux, e-mail address.
  3. Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    http://www.abqjournal.com
    Obituary of Robina "Robi" Culpepper, published 11 Mar 2006.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, Sheet 1A, Pg 195, Precinct 2, Pampa, Gray Co., TX
    Own-$1500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Lunas Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md@21, AL US US, Salesman-Candy
    Ethel M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, md@21, MO WV MO
    Exa R. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 6/12, S, TX AL MO.
  5. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Robina Culpepper married Donald Robbins, 27 Jul 1947 in Deaf Smith Co., TX.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lunas Culpepper died 13 Jan 1961 in Randall Co., TX.
  7. Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    http://www.abqjournal.com
    Published 7 Mar 2006.

Donald Kelly Robbins

Male, #35697

Family

Exa Robina Culpepper (15 Sep 1926 - 28 Feb 2006)
Children
Last Edited21 Jan 2006

(?) Grier

Male, #35698, (circa 1917 - )
Birth*circa 1917 (?) was born circa 1917. 
Marriage* He married Exa Robina Culpepper at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico

Family

Exa Robina Culpepper (15 Sep 1926 - 28 Feb 2006)
Last Edited3 Aug 2001

Thomas Edgar Culpepper

Male, #35699, (20 Jul 1934 - 20 Sep 1978)
Father*Lunus Culpepper (6 Sep 1897 - 13 Jan 1961)
Mother*Mary Ethyl McPherson (14 Apr 1897 - Jul 1981)
Birth*20 Jul 1934 Thomas was born at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 20 Jul 1934.1 
SSN*1951 His Social Security Number was issued in 1951 in Texas.1 
Military service*between 1953 and 1962 SP/4 in the US Army.2,3
Thomas E. Culpepper
Death of Father13 Jan 1961 His father Lunus Culpepper died on 13 Jan 1961 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.4 
Death*20 Sep 1978 He died at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, on 20 Sep 1978 at age 44.1,2 
Burial*25 Sep 1978 His body was interred on 25 Sep 1978 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico.2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Thomas Edgar Culpepper, 20 Jul 1934 - 20 Sep 1978, Served 9 Dec 1953 to 2 Apr 1962 as SP/4 in the US Army, Interred 25 Sep 1978 in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Section 3, Site 1237.
  3. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lunas Culpepper died 13 Jan 1961 in Randall Co., TX.