Darryl Wayne Culpepper

Male, #28321
Father*Ben Curtis Culpepper1 (24 Nov 1941 - 3 Mar 1980)
Mother*Mary Constance Nikolatos1

Family 1

Ann F. Hoh

Family 2

Deborah Sue Tipton
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Nov 2006

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
    Darryl Wayne Culpepper, Male, born __ 1964 in Travis Co., Texas, child of Ben Curtis Culpepper and Mary C. Knolatos.

Melissa Lee Culpepper

Female, #28322
Father*Ben Curtis Culpepper (24 Nov 1941 - 3 Mar 1980)
Mother*Mary Constance Nikolatos

Family 1

Darrell Paul McBride (13 Jul 1966 - 9 Jun 2013)
Child

Family 2

Herbert Lee Jenkins
Child

Family 3

J. C. Holland
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Dec 2006

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
    Melissa Lee Culpepper and Darrell Paul McBride are the parents of Tasha Nicole McBride, Female, born __ 1983 in Bell Co., Texas.
  2. 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
    Melissa Lee Culpepper and Herbert Lee Jenkins are the parents of Adrian Hampton Jenkins, Male, born __ 1986 in Bell Co., Texas.

Herbert Lee Jenkins

Male, #28323

Family

Melissa Lee Culpepper
Child
Last Edited13 Dec 2006

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
    Melissa Lee Culpepper and Herbert Lee Jenkins are the parents of Adrian Hampton Jenkins, Male, born __ 1986 in Bell Co., Texas.

Tasha Nicole McBride

Female, #28324
Father*Darrell Paul McBride1 (13 Jul 1966 - 9 Jun 2013)
Mother*Melissa Lee Culpepper1

Family

Duane C. Felton
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Jul 2016

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
    Melissa Lee Culpepper and Darrell Paul McBride are the parents of Tasha Nicole McBride, Female, born __ 1983 in Bell Co., Texas.

Adrian Hampton Jenkins

Male, #28325
Father*Herbert Lee Jenkins1
Mother*Melissa Lee Culpepper1

Family

Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Jul 2016

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
    Melissa Lee Culpepper and Herbert Lee Jenkins are the parents of Adrian Hampton Jenkins, Male, born __ 1986 in Bell Co., Texas.

James M. Oglethorpe1

Male, #28326, (22 Jun 1829 - )
Father*John Newman Oglethorpe Jr. (c 1774 - a 1 Jun 1840)
Mother*Elizabeth (?) (bt 1780 - 1790 - a 1840)
Birth*22 Jun 1829 James was born at Marengo Co., Alabama, on 22 Jun 1829.2 
1850 Census*26 Sep 1850 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 26 Sep 1850 at Concordia Parish, Louisiana.3 
Marriage*25 Nov 1852 He married Mary Simmons at Louisiana on 25 Nov 1852 at age 23.4 
Marriage*22 Dec 1853 He married A. Margaret Hopper at Franklin Parish, Louisiana, on 22 Dec 1853 at age 24. 
Birth of Son1 Oct 1854 His son John Richard Oglethorpe was born on 1 Oct 1854 at Louisiana
Birth of Sonafter 1855 His son Laura Oglethorpe was born after 1855. 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Franklin Parish, Louisiana.5 
Biography* That James M. was the son of John N. Oglethorpe Jr. is based on circumstantial evidence. The 1830 Marengo AL and 1840 Concordia LA censuses both show that John N. had two sons the right age to have been James M. and his brother, Jones. And there was no other known Oglethorpe family living in the area other than Thomas Oglethorpe, whose children are largely known. Thomas's family was found in Catahoula Parish, whereas John N. Jr.'s family was in Concordia Parish, where John is thought to have died in the 1840's. James M. was there in 1850.

There is a power of attorney dated 15 Jun 1820 in Clarke Co., AL, in which a William Kendrick gives John N. Oglethorpe power of attorney to recover profits for him as Trustee of the Estate of Burrell Kendrick. Burrell Kendrick's estate records should be examined, as he seems to be John N.'s father-in-law.

So it would seem that John N. Jr. was married twice, first to a Miss Kendrick, daughter of Burrell Kendrick. He named a son Kendrick Oglethorpe. And John's son Thomas named a son Burrell K. Oglethorpe, apparently for Burrell Kendrick.

John's wife in 1820 was named Elizabeth, as she gave consent that year for her daughter Elizabeth to marry. She is presumed by this writer to have been his second wife, although that is not entirely clear. By her John apparently had four additional sons in the 1820's, two of whom were James M., and Jones. The other two have not yet been identified. The E. A. Oglethorpe (female) in 1850 and 1860 Concordia may have been the widow of one of these unknown sons.

It is clear that John N. Jr.'s wife in 1830 was younger than he was, and was too young to have been the mother of his eldest children. Also, it seems unlikely that one wife would have had children over a thirty year time span.6 

Family 1

Mary Simmons (say 1831 - )
Marriage*25 Nov 1852 He married Mary Simmons at Louisiana on 25 Nov 1852 at age 23.4 

Family 2

A. Margaret Hopper (24 Jan 1837 - )
Marriage*22 Dec 1853 He married A. Margaret Hopper at Franklin Parish, Louisiana, on 22 Dec 1853 at age 24. 
Children
Last Edited4 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 - 2000 to Lew Griffin from James W. Carroll.
  2. Judy Allen, compiler, Allen and Related Families, Ancestry World Tree (online family tree), July 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com
    Judy's source was Edith Holbrook Oglethorpe, wife of Murff Oglethorpe (deceased) who got her information from Alta Amelia Murff Oglethorpe from a family letter.
  3. P. 155, household 48.
  4. E-mail written 1999 - 2011 to Lew Griffin from Sue Elizabeth (Smith) Badeaux, 25760 Winter Street, Plaquemine, LA 70764, Phone 225-659-7422, e-mail address.
  5. Page 202, Winnsboro P. O.
  6. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.

A. Margaret Hopper

Female, #28327, (24 Jan 1837 - )
Father*John Hopper (c 1789 - )
Mother*Martha (?) (c 1796 - )
Birth*24 Jan 1837 A. was born on 24 Jan 1837.1 
Marriage*22 Dec 1853 She married James M. Oglethorpe at Franklin Parish, Louisiana, on 22 Dec 1853 at age 16. 
Married Name22 Dec 1853  As of 22 Dec 1853, her married name was Oglethorpe. 
Birth of Son1 Oct 1854 Her son John Richard Oglethorpe was born on 1 Oct 1854 at Louisiana
Birth of Sonafter 1855 Her son Laura Oglethorpe was born after 1855. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 A. listed as a household member living with James M. Oglethorpe in the 1860 Census at Franklin Parish, Louisiana.2 

Family

James M. Oglethorpe (22 Jun 1829 - )
Children
Last Edited10 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. Judy Allen, compiler, Allen and Related Families, Ancestry World Tree (online family tree), July 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com
    Judy's source was Edith Holbrook Oglethorpe, wife of Murff Oglethorpe (deceased) who got
    her information from Alta Amelia Murff Oglethorpe from a
    family letter.
  2. Page 202, Winnsboro P. O.

John Richard Oglethorpe

Male, #28328, (1 Oct 1854 - 13 Apr 1941)
Father*James M. Oglethorpe (22 Jun 1829 - )
Mother*A. Margaret Hopper (24 Jan 1837 - )
Birth*1 Oct 1854 John was born at Louisiana on 1 Oct 1854. 
Marriage*circa 1887 He married Alta Amelia (?) circa 1887. 
Birth of SonOct 1889 His son Travis W. Oglethorpe was born in Oct 1889 at Texas
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Leon Co., Texas.1 
Birth of Son5 Nov 1906 His son Richard Homer Oglethorpe was born on 5 Nov 1906 at Freestone Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son12 Sep 1909 His son Elmer E. Oglethorpe was born on 12 Sep 1909 at Texas.2 
Birth of Son27 Jan 1916 His son Murff Oglethorpe was born on 27 Jan 1916 at Freestone Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Freestone Co., Texas.3 
Death*13 Apr 1941 He died at Freestone Co., Texas, on 13 Apr 1941 at age 86. 
Biography* John still has a daughter born in 1903 still living (1999), Alice Pearl. 

Family

Alta Amelia (?) (Aug 1870 - 14 Feb 1957)
Marriage*circa 1887 He married Alta Amelia (?) circa 1887. 
Children
Last Edited16 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Justice Precinct 7, Leon, Texas; Roll: T623 1654; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 49.
  2. 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
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Justice Precinct 6, Freestone, Texas; Roll: T625_1805; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 25.

Laura Oglethorpe

Male, #28329, (after 1855 - )
Father*James M. Oglethorpe (22 Jun 1829 - )
Mother*A. Margaret Hopper (24 Jan 1837 - )
Birth*after 1855 Laura was born after 1855. 
Marriage* He married James Reese.1 

Family

James Reese (say 1853 - )
Last Edited4 Sep 2000

Citations

  1. Judy Allen, compiler, Allen and Related Families, Ancestry World Tree (online family tree), July 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com

Lizzie Oglethorpe1

Female, #28330, (9 Aug 1856 - 7 Apr 1931)
Father*James M. Oglethorpe (22 Jun 1829 - )
Mother*A. Margaret Hopper (24 Jan 1837 - )
Birth*9 Aug 1856 Lizzie was born on 9 Aug 1856. 
Married Name5 Jul 1883  As of 5 Jul 1883, her married name was Oglethorpe. 
Marriage*5 Jul 1883 She married John F. Rawlings at Franklin Parish, Louisiana, on 5 Jul 1883 at age 26. 
Death*7 Apr 1931 She died on 7 Apr 1931 at age 74. 
Biography* James W. Carroll has a large number of letters from Lizzie to his grandmother, Dora Oglethorpe Carroll. 

Family

John F. Rawlings (say 1856 - )
Last Edited27 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 - 2000 to Lew Griffin from James W. Carroll.

Dorothea Oglethorpe

Female, #28331, (24 Mar 1861 - 13 Jan 1949)
Father*James M. Oglethorpe (22 Jun 1829 - )
Mother*A. Margaret Hopper (24 Jan 1837 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Dora. 
Birth*24 Mar 1861 Dorothea was born on 24 Mar 1861.1 
Married Name23 Nov 1887  As of 23 Nov 1887, her married name was Carroll.1 
Marriage*23 Nov 1887 She married William Henry Carroll on 23 Nov 1887 at age 26.1 
Death of Spouse2 Aug 1929 Her husband William Henry Carroll died on 2 Aug 1929 at Laytonville, Christian Co., Kentucky.1 
Death*13 Jan 1949 She died at Laytonville, Christian Co., Kentucky, on 13 Jan 1949 at age 87.2 
Burial*circa 15 Jan 1949 Her body was interred circa 15 Jan 1949 at Reese Cemetery, Laytonville, Christian Co., Kentucky.1 
Biography* Dora and her husband spent most of their adult life in Christian Co., KY, where they are buried. 

Family

William Henry Carroll (29 Oct 1856 - 2 Aug 1929)
Marriage*23 Nov 1887 She married William Henry Carroll on 23 Nov 1887 at age 26.1 
Last Edited10 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. Judy Allen, compiler, Allen and Related Families, Ancestry World Tree (online family tree), July 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com
  2. Carol Young Knight, My Young Family of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Aledo, Tex: C.Y. Knight, 1994.
    Page 491.

William Henry Carroll

Male, #28332, (29 Oct 1856 - 2 Aug 1929)
Birth*29 Oct 1856 William was born on 29 Oct 1856.1 
Marriage*23 Nov 1887 He married Dorothea Oglethorpe on 23 Nov 1887 at age 31.1 
Death*2 Aug 1929 He died at Laytonville, Christian Co., Kentucky, on 2 Aug 1929 at age 72.1 

Family

Dorothea Oglethorpe (24 Mar 1861 - 13 Jan 1949)
Last Edited24 Jul 2002

Citations

  1. Judy Allen, compiler, Allen and Related Families, Ancestry World Tree (online family tree), July 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com

Pauline LaJean Simms

Female, #28333, (14 Jan 1920 - 19 Feb 2000)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*14 Jan 1920 Pauline was born at Celina, Collin Co., Texas, on 14 Jan 1920.1 
Marriage*say 1940 She married Herbert Freeman Culpepper at Texas say 1940. 
Married Namesay 1940  As of say 1940, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son25 Oct 1943 Her son Kenneth Michael Culpepper was born on 25 Oct 1943 at Dallas Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son7 Jun 1950 Her son Larry Wayne Culpepper was born on 7 Jun 1950 at Colorado.3,4 
Married Namesay 1956  As of say 1956, her married name was Bridges.5 
Marriage*say 1956 She married John Earl Bridges say 1956.5 
Death of Son15 Jul 1976 Her son Larry Wayne Culpepper died on 15 Jul 1976 at San Diego, San Diego Co., California.3,4 
Death of Spouse1980 Her husband John Earl Bridges died in 1980.5 
Death*19 Feb 2000 She died at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, on 19 Feb 2000 at age 80
Obituary. Fort Worth -- Pauline LaJean Bridges, 80, nurse, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at a local hospital. Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bridgewood Church of Christ of Fort Worth. Burieal: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Memorials: Scottish Rite Hospital. Pauline Bridges was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Celina. She was a charter member of Bridgewood Church of Christ (1969) and attended Heritage Hall Day Care for eight years. She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Pam Culpepper in 1988; parents, William Clyde and Jewell Inez Simms; husband, John Earl Bridges in 1980; and son, Larry Culpepper in 1976. Survivors: Siblings, Joe Simms of Burleson, Ray Simms of Fort Worth, Dr. Laura Simms of Kent, Ct; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Patty Culpepper of Kent, Ct., Mike and Deanna Culpepper of Fort Worth; daughter, Linda Tomaso of Fryeburg, Maine; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brown, Owens & Brumley, 425 S. Henderson St., 335-4557. (20 Feb 2000, Fort Worth Star Telegram.)1  
Burial*23 Feb 2000 Her body was interred on 23 Feb 2000 at Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, Tarrant Co., Texas.1 

Family 1

Herbert Freeman Culpepper (16 Jan 1923 - Oct 1986)
Marriage*say 1940 She married Herbert Freeman Culpepper at Texas say 1940. 
Children

Family 2

John Earl Bridges (say 1915 - 1980)
Marriage*say 1956 She married John Earl Bridges say 1956.5 
Last Edited23 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. From her obituary.
  2. 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
    Kenneth Micheal Culpepper, Male, born __ 1943 in Dallas Co., Texas, child of Herbert Freeman Culpepper and Pauline Lajean Sims.
  3. 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
  4. 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
    Larry W Culpepper, M, 7 Jun 1950, Colorado, 15 Jul 1976, 26Yrs, Maiden-Unk.
  5. From his wife Pauline's obituary.
  6. 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
    Herbert David Culpepper, Male, born __ 1941 in Dallas Co., Texas, child of Herbert Culpepper and Pauline La Jean Simms.

Kenneth Michael Culpepper1

Male, #28334, (25 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 2011)
Father*Herbert Freeman Culpepper2 (16 Jan 1923 - Oct 1986)
Mother*Pauline LaJean Simms2 (14 Jan 1920 - 19 Feb 2000)
Nickname  Kenneth Michael Culpepper also went by the name of Mike. 
Birth*25 Oct 1943 Kenneth was born at Dallas Co., Texas, on 25 Oct 1943.2 
Death of FatherOct 1986 His father Herbert Freeman Culpepper died in Oct 1986 at Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.3,4 
News Article15 Dec 1990 Officer has special reason for playing Santa

Fort Worth, TX -- The uniform hanging on the back of Deputy Police Chief Mike Culpepper 's office door is strictly regulation: plush crimson velour trimmed with snowy fake fur, lifelike salt-and-pepper beard and pointy stocking cap tipped with a pompon.
     When Chief Culpepper was asked in 1988 to find a Police Department Santa -- a duty frequently delegated to a basso-voiced rookie with a stout build -- he volunteered himself for the assignment.
     "I didn't want to delegate it,' said Chief Culpepper, who on Wednesday launched a hectic round of holiday appearances that will include hospital visits, deliveries of toys in low-income neighborhoods and meals on Christmas Eve.
     "It's really too much fun.'
     Take, for example, Chief Culpepper 's visit Thursday to the South Side Multipurpose Center. Nearly 500 children and their parents filed through to receive a hug and a gift from Santa Claus.
     Many grabbed and hugged the jolly figure. Others could only stare in open-mouthed astonishment.
     Kandra Thompson, 2, took one look at Santa Claus and screamed.
     "She's scared of that beard,' said her mother, Carla Fikes. "She's never seen Santa Claus before.'
     Other children were unabashed in their gratitude.
     "This is from Santa for me,' said Carlos Brown, 7, with shy pride as he clutched a shiny, new toy police car to his chest.
     Santa Claus hugged some parents as well as their children, wishing them a Merry Christmas as he handed out toys.
     "Santa's going home now,' Chief Culpepper boomed as he laughingly pretended to run away with a tiny newborn dressed in a lavender jumpsuit. "Santa wants to keep this one.'
     Since Chief Culpepper began playing Santa in 1988, the program has grown to include hundreds of youngsters who sign up for neighborhood "Santa parties,' some featuring Santa's arrival in the department's helicopter or flanked by a satisfyingly noisy police motorcycle escort.
     Behind the fun and excitement, however, is Chief Culpepper 's personal determination to bring cheer to children who are too sick or whose families are too poor for a lavish celebration.
     The chief says his appearances as Santa Claus are, in part, a memorial to his daughter, Pamela, who spent countless holidays in hospital wards. She was born with spina bifida, a congenital birth defect, and she underwent 29 operations before she died at age 18 nearly three years ago.
     "Each Christmas she was there (in Dallas hospitals), I remember the Dallas and Irving police departments doing something for the children,' Chief Culpepper said. As a result, he said, he concentrated during his first year as Santa on Cook-Fort Worth Children's Hospital.
     Chief Culpepper, who heads the Fort Worth police bureau that conducts all criminal investigations, has taken to greeting callers with a stentorian "Ho, ho, ho!' to practice for his appearances.
     But his voice dropped almost to a whisper as he described the selflessness and perseverance of his daughter.
     "She never complained.... she was a very special person,' he said, pointing to photos showing Pamela in 1974 as the Tarrant County United Way's poster child and later as a bright-eyed teen-ager.
     Chief Culpepper 's longtime colleagues, who say they were impressed through the years by Pamela's quiet determination, describe the chief's Santa Claus efforts as an appropriate tribute.
     "I salute him for anything he does that might keep the memory of Pam Culpepper alive,' said Mansfield Police Chief Coy Martin, former deputy chief of the Fort Worth department. "Everyone in the Police Department was aware of that young lady.'
     In the past two years, an increase in the number of sponsors -- including a local bank that collects toys and business groups that pay for food baskets and meals -- has enabled Chief Culpepper to play Santa not only for low-income children but for their families as well.
     By Christmas Day, Chief Culpepper expects to hand out 2,800 new toys and deliver 125 meals. His list of holiday stops includes city-operated neighborhood centers, hospitals, housing projects and homes recommended by police community relations officers.
     "I'm doing this in part for my daughter, but also because there's a lot of needy children out there who wouldn't otherwise have a Christmas,' he said.
     "It's a very humbling experience to see these children who have so many problems and to see them look past those problems to enjoy what they do have,' he said. "I think that's what Christmas is all about.5
News Article*1 Feb 1999 Mike Culpepper and motorcycle group raising money for brain tumor research in a ride for others' lives

Mike Culpepper will ride to North Carolina for an annual pilgrimage, hoping to do for some children what 32 surgeries could not do for his daughter - save their lives.
     Culpepper 's daughter, Pam, was born with a tumor on her spinal cord. She lived for 18 years, working against her pain and paralysis, until her death in 1988.
     "She was a special person," said Culpepper, 55. "She was very active and very loving. She really didn't let her condition bother her."
     He is now trying to save the lives of children with similar diseases.
     Culpepper, a member of the Mid-Cities Cruisers motorcycle club, is trying to raise $20,000 by this summer, when he will travel to North Carolina to participate in the June 26 Ride for Kids, a fund-raiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The North Carolina ride is one of 18 rides the foundation holds across the country annually.
     "If we do well in our collection, I think they're going to give us a ride in Tarrant County, and that's a pretty big deal," said Culpepper, a retired Fort Worth deputy police chief. "We want to bring it here because if we bring it here, we can help that many more children."
     Former marketing executive Mike Traynor created the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in Atlanta after watching a colleague's 5-month-old daughter suffer with a brain tumor. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children, Traynor said.
     "I was blown away," Traynor said. "This child had just been born. We need to do something. We prayed in my office that day. It was the only thing we knew how to do."
     Because Traynor is an avid motorcycle rider, he and his wife, Dianne, decided to plan a ride to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research. That 1984 ride in Atlanta raised $4,000. The 18 rides the group had last year raised $1.6 million, which will be distributed to researchers and doctors across the country.
     It may take a few years for Fort Worth to get a ride, said Allen Hughes, national Ride for Kids manager.
     The foundation wants to establish a ride in Florida and a few other states that don't have one before they put one in North Texas. There is already an annual ride in Houston.
     "We get a lot of requests from people who would like us to come to their town," Hughes said. "Obviously, the logistics have to be just right to add events. We were having a real struggle in keeping control of those events."
     Culpepper has raised $4,000 during the past three weeks from residents and businesses in north Fort Worth and Northeast Tarrant County. Most of the donations were $25. Culpepper will donate the money he collects to the foundation, he said.
     At that rate, it may be hard to come up with $20,000 by June 26, he said.
     "We're going to have to get some to contribute more," Culpepper said. "I'm running out of friends."
     But Culpepper said Pam's memory makes him willing to put all his time and effort into raising money for the cause.
     "In a way, by helping those kids the memory of my daughter goes on," he said. "She rides with me. She really does."6 
Death of Mother19 Feb 2000 His mother Pauline LaJean Simms died on 19 Feb 2000 at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.7 
Death*12 Oct 2011 He died on 12 Oct 2011 at age 67. 

Family

Deanna Kay Yarbrough
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. Kenneth Michael Culpepper.
    Mike Culpepper
  2. 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
    Kenneth Micheal Culpepper, Male, born __ 1943 in Dallas Co., Texas, child of Herbert Freeman Culpepper and Pauline Lajean Sims.
  3. E-mail written 2002 to Lew Griffin from Herbert Wayne Culpepper.
  4. 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
  5. Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas.
    http://www.dallasnews.com
    By Jacquielynn Floyd, 15 Dec 1990, Page 33A.
  6. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX.
    http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/
    By Jennifer Radcliffe, 1 Feb 1999, Northest AM, Page 1.
  7. From her obituary.
  8. From newspaper article in father's biography.
  9. 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
    Lisa Renea Culpepper, Female, born __ 1972 in Tarrant Co., Texas, child of Kenneth Michael Culpepper and Deanna Kay Yarbrough.

Armina Merle Richardson

Female, #28335, (17 Dec 1913 - 27 Jun 2015)
Father*Olen Jefferson Richardson (1890 - 1949)
Mother*Lola Myrtle Shipman (24 Feb 1893 - Jan 1980)
Birth*17 Dec 1913 Armina was born at Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., Texas, on 17 Dec 1913. 
Marriage*1934 She married Henry Clay Otis Culpepper in 1934. 
Married Name1934  As of 1934, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death of Father1949 Her father Olen Jefferson Richardson died in 1949 at Texas
Death of MotherJan 1980 Her mother Lola Myrtle Shipman died in Jan 1980 at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas.1 
Death of Spouse30 Dec 1993 Her husband Henry Clay Otis Culpepper died on 30 Dec 1993 at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas.2,1 
Death*27 Jun 2015 She died at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas, on 27 Jun 2015 at age 101. 
Obituary*say 28 Jun 2015 Merle Culpepper passed away on June 27, 2015, after 101 years, 5 months, and 27 days of a life blessed by the faithful God she loved, and adoring family, and a host of friends and acquaintances encountered during her earthly journey. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the New Electra Cemetery in Electra, Texas with Dennis Hoff, Minister of the Southside Church of Christ in Electra, officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the Aulds Funeral Home of Electra from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening. Her grandsons serving as pallbearers will be David Culpepper, Donnie Culpepper, Jr., Kyle Culpepper, Christopher Robinson, David Robinson, Jay Robinson, and Scott Robinson. Born December 17, 1913, in Indian Gap, Texas, Merle’s parents, O.J. Richardson and Lola Shipman Richardson, moved the family to Electra in 1915, where two sisters, Loma Lee (“Sis”) and June were subsequently born. Merle graduated from Electra High School in 1932, married Henry Culpepper in 1934, and they were blessed with three children, Gerald Don, Darryl Jon, and Carole Ann over the next 15 years. A housewife, Merle participated in community affairs via membership in the local book club, PTA activities, and Las Madres; she was a lifetime member of the Southside Church of Christ. “Granny”, as she was affectionately known, lived in Electra for 97 years before moving to Wichita Falls’ Royal Estates in 2012. During the decades prior to her move, Merle had experienced the loss of her parents, her husband, Henry, in 1993, and both sisters, June Richardson Youree, and Loma Richardson Burch. Survivors include Merle’s sons and their wives, Don and Patsy of Electra, Darryl and Cecelia, of Garland, Texas, and daughter Carole Ann Robinson of Denton, Texas, along with nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Merle Culpepper led a life of sweet gentility, a calm montage of life events handled quietly, lovingly, and competently. A demure lady who seldom knew anger (and never, ever profanity!), a thoroughly Christian person, one always tender toward and thoughtful of others, possessing an uncommonly well-mannered and graceful presence, our mother should also be remembered for her homemaking prowess, heavenly desserts, the friendly chuckle when she answered the phone, fine companionship, faithful supporter as the beloved wife of Henry for 59 years, a splendid, dedicated model for her children, and one who exemplified the morals and mores of a higher calling. Merle’s children, who miss her terribly, praise her thusly: “Great job, Mom, well done!” And we have no doubt, her Lord’s reward: “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” The family thanks the management and employees of Royal Estates, Wichita Home Health Personal Care Services and Hospice of Wichita Falls for their facilities, support, and aid during Merle’s final years and times of need. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76309. 

Family

Henry Clay Otis Culpepper (30 Jun 1909 - 30 Dec 1993)
Marriage*1934 She married Henry Clay Otis Culpepper in 1934. 
Children
Last Edited20 Jul 2015

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. 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
    Henry Otis Culpepper, Male, died 30 Dec 1993 in Wichita Co., TX.
  3. 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
    Gerald Don Culpepper, Male, born __ 1936 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Henry Otis Culpepper and Mina Merle Richardson.
  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
    Darryl Jon Culpepper, Male, born __ 1940 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Henry Otis Culpepper and Mina Merle Richardson.
  5. 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
    Carole Ann Culpepper, Female, born __ 1944 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Henry Otis Culpepper and Armina Merle Richardson.

Gerald Don Culpepper1

Male, #28336
Father*Henry Clay Otis Culpepper1 (30 Jun 1909 - 30 Dec 1993)
Mother*Armina Merle Richardson1 (17 Dec 1913 - 27 Jun 2015)

Family

Patsy Ann Dillard
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Mar 2006

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
    Gerald Don Culpepper, Male, born __ 1936 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Henry Otis Culpepper and Mina Merle Richardson.
  2. 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
    Gerald Don Culpepper Jr., Male, born __ 1958 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Gerald Don Culpepper and Patsy Ann Dillard.
  3. 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
    David Scott Culpepper, Male, born __ 1961 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Gerald Don Culpepper and Patsy Ann Dillard.
  4. E-mail written March 2006 to Warren Culpepper from David Scott Culpepper (#53061), e-mail address.

Darryl Jon Culpepper1

Male, #28337
Father*Henry Clay Otis Culpepper1 (30 Jun 1909 - 30 Dec 1993)
Mother*Armina Merle Richardson1 (17 Dec 1913 - 27 Jun 2015)

Family

Cecelia Ann Mills
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Dec 2010

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
    Darryl Jon Culpepper, Male, born __ 1940 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Henry Otis Culpepper and Mina Merle Richardson.
  2. 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
    Darryl Jon Culpepper and Cecelia Ann Mills had two children: Kristin Kay Culpepper, Female, born __ 1967 in Lubbock Co., Texas, and Jonathan Kyle Culpepper, Male, born __ 1980 in Dallas Co., Texas.
  3. 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
    Jonathan Kyle Culpepper, Male, born __ 1980 in Dallas Co., Texas, child of Darryl Jon Culpepper and Cecelia Ann Mills.

Carole Ann Culpepper1

Female, #28338
Father*Henry Clay Otis Culpepper1 (30 Jun 1909 - 30 Dec 1993)
Mother*Armina Merle Richardson1 (17 Dec 1913 - 27 Jun 2015)

Family 1

Charles Elbert Robinson Jr.

Family 2

Geary D. McCracken
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 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
    Carole Ann Culpepper, Female, born __ 1944 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Henry Otis Culpepper and Armina Merle Richardson.

Marjorie Sue White

Female, #28339, (21 Aug 1909 - 18 Oct 1979)
Birth*21 Aug 1909 She was born on 21 Aug 1909.1 
Marriage*say 1929 She married Raymond Willard Culpepper at Texas say 1929. 
Married Namesay 1929  As of say 1929, her married name was Culpepper. 
SSN1953 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1953 in New Mexico.1 
Death*18 Oct 1979 She died at Odessa, Ector Co., Texas, on 18 Oct 1979 at age 70.1,2 

Family

Raymond Willard Culpepper (12 Nov 1907 - 12 May 1994)
Children
Last Edited2 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. 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
    Marjorie Sue Culpepper, Female, died 18 Oct 1979 in Ector Co., TX.
  3. 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
    Peggy Sue Culpepper, Female, born __ 1930 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Raymond Willard Culpepper and Margorie Sue White.
  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
    Joie Ray Culpepper, Female, born 14 Feb 1932 in Milam Co., Texas, child of Raymond Willard Culpepper and Marjorie Sue White.
  5. 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
    Docia Elise Culpepper, Female, born __ 1940 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of R. W. Culpepper and Marjorie Sue White.

Peggy Sue Culpepper1

Female, #28340
Father*Raymond Willard Culpepper1 (12 Nov 1907 - 12 May 1994)
Mother*Marjorie Sue White1 (21 Aug 1909 - 18 Oct 1979)

Family

Marion Paul Slatter (11 Apr 1920 - 27 Mar 1997)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Dec 2008

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
    Peggy Sue Culpepper, Female, born __ 1930 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of Raymond Willard Culpepper and Margorie Sue White.
  2. 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
  3. E-mail written 2008-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Aimee Leigh Forsberg Meister (#59793), Phone 903-312-8955, e-mail address.

Joie Ray Culpepper1

Female, #28341, (14 Jan 1932 - 12 Apr 1998)
Father*Raymond Willard Culpepper1 (12 Nov 1907 - 12 May 1994)
Mother*Marjorie Sue White1 (21 Aug 1909 - 18 Oct 1979)
Birth*14 Jan 1932 Joie was born at Milam Co., Texas, on 14 Jan 1932.1 
Marriage* She married Edwin Forsberg at Texas
Married Name Her married name was Forsberg. 
Death of Mother18 Oct 1979 Her mother Marjorie Sue White died on 18 Oct 1979 at Odessa, Ector Co., Texas.2,3 
Death of Father12 May 1994 Her father Raymond Willard Culpepper died on 12 May 1994 at Midland Co., Texas.4,2 
Death*12 Apr 1998 She died at Smith Co., Texas, on 12 Apr 1998 at age 66.5 

Family

Edwin Forsberg (17 May 1929 - 12 Nov 2007)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Aug 2009

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
    Joie Ray Culpepper, Female, born 14 Feb 1932 in Milam Co., Texas, child of Raymond Willard Culpepper and Marjorie Sue White.
  2. 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
  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
    Marjorie Sue Culpepper, Female, died 18 Oct 1979 in Ector 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
    Raymond Willard Culpepper, Male, died 12 May 1994 in Midland Co., TX.
  5. 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
  6. E-mail written 2008-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Aimee Leigh Forsberg Meister (#59793), Phone 903-312-8955, e-mail address.

Docia Elise Culpepper1

Female, #28342
Father*Raymond Willard Culpepper1 (12 Nov 1907 - 12 May 1994)
Mother*Marjorie Sue White1 (21 Aug 1909 - 18 Oct 1979)

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Raymond John Fredericks
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Dec 2008

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
    Docia Elise Culpepper, Female, born __ 1940 in Wichita Co., Texas, child of R. W. Culpepper and Marjorie Sue White.

Howard Lee McDonald

Male, #28343, (say 1915 - )
Birth*say 1915 Howard was born say 1915. 

Family

Docia Hughrene Culpepper
Children
Last Edited14 Jul 2000

(?) Medford

Male, #28344, (say 1915 - )
Birth*say 1915 (?) was born say 1915. 

Family

Docia Hughrene Culpepper
Last Edited14 Jul 2000

Charles Elbert Robinson Jr.1

Male, #28345

Family

Carole Ann Culpepper
Last Edited5 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
    Charles Elbert Robinson Jr., born __ 1943 in Wichita Co., TX, son of Charles Elbert Robinson and Violet Elaine Wilson.

Geary D. McCracken1

Male, #28346

Family

Carole Ann Culpepper
Last Edited27 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. 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
    Carole Culpepper, 52, married Geary D McCracken, 52, on 7 Jun 1997 in Wichita Co., TX.

Marion Paul Slatter1

Male, #28347, (11 Apr 1920 - 27 Mar 1997)
Birth*11 Apr 1920 Marion was born on 11 Apr 1920.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
Death*27 Mar 1997 He died at Emory, Rains Co., Texas, on 27 Mar 1997 at age 76.2 

Family

Peggy Sue Culpepper
Children
Last Edited23 Dec 2008

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
    Raymond Paul Slatter was born __ 1950 in Wichita Co., TX, son of Marion Paul Slatter and Peggy Sue Culpepper.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. E-mail written 2008-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Aimee Leigh Forsberg Meister (#59793), Phone 903-312-8955, e-mail address.

Edwin Forsberg

Male, #28348, (17 May 1929 - 12 Nov 2007)
Birth*17 May 1929 Edwin was born on 17 May 1929.1 
Marriage* He married Joie Ray Culpepper at Texas
Death of Spouse12 Apr 1998 His wife Joie Ray Culpepper died on 12 Apr 1998 at Smith Co., Texas.2 
Death*12 Nov 2007 He died at Flint, Smith Co., Texas, on 12 Nov 2007 at age 78.1 

Family

Joie Ray Culpepper (14 Jan 1932 - 12 Apr 1998)
Children
Last Edited9 Aug 2009

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. 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
  3. E-mail written 2008-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Aimee Leigh Forsberg Meister (#59793), Phone 903-312-8955, e-mail address.

Raymond John Fredericks1

Male, #28349

Family

Docia Elise Culpepper
Last Edited2 Dec 2006

Citations

  1. MyFamily.com Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8907&enc=1

Sarah Dyanne Cambron

Female, #28350
Father*William Arthur Cambron (22 Apr 1908 - 19 Jan 1991)
Mother*Oneita Ruth Culpepper (11 Oct 1912 - 17 Oct 1992)

Family

(?) Lee
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Feb 2007