Jewell Wallace Culpepper1

Male, #10445, (27 Aug 1912 - 20 Jul 1983)
Father*Jefferson Thomas Culpepper (26 May 1888 - 30 Aug 1955)
Mother*Annie Florence Peterson (28 Sep 1890 - 10 Nov 1971)
Birth*27 Aug 1912 Jewell was born at Howards Ridge, Ozark Co., Missouri, on 27 Aug 1912.1,2,3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Wilbur, Roy and Jewell was listed as a son in Jefferson Thomas Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Swain, Clay Co., Arkansas.4 
Marriage*circa 1935 He married Mary Ruth Hayden at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, circa 1935.1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Michigan.3 
Relocationcirca 1938 He, as a family member, accompanied Jefferson Thomas Culpepper in relocating circa 1938; Wilbur and his brother Jewell left Arkansas in the late 1930's due to the impact of the depression on farming. Following a period of odd jobs, both were able to obtain good-paying factory jobs in Detroit. With good pay and a steady jobs, they were able to bring the rest of the family to Detroit to reside. This included their father and mother, Jeff and Florence; sisters Mary and Dorothy, and brother, Roy. Sisters, Alma and Wanda, married and remained in Arkansas. (From Michael Webb Culpepper's recollection of oral history.)5 
Residence*Mar 1942 Jewell resided at Wayne Co., Michigan, in Mar 1942.6 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He enlisted in Fort Custer, Sumter Co., Michigan, and served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Army Air Corps, Europe.)6 
Death of Father30 Aug 1955 His father Jefferson Thomas Culpepper died on 30 Aug 1955 at Royal Oak, Oakland Co., Michigan.7 
Death of Mother10 Nov 1971 His mother Annie Florence Peterson died on 10 Nov 1971 at Paragould, Greene Co., Arkansas.1 
Death*20 Jul 1983 He died at Lake Worth, Palm Beach Co., Florida, on 20 Jul 1983 at age 70.1,2,3 
Burial*circa 22 Jul 1983 His body was interred circa 22 Jul 1983 at Troy, Oakland Co., Michigan.1 

Family

Mary Ruth Hayden (17 Sep 1910 - 4 May 1994)
Marriage*circa 1935 He married Mary Ruth Hayden at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, circa 1935.1 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Jewell W. Culpepper, Cert 66122, Palm Beach Co., FL, White, 27 Aug 1912 - 20 Jul 1983.
  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. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11-34, Sheet 2-A, Page 287, No street address, Swain Township, Clay Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $1600, Radio=No. Farm=Yes
    J T Culpepper, Head, M, 41, M, md@23, TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Gen. farm, Vet=No
    Florence A Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, md@21, AR/Sweden/Sweden, Not employed
    Jewell W Culpepper, Son , M, 17, S, MO/TN/AR
    Wibur A Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/TN/AR
    Alma H Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, AR/TN/AR
    Lawanda E Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, AR/TN/AR
    Marry E Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, AR/TN/AR
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TN/AR
    Dorothy Nell Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/TN/AR.
  5. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Jewell W Culpepper, White, Married, born 1912 in Missouri, residing in Wayne Co., Michigan, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 17 Mar 1942 in Fort Custer, Michigan.
  7. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.
    Cites autopsy report.