Martha Elizabeth Etheridge1

Female, #1244, (27 Apr 1894 - 10 Aug 2000)
Father*Joseph Calvin Etheridge (1870 - Jan 1958)
Mother*Laura Virginia Halstead (10 Sep 1872 - 1910)
Name Variation She was also known as Bettie.2 
Birth*27 Apr 1894 She was born on 27 Apr 1894 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.3 
Death of Mother1910 Her mother Laura Virginia Halstead died in 1910 at Virginia
Marriage*8 May 1912 She married George Wilson Culpeper at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 8 May 1912 at age 18. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Married Name8 May 1912  As of 8 May 1912, her married name was Culpeper. 
Birth of Son25 Mar 1913 Her son Fleetwood Wilson Culpeper was born on 25 Mar 1913 at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.4 
Birth of Son10 Aug 1914 Her son George Winfred Culpeper was born on 10 Aug 1914 at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.5 
Birth of Son3 May 1917 Her son Ervin Etheridge Culpeper was born on 3 May 1917 at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Death of Son4 Aug 1917 Her son Ervin Etheridge Culpeper died on 4 Aug 1917 at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia
WWI Draft Reg12 Sep 1918 George Wilson Culpeper named Martha as his nearest relative when registering for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.6 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Martha was listed as George Wilson Culpeper's wife on the 1920 Census at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.2 
Birth of Son10 Aug 1927 Her son Eugene Etheridge Culpeper was born on 10 Aug 1927 at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Martha was listed as George Wilson Culpeper's wife on the 1930 Census at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.7 
Death of Son2 Jul 1935 Her son George Winfred Culpeper died on 2 Jul 1935 at Virginia.5 
1940 Census1 Apr 1940 Martha was listed as George Wilson Culpeper's wife on the 1940 Census at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.8 
SSN*1951 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1951 in Virginia.4 
Death of FatherJan 1958 Her father Joseph Calvin Etheridge died in Jan 1958 at South Norfolk (city), Virginia
Death of Spouse20 Oct 1966 Her husband George Wilson Culpeper died on 20 Oct 1966 at Chesapeake (city), Virginia.3,4 
Death of Son29 Mar 1997 Her son Fleetwood Wilson Culpeper died on 29 Mar 1997 at Chesapeake (city), Virginia.4 
Death*10 Aug 2000 She died at Chesapeake (city), Virginia, on 10 Aug 2000 at age 106.3,4 
Obituary*11 Aug 2000 Martha Elizabeth "Bettie" Culpeper, 106, of the 400 block of Benefit Road, died Aug. 10, 2000, in a Chesapeake nursing home. Born in Old Norfolk County, Mrs. Culpeper was the daughter of the late Calvin and Laura Virginia Halstead Etheridge. She was the widow of George W. Culpeper and was predeceased by two sons, Fleetwood W. Culpeper Sr. and Winfred George Culpeper. Mrs. Culpeper had been an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Chesapeake for 94 years and was the oldest living member of the church. She had retired from the Norfolk County Public Schools after 20 years of service. Survivors include her daughter, Blanche Hassell of Salem, Va; her son, Eugene Culpeper of Matthews, N.C; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and several foster children, including Glen Barnes. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Lowe Norman and the Rev. Bill Keen in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will begin Saturday with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge. Memorial donations may be made to Gideon's International, Chesapeake Camp, P.O. Box 1102, Chesapeake, VA 23327.9
Martha Elizabeth (Etheridge) Culpepper
Burial*13 Aug 2000 Her body was interred on 13 Aug 2000 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Hickory, Chesapeake (city), Virginia.9,3 

Family

George Wilson Culpeper (4 Feb 1885 - 20 Oct 1966)
Marriage*8 May 1912 She married George Wilson Culpeper at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 8 May 1912 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited29 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2005 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Juanita Frances Laughinghouse "Fran" Culpeper (#39405), Matthews, NC, e-mail address (Jan 2011).
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 132, Sheet 6A, Family 118, Pleasant Grove, Norfolk Co., VA
    George W. Culpeper, Jr. , Head, M, Wh, 35, Md, NC/NC/NC, Carpenter-House
    Bettie Culpeper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, Md, VA/VA/VA
    Fleetwood W. Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 6, S, VA/NC/VA
    George W. Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 5, S, VA/NC/VA
    Blanch E. Culpeper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2 3/12, S, VA/NC/VA.
  3. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 1423 St. Brides Road W, Chesapeake (city), VA
    + Culpepper, George Wilson 82505457, Feb. 4, 1885 - Oct. 20, 1966
    + Culpepper, Martha Elizabeth "Bettie" Etheridge 82505542, Apr. 27, 1894 - Aug. 10, 2000.
  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. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 1423 St. Brides Road W, Chesapeake (city), VA
    + Culpepper, George Winifred 82505475, Aug. 10, 1914 - Jul. 2, 1935.
  6. 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
    George Wilson Culpepper, Hickory, Norfolk Co., VA, age 33, born 4 Feb 1885, White, Farmer for self at Hickory, Norfolk Co., VA; Nearest relative: Bessie Culpepper, RFD#1, Hickory, Norfolk Co., VA, Medium Height, Medium Build, Brown eyes, Black hair, no physical disqualifications; registered 12 Sep 1918 at Portsmouth, VA.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., VA, ED 7, Page 23A, Family 452, New Green Sea Road (25 Apr 1930)
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 45, md@26, NC/NC/NC, Farmer, Vet=No
    Bettie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 34, md@18, VA/NC/VA
    Fleewood Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 17, sng, VA/NC/VA
    Winifred Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, VA/NC/VA
    Blanch Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 12, sng, VA/NC/VA
    Eugene Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2, sng, VA/NC/VA.
  8. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442
    Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., VA, ED 65-9, Web Page 21 (20 Apr 1940)
    Lines 8-12, Tabernacle Road
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 55, md, NC, 1935 in same house, Farmer
    Martha E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 44, md, VA, 1935 in same house, Housework
    Blanchi Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 22, sng, VA, 1935 in same house
    Eugene Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, VA, 1935 in same house.
  9. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    http://www.pilotonline.com
    Obituary of Martha Elizabeth "Bettie" Culpeper (#1244), published 11 Aug 2000, Page B8.