William Stephen Culpepper M.D.1,2

Male, #1941, (23 Sep 1887 - 9 Apr 1960)
Father*George Andrew Culpepper (30 Sep 1859 - 16 May 1913)
Mother*Louisa Ida Grimes (17 Apr 1850 - 5 Jun 1945)
Name Variation He was also known as Willie S. 
Birth*23 Sep 1887 He was born on 23 Sep 1887 at Alabama.2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 William, Riley, Charles and George was listed as a son in George Andrew Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Lee Station, Lee Co., Alabama.3 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 William and Charles was listed as a boarder on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Father16 May 1913 His father George Andrew Culpepper died on 16 May 1913 at Russell Co., Alabama.5 
Marriage*circa 1915 He married Manie Williamson circa 1915.1,2 
World War I*between 1917 and 1918 He served in World War I between 1917 and 1918.1 
Birth of Son24 Nov 1924 His son Captain William Stephen Culpepper Jr. was born on 24 Nov 1924 at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.6 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Washington, District of Columbia.1 
Death of Mother5 Jun 1945 His mother Louisa Ida Grimes died on 5 Jun 1945 at Norfolk (city), Virginia.7 
Death of Spouse19 Feb 1960 His wife Manie Williamson died on 19 Feb 1960.8,2 
Death*9 Apr 1960 He died at Georgia on 9 Apr 1960 at age 72.9,2 
Burial*13 Apr 1960 His body was interred on 13 Apr 1960 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia. Section 8, Site 618 LH.8,2 
Biography* Virginia Pekor Culpepper, the daughter-in-law of William Stephen Culpepper, wrote on 26 Sep 2004: "I am quite certain he was born in, or at least grew up in, Alabama. He lived on a farm and worked his way through the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and also through Medical School there. He bought a practice in Missouri before World War One. Was called up around 1913 because of his ROTC commission. His ROTC scholarship had helped with his college expenses. He had been commissioned in the Calvary, but was quickly moved to the Medical Corps. His parent's names were George Andrew Culpepper and Lou Ida Grimes Culpepper. George's parents: William and Maria Walls. Ida's parents: William R Grimes and Elizabeth Ready.10 


Manie Williamson (9 Jan 1894 - 19 Feb 1960)
Marriage*circa 1915 He married Manie Williamson circa 1915.1,2 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Feb 2010


  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 371, page 17A, 7131 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC
    William S. Culpepper, HH, M, 42, M, md@31, AL/GA/GA, Medicine/US Army, WW Vet
    Manie Culpepper, Wife, F, 37, M, md@23, GA/GA/GA
    Helen L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TN/AL/GA
    William S. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 5 5/12, S, KS/AL/GA.
  2. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    William Stephen Culpepper, 23 Sep 1887 - 9 Apr 1960, Served as Colonel in the US Army, Interred 13 Apr 1960 in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 8, Site 618 LH (ID: 1941)
    Manie W. W. Culpepper, 9 Jan 1894 - 19 Feb 1960, Wife of William Stephen Culpepper, Interred 23 Feb 1960 in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 8, Site 618 LH.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Lee Station, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 52-58, Page 16B; ED 49 (20 Jun 1900)
    George A Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Sep 1859, 40, md-18yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Louisa Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, Apr 1850, 50, md-18yrs, ch 6/5, GA/GA/GA
    Willie S Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Sep 1883, 16, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    Riley Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Mar 1886, 14, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    Leona Culpepper, Dau, Wh, F, Jul 1887, 12, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    Charles Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jan 1890, 10, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    George Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Nov 1891, 8, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 101, Sheet 18B, Lines 67-71, 1612 Ave J, 16th Ward, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (8 May 1910)
    IN HH of James W. Mayne:
    William S. Culpepper, Boarder, M, Wh, 26, sng, AL/AL/AL, Brick Mason/Steel Mill
    Charlie M. Culpepper, Boarder, M, Wh, 21, sng, AL/AL/AL, Apprentice/Machine Shop.
  5. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
  6. Taken from the obituary for William Stephen Culpepper, Jr. from a West Point Alumni publication, publication name and date unknown. Provided to Culpepper Connections by Jack McWhorter, Class of '46 web page manager.

  7. E-mail written Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 to Lew Griffin from Susan Webster Thompkins, Phone 706-888-0866, e-mail address.
  8. Tombstone.
    Arlington National Cemetery, VA: "William Stephen Culpepper, Colonel, Medical Corps US Army, died April 9, 1960. His Wife, Manie Williamson, died Feb. 19, 1960."
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    William S. Culpepper, d. 9 Apr 1960 at 72 years.
  10. E-mail written 2004-2005 to Warren L. Culpepper from Virginia Pekor Culpepper, e-mail address.