Robert Archie Culpepper1

Male, #2687, (20 Apr 1909 - 27 Jan 1987)
Father*Thomas Melton Culpepper1 (8 Feb 1878 - 17 Aug 1937)
Mother*Mary Alice Morgan1 (20 Aug 1884 - 1 Aug 1959)
Birth*20 Apr 1909 Robert was born at Demopolis, Marengo Co., Alabama, on 20 Apr 1909.2,1,3 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Thomas, Morgan and Robert was listed as a son in Thomas Melton Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Demopolis, Marengo Co., Alabama.3 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Thomas, Morgan, Robert and Hubert was listed as a son in Thomas Melton Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Demopolis, Marengo Co., Alabama.4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Hubert and Robert was listed as a son in Thomas Melton Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Demopolis, Marengo Co., Alabama.5 
Marriage*circa 1933 He married Catherine Dominick circa 1933. 
Death of Father17 Aug 1937 His father Thomas Melton Culpepper died on 17 Aug 1937 at Dallas Co., Alabama.6,7 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(Lt. J.G., US Navy.)1 
Death of Mother1 Aug 1959 His mother Mary Alice Morgan died on 1 Aug 1959 at Marengo Co., Alabama.8 
Death*27 Jan 1987 He died at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 27 Jan 1987 at age 77.2,9 
Burial*29 Jan 1987 His body was interred on 29 Jan 1987 at Meadow Lawn Memorial Park, Enterprise, Coffee Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* Robert Archie Culpepper was born April 20, 1909 at Demopolis, AL. a son of Thomas Melton Culpepper and Mary Alice Morgan. He was one of eight children, four boys and four girls. He died January 27, 1987 and was buried in Meadowlawn Cemetery, Enterprise, AL.
     Bob Culpepper attended grammar school and high school in Demopolis, from which he graduated in May 1927. He attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) where he played freshman and varsity football in 1927 and 1928. At Auburn he became a member of Theta Chi Social Fraternity, and Keys Interfraternity Club.
     He helped his brother, T.M. Culpepper, Jr., establish the Culpepper Electric Company in 1926 and worked with him during the summers until the fall of 1929. He was a full-time employee from the fall of 1929 until September 1932. This company is still strong today.
     In September 1932 Bob Culpepper accepted a position of salesman with the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co., with head-quarters in Troy, AL. In September 1935 he was promoted to city salesman in Birmingham, and was promoted to assistant division manager in December 1939. For 8 weeks in early 1940 he was trained in New York City, and then sent back to headquarters in Atlanta, GA. He was next transferred to Knoxville, TN., then returned to Atlanta for a short period. In the spring of 1941 he was transferred to Lexington, KY. as Division Manager of eastern Kentucky.
     Robert A. Culpepper was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He attended Indoctrination School at Hollywood Beach, FL., and Gunnery School at Camp Shelton, Virginia. He was next assigned to the U.S. Naval Armed Guard Headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served on different ships in the European and Mediterranean Theatres until the Japanese surrender came. His last duty station was as Club Officer, Officers' Club, Camp Wallace, TX. He returned to inactive duty status in the Naval Reserve at Camp Wallace in February 1946. Lieut. Jr. Grade Culpepper later received a promotion to Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.R.
     Upon separation from the Navy, he returned to the employ of Liggett & Myers with headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. He remained there until August 1946 when he resigned to found his own company.
     On September 1, 1946 he founded the Culpepper Cigar Co., in Columbus, GA. which he later sold in November 1949. He then founded the Culpepper Vending Co., head-quartered in Ft. Benning, GA. This company operates vending machines at Ft. Benning and Ft. Rucker, under contracts with the Post Exchange. In 1952, he expanded this business to Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, FL. Culpepper Vending Co., was sold in 1985 but is still operating under the same name... but new ownership.
     From 1951 until 1984 he was one of the incorporators of K & C Enterprises, Inc., operating seven snack drive-ins on the Ft. Benning Reservation under contract with the Post Exchange.
     Bob Culpepper was one of three incorporators of C.H.& B, Inc., doing business as the Daleville Inn Motel and Restaurant. This firm now owns the Colony Inn Motel and Restaurant in Enterprise. Culpepper founded the Aviation Center and Donnell Apartments., Inc., in Daleville.
     Mr. Culpepper owned many other businesses in the Daleville-Fort Rucker area. Some of these are: South Wind Mobil-Villa; South Wind Mobil Home Sales; Brinson Trailer Park; Meadowbrook Homes; The Executive Center and… (balance of article was accidentally not copied.)1 

Family

Catherine Dominick (4 May 1912 - 19 Mar 1988)
Marriage*circa 1933 He married Catherine Dominick circa 1933. 
Child
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Pea River Sketches, Enterprise, AL: Pea River Historical & Genealogical Society, 1988.
    "Robert Archie Culpepper", pages 92-93.
  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. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Page 5A, Lines 44-50, Main Street, Demopolis, Marengo Co., AL
    Thomas Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 32, md1-10yrs, MS/AL/AL, Telephone Electrician
    Alice C. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, md1-10yrs, ch 5/5, MS/MS/MS
    Ocea M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Thomas M. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Morgan W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Annie C. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Robert A. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 11/12, sng, AL/MS/MS.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 48, Page 3B, Lines 64-73, Main Street, Demopolis, Marengo Co., AL
    Thomas M. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 41, md, MS/MS/MS, Telephone Electrician
    Alice M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 35, md, MS/AL/MS
    Ocea May Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, AL/MS/MS
    T. M. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, Wh, 16, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Morgan Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Corinne Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Robert A. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Hubert Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 8, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Radie Lee Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Sallie Morgan, Mother-in-law, F, Wh, 66, wid, MS/AL/AL.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, Page 15A, Lines 8-14, Main Street, Demopolis, Marengo Co., AL
    Home=$6,000, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Vet=N
    Thomas M. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 52, md@22, MS/AL/AL, Telephone Electrician
    Alice M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 45, md@15, MS/AL/MS
    Robert A. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 20, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Hubert J. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Radie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Mary A. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, AL/MS/MS
    Sallie Morgan, Mother-in-law, F, Wh, 78, wid, MS/AL/AL.
  6. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Thomas M. Culpepper died Aug 1937 in Dallas Co., Alabama.
  7. E-mail written Oct 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Bill Boyd, e-mail address.
    Riverside Cemetery, Marengo Co., Alabama; Lot #169 Section A, Row 9:
    + Thomas Melton Culpepper, Feb 8, 1878 - Aug 17, 1937
    + Alice Morgan Culpepper, Aug 20, 1884 - Aug 1, 1959.
  8. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Alice M. Culpepper died 1 Aug 1959 in Marengo Co., Alabama.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Robert A. Culpepper, d. 27 Jan 1987 at 77 years in Muscogee Co., GA; Res. in Muscogee Co., GA.