Howard Luther Culpepper1,2

Male, #26893, (20 Sep 1910 - 29 Jan 1995)
Father*Luther Lafayette Culpepper3 (14 Apr 1891 - 21 Oct 1962)
Mother*Malvina Payne3 (16 Jan 1890 - 3 Dec 1961)
DNA* Howard has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Harry.4 
Birth*20 Sep 1910 Howard was born at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1910.5,2 
Photographedcirca 1913 He was photographed circa 1913 at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama.6
Howard Luther Culpepper
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Howard and Jerry was listed as a grandson in Francis Marion Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Howard and Jerry was listed as a son in Luther Lafayette Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama.4 
Marriage*say 1930 He married Ruby Mae Barrett at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama, say 1930. 
Birth of Son19 Sep 1931 His son Jerry Eugene Culpepper was born on 19 Sep 1931 at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama.5 
Photographed*say 1935 He was photographed say 1935 at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama.6
Howard Luther Culpepper
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Alabama.5 
Birth of Son5 Oct 1939 His son William Henry Culpepper was born on 5 Oct 1939 at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama.5 
Photographedcirca Jul 1950 He appeared as a grandson in a family photograph circa Jul 1950 at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama,
from left to right: Willie Gamble Culpepper, Francis Marion Culpepper, Luther Lafayette Culpepper, Howard Luther Culpepper, and Jerry Eugene "Gene" Culpepper. The photo was taken in Gadsden, Alabama in the summer of 1950, in the back yard of Francis Marion's home.6
Four Generations of Culpeppers
Death of Mother3 Dec 1961 His mother Malvina Payne died on 3 Dec 1961 at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee.7 
Death of Father21 Oct 1962 His father Luther Lafayette Culpepper died on 21 Oct 1962 at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee
Death*29 Jan 1995 He died at Shelby, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, on 29 Jan 1995 at age 84.5,2 
Biography* SHELBY - Mr. Howard L. Culpepper, 84, retired employee of Truscon Inc. of Chattanooga, died 29 Jan 1995, at home. Funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Cemetery. Lutz-Austell is in charge. Survivors are his wife, Ruby; sons, Gene Culpepper of Long View, Tex., Bill Culpepper of Ringgold, Ga., Mathon Culpepper; sister, Ms. Dorothy Randall of Chattanooga. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 201 W. Marion St., Shelby, NC 28150; or to American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Ct., Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043. (31 Jan 1995, The Charlotte Observer.) 

Family

Ruby Mae Barrett (say 1910 - 8 Jan 2008)
Marriage*say 1930 He married Ruby Mae Barrett at Gadsden, Etowah Co., Alabama, say 1930. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Mathon Luther Culpepper.
  2. The Generations Network Inc., compiler, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8908
    Howard Luther Culpepper, Male, White, Married, born 20 Sep 1910, died 29 Jan 1995 in Cleveland Co., NC, SSN: 421-09-0643.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 92, Sheet 29B, Lines 69-74, 416 2nd St, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL (15 Jan 1920)
    F. M. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 50, md, AL/VA/AL, Mechanic/Stove Foundry
    Willie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 48, md, AL/AL/AL
    Luther Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, md, AL/AL/AL, Molder/Pipe Shop
    Vinia Culpepper, Dau-in-law, F, Wh, 29, md, AL/GA/GA
    Howard Culpepper, Grandson, M, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Jerry Culpepper, Grandson, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 9B, Lines 84-89, 1149 Stillman Ave St, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL (10 Apr 1930)
    Rent=$22, Radio=y, Farm=N
    Luther L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 39, md@20, AL/AL/AL, Mill room Labor/Rubber Plant, Vet=N
    Malvina Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 39, md@20, AL/GA/GA
    Harry L. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 19, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Jerry Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Dorothy Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 8, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Doris Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 8, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  5. 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
  6. E-mail written 2003 - 2008 to Lew Griffin from Sammy Eugene Culpepper (#47245), e-mail address.
  7. Mildred S. Wright, compiler, St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogical Notes, Chicago, Illinois: Adams Press, 1974, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.169 V3w.
    Pages 72-73:
    Hopewell Cemetery, on US-411 between Gadsden and Ashville, St. Clair Co., Alabama. Large Marker with the following:
    PAYNE
    W. W. Billy Payne "Father" , 3 Feb 1857 - 24 Jul 1930
    Georgia Ann Crain Payne "Mother", 29 Jan 1857 - 16 Jun 1938
    Children:
    Ester Payne Sheffield, 6 Jan 1876 - 28 Jan 1966
    Alexander Payne, 22 Jul 1878 - 10 Oct 1957
    Larkin Payne, 10 Sep 1880 - 31 May 1961
    George Payne, 28 Jan 1883 - 9 Mar 1963
    App Payne 12 Mar 1885 - 20 Apr 1957
    Roxie Payne Hair, 19 Aug 1887 - 16 Jul 1912
    Vinnie Payne Culpepper, 16 Jan 1890 - 3 Dec 1961
    Dallas Payne, 28 Aug 1892 - 7 Oct 1918
    Nettie Payne Sharpeton, 2 Oct 1894
    C. C. "Lum" Payne, 15 Mar 1897 - 15 Aug 1955
    Clifton Payne, 23 Oct 1899 - 8 Aug 1900.