Lester William Culpepper1

Male, #2934, (12 Sep 1897 - 11 Jan 1971)
Father*Joel Adams Culpepper Jr. (2 Mar 1862 - 28 Dec 1941)
Mother*Mary Elon Kilgore (27 Dec 1867 - 16 Nov 1942)
Name Variation He was also known as Wilburn Lester. 
Birth*12 Sep 1897 Lester was born at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 12 Sep 1897.2,3 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Marvin, Ernest and Lester was listed as a son in Joel Adams Culpepper Jr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama.4 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Ernest and Lester was listed as a son in Joel Adams Culpepper Jr.'s household on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.5 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 He registered for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1 
World War I*1918 He served in World War I in 1918. 
Marriage*say 1922 He married Marie I. (?) say 1922. 
Marriage*circa 1923 He married Isabel Quinn circa 1923.6 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Lester was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Father28 Dec 1941 His father Joel Adams Culpepper Jr. died on 28 Dec 1941 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Death of Mother16 Nov 1942 His mother Mary Elon Kilgore died on 16 Nov 1942 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama.7 
Death*11 Jan 1971 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 11 Jan 1971 at age 73.8,3 
Biography* According to Lester's obituary, he was a veteran of WW-I and was retired from Vick's Delicatessen. Note, however, that he registered for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918, only 60 days before the armistice of 11 Nov 1918, so while he may have entered the service in 1918, it is quite unlikely that he actually saw combat in the war. 

Family 1

Marie I. (?) (11 Mar 1904 - 30 Dec 1978)
Marriage*say 1922 He married Marie I. (?) say 1922. 

Family 2

Isabel Quinn (circa 1903 - )
Marriage*circa 1923 He married Isabel Quinn circa 1923.6 
Children
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. 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
    Lester William Culpepper, 700 5th Avenue, Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama, age 21, born 12 Sep 1897, Caucasian, Employed as a Truck Driver for Pure Ice Cream Co., Ave E @ 20th St, Ensley, Jefferson Co., Alabama; Nearest relative: Mother, Mary Culpepper of 700 5th Avenue, Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama; Medium height, Medium build, Gray eyes, Light Brown hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.
  2. 21 Mar 1897 according to an amended record of birth filed in 1957.
  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. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 114, Sheet 15B, Lines 75-81, 422 8th St., Pratt, Jefferson Co., AL (16 Jun 1900)
    Joel A. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Mar 1861, 39, md-15yrs, GA/GA/GA, Policeman
    Mollie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Dec 1867, 32, md-15yrs, ch 6/5, GA/SC/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Feb 1887, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Luella Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Aug 1888, 12, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ernest Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Dec 1891, 8, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Lester Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Sep 1895, 4, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Maud Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Mar 1897, 3, sng, AL/GA/GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 91, Sheet 5B, Lines 57-63, 700 5th Ave, 14th Ward, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (29 Apr 1910)
    Joel A. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 48, md1-24yrs, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter
    Mollie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 40, md-24yrs, ch 9/7, GA/GA/GA
    Luella C. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 20, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ernest Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 14, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Lester Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Maud Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 11, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Hazel Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/GA/GA.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, page 20B, 456 Forrest Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Rent=$40, Radio=Y, Farm=N (Wilburn Lester Culpepper, ID: 2934)
    Lester Culpepper, Head, M, 30, M, md @ 25, AL/AL/AL, Druggist
    Isabel Culpepper, Wife, F, 27, M, md @ 20, LA/GA/AL
    Mary F. Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, GA/AL/LA
    Dorothy A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 10/12, S, GA/AL/LA
    Hugh Jennings, Nephew, M, 15, S, AL/AL/LA
    Charles Jennings, Nephew, M, 12, S, AL/AL/LA
    Mattie Quinn, Mother (in-law), F, 58, Wid, md @ 18, AL/AL/AL.
  7. 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
    Mary E. Culpepper died 16 Nov 1942 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.
  8. 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
    Lester W. Culpepper, d. 11 Jan 1971 at 73 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA, 001138.
  9. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, page 20B, 456 Forrest Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Rent=$40, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Lester Culpepper, Head, M, 30, M, md @ 25, AL/AL/AL, Druggist
    Isabel Culpepper, Wife, F, 27, M, md @ 20, LA/GA/AL
    Mary F. Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, GA/AL/LA
    Dorothy A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 10/12, S, GA/AL/LA.