William Rexford Culpepper

Male, #34442, (6 Nov 1898 - 12 Apr 1958)
Father*William Henry Culpepper (7 Jul 1868 - 13 Nov 1942)
Mother*Fannie Allen Wimpee (16 Aug 1876 - 13 Oct 1969)
Birth*6 Nov 1898 William was born at Georgia on 6 Nov 1898.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 William was listed as a son in William Henry Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia.2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 William and Wilbur was listed as a son in William Henry Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia.3 
World War I*between 1917 and 1918 He served in World War I between 1917 and 1918
(Served on a US Navy troop transport ship.)4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William, Wilbur and Malcolm was listed as a son in William Henry Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia.5 
Marriage*13 Apr 1924 He married Noreen Evelyn Jones at Floyd Co., Georgia, on 13 Apr 1924 at age 25.6 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father13 Nov 1942 His father William Henry Culpepper died on 13 Nov 1942 at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia
Death*12 Apr 1958 He died at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, on 12 Apr 1958 at age 59
ruptured aorta.7,1,8 
Burial*circa 14 Apr 1958 His body was interred circa 14 Apr 1958 at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Floyd Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Rex, as he was called, was a good-looking man, full of life and very athletic, especially in football, wrestling, and running. Won a medal in State competition for hurdles. Ran five miles every night, and he and his buddies the Rome Athletic Club, which finally turned into the Y.M.C.A.

He was gifted in mechanics. Could take his cars and motor boats apart and put them back together again in perfect condition. He won motor boat races on Rome's three rivers. Was an excellent swimmer.

At seventeen years of age, he joined the U.S. Navy during World War I, and Served on a troop transport ship.

He worked for his father in the clothing business until the depression, when the Business failed/ He spent the next ten years in New Jersey, Long Island and Brooklyn, N.Y. where he was employed by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. He returned to Rome to assume the management of the H.G. Doster Co. (which he had been the silent partner from the beginning). It is a Mercantile Co. serving
both North Georgia and parts of Alabama.

When Mr. Doster's illness causes him to retire. Rex took over the management. At, Doster's death, he bought the widow's share and ran the business until his death Oct. 21, 1942.8
 

Family

Noreen Evelyn Jones (27 Jun 1901 - 1 Jan 1991)
Marriage*13 Apr 1924 He married Noreen Evelyn Jones at Floyd Co., Georgia, on 13 Apr 1924 at age 25.6 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. Madge Tate and Sandra Junkins Shirley Kinney, compiler, Floyd County, GA Cemeteries, Volumes 1-2, Rome, GA: The Society, 1985, 1989, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.835 V3f v.
    Sunset Hills Cemetery, Floyd Co., GA
    + W. Rexford Culpepper, 6 Nov 1898 – 12 Apr 1958.

  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 121, Page 98B, Lines 60-65, Families 222-3, 439 5th Avenue, Rome, Floyd Co., GA
    Mathew Wimpee, Head, M, Nov 1837, 62,, md 8 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Black Smith
    Mollie Wimpee, Wife, F, Oct 1849, 50, md 8 yrs, GA/SC/SC
    William Culpepper, Head, M, May 1874, 26, md 3 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Dry Goods Clerk
    Fannie (Wimpee) Culpepper, Wife, F, Sep 1877, 22, md 3 yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    William R. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1898, 1, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lillian M. Wimpee, A. Daughter, F, Dec 1890, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 66, Page 137a, Lines 31-35, 506 W 7th St., Rome, Floyd Co., GA
    William Culpepper, Head, M, 41, md1-12 yrs, GA/VA/GA, Dry Goods Salesman
    Fannie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, md1-12 yrs, ch 5/4, GA/GA/GA
    William Culpepper, Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Kathleen Culpepper, Dau, F, 4, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Grover Culpepper, Son, M, 1 4/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, page 1B, Oakland Road, Rome, Floyd Co., GA
    Home=$4000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    William R. Culpepper, Head, 31, M, md @ 24, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper/men's clothing st.
    Noreen E. Culpepper, Wife, 28, M, md @ 23, MD/GA/GA, Cashier/State Hiway Dept.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 8a, Lines 38-44, 506 W 7th St., Rome, Floyd Co., GA
    William H. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, md, GA/SC/US, Retail Clothing Merchant
    Fannie Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, md, GA/GA/GA
    Rexford Culpepper, Son, M, 21, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Louise Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Kathryn Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Wilbur Culpepper, Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Malcolm Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Shirley Foster Kinney & James Paul Kinney, compiler, Floyd County, Georgia, Vital Statistics, Rome, GA: S. F. Kinney, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.835 V2k Vols 1.
    William Rexyerd Culpepper (1898-1958, s/o Wm. Henry & Fanny Wimpee Culpepper) and Noreen Evelyn Jones on 13 Apr 1924 in Floyd Co., GA, Book N-577.
  7. 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
    William R. Culpepper, d. 12 Apr 1958 at 59 years in Floyd Co., GA; Res. in Floyd Co., GA.
  8. Kathryn Culpepper Family History, Kathryn English Culpepper (handwritten), Rome, GA,, circa 1980.