Erma Lorine Culpepper

Female, #34610, (21 Nov 1902 - 2 Dec 1991)
Father*John Monroe Culpepper (18 Aug 1871 - 23 Feb 1952)
Mother*Nolie Beatrice Medlock (12 Nov 1876 - 20 May 1948)
Birth*21 Nov 1902 Erma was born at Marshall Co., Alabama, on 21 Nov 1902. 
Photographed*circa 1906 She was photographed circa 1906 at Marshall Co., Alabama.1
Erma Lorine & Johnnie Mary Ann Culpepper
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1910 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lillian, Ina, Erma, Johnnie and Imogene was listed as a daughter in John Monroe Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hollis, Etowah Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage*27 Aug 1921 She married Luther Scott Herron at Etowah Co., Alabama, on 27 Aug 1921 at age 18.1
Erma L. & Scott Herron
Married Name27 Aug 1921  As of 27 Aug 1921, her married name was Herron. 
Photographedcirca 1925 She was photographed circa 1925.1
Irma, Corine, and Scott Herron Jr.
Photographed1937 She was photographed in 1937 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama,
Back: Sarah, Scottie and Charles; Middle: Erma and Corine; Front: Bob and Jack.1
Scott & Erma Herron family
Photographed*say 1942 She was photographed say 1942 at Jefferson Co., Alabama.1
Scott & Erma (Culpepper) Herron
Death of Mother20 May 1948 Her mother Nolie Beatrice Medlock died on 20 May 1948 at Etowah Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Father23 Feb 1952 Her father John Monroe Culpepper died on 23 Feb 1952 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Spouse21 Aug 1960 Her husband Luther Scott Herron died on 21 Aug 1960 at Etowah Co., Alabama
Death*2 Dec 1991 She died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 2 Dec 1991 at age 89. 
Biography* Erma was a beautiful woman and her children were beautiful also. Scott was also a beautiful man with brilliant blue eyes. I met them in their later years and they were still nice to look at. Erma had very deep dimples and when she laughed her eyes sparkled. She said that her grandmother, on her mother's side, was of indian blood, and I believed it because she had almost black hair and very dark brown eyes until her mid 70s. Half of her children had dark brown eyes and hair, and the others had blue eyes and light hair.
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She was a wonderful human being who was very creative and always laughing.
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She was always very spirited. She grew up picking cotton and her father would give her a little money to work. She decided that she didn't like working so she paid one of her sisters to pick her cotton and went into the woods, where she had made a play house.. to play. She said it was too hot. When she was almost 80 she went to the back of her apt in the wooded area, cut down 7 pine trees, cut them up and made herself a patio.
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Another family story is: When Erma and Scott's children were small, they lived in New Merkle out by Cahaba. At the time it was undeveloped, and just woods. Scott was a lineman for the telephone company. One day he fell from a pole and hurt his back so he couldn't work. Erma said every other morning she would go to the door and find food for her family. It had been put there by the Moonshiners, she thought, and she never saw them to thank them. She said they ate better after Scott fell than before.. fresh eggs, fresh milk, etc.1
 

Family

Luther Scott Herron (25 Oct 1897 - 21 Aug 1960)
Marriage*27 Aug 1921 She married Luther Scott Herron at Etowah Co., Alabama, on 27 Aug 1921 at age 18.1
Erma L. & Scott Herron
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Martha Jo Cross Culpepper Mordecai, e-mail address.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, Sheet 22B, Lines 73-78, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (10 May 1910)
    James M. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 38, md1-17yrs, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Nolie B. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 32, md1-7yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Lilian I. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 16, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Ina I. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 15, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Johnnie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 4, sng, AL/AL/GA.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 90, Sheet 1A, Lines 24-31, Turkey Town Rd, Hollis, Etowah Co., AL (2 Jan 1920)
    Monroe J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 40, md, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Nola Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, md, GA/GA/GA
    Lillian Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 26, sng, AL/AL/GA, Telephone Operator
    Ina Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 24, sng, AL/AL/GA, Telephone Operator
    Erma Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 17, sng, AL/AL/GA, Telephone Operator
    Johny Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 14, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Elwood Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 8, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Imogene Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/GA.
  4. 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
    Nola B. Culpepper died 20 May 1948 in Etowah Co., Alabama.
  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.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    James M. Culpepper died 23 Feb 1952 in Marshall Co., Alabama.