Lela Myrtle Hawk

Female, #34803, (6 Apr 1887 - 1 Oct 1975)
Father*William Lafayette Hawk (3 Dec 1858 - 25 Mar 1913)
Mother*Martha Siltana Dykes (20 Feb 1863 - 14 Jan 1958)
Birth*6 Apr 1887 Lela was born at Martindale, Caldwell Co., Texas, on 6 Apr 1887. Lela's birth was recorded in the M. J. Culpepper Family Bible: _________________________Lela Hawk Culpepper _________________________was born April 6, 1887. 
Birth6 Apr 1888 She was born on 6 Apr 1888.1 
Marriage*15 Dec 1908 She married Mathew John Culpepper at Caldwell Co., Texas, on 15 Dec 1908 at age 21.2
Matthew John Culpepper & wife Lela Myrtle Hawk
Married Name15 Dec 1908  As of 15 Dec 1908, her married name was Culpepper. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Lela was listed as Mathew John Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Wilson Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son4 Aug 1910 Her son Ira Lee Culpepper was born on 4 Aug 1910 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.4,1 
Photographedsay 1911 She was photographed say 1911 at Wilson Co., Texas.5
Mathew John & Lela (Hawk) Culpepper
Birth of Son8 Nov 1911 Her son Mathew Vernon Culpepper was born on 8 Nov 1911 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.1 
Death of Father25 Mar 1913 Her father William Lafayette Hawk died on 25 Mar 1913.6 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1915 Her son James Lloyd Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1915 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.1,7 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Mathew John Culpepper named Lela as his nearest relative when registering for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.8 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lela was listed as Mathew John Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.9 
Birth of Son7 Aug 1922 Her son Winston Aaron Culpepper was born on 7 Aug 1922 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.10,11 
Birth of Son7 Dec 1925 Her son Francis Garland Culpepper was born on 7 Dec 1925 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.12,13 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Lela was listed as Mathew John Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.14 
Death of Son11 Sep 1954 Her son Winston Aaron Culpepper died on 11 Sep 1954 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.10,15 
Death of Son9 May 1956 Her son Francis Garland Culpepper died on 9 May 1956 at Brooks Co., Texas.12,16 
Death of Mother14 Jan 1958 Her mother Martha Siltana Dykes died on 14 Jan 1958.6 
Death of Spouse19 Mar 1959 Her husband Mathew John Culpepper died on 19 Mar 1959 at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.17,18 
SSN*1963 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1963 in Texas.1 
DeathSep 1975 She died at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas, in Sep 1975 at age 88.1 
Death*1 Oct 1975 She died at Wilson Co., Texas, on 1 Oct 1975 at age 88.19 
Biography* Lela was oldest child, George A. Hawk b.17 June 1889- 2 July 1889, Mattie b. 22 Aug. 1890- 22 Aug. 1890, both are buried next to grandmother Sarah Ann Dykes in Martindale Cemetary, other brothers and sisters are: Howard Van Buren, Alma, Nannie, and Virgie.6
 

Family

Mathew John Culpepper (11 Oct 1877 - 19 Mar 1959)
Marriage*15 Dec 1908 She married Mathew John Culpepper at Caldwell Co., Texas, on 15 Dec 1908 at age 21.2
Matthew John Culpepper & wife Lela Myrtle Hawk
Children
Last Edited29 Jun 2008

Citations

  1. 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
  2. Merle Ridgway, Houston, TX, 1999 records, Merle Ridgway to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 161, Sheet 13B, Pg 204B, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 26, Wilson Co., TX
    Matthew Culpepper, Head, M, 33, M1, md-1 yr, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lela M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, M1, md-1 yr, ch 0/0, TX FL TN.
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Infant (Ira Lee) Culpepper, born 5 Aug 1910 in Wilson Co., TX to Mathew J Culpepper.
  5. E-mail written Oct 2007 to Lew Griffin from Nancy Miller, e-mail address.
  6. E-mail written 2001,2003 to Lew Griffin from Linda Eddleman Ruiz, e-mail address.
  7. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Infant (James Lloyd) Culpepper, born 20 Jun 1915 in Wilson Co., TX to Mathew J Culpepper.
  8. 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
    Mathew John Culpepper, RFD A, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas, age 40, born 11 Oct 1877, White, Farmer for self; Nearest relative: Mrs. Lela Culpepper-wife, RFD A, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas. Medium height, Stout build, Blue eyes, Dark hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 206, Sheet 2A, Pg 164, Pct. 7, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    N/A, Farm=Y
    Matthews Culpepper, Head, M, 42, M, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lela Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, TX FL TN
    Oralee Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, TX TX TX
    Vernon Culpepper, Son, M, 8-9?, S, TX TX TX
    Loyd Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX TX TX
    Ermine Culpepper, Dau, F, 3, S, TX TX TX
    Nina Culpepper, Dau, F, 2, S, TX TX TX.
  10. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Winston Aaron Culpepper, 7 Aug 1922 – 11 Sep 1954, AMMI US NAVY WWII.
  11. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Aaron Winston Culpepper, born 7 Aug 1922 in Wilson Co., TX.
  12. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Frances Garland Culpepper, 7 Dec 1925 – 9 May 1956, PFC US Army WW II.
  13. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Francis Garland Culpepper, born 7 Dec 1925 in Wilson Co., Texas.
  14. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14, Sheet 3B, Pg 176, Pct. 7, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Matthew Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md@31, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lellia Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md@21, TX FL TN
    Vernon M. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX TX TX, Farmer
    Lyod Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, TX TX TX
    Ermine Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX TX TX
    Nina Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX TX TX
    Winston A. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Francis J. Culpepper, Son, M, 4 2/12, S, TX TX TX
    Joy E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 6/12, S, TX TX TX.
  15. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Winston Aaron Culpepper, died 11 Sep 1954 in Bexar Co., TX.
  16. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Francis G Culpepper, died 9 May 1956 in Brooks Co., TX.
  17. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Mathew John Culpepper, 11 Nov 1887 – 19 Mar 1959
    Lela Culpepper, 6 Apr 1887 – 1 Oct 1975.
  18. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Matthew John Culpepper died 19 Mar 1959 in Wilson Co., TX.
  19. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lela M. Culpepper, Female, died 1 Oct 1975 in Wilson Co., TX.
  20. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Joi Estelle Culpepper, Female, born __ 1928 in Wilson Co., Texas, child of Mathew John Culpeper and Lela Myrtle Hawk.