Edgar Clarence Culpepper

Male, #34974, (7 Mar 1874 - 10 Apr 1951)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*7 Mar 1874 Edgar was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 7 Mar 1874.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Nathan, James, Homer, Edgar and Wilbur was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*5 Feb 1899 He married Ida Lemuel White at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Feb 1899 at age 24.3 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,10 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
Photographedsay 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1940 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
standing left to right: Nathan Florence Culpepper, James Wesley Culpepper, Homer Lee Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper; seated: Edgar Clarence Culpepper.12
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Death*10 Apr 1951 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Apr 1951 at age 77.13,1 
Burial*circa 12 Apr 1951 His body was interred circa 12 Apr 1951 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 13 Jul 1984 letter, that she had "a little book on correct forms of English which he [Simeon F. Culpepper] gave to his son, Edgar for making the most 'headrounds' on Sept 2, 1887 on Geography.
      Edgar suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. A brother, Thomas J. Culpepper, at a family gathering 3 Aug 1969 said of Edgar C. Culpepper: He was a victim of arthritis, which started on him before he was 30 years old and before he was 40 he was completely helpless. His wife, Ida looked after him, like he was a baby.... We all went to see him often as possible and rallied around to see that he did not suffer for any of the necessities. He was the most cheerful person I ever saw and had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed all the ridiculous and funny things that happened to people and everybody in Lone Oak saw that he was told about them.
      According to Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, Edgar "was always cheerful, never complaining and always having some witty remark to fit the occasion." She also wrote that his nickname was "Yike" and added "none of us knows how this came about."
      The following death notice is from the Hogansville Herald Thursday, 19 Apr 1951: LONE OAK Funeral services for Mr. Edgar C. Culpepper were held at Allen-Lee Memorial Church at Lone Oak on Thursday, April 12, with his pastor, the Rev. Charles Hamilton, officiating, assisted by Rev. Osborn Belyeu, who paid loving tribute to his life and character. Mr. Culpepper was a life-long citizen of Lone Oak, a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason and a valued member of the community. He was seventy-seven years old and had been an invalid for nearly forty years. In spite of his sufferings, he was bright and cheerful, interested in all public affairs, and was lovingly ministered to by his devoted companion.
He was the fourth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper and is survived by his wife, the former Miss Ida White; four brothers, Messrs. N. F. Culpepper of Greenville, J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, Homer L. Culpepper of Lone Oak, and a sister, Mrs. D. O. Phillips of College Park. A large congregation was in attendance and the floral offerings were lovely. The following nephews acted as pall-bearers: W. C. Culpepper Jr., Pitts Culpepper, H. C. Cutts, A. M. Willingham, Dean Murphy, Everett Greer, who bore the flower-laden casket to its last resting place in the church cemetery. Claude McKibben Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. D. O. Phillips, Miss Ellen Phillips of College Park, Mrs. Zora Sewell, Mrs. Mary Jones of Atlanta, Mrs. W. C. Culpepper, Mr. Pitts Culpepper of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Culpepper Jr., of Adairsville were dinner guests of Mrs. and Mrs. H. L. Culpepper Thursday. 

Family

Ida Lemuel White (4 Feb 1878 - 15 Sep 1966)
Marriage*5 Feb 1899 He married Ida Lemuel White at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Feb 1899 at age 24.3 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Edgar C. Culpepper, 7 Mar 1874 – 10 Apr 1951.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    Edgar C. Culpepper and Miss Ida White on 5 Feb 1899 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book G-338.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 331B (24), Family 468, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar C. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1874, 26, md 1 yr, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ada L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb 1878, 22, md 1 yr, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 5B, Lines 53-54, Mountville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 36, md1-11 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, md1-11 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 17-18, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 45, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida W. Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, md, GA/GA/GA.
  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
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  9. 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
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  11. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 1B, Niceville Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Rents Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida White Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md @ 21, GA/GA/GA.
  12. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  13. 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
    Edgar C. Culpepper, d. 10 Apr 1951 at 77 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.