Wilbur Clay Culpepper1

Male, #34976, (2 Aug 1876 - 19 Oct 1943)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Name Variation He was also known as Gill.2 
Birth*2 Aug 1876 Wilbur was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 2 Aug 1876.1 
Employment* Wilbur's occupation: accountant. 
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.3 
Photographed*say 1897 He was photographed say 1897 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4
Wilbur Clay Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Nathan, Wilbur and Thomas was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Photographed22 Nov 1900 He appeared as a nephew in a family photograph on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

1st row: George W. Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth Culpepper, Warren Culpepper.

2nd row: James Daniel Culpepper, Fereba, Mattie Nall, Cattie Nall, Zora Culpepper, Emma Culpepper Allbright holding her granddaughter Dorothy Speer, Doc Allbright husband of Emma (behind Emma).

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.2
James Daniel Culpepper family
Marriage*10 Feb 1909 He married Carrie Lou Tigner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Feb 1909 at age 32. 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Wilbur was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son5 Nov 1918 His son Lewis Pitts Culpepper was born on 5 Nov 1918 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Photographedsay 1920 He appeared as a nephew in a family photograph say 1920 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
three friends, left to right: George Green Culpepper, Weyman Prickett,
a friend of Wilbur Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper. Note: George is
wearing a black felt Friend's hat -- "straw lid" (so-called). Wilbur's
hat is a Panama.2
Three friends
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Wilbur was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son7 May 1924 His son Wilbur Clay Culpepper Jr. was born on 7 May 1924 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,10 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11,12 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Wilbur was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
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.2
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Death*19 Oct 1943 He died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Oct 1943 at age 67.14,1 
Burial*circa 21 Oct 1943 His body was interred circa 21 Oct 1943 at Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography*  According to Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, Wilbur was nicknamed "Gill." Wilbur was an accountant with the state highway department. The following is an obituary from an unknown source: W. C. Culpepper Taken by Death GREENVILLE, Ga., Oct. 20.--Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 67, former mayor of Greenville, died at his home here Tuesday. Born and reared in Meriwether County, Mr. Culpepper was connected with the State Highway Department for many years and also was connected with the Greenville Warehouse and Oil Mill. At the time of his death he was chief clerk of the Merwether County War Price and Ration Board. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, the former Carrie Lou Tigner; two sons Lewis Pitts Culpepper, of Manchester and Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Jr., U. S. Navy; five brothers, Nathan F. Culpepper, of Greenville; J. Wesley Culpepper, of Fayetteville; Homer L. Culpepper and Edgar C. Culpepper, of Lone Oak, and T. J. Culpepper, of Grantville; two sisters Mrs. D. O. Phillips and Miss Mary Lou Culpepper, of Greenville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday. 

Family

Carrie Lou Tigner (24 May 1888 - 19 May 1985)
Marriage*10 Feb 1909 He married Carrie Lou Tigner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Feb 1909 at age 32. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Aug 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.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 2 Aug 1876 – 19 Oct 1943
    + Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, 24 May 1888 – 19 May 1985.
  2. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  3. 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.
  4. Correspondence from Lewis Pitts Culpepper to Lew Griffin, circa 1997.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 14B, Lines 56-57, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 33, md1-1 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Hardware merchant
    Carrie Lou Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, md1-1 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 3B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/GA, Cotton broker
    Carrie Lou Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md, GA/GA/GA
    Louis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 1 2/12, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 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
  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
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 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
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1A, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md @ 31, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper/Highway Dept
    Carrie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, md @ 16, GA/GA/AL
    Lewis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Helen D. Tigner, Mother-in-law, F, 62, wid, md @ 26, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 52, S, GA/GA/GA, Governess
    Lizzie Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 38, S, GA/GA/GA.
  14. 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
    W. C. Culpepper, d. 19 Oct 1943 at 67 years in Meriwether Co., GA.