Tommie Gay Sams

Female, #34980, (13 Aug 1886 - 9 Jan 1979)
Birth*13 Aug 1886 Tommie was born at Georgia on 13 Aug 1886.1 
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 19. 
Married Name17 Apr 1906  As of 17 Apr 1906, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1909 Her son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper Jr. was born on 8 Oct 1909 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Tommie was listed as Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Birth of Son20 Aug 1914 Her son Fletcher Sams Culpepper was born on 20 Aug 1914 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1920 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Tommie was listed as Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Photographed*say 1965 She was photographed say 1965 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5
Tommie (Sams) Culpepper
Death of Spouse17 Nov 1976 Her husband Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 17 Nov 1976 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.1 
Death*9 Jan 1979 She died at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 9 Jan 1979 at age 92.1 
Burial*11 Jan 1979 Her body was interred on 11 Jan 1979 at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Biography*  The Newnan Times-Herald noted the 70th wedding anniversary of Thomas J. Culpepper and Tommie Gay Sams on Thursday, 13 May 1976, p. 48: Mr. And Mrs. T. J. Culpepper Celebrate 70th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Culpepper, of Pendleton Manor, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday at a family party. The couples's children hosted the party at the home of a son, F. S. Culpepper, 217 Botany Road, Greenville, South Carolina. Other children are Mrs. Joe T. Bohannon of Newnan, Ga., Mrs. J. E. Lindsey of Lake City and Thomas J. Culpepper, Jr. The Culpeppers lived in Georgia until April 1975 when they moved to Greenville, S. C. At that time Mr. Culpepper was the oldest licensed pharmacist in Georgia. He had worked at that profession for more than 65 years. During those years, they lived in Greenville, Grantville and Atlanta. The couple was married April 17, 1906, at Mrs. Culpepper's home in Inman, Ga. She is the former Tommie Sams. They have nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Family

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (18 Mar 1881 - 17 Nov 1976)
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 19. 
Children
Last Edited2 Aug 2006

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. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 11B, Lines 84-87, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Drug Merchant
    Tommie G. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1A, Lines 1-8, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md, GA/GA/GA, Retail Druggist
    Tommie S. Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, md, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper Jr, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher S. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother-in-law, F, 63, wd, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Sams, Sister-in-law, F, 25, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 5B, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$5000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Tom Culpepper, Head, M, 49, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Druggist
    Tommie Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Helen Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother (-in-law), F, 74, wid, GA/GA/GA.
  5. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.