Albert Marvin Willingham

Male, #35109, (8 Sep 1907 - 19 Sep 1971)
Father*Marvin J. Willingham (1877 - 1948)
Mother*Emmie Lou Thomas (1882 - 1924)
Birth*8 Sep 1907 Albert was born on 8 Sep 1907. 
Death of Mother1924 His mother Emmie Lou Thomas died in 1924. 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945  An unknown person served in the military between 1942 and 1945, and was a in the 187th Military Police Company, Corporal.1 
Employment* Albert's occupation: grocer. 
Marriage*19 Feb 1945 He married Eleanor Herring Culpepper at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 19 Feb 1945 at age 37.2 
Death of Father1948 His father Marvin J. Willingham died in 1948. 
Death*19 Sep 1971 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Sep 1971 at age 64. 
Burial* His body was interred at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham wrote in a 23-29 Jan 1995? letter that Marvin Willingham and Emmie Lou Thomas married and had 11 children and that 3 died in infancy and Albert M. Willingham was the 5th child. The following is from a wedding announcement of Albert M. Willingham to Eleanor Culpepper: Corporal Willingham is the son of Mr. M. J. Willingham of Lone Oak, and for the past three years has been a member of the armed forces, serving twenty-seven months overseas in the Mediterranean Theater. He is now at home for a thirty-days rest period, but will leave on foreign service on March first.
Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 9 Jan 1989 letter that "my husband had a country grocery store."
In a 7 Jan 1994 letter, Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote: Albert's great nephew, Frank Willingham, a young man, is very much interested in family. He has worked up a real good record. He goew to Archives in LaGrange and checks courthouse records. Margaret Willingham, Albert's sister, gave him contents of the grandfather Willingham's trunk. He found very many interesting notes and old deeds, etc. He has compiled a very nice book. He seems to be the main one in the family who is interested in genealogy. They settled in Meriwether County in a section known as Sandy Creek - old home place and family cemeteries are gone, however. This location is 15 or 20 miles from here. It does me good to see a young person so interested. 

Family

Eleanor Herring Culpepper (14 Oct 1908 - 13 Apr 2009)
Marriage*19 Feb 1945 He married Eleanor Herring Culpepper at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 19 Feb 1945 at age 37.2 
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Tombstone 'Cpl, 187 Mil Police Co, W. W. II.'
  2. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p. vi.
  3. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 55.