Niles Voight Culpepper D.D.S.

Male, #35125, (27 Oct 1904 - 14 Sep 1987)
Father*James William Washington Culpepper M.D. (5 Aug 1876 - 27 May 1915)
Mother*Elizabeth Belle McAfee (20 Apr 1883 - 2 Jan 1968)
Birth*27 Oct 1904 Niles was born at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 27 Oct 1904.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 James and Niles was listed as a son in James William Washington Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1910 Census at Crane Hill, Cullman Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Father27 May 1915 His father James William Washington Culpepper M.D. died on 27 May 1915 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.3,4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 James and Niles was listed as a son in Elizabeth Belle McAfee's household on the 1920 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.5 
Employment* Niles's occupation: dentist. 
Marriage*2 Jul 1931 He married Florence Fontane Chaffee on 2 Jul 1931 at age 26. 
SSN*1956 His Social Security Number was issued in 1956 in Alabama.1 
Death of Mother2 Jan 1968 His mother Elizabeth Belle McAfee died on 2 Jan 1968 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.1,4 
Death*14 Sep 1987 He died at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 14 Sep 1987 at age 82.1 
Biography*  Before his retirement, N. V. Culpepper practiced dentistry out of an office in the Hawk Building in Cullman, AL. He resided at 607 E. Seventh Street in Cullman. In a 24 Nov 1977 letter, N. V. Culpepper wrote: I was on the staff at Bryce Hospital [Tuscaloosa, AL?] from 1927 to 1931... I am now retired from active practice, after fifty years of it. My health is fairly good, but have had to curtail my fishing and hunting somewhat. The years have a way of slipping up on you, just the wife and me at home now...
      He sometimes signed his letters "Cul." Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 6 Aug 1986 letter that "some months ago he [Voight] had a very bad stroke and was hospitalized in B'ham, Ala. They inserted a pace-maker during his stay there." His sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha Burford Culpepper, visited him and said that "he is in very poor condition. He is at home and they have 2 male nurses and the woman who has worked for them for a number of years." 


Florence Fontane Chaffee (circa 1907 - )
Marriage*2 Jul 1931 He married Florence Fontane Chaffee on 2 Jul 1931 at age 26. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2011


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27, Page 16A, Lines 32-36, Crane Hill, Cullman Co., AL (4 May 1910)
    James W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 25, md1-9yrs, GA/GA, Doctor/Medicine
    Elizabeth B Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 27, md1-9yrs, ch 2/2, AL/GA/SC
    James W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Niles V. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/GA/AL
    Homer Woods, Boarder, M, Wh, 19, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer.
  3. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at, 2011.
    James W. W. Culpepper died 27 May 1915 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.
  4. Anna Cochran Gregath, compiler, Cullman County Churches and Cemeteries, Cullman, Alabama: Cullman County Commission, 198_, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.173 K2c.
    Vol 1, page 183:
    Cullman City Cemetery, Corner of 9th Street and West Main, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.
    + J. W. Culpepper, MD, 5 Aug 1876 - 27 May 1915
    + Belle McAfee Culpepper, 20 Apr 1883 - 2 Jan 1968.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 7A, Lines 6-9, 313 6th Ave E, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (16 Jan 1920)
    E. B. Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 36, wid, AL/VA/VA
    James W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 17, sng, AL/US/US
    Neils V. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, AL/US/US
    R. A. Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 33, sng, GA/US/US, Physician.