Marion Elton Culpepper1,2

Male, #35404, (28 Jul 1908 - 4 Dec 1979)
Father*James Benjamin Culpepper (6 Jan 1879 - 9 Apr 1964)
Mother*Mary Eliza Dodd (1882 - 12 Jan 1940)
Name Variation He was also known as Pete. 
Birth*28 Jul 1908 Marion was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 28 Jul 1908.3,4 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Roy and Marion was listed as a son in James Benjamin Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.5 
Photographedcirca 1917 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1917 at Hopkins Co., Texas.6
James Benjamin & Mae (Dodd) Culpepper family
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Roy, Billy and Marion was listed as a son in James Benjamin Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.7 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Marion and Billy was listed as a son in James Benjamin Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.8 
World War II*between 1940 and 1943 He served in World War II between 1940 and 1943
(Staff Sergeant in the US Army. He was a career Army person, when, in 1943, assigned to the 4th Army in San Antonio, he lost an eye while opening a box of grenades for his platoon in preparation for the Normandy invasion.)1,3,9 
Death of Mother12 Jan 1940 His mother Mary Eliza Dodd died on 12 Jan 1940 at Hopkins Co., Texas.10 
Marriage*1942 He married Maurice Ernestine Dulin at Texas in 1942. 
Birth of Son9 Jun 1943 His son Joe Elton Culpepper was born on 9 Jun 1943 at Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., Mississippi.11 
Milit-Beg1946 Marion served in the military at Fort Dix, Burlington Co., New Jersey, in 1946, and was a in U.S. Army.1 
Milit-Beg1947 Marion served in the military at Fort Sam Houston, Bexar Co., Texas, in 1947, and was a in U.S. ArmyTop Sergeant.1 
Employment* He was employed at Kelly Air Force Base, Bexar Co., Texas
Employment He was employed at Brooks Air Force Base, Bexar Co., Texas
Death of Father9 Apr 1964 His father James Benjamin Culpepper died on 9 Apr 1964 at East Town Hospital, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.6,12,4 
Death*4 Dec 1979 He died at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, on 4 Dec 1979 at age 71.2,3,4 
Burial*7 Dec 1979 His body was interred on 7 Dec 1979 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.3 
Biography* Marion Elton 'Pete' Culeppper was the son of James Benjamin and May (Dodd) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX where he was noted living with his parents in 1910 and 1920 census records. Since, according to Social Security records, Pete had a Railroad Retiree number issued before 1951, he must have worked for a railroad, presumably before World War II.

According to his son, Joe, Pete was a career Army man. He would have been 33 years old when the United States entered World War II on December 8, 1941. In 1942, Pete married Maurice Ernestine Dulin and then went off to war. In 1943, Pete lost an eye while opening a box of grenades for his platoon while training for the invasion of Normandy.13 After the War, Pete was stationed at Fort Dix, NJ and then he was assigned to the 4th Army in San Antonio, TX.13 In 1947, Pete received a medical discharge from the Army as a Top Sergeant.13

Pete and his wife then settled down to raise their young family in the San Antonio, TX area, both finding work as civilians for nearby Kelly Air Force Base and then Brooks Air Force Base.13 Pete retired from Civil Service and died in San Antonio, TX at the age of 71. 

Family

Maurice Ernestine Dulin (9 Feb 1921 - 15 Oct 1992)
Marriage*1942 He married Maurice Ernestine Dulin at Texas in 1942. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jun 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Joe Elton Culpepper (#38124), Fairfield, OH, e-mail address.
  2. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Marion Elton Culpepper, Male, died 4 Dec 1979 in Bexar Co., TX.
  3. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Marion E. Culpepper, 28 Jul 1908 - 4 Dec 1979, Served 7 Aug 1940 to 17 Oct 1945 as Staff Sergeant in the US Army, Interred 7 Dec 1979 in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Section 6, Site 613.
  4. 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
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60, Sheet 8B, Pg 226B, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 16, Hopkins Co., TX
    Jim Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M1, md-7 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    May Culpepper, Wife, F, 27, M1, md-7 yrs, ch 3/3, TX AL GA
    Roy L. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL TX
    Burnice G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL TX
    Marion E. Culpepper, Son, M, 1, S, TX AL TX.
  6. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    James B. Culpepper, Head, M, 40, M, AL AL AL, Farmer
    May Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M, TX US US
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Bernice Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX AL AL
    Elton Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL AL
    Minter Culpepper, Son, 8, S, TX AL AL
    Lillian Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, TX AL AL
    Laverne Culpepper, Dau, F, 4  4/12, TX AL AL.
  8. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 2B, Pg 135, Pct. 2, Pickton & Pine Forest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    James B. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, M, md@23, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Mary E. Culpepper, F, 47, M, md@20, TX GA AR
    Marion E. Culpepper, Son, M, 21, S, TX AL TX, Farmer
    Billie M. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL TX, Farm Labor
    Lillian Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX AL TX, Farm Labor
    Margaret L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Joe N. Culpepper, Dau, F, 4, TX AL TX.
  9. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Marion E Culpepper, White, born 1908 in Texas; Resides in Hopkins Co., TX; Enlisted 7 Aug 1940 at Fort Sam Houston, TX in the Infantry as a Corporal; Education: Grammar school; Occupation: N/A, Single; Height: 71 in., Weight: 151.
  10. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Mary E. Culpepper, Hopkins Co., Jan 12 1940, 70037.
  11. MyFamily.com Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8907&enc=1
  12. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    James Benjamin Culpepper, Male, Widowed, died 9 Apr 1964 in Dallas Co., TX.
  13. Joe Elton Culpepper e-mail 2000
  14. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Wayne Lee Culpepper, Male, born __ 1947 in Bexar Co., Texas, child of Marion Elton Culpepper and Maurice Ernestine Dulin.