John Early Culpepper

Male, #35444, (7 Jul 1914 - 24 Jul 1994)
Father*Robert Henry Luther Culpepper (24 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1921)
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Forgy (1 Jan 1875 - 27 Mar 1961)
Birth*7 Jul 1914 John was born at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 7 Jul 1914.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Thomas, Guy, Fred and John was listed as a son in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.2 
Death of Father10 Feb 1921 His father Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 John was listed as a son in Annie Elizabeth Forgy's household on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Marriage*say 1938 He married Valrie Lela Crain at Texas say 1938. 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy, Cook 1/C. He trained at San Diego, California. Served in Luzon, Leyte, Okinawa. Has Pacific Ribbons and other decorations.)4 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1961 His mother Annie Elizabeth Forgy died on 27 Mar 1961 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*23 Sep 1968 He married Retha A. Wiseley at Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 23 Sep 1968 at age 54.5 
Death of Spouse3 Nov 1981 His wife Retha A. Wiseley died on 3 Nov 1981. 
Death*24 Jul 1994 He died at Childress, Childress Co., Texas, on 24 Jul 1994 at age 80.1 
Burial*circa 26 Jul 1994 His body was interred circa 26 Jul 1994 at Hastings Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma.6 
Biography* John Early Culpepper was the son of Robert Henry Luther and Annie Elizabeth (Forgy) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Hopkins Co., TX. He was six years old when his father died. He married Valarie Crain and they settled down to raise their family in Texas. John Early Culpepper died in 1994 at the age of 80. He is buried in the same cemetery as his second wife, "Retha Wisley R. Culpepper, born 1 Sep 1922 and died 3 Nov 1981". 

Family 1

Valrie Lela Crain (10 Apr 1912 - 25 Dec 1995)
Marriage*say 1938 He married Valrie Lela Crain at Texas say 1938. 
Child

Family 2

Retha A. Wiseley (1 Sep 1922 - 3 Nov 1981)
Marriage*23 Sep 1968 He married Retha A. Wiseley at Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 23 Sep 1968 at age 54.5 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010

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. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Sheet 4B, Pg 128B, Pct. 2, Willow Springs Church-Satillo Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Annie Culpepper, Mother H, F, 56, WD, md@21, MO MO VA, Farmer
    Erma Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, TX AL MO
    John E. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL MO, Farmer
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX AL MO.
  4. 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.
  5. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    John E Culpepper, 54, married Retha A Wiseley, 46, on 23 Sep 1968 in Wilbarger Co., TX.
  6. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Hastings Cemetery, Jefferson Co., OK; Compiled by Bill Hamm:
    John Early Culpepper, 7 Jul 1914 - 24 Jul 1994
    Retha Wisley R. Culpepper, 1 Sep 1922 - 3 Nov 1981.
  7. 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
    Donnie Dale Culpepper, Male, born __ 1944 in Hale Co., Texas, child of John Early Culpepper and Valrie Lela Crain.