Matilda Margarette Culpepper

Female, #35643, (27 Jan 1891 - 6 Jan 1974)
Father*Francis Daniel Culpepper (21 Oct 1859 - 10 Apr 1910)
Mother*Mary Ellen Loter (14 Feb 1871 - 28 Jan 1916)
Birth*27 Jan 1891 Matilda was born at Olympus, Childress Co., Texas, on 27 Jan 1891. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Matilda, Rosa and Mary was listed as a daughter in Francis Daniel Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Duke Twp, Greer Co., Oklahoma.1 
Photographedcirca 1902 She appeared as a daughter in a family photograph circa 1902 at Greer Co., Oklahoma,
Left to right: Matilda Margarette Culpepper, Otis Francis Culpepper, Mary Ellen Culpepper, Francis Daniel Culpepper, Rosa Mabel Culpepper, and William Lewis (Louis William) Culpepper in front of Mary Ellen (Loter) Culpepper.
Daniel Culpepper family
Marriage*5 Feb 1910 She married George T. Elrod on 5 Feb 1910 at age 19. 
Married Name5 Feb 1910  As of 5 Feb 1910, her married name was Elrod. 
Death of Father10 Apr 1910 Her father Francis Daniel Culpepper died on 10 Apr 1910 at Greer Co., Oklahoma.2 
Death of Mother28 Jan 1916 Her mother Mary Ellen Loter died on 28 Jan 1916 at Greer Co., Oklahoma.2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Matilda was listed as George T. Elrod's wife on the 1920 Census at Martin, Harmon Co., Oklahoma.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Matilda was listed as George T. Elrod's wife on the 1930 Census at Gould, Harmon Co., Oklahoma.4 
Death of SpouseMay 1967 Her husband George T. Elrod died in May 1967 at Gould, Harmon Co., Oklahoma
Death*6 Jan 1974 She died at Gould, Harmon Co., Oklahoma, on 6 Jan 1974 at age 82. 
Burial*circa 8 Jan 1974 Her body was interred circa 8 Jan 1974 at Gould City Cemetery, Gould, Harmon Co., Oklahoma
Biography* Mrs. R L (Rita Boyette) Holland, in a 25 Jul 1978 letter, gives Matilda's name as "Matilda Marquette" and notes that she was known as "Maggie." Mrs. B. J. (Kathye Culpepper) Garrett wrote, in a 28 Jul 1978 letter, that her mother remembered her as "Matilda Marguette." A sister-in-law, Mrs. Otis Francis Culpepper, in a 24 Sep 1978 letter, listed her as "Margaret Matilda." I suspect that she was named after her grandmother, whose tombstone records the name "Margarette." 


George T. Elrod (14 Aug 1881 - May 1967)
Marriage*5 Feb 1910 She married George T. Elrod on 5 Feb 1910 at age 19. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jun 2006


  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Sheet 2A, Pg 71, Im-3, Dougherty, Duke, Greer Co., OK
    Daniel F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct-1858, 41, md-9 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Mary E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb-1871, 29, md-9 yrs, Ch 5/5, TX TX TX
    Maggie Culpepper, Dau, F, Jan-1892, 8, S, TX AL TX
    Odis F. Culpepper, Son, M, Mar-1894, 6, S, TX AL TX
    Rosa M. Culpepper, Dau, F, Oct-1893, 5, S, TX AL TX
    Mary E. Culpepper, Dau, F, Dec-1897, 2, S, TX AL TX
    Louis Culpepper, Son, M, Jan-1900, 4/12, S, TX AL TX
    William A. Pearce, Boarder, M, Jun-1825, illeg, M, UN, ME ME ME.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
    Dryden Cemetery, Harmon Co., OK, Submitted by Jeanette Coaly:
    F. D. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1860 - 10 Apr 1910, Father
    M. E. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1871 - 26 Jan 1915, Mother.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, Sheet 3A, Pg 279, Im-5, Gould, Martin, Harmon Co., OK
    A. T. Elrod, Head, M, 37, M, TN TN TN, Mechanic-Garage
    Maggie Elrod, Wife, F, 27, M, TX AL TX
    Rachael Elrod, Dau, F, 7, S, OK TN TX
    Ruby Elrod, Dau, F, 4 6/12, S, OK TN TX
    Ina Ruth Elrod, Dau, F, 1 6/12, OK TN TX
    Harvey Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, 14, S, OK AL TX.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, Sheet 2B, Pg 148, Martin Tnshp., Gould, Harmon Co., OK
    Home=$2000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    George J. Elrod, Head, M, 47, md@26, TN TN TN, General Farmer
    Maggie Elrod, Wife, F, 38, md@18, TX AL TX
    Ruby F. Elrod, Dau, F, 14, Sng, AL TN TX
    Rachel M. Elrod, Dau, F, 17, Sng, AL TN TX
    Bud F. Culpepper, Lodger (Bro-in-law), M, 36, S, TX AL TX, Bookkeeper-Garage, Vet=WW.