Thomas Ardus Culpepper1

Male, #35677, (26 Jul 1885 - 4 Jul 1958)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Name Variation He was also known as Ard. 
Birth*26 Jul 1885 Thomas was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 26 Jul 1885.1 
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 His mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 He married Nettie Pearl Russell on 12 Mar 1913 at age 27. 
Photographed*say 1914 He was photographed say 1914
Left to right: Thomas Ardus Culpepper, Herman Culpepper, and Lunus Culpepper.2
Culpepper brothers
Death of Child14 Apr 1914 His child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 14 Apr 1914 at Potter Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Child14 Apr 1914 His child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 14 Apr 1914 at Potter Co., Texas.4 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Thomas registered for the WW-I draft, naming Nettie Pearl Culpepper as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.1 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.5 
Employment* Thomas's occupation: Santa Fe RR. 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.6 
Death of Father22 May 1955 His father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.7 
Death*4 Jul 1958 He died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 4 Jul 1958 at age 72.8 
Burial*6 Jul 1958 His body was interred on 6 Jul 1958 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Biography* The following funeral notice is from an unknown source: THOMAS A. CULPEPPER Thomas A. Culpepper, 72, a retired Santa Fe Railroad Car Inspector, died today at 2:45 A.M. in St. Anthony's Hospital. A resident of Amarillo since 1908, he lived at 508 Houston. He was born July 26, 1885, in Anniston, Ala. [This, like the references to other children being born in Ashland, AL might be an attempt to reference a geographic location that would be recognized outside of Alabama. The 1880 census shows Ard's father, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper, living with his parents in Clay county. Ard's parents married in Clay county. Ard's sister, Mrs. Iva Culpepper Cline, wrote in a 31 Jul 1978 letter about visiting "the old farm where all the children were born" at Gibsonville near Ashland. So far, there is nothing except the obituary to indicate that Ard's parents might have had a child in Anniston, Calhoun county.] Survivors include his wife Nettie of Amarillo, two daughters, Mrs. Harold Bell of Amarillo and Mrs. Hollis Mashburn of Los Angeles; a brother, Dick Culpepper of Amarillo; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Spence Crossman of Pampa, and Mrs. Wade Ginnings and Mrs. Iva Cline, both of Amarillo, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 4 P.M. in Griggs Pioneer Chapel. Burial will be at Llano cemetery. 

Family

Nettie Pearl Russell (27 Apr 1895 - 11 Jul 1984)
Marriage*12 Mar 1913 He married Nettie Pearl Russell on 12 Mar 1913 at age 27. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Thomas Ardus Culpepper, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 33, born 26 Jul 1885, White, Car Inspector at P&SF Railway Co., Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Mrs. Nettie Culpepper-wife, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Tall height, Stout build, Gray eyes, dark hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  2. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  3. 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
    E. (sic) A. Culpeper (Inf. of) died 14 Apr 1914 in Potter Co., TX, 8628.
  4. 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
    T A Culpepper is the father of an infant born 14 Apr 1914 in Potter Co., Texas.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 20B, Pg 169, 506 S. Houston St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas A. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Wife, F, 24, M, MO AR MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 4 5/12, S, TX AL MO.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 3B, Pg 107, Pct. 1, 307 Arthur St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Tom A. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, md@27, LA AL AL, Car Inspector-Steam-RR
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md@17, MO MO MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, s, TX LA MO
    Virginia Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, TX LA MO.
  7. 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
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.
  8. 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
    Thomas A Culpepper died 4 Jul 1958 in Potter Co., TX.