Lunus Culpepper1

Male, #35687, (6 Sep 1897 - 13 Jan 1961)
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 Dick. 
Birth*6 Sep 1897 Lunus was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 Sep 1897.1 
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
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Lunus was listed as a son in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.2 
Photographedsay 1914 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1914
Left to right: Thomas Ardus Culpepper, Herman Culpepper, and Lunus Culpepper.3
Culpepper brothers
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Lunus registered for the WW-I draft, naming Thomas Jefferson Culpepper as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918.1 
Marriage*5 Oct 1918 He married Mary Ethyl McPherson at Texas on 5 Oct 1918 at age 21. 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Lunus was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.4 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Lunus was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.5 
Birth of Child2 Feb 1931 His child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1931 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.6 
Death of Child2 Feb 1931 His child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 2 Feb 1931 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.6 
Birth of Son20 Jul 1934 His son Thomas Edgar Culpepper was born on 20 Jul 1934 at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.7 
Death of Father22 May 1955 His father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.8 
Photographed*say 1960 He was photographed say 1960 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.3
Lunus & Mary E. (McPherson) Culpepper
Death*13 Jan 1961 He died at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas, on 13 Jan 1961 at age 63.9 
Burial*16 Jan 1961 His body was interred on 16 Jan 1961 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source: L. (Dick) CULPEPPER Tri-state area Canyon, January 14 (Special). Funeral services for L. (Dick) Culpepper, 63, will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday in the First Church of Canyon with the Rev. Strauss Atkinson, Pastor, officiating Mr. Culpepper died early Friday at his home here. He had lived in Canyon for the past four years, and had operated the Coney Island Shop (candy store) near the West Texas State College campus on 4th Avenue. He was born Sept 6, 1897, in [Gibsonville, near] Ashland Ala. He had lived with his family in Hereford before coming to Canyon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Ethyl, of the home, a son Thomas Edgar Culpepper, with the U. S Army in Hawaii; a daughter Mrs. Robina Robbins of Albuquerque, NM; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Exa Crossman of Pampa, Mrs. Bessie Ginnings and Mrs. Iva Cline, both of Amarillo Burial will be at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of La Grone Funeral Home of Canyon.

From Kyra Ludwigson:

I was only 7 when he [Lunus] died. The memories I have of him (my mom use to put my older sister, Lynn, and me on a greyhound bus in Albuquerque, and we would go to visit my grandparents in the summer in Canyon) They also lived in Pampa, Hereford, and Amarillo. I remember my grandfather had a very bad limp, which my mom said he got from playing baseball, and somebody slid into him and injured his hip. I remember watching him play in a baseball game. He took BC, a powder form of aspirin to ease the constant pain. He owned a Coney Island stand, where he would make chili dogs, home made fudge, divinity, coconut squares, peanut patties and peanut brittle, which he stirred up in big copper kettles in the back of the store. He sold Nehi soda out of a red Coke ice box. I remember that he loved to fish, and took us fishing on a number of occasions. 

Family

Mary Ethyl McPherson (14 Apr 1897 - Jul 1981)
Marriage*5 Oct 1918 He married Mary Ethyl McPherson at Texas on 5 Oct 1918 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Nov 2006

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
    Lunas Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 21, born 6 Sep 1897, White, Candy maker at J. E. Bryant Company, Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Thomas J. Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Medium height, Medium build, Brown eyes, brown hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  3. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 8B, Pg 157, 902 Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Lumis Culpepper, Head, M, 22, M, AL AL AL, Candymaker-Factory
    Marge Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, M, MO VA MO.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, Sheet 1A, Pg 195, Precinct 2, Pampa, Gray Co., TX
    Own-$1500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Lunas Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md@21, AL US US, Salesman-Candy
    Ethel M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, md@21, MO WV MO
    Exa R. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 6/12, S, TX AL MO.
  6. 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
    L. Culpepper (Infant of), Gray Co., Feb 9 1931, 7886.
  7. 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
  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 J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.
  9. 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
    Lunas Culpepper died 13 Jan 1961 in Randall Co., TX.