Baylor Culpepper

Male, #37058, (3 Nov 1890 - Jul 1982)
Father*William R. Culpepper (1855 - 1893)
Mother*Evanda J. Pardue (Apr 1865 - 23 Aug 1952)
Birth*3 Nov 1890 Baylor was born at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, on 3 Nov 1890.1 
Death of Father1893 His father William R. Culpepper died in 1893 at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.2 
Marriage*circa 1917 He married Gladys Nettie Moore at Louisiana circa 1917.3 
World War I*between 1917 and 1918 He served between 1917 and 1918. 
1920 Census* Baylor was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.4 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Baylor was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.3 
Death of Mother23 Aug 1952 His mother Evanda J. Pardue died on 23 Aug 1952 at Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Death of Spouse7 Mar 1958 His wife Gladys Nettie Moore died on 7 Mar 1958 at Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.5 
Biography28 Jun 1974 Recently, a tall, stalwart man walked in our store and said to me, "I'm Baylor Culpepper from Shreveport." I said to him, "The only Baylor I ever knew was the late Mr. Baylor Ray." He replied "That man is my namesake."
     Baylor Culpepper has many relatives here in this area. Ora Leggett, Charles and Mary Beth Griffin, Dalton Smith, and all the late uncle Marion Davis' family.
     Baylor Culpepper was born in 1890 near New Hope, the son of Bill and Hannie (Padue) Culpepper. His father died when he was three years old. His mother moved to Claiborne parish. Life was a struggle, he worked hard in his early life. But God has been so good to him. He became a brilliant and very successful real estate dealer.
     Most of all, a true dedicated Christian man. For 50 years he has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport. Baylor has used his talents in the Lord's service. A man to love and appreciate. I never will forget him after he left my store. He visited New Hope Cemetery where his father was buried 80 years ago. From there he went to Ruston and purchased the finest peaches on earth.
     He said he would return the last of June for more peaches and hoped to see an article I promised to write.
     That's all folks. Why can't we all be like Mr. Baylor, making the world better wherever we go.6 
Death*Jul 1982 He died at Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, in Jul 1982 at age 91.1 
Biography* When he signs his World War I draft registration card on 5 June 1917, Baylor Culpepper, age 26, is living in Oil City, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, where he is a rig builder for S.R. Zays & Company. Culpepper, who is single but supports his mother, is 6'2" tall, and slender, with blue eyes and blond hair.

In 1920, twenty-nine-year-old Gladys is living with her husband, oil-field rig-builder Baylor Culpepper in Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. Living with them are Ernest L. Moody, who shoes horses, and his wife, Ida.

In 1930, Gladys, proprietor of a family hotel, and Baylor Culpepper, a real estate agent, have four boarders: E. M. Ludlow, beauty parlor cosmetician; Bertha Wynne, dry goods saleslady; J. L. Wynne; and C. P. Garret, in Shreveport, Caddo Co., Louisiana. Baylor is a veteran of World War I. (Note: the occupations for Gladys and Baylor may have been reversed in this record; the enumerator started with Gladys, listing her as head of household and Baylor as husband, but crossed out those designations for wife and head, respectively.) 


Gladys Nettie Moore (Nov 1886 - 7 Mar 1958)
Marriage*circa 1917 He married Gladys Nettie Moore at Louisiana circa 1917.3 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. Burials at New Hope Cemetery, Hwy 822 - Six miles from Downsville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 9-20, Sheet #11-A, Page 193, Line 87, 612 Travis St., Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA
    Hotel rented, Amount=$435, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Gladys Culpeper, Head of Hotel (Wife), F, 39, M, md@27, IA/OH/IA, Keeper of Family Hotel
    B. Culpeper, Head of family (Husband), M, 39, M, md@27, LA/LA/LA, Agent, Real Estate, Vet=WW.
  4. ED 96, sheet 20, line 4.
  5. E-mail written 15 Oct 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Leah McKin, e-mail address.
  6. Ruston Daily Leader, Ruston, Louisiana.
    Friday, 28 June 1974, p. 9, Greenville News, by Mrs. Harold Griffin.