Laura Lillian Culpepper1

Female, #38939, (8 Jul 1887 - 16 Mar 1983)
Father*William Pierce Culpepper (3 Jan 1857 - 27 Oct 1948)
Mother*Mary Alice Smith (9 Mar 1868 - 1 Jan 1940)
Birth*8 Jul 1887 Laura was born at Huron, Atchison Co., Kansas, on 8 Jul 1887.2 
Photographed*circa 1889 She was photographed circa 1889 at Huron, Atchison Co., Kansas.1
Florence & Laura Culpepper
Marriage*1906 She married Charles Walter Burns at White Co., Arkansas, in 1906. Charles and Laura Burns had the following children (status as of March 2004):
Eunice Burns, still living in TN
Nelson Burns, deceased
Evelyn Burns, deceased
Daisy Alice Burns, deceased
Lillian Burns, deceased
Florence Burns, deceased
Frank Hillis Burns, still living in TN
Etta Lee Burns, deceased
Mary Jane Burns, still living in VA
Joseph Morrison Burns, still living in OH." 
Married Name1906  As of 1906, her married name was Burns. 
Photographed*1909 She was photographed in 1909
From Joseph M. Burns: "Here is a Photoshop portrait I did recently of my mother Laura Culpepper, from an old b and w photo of 1909."
Laura L. Culpepper Burns, 1909
Death of Mother1 Jan 1940 Her mother Mary Alice Smith died on 1 Jan 1940 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee
Death of Father27 Oct 1948 Her father William Pierce Culpepper died on 27 Oct 1948 at White Co., Arkansas.3 
Death of Spouse4 Apr 1957 Her husband Charles Walter Burns died on 4 Apr 1957 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee
Death*16 Mar 1983 She died at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 16 Mar 1983 at age 95.2 
Biography* Jospeh M. Burns wrote in March 2004 about his mother, Laura Culpepper Burns:
"She bore and raised ten healthy children, then lived to the age of 96. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren I cannot count any more."1 

Family

Charles Walter Burns (1 Mar 1886 - 4 Apr 1957)
Marriage*1906 She married Charles Walter Burns at White Co., Arkansas, in 1906. Charles and Laura Burns had the following children (status as of March 2004):
Eunice Burns, still living in TN
Nelson Burns, deceased
Evelyn Burns, deceased
Daisy Alice Burns, deceased
Lillian Burns, deceased
Florence Burns, deceased
Frank Hillis Burns, still living in TN
Etta Lee Burns, deceased
Mary Jane Burns, still living in VA
Joseph Morrison Burns, still living in OH." 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 & 2004 to Lew Griffin from Joseph Morrison Burns (including hand-written notes of his mother--Laura Culpepper Burns), Athens, OH, e-mail address.
  2. 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
  3. Arkansas Death Index Books, 1914 -- 1948.
    has 27 Oct 1948, age 94.