James Luther Culpepper

Male, #4467, (24 Dec 1916 - 22 Mar 1986)
Father*Whit Malory Culpepper (16 Nov 1864 - 10 Mar 1952)
Mother*Cynthia Ann Avery (26 Nov 1882 - 6 Jun 1961)
Birth*24 Dec 1916 James was born at Jackson Parish, Louisiana, on 24 Dec 1916.1,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Charlie, Benjamin, Shelby, James and Robert was listed as a son in Whit Malory Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Jackson Parish, Louisiana.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
World War II*between 1939 and 1942 He served in World War II between 1939 and 1942
(He enlisted in the US Navy on 24 Jan 1939 and was assigned to the USS Yorkton (CV-5), an aircraft carrier, on 18 Apr 1939. He was a Seaman 1C on 5 Jun 1942 when the Yorktown was sunk in the Pacific during the Battle of Midway. He survived the sinking, and on 16 Jun 1942 he was transferred to Pearl Harbor and his subsequent service, if any, is unknown. See Wikipedia article on the Yorkton and its service: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_(CV-5).)4 
Marriage*6 Dec 1946 He married Sarah Susan Arliunas on 6 Dec 1946 at age 29.1 
Divorce*1949 He and Sarah Susan Arliunas were divorced in 1949.1 
Death of Father10 Mar 1952 His father Whit Malory Culpepper died on 10 Mar 1952 at Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Death of Mother6 Jun 1961 His mother Cynthia Ann Avery died on 6 Jun 1961.5 
Death*22 Mar 1986 He died at Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, on 22 Mar 1986 at age 69.2,1 


Sarah Susan Arliunas (15 Nov 1920 - 23 May 2005)
Marriage*6 Dec 1946 He married Sarah Susan Arliunas on 6 Dec 1946 at age 29.1 
Divorce*1949 He and Sarah Susan Arliunas were divorced in 1949.1 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Sampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Sep 2010


  1. E-mail from Sue Culpepper Withers to Warren Culpepper, 15 Feb 2003.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 25-15, Sheet #3-A, Page 142, Line 20, Chatham/Jonesboro Rd., Ward 7, Jackson Parish, LA
    Home owned, Value=blank, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    Whit M. Culpepper, Head, M, 64, M, md@22, GA/GA/GA, Farmer, Farming, Vet=No
    Cynthia Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, M. md@23, LA/GA/LA, Not employed
    Edell Culpepper, Dau, F, 23, LA/GA/LA, Saleslady, Variety Store
    Arbrey Culpepper, Son, M, 21, LA/GA/LA, Laborer, Farming
    Bennie Culpepper, Son, M, 18, LA/GA/LA, Laborer, Farming
    Shelby Culpepper, Son, M, 17, LA/GA/LA
    Katie Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, LA/GA/LA
    Luther Culpepper, Son, M, 13, LA/GA/LA
    Jenie Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, LA/GA/LA
    Maggie Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, LA/GA/LA
    Maloy Culpepper, Son, M, 7, LA/GA/LA
    Dow L. Avery, Father-in-law, M, 82, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Retired.
  4. Bureau of Naval Personnel, compiler, WW-II US Navy Aircraft Carrier Muster Rolls, 1939-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
  5. E-mail written Feb 2003 to Warren Culpepper from Sue Culpepper Withers (#47205), e-mail address.