Albert Lloyd Culpepper M.D.

Male, #4521, (24 Nov 1903 - 5 Feb 1988)
Father*Mallory Baskin Culpepper M.D. (23 Sep 1870 - 13 Oct 1944)
Mother*Mary Foster Wailes (19 Jun 1869 - 15 Nov 1933)
Birth*24 Nov 1903 Albert was born at Hoods Mill, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, on 24 Nov 1903.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 John, Charles, Robert and Albert was listed as a son in Mallory Baskin Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1910 Census at Dayton, Eddy Co., New Mexico.2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 John, Charles, Robert and Albert was listed as a son in Mallory Baskin Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1920 Census at Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico.3 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Albert was listed as a boarder on the 1930 Census at Washington, District of Columbia.4 
Marriage*14 Oct 1933 He married Amelia Mumford Leake on 14 Oct 1933 at age 29. 
Death of Mother15 Nov 1933 His mother Mary Foster Wailes died on 15 Nov 1933 at Carlsbad, Eddy Co., New Mexico.5 
Death of Father13 Oct 1944 His father Mallory Baskin Culpepper M.D. died on 13 Oct 1944 at Lubbock Co., Texas.6 
Death*5 Feb 1988 He died at Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, on 5 Feb 1988 at age 84.1 
Biography* Dr. Culpepper's medical degree was earned at George Washington University. He had further training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Culpepper did his internship at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. in 1931.This is where he met his wife, Amelia Leake, who was a surgical nurse there at the time. His further affiliation in New Orleans was the two year residency in pathology at LSU Medical School in 1932-33.

Dr. Culpepper taught Pathology at the Tulane/LSU University medical center in New Orleans. His credentials also included Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Culpepper and Amelia Leake were married in St. Francisville, LA in 1933. In 1934 they moved to Alexandria, LA where he set up a general clinic practice, with specialties in surgery and ob/gyn.

He performed open heart surgery long before it was done anywhere in Louisiana. At the time it was not yet called open heart surgery. In the early 1940's, Dr. Culpepper opened the thorax of a Louisiana man who had been stabbed in a knife fight, and sewed him back together. He lived for many years afterward, and that is how Dr. Culpepper was selected for the American College of Surgeons at a very young age.

At the age of 63 he sold his clinic, and returned to medical school in Psychiatry, earning that certification as well. He finally retired at the age of 74 from a long and illustrious medical career.

Aside from his medical skills he played violin in the Alexandria-Pineville Symphony, and once made a violin, tutored by an Italian patient .He avidly cultivated camelias, day lillies, Louisiana irises, and was president of the state societies. He was a licensed lay reader in the Episcopal Church. He was absolutely devoted to his wife of 55 years, Amelia Mumford Leake Culpepper, and to us three children -- Richard Leake Culpepper, Mary Mallory Culpepper Pearson, and Dorothy Wailes Culpepper Buoni.

Source: Mary Culpepper Pearson.7
 

Family

Amelia Mumford Leake (10 Feb 1911 - 25 Sep 2004)
Marriage*14 Oct 1933 He married Amelia Mumford Leake on 14 Oct 1933 at age 29. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Sampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited17 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. 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
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 79, Sheet 2B, Line 12, Precinct 7, Dayton, Eddy Co., NM
    Owns Home, Mortgaged
    Mallory B. Culpepper, Head, M, 39, Md1-14 yrs, LA/GA/GA, Physician
    Mary F. Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, Md1-14 yrs, LA/LA/MS
    John W. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, LA/LA/LA, Laborer
    Charles C. Culpepper, Son, M, 11, Sng, LA/LA/LA
    Robert D. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, LA/LA/LA
    Mary M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, Sng, LA/LA/LA, Stenographer, Private
    Albert L. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, LA/LA/LA
    Albert M. Wailes, Brother-in-law, M, 39, Sng, LA/LA/MS, Invalid
    Lizzie B. Wailes, Sister-in-law, F, 37, Sng, LA/LA/MS, Teacher
    Francis O. Wailes, Sister-in-law, F, 34, Sng, LA/LA/MS, Teacher.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 63, Sheet 19A, Line 12, Precinct 1, Rio Vista St., Carlsbad, Eddy Co., NM
    Owns Home, Mortgaged
    Mallory B. Culpepper, Head, M, 49, Md, LA/LA/LA, Physician
    Mary F. Culpepper, Wife, F, 50, Md, LA/MS/LA
    John W. Culpepper, Son, M, 23, Sng, LA/LA/LA, Laborer
    Charles C. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Sng, LA/LA/LA
    Robert A. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, LA/LA/LA
    Mary M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, Sng, LA/LA/LA, Stenographer, Private
    Albert L. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, LA/LA/LA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 205, page 9A, 2568 University Place, Washington, DC
    (Lodger in HH of Wilhem E. Woodward)
    Albert L. Culpepper, Lodger, M, W, 26, S, In School, LA, LA, LA, Unemployed
    (Dr. Culpepper was attending the medical school at George Washington University ).
  5. Carlsbad Municipal Cemetery Records, Eddy County, New Mexico/Interments
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    Name Div Blk Row Lot Sp
    1933 Culpepper, Mary L B 5 11 1
    10-13-1944 Culpepper, Mallory Baskin B 5 12 5
    01-25-1970 Culpepper, Frances B 5 12 4
    10-30-1972 Culpepper, Roberts B. I=i 42 25.
  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
    Mallory B. Cullpepper, died 13 Oct 1944 in Lubbock Co., TX.
  7. E-mail written 2002 & 2003 to Lew Griffin from Mary Mallory Culpepper Pearson (#4524), e-mail address.
  8. E-mail written Sep 2002 to Lew Griffin from Frederick Buell Buoni Ph.D. (#45795), Merritt Island, FL, e-mail address.
  9. Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Alexandria, LA.
    http://www.thetowntalk.com
    Obituary of Amelia Leake Culpepper, 1 Oct 2004.