Reuben Clarence Culpepper1

Male, #4711, (3 May 1912 - 31 Mar 1983)
Father*William Henry Culpepper (8 Jun 1875 - 21 Dec 1944)
Mother*Ida Tommy Culberson (12 Sep 1878 - 14 Jan 1939)
Birth*3 May 1912 Reuben was born at Red Rock, Bastrop Co., Texas, on 3 May 1912.2,3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Reuben, Joseph, Dean and Howard was listed as a son in William Henry Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Caldwell Co., Texas.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.3 
Death of Mother14 Jan 1939 His mother Ida Tommy Culberson died on 14 Jan 1939 at Lockhart, Caldwell Co., Texas.5 
World War II*between 1941 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1941 and 1945
(Reuben was serving in the Texas National Guard when he was called to active duty in November 1940. He served in the 36th Division (Texas) , and with the 141st Infantry, Company F. For medical reasons, he was transferred to the Quartermaster Corps in about 1943. In 1944 he saw service in France and was later sent to the Phillipines. Near the end of the war, he wound up in a U. S. Army Transportation company.)6,1 
Death of Father21 Dec 1944 His father William Henry Culpepper died on 21 Dec 1944 at Red Rock, Bastrop Co., Texas.7 
Death*31 Mar 1983 He died at Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, on 31 Mar 1983 at age 70.2,3 
Burial*4 Apr 1983 His body was interred on 4 Apr 1983 at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.2 
ChartsOrphan / Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010


  1. E-mail from Loris Orrin Brewer Jr. (#40497), e-mail address (Feb 2013), Lockhart, Texas, (, 512-398-2797 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper, 2001-2013.
  2. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at, 2006.
    Reuben C. Culpepper, 3 May 1912 - 31 Mar 1983, Served 24 Nov 1940 to 5 Jan 1946 as Private First Class in the US Army, Interred 4 Apr 1983 in Willamette National Cemetery, Section C, Site 304.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 17, page 21A, Caldwell Co., TX
    Owns, Radio=Y, Farm=Y
    Will Culpepper, Head, M, 55, M, md @ 20, TX/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida Culpepper, Wife, F, 51, M, md @ 17, TX/TX/TX
    Reubin Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, TX/TX/TX, Laborer
    Paul Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX/TX/TX, Laborer
    Dean Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, TX/TX/TX
    O'Neal Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, TX/TX/TX.
  5. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at, 2006.
    Ida Culpepper, died 14 Jan 1939 in Caldwell Co., TX, 760.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Reuben C Culpepper, White, born 1912 in Texas; Resides in Caldwell Co., TX; Enlisted 25 Nov 1940 at Lockhart, TX in the Infantry as a Private; Education: 1 year of high school; Occupation: N/A, Single; Height: 72 in., Weight: 140.
  7. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at, 2006.
    William H. Culpepper, died 21 Dec 1944 in Bastrop Co., TX.