Gordon Douglas Culpepper of Dallas, TX1

Male, #49034, (14 Apr 1913 - 5 Jun 1992)
Father*(?) Culpepper of Cherokee Co., TX1 (s 1893 - )
Mother*Pauline Barber1 (c 1896 - )
Birth*14 Apr 1913 He was born on 14 Apr 1913 at Texas.1,2,3 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Gordon was listed as a grandson in an unknown person 's household on the 1920 Census at Cherokee Co., Texas.1 
Marriage*say 1934 He married Marianne G. (?) say 1934. It is not known whether or not Gordon and Marianne had children.2 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He enlisted in Houston, Harris Co., Texas, and served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(He enlisted in the US Navy on 9 Jan 1942 in Houston, TX and was assigned on 3 Mar 1942 to the USS Hornet (CV-8), an aircraft carrier. On 30 Sep 1942 he is shown in its muster role as a Seaman 3C, and apparently he was still assigned to the Hornet when on 26 Oct 1942 it was sunk in the Pacific during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. He survived the sinking, but his subsequent service is unknown. See Wikipedia article on the Hornet and its service:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hornet_(CV-8.)4
Death*5 Jun 1992 He died at Irving, Dallas Co., Texas, on 5 Jun 1992 at age 79.2,3,5 
Burial*circa 7 Jun 1992 His body was interred circa 7 Jun 1992 at Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas Co., Texas.2,3 
Research note* The ancestry of Gordon Culpepper is unknown. If you can identify him, please contact Warren Culpepper.6 

Family

Marianne G. (?) (19 Jun 1906 - 9 Feb 1993)
Marriage*say 1934 He married Marianne G. (?) say 1934. It is not known whether or not Gordon and Marianne had children.2 
Last Edited2 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 18, Sheet 9B, Pg 61, Pct 1, Cherokee Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    James W. Barber, Head, M, 46, M, TX TX TX, Laborer-Farming
    Alice Barber, Wife, F, 46, M, MS MS MS
    ?? Barber, Son, M, 17, S, TX TX MS
    Guy Barber, Son, M, 14, S, TX TX MS
    Sherman Barber, Son, M, 10, S, TX TX MS
    Wallis Barber, Son, M, 6, S, TX TX MS
    Howard Barber, Son, M, 5 4/12, TX TX MS
    Pauline (Barber) Culpepper, Dau, F, 23, M, TX TX MS
    Gordon Culpepper, G-Son, M, 6, S, TX TX MS.
  2. Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas County, Texas
    Gordon Culpepper 1913-1992
    Marianne Culpepper 1906-1993
    Together Forever, Double Stone.
  3. 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
  4. Bureau of Naval Personnel, compiler, WW-II US Navy Aircraft Carrier Muster Rolls, 1939-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1143
  5. 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
    Gordon Douglas Culpepper died 5 Jun 1992 in Dallas, Co., Texas.
  6. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.