Walter O'Rell Culpepper Sr.1

Male, #54138, (14 May 1918 - 23 Jun 1995)
Father*Walter James Culpepper of Jackson, MS2 (5 Jun 1893 - Oct 1972)
Mother*Lucy (?)2 (c 1894 - )
DNA* Walter has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS. The male ancestry of John of Marion is unknown and he is not related to the other Culpeppers. 
Birth*14 May 1918 He was born on 14 May 1918 at Jones Co., Mississippi.1,2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Walter was listed as a son in Walter James Culpepper of Jackson, MS's household on the 1920 Census at Ellisville, Jones Co., Mississippi.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Walter and Royce was listed as a son in Walter James Culpepper of Jackson, MS's household on the 1930 Census at Meadville, Franklin Co., Mississippi.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Mississippi.1 
World War II*between 1940 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1940 and 1945
(Served in the Army Air Corps, flying the B-17 flying fortress, and retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant.)4 
Marriage*circa 1946 He married Ellen M. Newby at England circa 1946.5 
Travel*27 Nov 1946 He and Ellen M. Newby arrived on 27 Nov 1946 in New York on the Queen Elizabeth from Southampton, England.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1949 His son Dana Richard Culpepper was born circa 1949.7 
Death of FatherOct 1972 His father Walter James Culpepper of Jackson, MS died in Oct 1972 at Jackson, Hinds Co., Mississippi.1 
Death*23 Jun 1995 He died at Lindale, Smith Co., Texas, on 23 Jun 1995 at age 77.1,8 


Ellen M. Newby (24 Mar 1924 - 26 May 2009)
Marriage*circa 1946 He married Ellen M. Newby at England circa 1946.5 
ChartsOrphan / Walter James Culpepper of Jackson, MS: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Jun 2013


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Sheet 1A, p. 1, lines 21-28, Ward 1, Ellisville, Jones County, MS (2 Jan 1920)
    Buford Collins, Head, M, Wh, 38, md, MS/MS/MS (landlord) track foreman, railroad
    Hilda Collins, Wife, F, Wh, 29, md, MS/AL/MS
    Verlan Collins, Dau, F, Wh, 12, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Travis Collins, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Henry Collins, Son, M, Wh, 3, sng, MS/MS/MS
    The following family shared the same dwelling:
    James (Janes?) Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 26, md, MS/GA/MS saw filer, mill; Renting
    Lucy Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, md, MS/MS/MS
    O’Rell Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 1 6/12, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 19-9, Page 3B, Beat 3, Meadville Precinct, Franklin Co., MS
    Rent Home, $3.00, Radio=N
    James Culpeper, Head, M, Wh, 38, md@33, MS/MS/MS, Bandsaw Blade Filer, Vet=N
    Lucie Culpeper, Wife, F, Wh, 36, md@31, MS/MS/MS,
    O'Rell Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 11, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Royce Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 8, sng, MS/MS/MS
    James J. Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 4 2/12, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Walter O Culpepper, born 1918 in MS, White, Single, Education: 4 yrs HS, Height/Wt: 66/126; Resided in: Hinds Co., MS; Enlisted 11 Sep 1940 at Jackson, MS in Army Air Corp.
  5. Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler, Texas.
    Obituary of Ellen M. Newby Culpepper (#60263), published 28 May 2009.
  6. National Archives/Washington D.C., compiler, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Online database at, 2006.
    Ellen M Culpepper (nee Newby), 22, of Norwich England, born in Carlisle, England, and Walter Culpepper, 28, of Jackson, Miss., born 14 May 1918 in Roxie, Miss., both arrived in New York on the Queen Elizabeth on 27 Nov 1946 from Southampton, England.
  7. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at, 2005.
    Dana R Culpepper, 19, married Patsy K Hodges, 19, on 27 May 1969 in Tom Green Co., TX.
  8. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at, 2006.
    Walter O. Culpepper died 23 Jun 1995 in Smith Co., TX.
  9. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at, 2005.
    Chad Ryan Culpepper, Male, born __ 1980 in Dallas Co., Texas, child of Dana Richard Culpepper and Patsy Kay Goodroad.