Gwendolyn D. Ewan1

Female, #56249, (9 Mar 1927 - 28 Oct 2006)
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*9 Mar 1927 She was born on 9 Mar 1927 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York. Daughter of Barrington & Alberta Ewan.1 
Photographed*say 1945 She was photographed say 1945.
Gwendolyn D. Ewan
Marriage*say 1946 She married Ervin Austin Culpepper say 1946.1 
Married Namesay 1946  As of say 1946, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Death of Spouse19 Jan 1975 Her husband Ervin Austin Culpepper died on 19 Jan 1975 at New York City, New York Co., New York.2,1 
Death*28 Oct 2006 She died at New York on 28 Oct 2006 at age 79
Saturday morning, October 28, 2006 marked the end of an
earthly sojourn for Gwendolyn D. Culpepper. She was born on
March 9, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, the first child of Alberta and
Barrington Ewan.

Her Brooklyn education included Elementary School No. 9,
Erasmus High School and Brooklyn College where she excelled at
basketball and fencing.

Gwen married Ervin A. Culpepper and had two children,
Kaaren and Barry, before entering the working field. She worked at
Kings County Hospital before joining the Department of Social
Service. She retired from Social Service in 1988.

Gwendolyn belonged to St. Michael and St. Marks Episcopal
Church and later Calvary & St. Cyprian’s. Gwen was also a member
of the Business and Professional Women of New York and a friend
of both the East New York and New Lots Lions. A staunch
supporter of the Brooklyn Old Timers and Correction Guardians,
you could find her smiling and dancing the night away.

Gwendolyn never complained during her long illness. She
loved the many calls, visits, gifts and cards. Her face would light up
when someone sent a kiss by her daughter.

Gwen loved people, traveling and socializing with her friends
and family. She enjoyed meeting and talking to new people.

She leaves to mourn her memory, her daughter Kaaren; her
son, Barry; her grandson, Kamal; a sister-in-law, Jean Ewan; her
special friend, Charles Coombs; many nieces, nephews and friends.1 


Ervin Austin Culpepper (26 Jan 1924 - 19 Jan 1975)
Marriage*say 1946 She married Ervin Austin Culpepper say 1946.1 
Last Edited4 Jan 2007


  1. E-mail written 2006-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper and Lew Griffin from Kaaren L. Culpepper-Brown (#54757), e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at