Cornelius Harris Culpepper of Cleveland, OH1

Male, #61556, (14 Jul 1920 - 9 Mar 1998)
African* He was an African-American whose ancestry is unknown. If you can help identify him, please contact us. (Contact info is in page footer.)2 
Birth*14 Jul 1920 He was born on 14 Jul 1920 at Alabama.1,2 
ResidenceJun 1943 Cornelius resided at Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, in Jun 1943.2 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He enlisted in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Army.)2 
Marriage*say 1955 He married Doris Jean Merkerson say 1955. 
Residence*1993 Cornelius resided at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, in 1993.1 
Death*9 Mar 1998 He died at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, on 9 Mar 1998 at age 77.3 


Doris Jean Merkerson (circa 1934 - 20 Aug 2014)
Marriage*say 1955 He married Doris Jean Merkerson say 1955. 
Last Edited1 Sep 2014


  1. Inc., compiler, US Public Records Index, Online database at, 2005.
  2. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at, 2005.
    Cornelius H Culpepper, Black, Single, born 1920 in Alabama, residing in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 11 Jun 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  3. Ohio Department of Health - Office of Vital Statistics, compiler, Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944 and 1958-2007, Online database at, 2010.
    Cornelius H Culpepper
    Birth Date: 14 Jul 1920
    Birth State: Alabama
    Birth Country: United States
    Gender: Male
    Race: African American (Black)
    Death Date: 9 Mar 1998
    Death Time: 7:45 AM
    Hospital of Death: Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    City of Death: Cleveland
    County of Death: Cuyahoga
    Certificate: 019196
    Age at Death: 77
    Certifier: Physician
    Hospital Status: Hospital/Inpatient
    Social Security Number: 420-10-3714
    Father's Surname: Culpepper
    Mother's Maiden Name: Hudson
    Marital Status: Married
    Education: 12
    Armed Forces Indicator: Yes
    Branch of Service: Army
    Industry of Decedent: Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment
    Occupation of Decedent: Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
    Census Tract: 1223
    Primary Registration District: 1801.