John Ernest Colepeper1,2

Male, #9427, (20 Sep 1900 - 18 Nov 1962)
Father*George Kopper Culpeper of Barbados and South Africa (29 Sep 1862 - 30 Nov 1921)
Mother*Mary Florence Lamb of Scotland (14 Aug 1875 - 1958)
DNA* From DNA and genealogical evidence we conclude that John Ernest Colepeper is a member of the International branch whose most recent common ancestor is either William Culpeper of Hunton and Wigsell, or the Rev. William Culpeper of Barbados. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpeper. 
Birth*20 Sep 1900 John was born at South Africa on 20 Sep 1900.1 
World War I*say 1918 He served in World War I say 1918.2
John Ernest Colepeper
Death of Father30 Nov 1921 His father George Kopper Culpeper of Barbados and South Africa died on 30 Nov 1921 at Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.2 
Marriage*say 1938 He married Gertrude Mary Ward at South Africa say 1938. 
Photographed*1938 He was photographed in 1938 at South Africa.2
John Ernest & Mary (Ward) Colepeper
Birth of Son31 Jan 1939 His son Ian George Colepeper was born on 31 Jan 1939 at South Africa
World War II*between 1940 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1940 and 1945
(His son Ian George Colepeper reported: "In 1941, John was in Egypt where he was the Regimental Sergeant Major (W.O.2 ) of the 2nd Anti-Tank which was part of the 2nd South African Division in the Western desert. Most of these chaps got taken prisoner by Rommel at Tobruk, but John and his crew sneaked out during the night before Tobruk fell.")2
John Ernest Colepeper
Death of Mother1958 His mother Mary Florence Lamb of Scotland died in 1958 at Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.2 
Photographed1961 He was photographed in 1961 at South Africa.2
John Ernest & Mary (Ward) Colepeper
Death*18 Nov 1962 He died at South Africa on 18 Nov 1962 at age 62. 
Burial*20 Nov 1962 His body was interred on 20 Nov 1962 at Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.3 

Family

Gertrude Mary Ward (20 Jan 1905 - 16 Jul 1982)
Marriage*say 1938 He married Gertrude Mary Ward at South Africa say 1938. 
Child
ChartsThe Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999-2008 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Ian George Colepeper (#36386), South Africa, (deceased 2008).
  3. E-mail written 1999-2008 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Ian George Colepeper (#36386), South Africa, (deceased 2008).
    It became a tradition after WW2 to be cremated in SA and erect memorial plaques - the memorial plaques of my parents' (John & Mary) are in Stellawood Cemetery, also in Durban.