G. M. Currington

M, (circa 1828 - )
Birth*circa 1828 G. was born circa 1828. 
Marriage* He married (?) Strawn

Family

(?) Strawn (circa 1830 - )
Child
Last Edited9 July 1999

(?) Strawn

F, (circa 1830 - )
Marriage* She married G. M. Currington
Birth*circa 1830 (?) was born circa 1830. 

Family

G. M. Currington (circa 1828 - )
Child
Last Edited20 November 2002

Martin Van Buren Dykes

M, (6 May 1839 - 16 September 1932)
FatherSanders Dykes (Jun 1816 - a 1900)
MotherAlmira Jane Walker (28 Aug 1817 - 1 Nov 1839)
Birth*6 May 1839 Martin was born at Warren Co., Tennessee, on 6 May 1839. 
Marriage*29 January 1860 He married Sarah Ann Tate at Grundy Co., Tennessee, on 29 January 1860 at age 20. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865. 
(Father-in-Law) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Martin was listed as a father-in-law in Jacob Remus Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.1 
Death*16 September 1932 He died at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas, on 16 September 1932 at age 93. 
Biography* From Linda Ruiz, July 2001:
.
Sarah's maiden name isn't Gross, it's Tate. You can find this on her marriage license dated Jan. 29, 1860 Grundy county Tennessee, and 1850 Census Record, which she is living with [grandparents?] John and Sarah Gross. "Who were Sarah Ann's parents"? We know that they are kin to John and Sarah Gross, two of the bibles that are descended from M.V. and Sarah state that her father was Jackson Tate and her mother was Sarah Gross daughter of John and Sarah Gross.... We can not find any records for Sarah Ann before she married M.V. other than 1850 Census record for Grundy County Tennessee and 1860 Marriage license.
.
Martin Van Buren Dykes b.6 May 1839 Warren County Tennessee, he is the son of Sanders and Almira Jane Walker Dykes. Martin died 16 Sept. 1932 and is buried at Stockdale Cemetary in Wilson Co. Texas. He isn't far from Olley.
.
Sarah Ann Tate b. 1 Sep. 1844 Grundy Co. Tennessee, and died 25 Nov. 1889. She is buried in Martindale Cemetery, Caldwell County Texas. I have pictures of both her and M.V. tombstone, and also Olley and her husband.
.
There are several more family members buried around these two.... Sarah Ann's birth and death dates were taken from tombstone, and M.V.'s was taken from death certificate that I have. M.V. also served in the Civil War and I have copies of his records....
... Nannie's name in our Bible Records is Nancy Francinia Aberdene Dykes.... Ollie's is Ollie Emma Dykes. I also have a list of all the children in M.V. and Sarah's family and who they married. I do not have all the death dates....
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There was also a daughter named Temmie Kathryn Dykes that was born to M.V. and Sarah, she died when she was about 7 years old. She was carrying water to the workers in the cotton field and was bitten by a rattle snake. This was told to us by my grandfather, and Temmie Dykes Higgins also told us that story. She said that she was named after this little girl. Temmie Kathryn died around Big Foot, Frio county Texas. She was born about 1871. I can not find a tombstone for her.....
     I think that I have a picture of Sarah Ann Tate and M.V., but without any one else having one and being able to compare, well I'm just not sure. I was hoping that some one on the Culpepper side might have one, since M.V. lived with the girls before he died.
.
Further information on this line can be found at the Tate Page, http://www.angelfire.com/nv/rhomerjohnson/tate.html, as of July 2001, authored by Rhomer A. Johnson.2
 

Family

Sarah Ann Tate (1 September 1844 - 25 November 1889)
Children
Last Edited18 October 2008

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 206, Sheet 4B, Pg 166, Pct. 7, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=N/A
    Jake Culpepper, Head, M, 44 or 54, M, TX MS MS
    Nannie Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, M, TN TN TN
    Martin Dykes, Father-in-Law, M, 78, WD, TN TN TN.
  2. E-mail written 2001,2003 to Lew Griffin from Linda Eddleman Ruiz, e-mail address.

Sarah Ann Tate

F, (1 September 1844 - 25 November 1889)
FatherJackson Tate (s 1817 - )
MotherSarah Gross (s 1819 - )
Birth*1 September 1844 Sarah was born at Warren Co., Tennessee, on 1 September 1844. 
Marriage*29 January 1860 She married Martin Van Buren Dykes at Grundy Co., Tennessee, on 29 January 1860 at age 15. 
Married Name29 January 1860  As of 29 January 1860, her married name was Dykes. 
Death*25 November 1889 She died at Hays Co., Texas, on 25 November 1889 at age 45. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Martindale Cemetery, Martindale, Caldwell Co., Texas
Biography* See article under Martin Van Buren Dykes. 

Family

Martin Van Buren Dykes (6 May 1839 - 16 September 1932)
Children
Last Edited19 June 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001,2003 to Lew Griffin from Linda Eddleman Ruiz, e-mail address.

Claude Brotherton Culpepper1

M, (28 July 1922 - 14 April 1998)
FatherCornelius Vanderbilt Culpepper (20 Apr 1880 - 5 Aug 1972)
MotherLois Francis Anderson (8 Aug 1896 - 24 Mar 1985)
Birth*28 July 1922 Claude was born at Del Rio, Val Verde Co., Texas, on 28 July 1922.2,3 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Claude was listed as a son in Cornelius Vanderbilt Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Val Verde Co., Texas.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.3 
World War II*between 1942 and 1946 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1946
(FC3 in the US Navy.)2 
Marriage*23 December 1944 He married Wilburta Louise Bacon on 23 December 1944 at age 22. 
Death*14 April 1998 He died at New Braunfels, Comal Co., Texas, on 14 April 1998 at age 75.2,5,3 
Burial*17 April 1998 His body was interred on 17 April 1998 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.2 

Family

Wilburta Louise Bacon (23 April 1927 - 2 June 1994)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 October 2008

Citations

  1. Gerry Bacon King, e-mail address, as found on Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project.
  2. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Claude B. Culpepper, 28 Jul 1922 - 14 Apr 1998, Served 27 Jun 1942 to 4 Sep 1946 as FC3 in the US Navy, Interred 17 Apr 1998 in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Section 10, Site 1447
    Wilburta L. Culpepper, 23 Apr 1927 - 2 Jun 1994, Wife of Claude B. Culpepper, Interred 3 Jun 1994 in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Section 10, Site 1447.
  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. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 9, Sheet 5A, Pg 286, Pct. 3, Val Verde Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Cornelius Culpepper, Head, M, 49, M, [email protected], TX TX AL, Lumberyard
    Louis F. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, [email protected], TX GA TX
    Claud B. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, TX TX TX.
  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
    Claude Brotherton Culpepper, Male, died 14 Apr 1998 in Comal Co., TX.

Virgil Verton Earwood

M, (1 June 1903 - )
FatherThomas Kyle Earwood (s 1881 - )
MotherUra Viola Culpepper (24 Dec 1878 - 18 Oct 1919)
Birth*1 June 1903 Virgil was born on 1 June 1903. 
Marriage* He married (?) Volphal
Death* He died at Del Rio, Val Verde Co., Texas

Family

(?) Volphal (say 1905 - )
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Last Edited9 July 1999

Eura Eunice Culpepper

F, (23 October 1909 - 14 June 1911)
FatherDarius Ivan Culpepper (15 Jul 1884 - 28 Nov 1948)
MotherElfie May Spencer (25 Sep 1884 - 1 Feb 1968)
Name Variation She was also known as Weta.1 
Birth*23 October 1909 Eura was born at Sabinal, Uvalde Co., Texas, on 23 October 1909.1 
(Daughter) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Eura was listed as a daughter in Darius Ivan Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Val Verde Co., Texas.2 
Death*14 June 1911 She died at Juno, Val Verde Co., Texas, on 14 June 1911 at age 1. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited23 February 2006

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Weta Culpepper, born 23 Oct 1909 in Uvalde Co., Texas.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 140, Sheet 4B, Pg 291B, Pct 3, Gen.com Img 8, Val Verde Co., TX
    Darius I. Culpepper, Head, M, 25, M1, md-1 yr, TX AL TX, Stockman-Ranch
    Effie Culpepper, Wife, F, 25, M1, md-1 yr, ch 1/1, TX TX TX
    Eunice Culpepper, Daughter, F, 6/12, S, TX TX TX
    James O’Conner, Hiredman, M, 27, S, MO MO MO Herder-Goats.

Avis Joyce Culpepper

F, (6 April 1912 - 12 May 1997)
FatherDarius Ivan Culpepper (15 Jul 1884 - 28 Nov 1948)
MotherElfie May Spencer (25 Sep 1884 - 1 Feb 1968)
Birth*6 April 1912 Avis was born at Key Ranch, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas, on 6 April 1912. 
Employment* Avis's occupation: librarian. 
(Daughter) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Avis, Iris and Lucy was listed as a daughter in Darius Ivan Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Wilson Co., Texas.1 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Avis, Iris, Lucy and Iva was listed as a daughter in Darius Ivan Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*9 June 1938 She married Raleigh Ralph Organ at Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas, on 9 June 1938 at age 26. 
Married Name9 June 1938  As of 9 June 1938, her married name was Organ. 
Death*12 May 1997 She died at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, on 12 May 1997 at age 85. 
Obituary*say 14 May 1997 At the age of 85, she passed away May 12 1997, She was born inJuno, TX, April 6 1912, to D I Culpepper and Elfie Mae Spencer Culpepper. She was a Past President and founding member of the River Art Group as was her late Husband, R. Ralph Organ.She wrote the news letter, for over 30 years, for the members of the River Art Group.They lived in San Antonio, TX for 60 years.She worked at Lackland AFB, started and ran the Medina Base Library.When she retired from Lackland, she volunteered at the Bright Shaw and ChandlerSenor Centers.She is buried in Floresville TX. beside her husband, andin the same cemetery as her Mother and Father.3 
Burial*say 15 May 1997 Her body was interred say 15 May 1997 at Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas.3 
Biography* In a 28 Jul 1978 letter, Joyce wrote that she is a librarian at Lackland Air Force Base. Joyce added that she has been writing a "Family Journal" for about ten years which was to be an account of her mother's family as well as the Culpeppers. In the process Joyce has copied Bible records and cemetery records for her family which she has been kind enough to share. Joyce noted that she was also a "would be" artist and writer.
      Joyce has been listed in the 5th edition (Great Britain 1968) of International Biography in the 1st edition (1969) of Two Thousand Women of Achievement in the 8th (1975 - 1975) and succeeding editions of Who's Who of American Women in the 14th (1975-1976) and succeeding editions of Who's Who in the South and Southwest and also in Who's Who in America.
      Joyce noted that she and her husband had no children "but have been very active in the rearing of my two nieces and three nephews (to them I am 'Sissie' or 'Kiki' and he is 'Unkin').... 

Family

Raleigh Ralph Organ (16 January 1901 - November 1978)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 April 2009

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 203, Sheet 7B, Pg 135, Pct. 5, Wilson Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Ivan Culpepper, Head, M, 35, m, TX TX AL, Farmer
    Effie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, TX TX TX
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Iris Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, TX TX TX
    ? Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 ?/12, S, TX TX TX.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, Sheet 5B, Pg 5, 323 Pecan St., Uvalde, Uvalde Co., TX
    Own=$1000, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    D. I. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, [email protected], TX TX TX, Carpenter-Bld Home
    Effie Culpepper, Wife, F, 45, M, [email protected], TX TX TX
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, S, TX TX TX
    Iris Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX TX TX
    Lucy M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX TX TX
    Myra Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX TX TX
    Iva J. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 9/12, S, TX TX TX.
  3. E-mail written 2005-2009 to Warren L. Culpepper from Patricia Francis La Scuola (#20064), e-mail address.

Raleigh Ralph Organ

M, (16 January 1901 - November 1978)
Birth*16 January 1901 Raleigh was born on 16 January 1901. 
Marriage*9 June 1938 He married Avis Joyce Culpepper at Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas, on 9 June 1938 at age 37. 
Burial*November 1978 His body was interred in November 1978 at Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas.1 
Death*November 1978 He died at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, in November 1978 at age 77. 

Family

Avis Joyce Culpepper (6 April 1912 - 12 May 1997)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 April 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2005-2009 to Warren L. Culpepper from Patricia Francis La Scuola (#20064), e-mail address.

Iris Inez Culpepper

F, (9 August 1914 - 9 August 1999)
FatherDarius Ivan Culpepper (15 Jul 1884 - 28 Nov 1948)
MotherElfie May Spencer (25 Sep 1884 - 1 Feb 1968)
Birth*9 August 1914 Iris was born at Del Rio, Val Verde Co., Texas, on 9 August 1914.1 
(Daughter) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Avis, Iris and Lucy was listed as a daughter in Darius Ivan Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Wilson Co., Texas.2 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Avis, Iris, Lucy and Iva was listed as a daughter in Darius Ivan Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 They served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(Both Iris & Lucy enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WACs) but later became WAFs (Women's Air Force).

In both pictures, Iris is on the left and Lucy is on the right.

Iris served in both the Pacific and European Theaters. She entered military service as soon as the war started and came home when the war was over. While she was in Japan, Iris served as an MP. When she was in Europe, she sang on the Radio Free Europe and the Voice of America Programs. Among her memorabilia is money that was used during the American occupation of Japan. (This just supplements the information that Mrs. R. Organ (Avis Joyce Culpepper) sent you in 1978.)

Lucy served from 29 Apr 44 until 30 Nov 45. Most of this service time was spent as a Classification Specialist at Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma. Several years later, the Air Force called her and asked her to come back. That time she served from 5 Oct 50 to 4 Jul 53 at Barksdale AFB, LA.)4,5,6,7
Iris & Lucy
Iris & Lucy
Residence*1978 Iris resided at San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California, in 1978. 
ResidenceAugust 1999 Iris resided at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, in August 1999.1 
Death*9 August 1999 She died at Atascosa Co., Texas, on 9 August 1999 at age 85.1,8 
Obituary*say 11 August 1999 At age 85, she passed away on August 9 1999 on her birthday. She was born in Del Rio to D I Culpepper and Elfie Mae Spencer Culpepper, Iris used her beautiful voice in song for churches, radio and TV and other occasions. She served her county as a WAF during WWII, singing for RadioFreeEurope and Voice of America.She sang for Boyd Rallies and traveled to Germany, Switzerland and Japan with the occupational forces,as an MP.She worked for Lockheed in Sunnyvale CA, until she retired and then returned to TX. As per her wishes she was cremated and buried in Floresville TX. with her Mother and Father.7 
Burial*say 12 August 1999 Her body was interred say 12 August 1999 at Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas.7 
Biography* Mrs. Joyce (Culpepper) Organ wrote 28 Jul 1978: Iris Inez is a Dr (Honorary) and Vice President of the Church of Cosmic Science in San Jose, Calif. She is a lecturer and healer (not the spectacular kind). Was born a curly-haired, blue-eyed blond, and began singing at an early age. Had her own program on the Voice of America when she was stationed with the Army of Occupation in Germnay. Sang at all special services when in Almagordo, New Mexico, and directed and sang in a WAF chorus while in Tokyo. Has now retired from Lockheed's Sunnyvale Plant (where our spy satellites are produced, only she did not tell me this. I found it out from a book by Peter Klass). Since her retirement she has bought and learned to run a printing press, which she uses for her church.
      Joyce added that Iris had been a WAC and has not married. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 July 2010

Citations

  1. 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
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 203, Sheet 7B, Pg 135, Pct. 5, Wilson Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Ivan Culpepper, Head, M, 35, m, TX TX AL, Farmer
    Effie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, TX TX TX
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Iris Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, TX TX TX
    ? Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 ?/12, S, TX TX TX.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, Sheet 5B, Pg 5, 323 Pecan St., Uvalde, Uvalde Co., TX
    Own=$1000, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    D. I. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, [email protected], TX TX TX, Carpenter-Bld Home
    Effie Culpepper, Wife, F, 45, M, [email protected], TX TX TX
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, S, TX TX TX
    Iris Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX TX TX
    Lucy M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX TX TX
    Myra Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX TX TX
    Iva J. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 9/12, S, TX TX TX.
  4. E-mail written 22 May 2005 to Lew Griffin from Fay Hendrix, e-mail address.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Iris I Culpepper, White, born 1914 in Texas; Resides in Bexar Co., TX; Enlisted 6 Apr 1943 at San Antonio, TX in the Womens Army Corps as a Private; Education: 4 years of high school; Occupation: Clerk-Typist, Single; Height: 58 in., Weight: 95.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Lucy M Culpepper, White, born 1916 in Texas; Resides in Maverick Co., TX; Enlisted 29 Apr 1944 at San Antonio, TX in the Womens Army Corps as a Private; Education: 4 years of high school; Occupation: General Clerk, Single; Height: unk, Weight: unk.
  7. E-mail written 2005-2009 to Warren L. Culpepper from Patricia Francis La Scuola (#20064), e-mail address.
  8. 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
    Iris Culpepper, died 9 Aug 1999 in Atascosa Co., TX.

Lucy May Culpepper

F, (12 December 1916 - 9 January 2009)
FatherDarius Ivan Culpepper (15 Jul 1884 - 28 Nov 1948)
MotherElfie May Spencer (25 Sep 1884 - 1 Feb 1968)
Birth*12 December 1916 Lucy was born at Comstock, Val Verde Co., Texas, on 12 December 1916. 
(Daughter) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Avis, Iris and Lucy was listed as a daughter in Darius Ivan Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Wilson Co., Texas.1 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Avis, Iris, Lucy and Iva was listed as a daughter in Darius Ivan Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas.2 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 They served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(Both Iris & Lucy enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WACs) but later became WAFs (Women's Air Force).

In both pictures, Iris is on the left and Lucy is on the right.

Iris served in both the Pacific and European Theaters. She entered military service as soon as the war started and came home when the war was over. While she was in Japan, Iris served as an MP. When she was in Europe, she sang on the Radio Free Europe and the Voice of America Programs. Among her memorabilia is money that was used during the American occupation of Japan. (This just supplements the information that Mrs. R. Organ (Avis Joyce Culpepper) sent you in 1978.)

Lucy served from 29 Apr 44 until 30 Nov 45. Most of this service time was spent as a Classification Specialist at Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma. Several years later, the Air Force called her and asked her to come back. That time she served from 5 Oct 50 to 4 Jul 53 at Barksdale AFB, LA.)3,4,5,6
Iris & Lucy
Iris & Lucy
Marriage*12 December 1964 She married Raymond F. Downs on 12 December 1964 at age 48. Lucy married Raymond Downs, a widower with grown children, on her 48th birthday.7 
Married Name12 December 1964  As of 12 December 1964, her married name was Downs. 
Biography*28 July 1978 Lucy May is known as "Lucy." She served in WAC.... and worked for the Texas Employment Commission until her retirement several years ago. No children. A talented crafts-painter (built and furnished a doll's house last year) and a loving (and beloved) teacher of very small children in the First Baptist Church at Pleasanton, Texas where she presently lives.7 
Death*9 January 2009 She died on 9 January 2009 at age 92.6 
Obituary*say 11 January 2009 At the age of 92 she passed away January 9 2009. She was born December 12 1916 to Darius Ivan Culpepper and Elfie Mae Spencer Culpepper in Comstock Tx. She served in the WAFduring WWII and later was asked to return to the WAC during the 1950. She and her late husband Raymond Downs moved from San Antonio, TX to Pleasanton TX after she retired from the Texas Employment Commission with 32 years of service. She became a active member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasanton. She loved all arts and crafts but most of all doll making and collecting. Shehelpedstart the enrichment program at, and taught,arts and crafts workshopsto her fellow resident in theArgent Court Assisted Living Center.6 

Family

Raymond F. Downs (6 March 1906 - 23 October 1989)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 July 2010

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 203, Sheet 7B, Pg 135, Pct. 5, Wilson Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Ivan Culpepper, Head, M, 35, m, TX TX AL, Farmer
    Effie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, TX TX TX
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Iris Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, TX TX TX
    ? Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 ?/12, S, TX TX TX.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, Sheet 5B, Pg 5, 323 Pecan St., Uvalde, Uvalde Co., TX
    Own=$1000, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    D. I. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, [email protected], TX TX TX, Carpenter-Bld Home
    Effie Culpepper, Wife, F, 45, M, [email protected], TX TX TX
    Joyce Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, S, TX TX TX
    Iris Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX TX TX
    Lucy M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX TX TX
    Myra Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX TX TX
    Iva J. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 9/12, S, TX TX TX.
  3. E-mail written 22 May 2005 to Lew Griffin from Fay Hendrix, e-mail address.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Iris I Culpepper, White, born 1914 in Texas; Resides in Bexar Co., TX; Enlisted 6 Apr 1943 at San Antonio, TX in the Womens Army Corps as a Private; Education: 4 years of high school; Occupation: Clerk-Typist, Single; Height: 58 in., Weight: 95.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Lucy M Culpepper, White, born 1916 in Texas; Resides in Maverick Co., TX; Enlisted 29 Apr 1944 at San Antonio, TX in the Womens Army Corps as a Private; Education: 4 years of high school; Occupation: General Clerk, Single; Height: unk, Weight: unk.
  6. E-mail written 2005-2009 to Warren L. Culpepper from Patricia Francis La Scuola (#20064), e-mail address.
  7. Correspondence from Joyce Culpepper (Mrs. R.) Organ to Lew Griffin, 28 Jul 1978.

Raymond F. Downs1

M, (6 March 1906 - 23 October 1989)
Birth*6 March 1906 Raymond was born on 6 March 1906.1 
Marriage*12 December 1964 He married Lucy May Culpepper on 12 December 1964 at age 58. Lucy married Raymond Downs, a widower with grown children, on her 48th birthday.2 
Death*23 October 1989 He died at Pleasanton, Atascosa Co., Texas, on 23 October 1989 at age 83.1 

Family

Lucy May Culpepper (12 December 1916 - 9 January 2009)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited30 October 2006

Citations

  1. 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
  2. Correspondence from Joyce Culpepper (Mrs. R.) Organ to Lew Griffin, 28 Jul 1978.

Francis J. La Scuola1

M, (17 January 1923 - May 1985)
Birth*17 January 1923 Francis was born on 17 January 1923.2 
Death*May 1985 He died at Catonsville, Baltimore Co., Maryland, in May 1985 at age 62.2 
Last Edited7 April 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2005-2009 to Warren L. Culpepper from Patricia Francis La Scuola (#20064), e-mail address.
  2. 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