Hattie Mae Culpepper

F, (25 February 1890 - 25 December 1975)
FatherThomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
MotherAvie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Married Name Her married name was Smith. 
Birth*25 February 1890 Hattie was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 February 1890. 
Marriage* She married George J. Smith
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Photographed*say 1960 She was photographed say 1960 at Texas.
Hattie & sister Bessie
(Sister) Photographedsay 1970 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1970 at Texas
Left to right: Mary Exa (Culpepper) Crossman, Hattie Mae (Culpepper) Smith, and Ive (Culpepper) Cline.
Culpepper sisters
Death*25 December 1975 She died at Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Texas, on 25 December 1975 at age 85. 

Family

George J. Smith (circa 1887 - )
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 June 2006

George J. Smith

M, (circa 1887 - )
Birth*circa 1887 George was born circa 1887. 
Marriage* He married Hattie Mae Culpepper

Family

Hattie Mae Culpepper (25 February 1890 - 25 December 1975)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Bessie Culpepper

F, (28 September 1893 - 3 October 1964)
FatherThomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
MotherAvie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*28 September 1893 Bessie was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 28 September 1893. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
(Daughter) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Bessie, Iva and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.1 
Married Namecirca 1915  As of circa 1915, her married name was Ginnings. 
Marriage*circa 1915 She married Sam Wade Ginnings circa 1915.2 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Bessie was listed as Sam Wade Ginnings's wife on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Photographed*say 1960 She was photographed say 1960 at Texas.
Hattie & sister Bessie
Death*3 October 1964 She died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 3 October 1964 at age 71. 
Burial*circa 6 October 1964 Her body was interred circa 6 October 1964 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas

Family

Sam Wade Ginnings (circa 1886 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 June 2006

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 13A, Pg 117, Pct. 1, 1002 S. Johnson, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam W. Ginnings, Head, M, 43, M, [email protected], TX KY KY, Lay Linolium-Furn St
    Bessie (Culpepper) Ginnings, Wife, F, 36, M, [email protected], AL GA GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Father-in-Law, M, 68, WD, GA TN TN, Bagman-Flourmill.

Sam Wade Ginnings

M, (circa 1886 - )
Birth*circa 1886 Sam was born at Texas circa 1886.1 
Marriage*circa 1915 He married Bessie Culpepper circa 1915.1 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Sam was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.1 

Family

Bessie Culpepper (28 September 1893 - 3 October 1964)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited5 March 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 13A, Pg 117, Pct. 1, 1002 S. Johnson, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam W. Ginnings, Head, M, 43, M, [email protected], TX KY KY, Lay Linolium-Furn St
    Bessie (Culpepper) Ginnings, Wife, F, 36, M, [email protected], AL GA GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Father-in-Law, M, 68, WD, GA TN TN, Bagman-Flourmill.

Iva Culpepper

F, (27 July 1896 - May 1995)
FatherThomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
MotherAvie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*27 July 1896 Iva was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 27 July 1896. 
Employment* Iva's occupation: Bell Telephone. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
(Daughter) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Bessie, Iva and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.1 
Marriage*12 March 1913 She married James Marshall Cline on 12 March 1913 at age 16. 
Married Name12 March 1913  As of 12 March 1913, her married name was Cline. 
(Sister) Photographedsay 1970 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1970 at Texas
Left to right: Mary Exa (Culpepper) Crossman, Hattie Mae (Culpepper) Smith, and Ive (Culpepper) Cline.
Culpepper sisters
Death*May 1995 She died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, in May 1995 at age 98. 
Biography* Iva was an operator and supervisor for Bell Telephone for many years. In a 29 Jul 1978 letter, Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman wrote: Today is Iva's birthday, she is 82 years old. I called her early this morning, and she was out mowing her lawn. I can't do that any more....
Exa added in a 13 Dec 1978 letter: We are going to Amarillo next week to take Iva's gifts. Do wish she would come spend the day with us but she has about 10 old cats and she feeds them at 5 a.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. so there is no use asking her to come down here so she spends the day alone. We will call her Christmas Day.
In 1992, Iva was living at 804 S. Adams Street Amarillo, TX 79101. 

Family

James Marshall Cline (12 August 1889 - 28 May 1918)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.

James Marshall Cline

M, (12 August 1889 - 28 May 1918)
Birth*12 August 1889 James was born on 12 August 1889. 
Marriage*12 March 1913 He married Iva Culpepper on 12 March 1913 at age 23. 
Death*28 May 1918 He died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 28 May 1918 at age 28. 
Burial* His body was interred at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas

Family

Iva Culpepper (27 July 1896 - May 1995)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Lunus Culpepper1

M, (6 September 1897 - 13 January 1961)
FatherThomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
MotherAvie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Name Variation He was also known as Dick. 
Birth*6 September 1897 Lunus was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 September 1897.1 
Census*1900 He was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Lunus was listed as a son in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.2 
(Brother) Photographedsay 1914 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1914
Left to right: Thomas Ardus Culpepper, Herman Culpepper, and Lunus Culpepper.3
Culpepper brothers
WWI Draft Reg*12 September 1918 Lunus registered for the WW-I draft, naming Thomas Jefferson Culpepper as his nearest relative, on 12 September 1918.1 
Marriage*5 October 1918 He married Mary Ethyl McPherson at Texas on 5 October 1918 at age 21. 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Lunus was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.4 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Lunus was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.5 
Photographed*say 1960 He was photographed say 1960 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.3
Lunus & Mary E. (McPherson) Culpepper
Death*13 January 1961 He died at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas, on 13 January 1961 at age 63.6 
Burial*16 January 1961 His body was interred on 16 January 1961 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source: L. (Dick) CULPEPPER Tri-state area Canyon, January 14 (Special). Funeral services for L. (Dick) Culpepper, 63, will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday in the First Church of Canyon with the Rev. Strauss Atkinson, Pastor, officiating Mr. Culpepper died early Friday at his home here. He had lived in Canyon for the past four years, and had operated the Coney Island Shop (candy store) near the West Texas State College campus on 4th Avenue. He was born Sept 6, 1897, in [Gibsonville, near] Ashland Ala. He had lived with his family in Hereford before coming to Canyon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Ethyl, of the home, a son Thomas Edgar Culpepper, with the U. S Army in Hawaii; a daughter Mrs. Robina Robbins of Albuquerque, NM; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Smith of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Exa Crossman of Pampa, Mrs. Bessie Ginnings and Mrs. Iva Cline, both of Amarillo Burial will be at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of La Grone Funeral Home of Canyon.

From Kyra Ludwigson:

I was only 7 when he [Lunus] died. The memories I have of him (my mom use to put my older sister, Lynn, and me on a greyhound bus in Albuquerque, and we would go to visit my grandparents in the summer in Canyon) They also lived in Pampa, Hereford, and Amarillo. I remember my grandfather had a very bad limp, which my mom said he got from playing baseball, and somebody slid into him and injured his hip. I remember watching him play in a baseball game. He took BC, a powder form of aspirin to ease the constant pain. He owned a Coney Island stand, where he would make chili dogs, home made fudge, divinity, coconut squares, peanut patties and peanut brittle, which he stirred up in big copper kettles in the back of the store. He sold Nehi soda out of a red Coke ice box. I remember that he loved to fish, and took us fishing on a number of occasions. 

Family

Mary Ethyl McPherson (14 April 1897 - July 1981)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 November 2006

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Lunas Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 21, born 6 Sep 1897, White, Candy maker at J. E. Bryant Company, Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Thomas J. Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Medium height, Medium build, Brown eyes, brown hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  3. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 8B, Pg 157, 902 Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Lumis Culpepper, Head, M, 22, M, AL AL AL, Candymaker-Factory
    Marge Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, M, MO VA MO.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, Sheet 1A, Pg 195, Precinct 2, Pampa, Gray Co., TX
    Own-$1500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Lunas Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, [email protected], AL US US, Salesman-Candy
    Ethel M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, [email protected], MO WV MO
    Exa R. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 6/12, S, TX AL MO.
  6. 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
    Lunas Culpepper died 13 Jan 1961 in Randall Co., TX.
  7. 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
    L. Culpepper (Infant of), Gray Co., Feb 9 1931, 7886.

Mary Ethyl McPherson

F, (14 April 1897 - July 1981)
FatherSamuel Edgar McPherson (c 1860 - )
MotherFlorence Hopper (c 1867 - )
Birth*14 April 1897 Mary was born at Polk Co., Missouri, on 14 April 1897.1 
Marriage*5 October 1918 She married Lunus Culpepper at Texas on 5 October 1918 at age 21. 
Married Name5 October 1918  As of 5 October 1918, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Mary was listed as Lunus Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Mary was listed as Lunus Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.3 
SSN*1958 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1958 in Texas.1 
(Wife) Photographedsay 1960 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph say 1960 at Canyon, Randall Co., Texas.4
Lunus & Mary E. (McPherson) Culpepper
Death*July 1981 She died at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, in July 1981 at age 84.1 
Biography* Ethyl was living with her daughter, Robina, at the time of her death. 

Family

Lunus Culpepper (6 September 1897 - 13 January 1961)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited8 December 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. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 8B, Pg 157, 902 Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Lumis Culpepper, Head, M, 22, M, AL AL AL, Candymaker-Factory
    Marge Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, M, MO VA MO.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, Sheet 1A, Pg 195, Precinct 2, Pampa, Gray Co., TX
    Own-$1500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Lunas Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, [email protected], AL US US, Salesman-Candy
    Ethel M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, [email protected], MO WV MO
    Exa R. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 6/12, S, TX AL MO.
  4. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  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
    L. Culpepper (Infant of), Gray Co., Feb 9 1931, 7886.

Mary Exa Culpepper

F, (29 Feb 1900 - 22 January 1988)
FatherThomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
MotherAvie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*29 Feb 1900 Mary was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, 29 Feb 1900. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
(Daughter) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Bessie, Iva and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.1 
(Daughter) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*26 July 1923 She married Spencer Burnis Crossman at White Deer, Carson Co., Texas, on 26 July 1923. 
Married Name26 July 1923  As of 26 July 1923, her married name was Crossman. 
Photographed*say 1970 She was photographed say 1970 at Texas
Left to right: Mary Exa (Culpepper) Crossman, Hattie Mae (Culpepper) Smith, and Ive (Culpepper) Cline.
Culpepper sisters
Death*22 January 1988 She died at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 22 January 1988. 
Biography* Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman wrote in a 24 Sep 1978 letter that she was nine months old when her parents left Alabama. The following article appeared in the Pampa News in 1976: Leap Year babies By ANNA BURCHELL, Pampa New Staff Mrs. Exa Crossman of 601 N. Sumner is observing her 19th real birthday today--but she is 76 years old. She was born in 1900--on February 29--which only comes round every four years. "I've never thought anything about being a Leap Year baby." she said. "I've never missed a birthday. They counted it on the 28th, and I became a year older." Mrs. Crossman's daughter, Mrs. Fred Carothers of 1620 N. Nelson, reminded her mother that today is a "real birthday." "I'll attend church and go to the Carothers for dinner," she said. As for birthday wishes, Mrs. Crossman asks for "peace and happiness for my children and the world. That's my only birthday wish and if I'm here four years from now. I'll wish the same." During Mrs. Crossman's school years, she doesn't remember a single student who had the same birthday as she. She was born February 29,1900, in Ashland, Ala. in "the most beautiful, spacious five - room log house with pine trees and magnolias in the back yard." "My father was a carpenter and he built the house himself," she said. The family moved to Amarillo in 1910 where they stayed until 1921 when they moved to Pampa and Mrs. Crossman's father went into business--a candy factory and a confectionery. After Mrs. Crossman, the former Exa Culpepper, moved to Amarillo she heard her father describe the house he built so many times that she went back to see it when she was 19 years of age. "It was just lovely," she said. Mrs. Crossman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Culpepper. Her mother died when she was a child and her father never remarried. She is the youngest of six children. Mrs. Crossman remembers when she moved to Pampa in 1921 at a time when there were no paved streets and the sidewalks were made of wood. She met her husband, Spence Crossman, in 1921 and they were married on July 26, 1923. They lived in Pampa a short time following their marriage then moved to Amarillo. When they returned to Pampa in 1931 he worked for the "police force," she said. He also sold cars for Frank Culberson. Her husband died in 1959 following a heart attack. Mrs. Crossman is quick to say she doesn't like a lot of fuss and bother over her birthday. "I like to do for others," she said. She remembers one day when her family was getting ready to attend church and a big dust storm blew in and even with the lights on inside the house the dust was so thick one couldn't see. She said her husband was working as a constable then -- filling in for someone -- and a lady in a club on the Lefors highway got down on her knees. "She thought the world was coming to an end," Mrs. Crossman said. Although the years have gone by and there have been some hardships. Mrs. Crossman counts her blessings each and every day. "I read a lot," she said. "I read the New Testament through 12 times each year." Her other children include a son, George Crossman of Franklin, La., and a daughter, Ann Green of Hobbs, N.M. She has five grandchildren. She was presented a birthday cake by the Pampa News. "What a surprise!'' she said. "I had planned to bake my own cake. Now I won't have to." The cake featured "Happy 19th" with a rabbit leaping in one corner of the icing.... Leap Year babies are not common in Gray County. There wasn't a single Febrary 29th birth recorded here in 1972, and only one each in 1968 and in 1964.
      Exa mentioned in a 29 Jul 1978 letter that she had a small garden. She also suffered from arthritis, in a 13 Dec 1978 letter Exa wrote: Have suffered with my right hip where I had surgery in 73. At times I make a false move this hip slips and touches the nerves in my leg and oh I almost lose my mind. I'm trying so hard to get over this for George and family will be here for Christmas also Ann and Ray.... You know Dick [Lunus] was a candy maker for a firm in Amarillo. And guess it has rubbed off on me. At Christmas time I get so many calls for my recipes for candy I rise to go and help the friends make it but I can't do that any more so I just keep my recipes by the phone so I'll have them handy when people call.
      Exa suffered a stroke before her death. 

Family

Spencer Burnis Crossman (8 November 1899 - 1 April 1959)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited17 September 2006

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 10B, Pg 159, 1101 S. Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 59, WD, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 19, S, AL AL AL.

Spencer Burnis Crossman

M, (8 November 1899 - 1 April 1959)
Birth*8 November 1899 Spencer was born on 8 November 1899. 
Employment* Spencer's occupation: constable. 
Marriage*26 July 1923 He married Mary Exa Culpepper at White Deer, Carson Co., Texas, on 26 July 1923 at age 23. 
Death*1 April 1959 He died at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 1 April 1959 at age 59. 
Biography* According to an article about Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman in the 29 Feb 1976 Pampa News Spence worked for the Pampa "police force" in 1931 and he also sold cars. He died of a heart attack. 

Family

Mary Exa Culpepper (29 Feb 1900 - 22 January 1988)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 January 2007

Infant Son Culpepper

M, (17 September 1905 - 28 September 1905)
FatherThomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
MotherAvie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*17 September 1905 Infant was born at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, on 17 September 1905. 
Death*28 September 1905 He died at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, on 28 September 1905. 
Burial*29 September 1905 His body was interred on 29 September 1905 at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 March 2004

Madeline Viola Culpepper

F, (4 July 1915 - 1 February 1992)
FatherThomas Ardus Culpepper (26 Jul 1885 - 4 Jul 1958)
MotherNettie Pearl Russell (27 Apr 1895 - 11 Jul 1984)
Birth*4 July 1915 Madeline was born at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 4 July 1915.1 
(Daughter) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Madeline was listed as a daughter in Thomas Ardus Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Madeline and Virginia was listed as a daughter in Thomas Ardus Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.3 
Married Namecirca 1933  As of circa 1933, her married name was Mashburn. 
Marriage*circa 1933 She married Hollis Edgar Mashburn circa 1933. 
Residence*1978 Madeline resided at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, in 1978. 
Death*1 February 1992 She died at Los Angeles Co., California, on 1 February 1992 at age 76.4 

Family

Hollis Edgar Mashburn (10 November 1911 - 15 November 1962)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 February 2007

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
    T R Culpepper is the father of an otherwise unidentified infant born 4 Jul 1915 in Unknown Co., Texas.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 20B, Pg 169, 506 S. Houston St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas A. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Wife, F, 24, M, MO AR MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 4 5/12, S, TX AL MO.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 3B, Pg 107, Pct. 1, 307 Arthur St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Tom A. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, [email protected], LA AL AL, Car Inspector-Steam-RR
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, [email protected], MO MO MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, s, TX LA MO
    Virginia Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, TX LA MO.
  4. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180

Hollis Edgar Mashburn

M, (10 November 1911 - 15 November 1962)
Birth*10 November 1911 Hollis was born on 10 November 1911.1 
Marriage*circa 1933 He married Madeline Viola Culpepper circa 1933. 
Death*15 November 1962 He died at Los Angeles Co., California, on 15 November 1962 at age 51.1 

Family

Madeline Viola Culpepper (4 July 1915 - 1 February 1992)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited17 July 2000

Citations

  1. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180

Virginia Louise Culpepper

F, (4 March 1922 - 1 March 1988)
FatherThomas Ardus Culpepper (26 Jul 1885 - 4 Jul 1958)
MotherNettie Pearl Russell (27 Apr 1895 - 11 Jul 1984)
Birth*4 March 1922 Virginia was born at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 4 March 1922.1 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Madeline and Virginia was listed as a daughter in Thomas Ardus Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*8 June 1954 She married Harold Lee Bell at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 8 June 1954 at age 32. 
Married Name8 June 1954  As of 8 June 1954, her married name was Bell. 
Death*1 March 1988 She died at Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., California, on 1 March 1988 at age 65. 

Family

Harold Lee Bell (25 December 1922 - 5 May 1965)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 January 2007

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
    Thomas Culpepper is the father of an infant born 4 Mar 1922 in Potter Co., Texas.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 3B, Pg 107, Pct. 1, 307 Arthur St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Tom A. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, [email protected], LA AL AL, Car Inspector-Steam-RR
    Nettie Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, [email protected], MO MO MO
    Madeline Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, s, TX LA MO
    Virginia Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, TX LA MO.

Harold Lee Bell

M, (25 December 1922 - 5 May 1965)
Birth*25 December 1922 Harold was born at Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Texas, on 25 December 1922. 
Marriage*8 June 1954 He married Virginia Louise Culpepper at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 8 June 1954 at age 31. 
Death*5 May 1965 He died at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri, on 5 May 1965 at age 42. 
Burial* His body was interred at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas

Family

Virginia Louise Culpepper (4 March 1922 - 1 March 1988)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Exa Robina Culpepper

F, (15 September 1926 - 28 February 2006)
FatherLunus Culpepper (6 Sep 1897 - 13 Jan 1961)
MotherMary Ethyl McPherson (14 Apr 1897 - Jul 1981)
Birth15 August 1926 She was born on 15 August 1926. From Janna Bordeaux:
Mary E. gave out this date so that my mother could go to school early w/ her cousins. Her birth records were burned up in a fire or something.1,2 
Birth*15 September 1926 Exa was born at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 15 September 1926. This is Robina's actual birth date.3,2 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Exa was listed as a daughter in Lunus Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Married Name27 July 1947  As of 27 July 1947, her married name was Robbins.5 
Marriage* She married (?) Grier at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico
Married Name Her married name was Grier. 
Death*28 February 2006 She died at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, on 28 February 2006 at age 79
Obituary:
Robina "Robi" Culpepper's (Robbins, Grier) life of service came to an end peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. She was born in Pampa, TX on September 15, 1926. Robi earned her nursing degree from Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, TX, graduating in 1947. She survived polio in 1950, and went on to have four children to whom she was a loving and dedicated mother. Robina became one of the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in the State of New Mexico, after earning her degree at the University of Colorado, Denver, School of Nursing. She worked for the Maternity and Infant program at the University of New Mexico until 1993, when she retired after 20 years of service, caring for young mothers and infants in Albuquerque. Robina is survived by her three daughters, Lynn Sullivan and husband, David of Albuquerque, Kyra Ludwigson and husband, Jeff of Mahtomedi, MN, and Janna Bordeaux and husband, Dean of Phoenix; and son, David Robbins, M.D. and wife, Ruthie of Albuquerque; four beloved grandchildren, Michael and Amanda Robbins and Katy and Ben Ludwigson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Ethel; and brother, Thomas Culpepper. Robina will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her generous and caring spirit, as well as her amazing collection of outrageous earrings, which she wore with delight. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a volunteer extraordinaire, giving generously of her time to the Oasis Senior Center, Monte Vista Christian Church, and Vista del Rio, where she resided until her death. She was strong in her faith and has been welcomed into the loving arms of her savior Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, Robina would be most honored by donations to Mandy's Special Farm for Women with Autism, 346 Clark Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Robina had a very special relationship with her granddaughter, Amanda who has autism and who will greatly miss her Grammy playing games and reading to her. Continuing in her tradition of service, Robina donated her body to the UNM School of Medicine for research purposes. Memorial Service and a Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006, 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333.3,1 
Biography*7 March 2006 Nurse Remembered for Giving Nature, Work With Babies
By Lloyd Jojola, Journal Staff Writer

     Robina Culpepper spent years helping newborn children and their mothers, and her work and character were never forgotten.
     “Years after she retired, people would stop her on the street and tell her they remembered her gentle care of their babies,” said her daughter, Kyra Ludwigson of Mahtomedi, Minn.
     “She was just one of those people that was liked,” said her son Dr. David Robbins of Albuquerque. “Very quickly, she would establish a rapport with people, it didn’t matter if they were of different backgrounds.”
     Exa Robina Culpepper – “Robi” to those she knew – died Feb. 28. The Albuquerque resident was 79.
     A memorial service and reception to celebrate her life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at French Mortuary, 1111 University NE.
     From the mid-1960's, Culpepper was on staff at the Bernalillo County Indian Hospital and Bernalillo County Medical Center, first as head nurse in the newborn nursery and then in the Intensive Care/Premature Infant Care Unit. She went on to work in the University of New Mexico’s Maternity and Infant Care Program before retiring in 1993.
     “It was just so inherent in her nature to be a caretaker and to give to other people,” Robbins said. “It was a touch job taking care of those newborn babies, premature babies. She felt she made a difference when she did that.”
     Born in Pampa, Texas, in the panhandle, Culpepper grew up during the Great Depression. Her parents were candy makers by trade.
     She earned her nursing degree from Northwest Texas Hospital right out of high school and was soon married and had a daughter.
     In 1950, in her early 20s, she contracted polio and was paralyzed and hospitalized. “She actually was very close to dying,” Robbins said.
     But Culpepper was able to regain the use of most of her muscles and walked on crutches for about a year afterward, Ludwigson said.
     “She was told not to have any more kids, but she ignored that and had three more,” Robbins said.
     Ludwigson remembered that, in the late 1950's, the polio vaccine was being distributed at schools in the form of a sugar cube.
     “My mom stood in line for hours with us outside of the school where they were handing out the vaccine, tears streaming down her face, knowing that no one else would suffer the debilitating effects of the disease that robbed her of use of her muscles,” she said.
     Culpepper moved to Albuquerque with her then-husband, a Sandia Laboratories employee.
     While a stay-at-home mom, she volunteered as a candy striper at Presbyterian Hospital. She went to work at the Bernalillo County hospital in 1965 caring for infants.
     “She was a terrifically competent nurse in the nursery and just made the place run very, very smoothly,” said Dr. Bert Umland, who met her at the start of his medical career. She later became his patient.
     Along with her “magnificent smile,” Culpepper possessed a wonderful sense of humor and could be self-deprecating.
     “She could poke fun very gently,” Umland said. “She would find the humor in a situation and use that to sort of keep the atmosphere light when things got a little heavy.”
     Umland, now a physician with UNM’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, remembers when he returned to the hospital in the late 1970's as a junior member of the faculty. He had a load of expenses and a low salary and Culpepper had been in to see him several times as a patient.
     “At the end of one of our visits, she put her hand on mine and looked at me sort of out of the side of her eyes, which is how she looked at you, and with a big smile she said, ‘Now, I don’t want you to take this wrong, Bert, but, you know, now that you’re on the faculty, you just need to look at little bit more classy. Your clothes are just, they’re OK, but they need to be upgraded,’” he says she told him.
     “‘I want you to have this,’” she continued, handing him an envelope. “‘I just want to make it better.’” After she left, Umland opened it and found $100 so he could buy new clothes.
     Culpepper was a real tough woman with a “velvet edge” – there was nothing sharp or hard about her, Umland said. “She was just this charming woman, and in spite of this disability, it was never a disability for her,” he said.
     At 51, Culpepper returned to school, the University of Colorado at Denver, to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She came back to Albuquerque as one of the state’s first such practitioners.
     She worked for UNM’s Maternity and Infant Care program. Her job included helping mothers who needed prenatal care and food assistance through the state. She talked to young mothers about the advantages of breast feeding.
     In retirement, Culpepper volunteered at Oasis Senior Center and at Sombre del Monte Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked in the nursery.
     She donated her body to the UNM School of Medicine.
     Culpepper is survived by her daughters, Lynn Sullivan and her husband, David, of Albuquerque, Kyra Ludwigson and her husband, Jeff, of Mahtomedi, Minn., and Janna Bordeaux and her husband, Dean, of Phoenix; her son, Dr. David Robbins and his wife, Ruthie, of Albuquerque; and four grandchildren.6
Robina Culpepper

Family

(?) Grier (circa 1917 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited4 November 2007

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. E-mail written Oct 2007 to Lew Griffin from Janna Sue (Robbins) Bordeaux, e-mail address.
  3. Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    http://www.abqjournal.com
    Obituary of Robina "Robi" Culpepper, published 11 Mar 2006.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, Sheet 1A, Pg 195, Precinct 2, Pampa, Gray Co., TX
    Own-$1500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Lunas Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, [email protected], AL US US, Salesman-Candy
    Ethel M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, [email protected], MO WV MO
    Exa R. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3 6/12, S, TX AL MO.
  5. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Robina Culpepper married Donald Robbins, 27 Jul 1947 in Deaf Smith Co., TX.
  6. Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    http://www.abqjournal.com
    Published 7 Mar 2006.

(?) Grier

M, (circa 1917 - )
Birth*circa 1917 (?) was born circa 1917. 
Marriage* He married Exa Robina Culpepper at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico

Family

Exa Robina Culpepper (15 September 1926 - 28 February 2006)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited3 August 2001

Thomas Edgar Culpepper

M, (20 July 1934 - 20 September 1978)
FatherLunus Culpepper (6 Sep 1897 - 13 Jan 1961)
MotherMary Ethyl McPherson (14 Apr 1897 - Jul 1981)
Birth*20 July 1934 Thomas was born at Pampa, Gray Co., Texas, on 20 July 1934.1 
SSN*1951 His Social Security Number was issued in 1951 in Texas.1 
Military service*between 1953 and 1962 SP/4 in the US Army.2,3
Thomas E. Culpepper
Death*20 September 1978 He died at Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, on 20 September 1978 at age 44.1,2 
Burial*25 September 1978 His body was interred on 25 September 1978 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico.2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 June 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. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Thomas Edgar Culpepper, 20 Jul 1934 - 20 Sep 1978, Served 9 Dec 1953 to 2 Apr 1962 as SP/4 in the US Army, Interred 25 Sep 1978 in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Section 3, Site 1237.
  3. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.