Maggie Culpepper

F, (March 1897 - )
FatherGus Culpepper (Apr 1863 - )
MotherRebecca (?) (Aug 1870 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*March 1897 Maggie was born at Harris Co., Georgia, in March 1897. 
Last Edited30 March 2001

Hoshia Culpepper

M, (November 1899 - )
FatherGus Culpepper (Apr 1863 - )
MotherRebecca (?) (Aug 1870 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*November 1899 Hoshia was born at Harris Co., Georgia, in November 1899. 
Last Edited30 March 2001

Samuel Culpepper

M, (January 1884 - 29 March 1957)
FatherJulious Culpepper (c 1843 - b 1900)
MotherMahala Cooper (s May 1848 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*January 1884 Samuel was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, in January 1884. 
Marriage*say 1909 He married Sarah Frances Marshall at Georgia say 1909. 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.2 
Death*29 March 1957 He died at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 29 March 1957 at age 73.3 

Family

Sarah Frances Marshall (circa 1890 - )
Children
Last Edited20 December 2015

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Year: 1920; Census Place: O'Neals, Talbot, Georgia; Roll: T625_279; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 218

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Sam Culpepper     36
    Sara Culpepper     30
    Annie Kate Culpepper     9
    Julia Culpepper     7
    Willie Culpepper     5
    Johnnie Culpepper     3
    Sam Culpepper     10/12.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Year: 1930; Census Place: O'Neals, Talbot, Georgia; Roll: 385; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 927.0; FHL microfilm: 2340120

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Sam Culpepper     54
    Sarah F Culpepper     39
    Annie K Culpepper     19
    Julian H Culpepper     17
    Willie M Culpepper     18
    Johnie J Culpepper     13
    Samuel Culpepper     11.
  3. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Sam Culpepper (Black), d. 29 Mar 1957 at 72 years in Talbot Co., GA; Res. in Talbot Co., GA, # 09788.
  4. Obituary of Johnnie Jack Culpepper, published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 16, 2005.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.

Arthur Culpepper

M, (10 August 1886 - 22 January 1966)
FatherJulious Culpepper (c 1843 - b 1900)
MotherMahala Cooper (s May 1848 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*10 August 1886 Arthur was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 10 August 1886.1 
Marriage*circa 1905 He married Mary S. Bussey circa 1905.2 
1910 Census*15 April 1910 Arthur was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at O'Neals District, Talbot Co., Georgia.3 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Arthur was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at O'Neals District, Talbot Co., Georgia.4 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Arthur was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia.2 
Death*22 January 1966 He died at Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia, on 22 January 1966 at age 79.1,5 
(1) Research note He is referenced in a research note for Walter B Culpepper of Atlanta.6 

Family

Mary S. Bussey (circa 1882 - 17 February 1971)
Children
Last Edited20 December 2015

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. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 7, Page 6B, Anc.com image 457.0, Family 125, Butler, Taylor Co., GA (10 Apr 1930)
    Rent=$2, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Arthur Culpepper, Head, M, Black, 50, [email protected], GA/GA/GA, Farmer, WW-I=No
    Mary S. Culpepper, Wife, F, Black, 48, [email protected], GA/GA/GA
    Cary L. Culpepper, Dau, F, Black, 19, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Richard Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 16, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm Laborer
    Jimmie T. Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 14, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julius Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 12, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Jessie M. Culpepper, Dau, F, Black, 9, sng, GA/GA/GA
    M. C. Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 8, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mattie M. Culpepper, Dau, F, Black, 6, sng, GA/GA/GA
    General L. Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 4 4/12, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    O'Neal's District / Georgia Militia District #894, Talbot County, Georgia, SD 4, ED 128, sheet 9A (p. 115A, stamped), Waverly Road, dwelling #109, household #109 (all individuals reporeted as Mulatto, all individuals and parents born in Georgia): CULPEPPER, Arthur (24, married 6 years, farmer on a rented general farm); Mary (24, married 6 years, 3 children borne, 3 still living, farm laborer); Jr. Arthur (4); John (3); James (1).
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    1920 federal census of O'Neal's District [Georgia Militia District #894], Talbot County, Georgia, SD 4, ED 129, sheet 1A (p. 105A, stamped), Plantation Road, dwelling #8, household #8 (all children single, all individuals reported Black, all individuals and parents born in Georgia):
         CULPEPPER, Arthur W. (35, renting, farming, married); Mary (35, keeping house, married); Arthur W. (male, 13); Johnnie (male, 10); Lucill (female, 7); Jessie (female, 6); Alferd [?] (male, 5); Lucy (female, 3); and Ray (male, 1 year, 5 months).
  5. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Arthur Culpepper, Black, d. 22 Jan 1966 at 82 years in Talbot Co., GA; Res. in Talbot Co., GA, # 003805.
  6. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Willie Mae Culpepper

F, (6 January 1890 - )
FatherJulious Culpepper (c 1843 - b 1900)
MotherMahala Cooper (s May 1848 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*6 January 1890 Willie was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 6 January 1890.1 
Married Namecirca 1907  As of circa 1907, her married name was Gary. 
Marriage*circa 1907 She married Paris Gary at Georgia circa 1907. 
(Wife) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Willie was listed as Paris Gary's wife on the 1910 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.2 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Willie was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.3 
Married Namecirca 1921  As of circa 1921, her married name was Willis. 
Marriage*circa 1921 She married John Willis circa 1921. 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Willie was listed as John Willis's wife on the 1930 Census at Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.4 
(Wife) 1940 Census1 April 1940 Willie was listed as John Willis's wife on the 1940 Census at Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.5 

Family 1

Paris Gary (circa 1888 - say 1916)

Family 2

John Willis (circa 1880 - )
Last Edited20 December 2015

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

    Name:     Willie Culpepper Willis
    [Willie Mae Culpepper]
    Gender:     Female
    Race:     Black
    Birth Date:     6 Jan 1890
    Birth Place:     Talbot Count, Georgia
    Father Name:     Julious Culpepper
    Mother Name:     Mahalie Cooper
    Type of Claim:     Original SSN.
    Relationship of Signature:     Not signed, SSA prepared.
    Additional Information:     Evidence other than birth record submitted; U.S. citizen or alien allowed to work.
    Notes:     12 Jul 1976: Name listed as WILLIE CULPEPPER WILLIS.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    Year: 1910; Census Place: O'neals, Talbot, Georgia; Roll: T624_214; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0128; FHL microfilm: 1374227

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Paris Gary     21
    Willie M Gary     22
    Lucy L Gary     1
    Mahala Culpepper     62.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Year: 1920; Census Place: O'Neals, Talbot, Georgia; Roll: T625_279; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 228.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: 1796; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0061; Image: 746.0; FHL microfilm: 2341530.
  5. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: T627_3244; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 93-109.

(?) Cooper

M, (say 1828 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*say 1828 (?) was born say 1828. 
Marriage* He married Venus (?)

Family

Venus (?) (1830 - )
Child
Last Edited20 December 2015

Venus (?)

F, (1830 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Married Name Her married name was Cooper. 
Marriage* She married (?) Cooper
Birth*1830 Venus was born at Georgia in 1830. 
1900 Census*1 June 1900 Venus was listed as a mother in Mahala Cooper's household on the 1900 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.1 

Family

(?) Cooper (say 1828 - )
Child
Last Edited20 December 2015

Citations

  1. ED 59, sheet 11, line 78.

Jack Culpepper

M, (January 1857 - )
African* He was an African-American born into slavery. His ancestry is unknown. 
Birth*January 1857 Jack was born at Georgia in January 1857. 
1880 Census*1 June 1880 Jack was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Houston Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*say 1885 He married Lula (?) say 1885. 
1900 Census* Jack was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Houston Co., Georgia.2 

Family

Lula (?) (June 1872 - )
Children
Last Edited27 March 2008

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Sixth, Page 434D, Houston Co., GA (Black)
    John Calhoun, Self, M, Md, B, 45, Farmer, GA/GA/GA
    Sabra Calhoun, Wife, F, Md, B, 45, Works On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Emma Calhoun, Dau, F, S, B, 14, Works On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Sweedy Calhoun, Dau, F, S, B, 12, Works On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Pigiams Calhoun, Dau, F, S, B, 10, Works On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Corinas Calhoun, Dau, F, S, B, 5, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    William Calhoun, Son, M, S, B, 2, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Jack Culpepper, Other, M, S, B, 20, Works On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    George Bookter, Other, M, S, B, 19, Works On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Daniel Hardison, Other, M, S, B, 2, At Home, GA/GA/GA.
  2. ED 15, sheet 4, line 80, District 887; also in this household, Clifford Murray, born Nov 1888, son-in-law, and Gussie Murray, born Oct 1891, daughter-in-law.

Lula (?)

F, (June 1872 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*June 1872 Lula was born at Georgia in June 1872. 
Marriage*say 1885 She married Jack Culpepper say 1885. 
Married Namesay 1885  As of say 1885, her married name was Culpepper. 
1900 Census* Lula was listed as Jack Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Houston Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Jack Culpepper (January 1857 - )
Children
Last Edited31 March 2001

Citations

  1. ED 15, sheet 4, line 80, District 887; also in this household, Clifford Murray, born Nov 1888, son-in-law, and Gussie Murray, born Oct 1891, daughter-in-law.

Arthur M. Culpepper1

M, (March 1885 - 6 October 1918)
FatherJack Culpepper (Jan 1857 - )
MotherLula (?) (Jun 1872 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*March 1885 Arthur was born at Georgia in March 1885. 
World War I*between 1917 and 1918 He served in World War I between 1917 and 1918
(Private, U.S. Army, Coast Artillery Corps.) 
Death*6 October 1918 He died on 6 October 1918 at age 33.1 
Burial*October 1918 His body was interred in October 1918 at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Name is on Tablets of the Missing.1 
Last Edited12 March 2011

Citations

  1. American Battle Monuments Online Database, American Battle Monuments Commission, 2005.
    http://www.abmc.gov/
    Arthur M. Culpepper, Private, U.S. Army, Coast Artillery Corps, Entered the Service from: Georgia. Died: 6 Oct 1918, Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Tablets of the Missing at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France.

Jesse Culpepper

M, (April 1887 - )
FatherJack Culpepper (Jan 1857 - )
MotherLula (?) (Jun 1872 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*April 1887 Jesse was born at Georgia in April 1887. 
Last Edited31 March 2001

Leola Culpepper

F, (December 1889 - )
FatherJack Culpepper (Jan 1857 - )
MotherLula (?) (Jun 1872 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*December 1889 Leola was born at Georgia in December 1889. 
Last Edited31 March 2001

Jackson Culpepper

M, (circa 1869 - 24 September 1933)
FatherJulious Culpepper (c 1843 - b 1900)
MotherMahala Cooper (s May 1848 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*circa 1869 Jackson was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, circa 1869. 
(Son) 1880 Census1 June 1880 John, Jackson and Wesley was listed as a son in Julious Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*15 December 1892 He married Sarah Frances Willis at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 15 December 1892.2 
1900 Census* Jackson was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.3 
Death*24 September 1933 He died at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 24 September 1933.4 

Family

Sarah Frances Willis (1872 - )
Children
Last Edited27 September 2004

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    District 894, Page 233D, Talbot Co., GA
    Julius Culpepper, Self, M, M, MU, 43, Farmer, ---/---/---
    Mahala Culpepper, Wife, F, M, B, 40, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Julia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, B, 16, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    Eva Culpepper, Dau, F, S, B, 14, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, B, 12, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    Jackson Culpepper, Son, M, S, B, 10, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    Louisa Culpepper, Dau, F, S, B, 8, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, B, 6, GA/GA/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, B, 3, GA/GA/GA.
  2. Jackson Culpepper (Black) and Sarah Frances Willis, 15 Dec 1892 in Talbot Co., GA.
  3. ED 59, sheet 10, line 43.
  4. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Jackson Culpepper (Black), d. 24 Sep 1933 in Talbot Co., GA, # 24409.

Sarah Frances Willis

F, (1872 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*1872 Sarah was born at Georgia in 1872. 
Marriage*15 December 1892 She married Jackson Culpepper at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 15 December 1892.1 
Married Name15 December 1892  As of 15 December 1892, her married name was Culpepper. 

Family

Jackson Culpepper (circa 1869 - 24 September 1933)
Children
Last Edited22 September 2001

Citations

  1. Jackson Culpepper (Black) and Sarah Frances Willis, 15 Dec 1892 in Talbot Co., GA.

Ellen Culpepper

F, (January 1896 - )
FatherJackson Culpepper (c 1869 - 24 Sep 1933)
MotherSarah Frances Willis (1872 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*January 1896 Ellen was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, in January 1896. 
Last Edited31 March 2001

Dassie Culpepper

F, (February 1899 - )
FatherJackson Culpepper (c 1869 - 24 Sep 1933)
MotherSarah Frances Willis (1872 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*February 1899 Dassie was born at Georgia in February 1899. 
Last Edited31 March 2001

Annie (?)

F, (March 1876 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Married Name Her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriage* She married Jacob Culpepper
Birth*March 1876 Annie was born at Georgia in March 1876. 

Family

Jacob Culpepper (circa 1854 - )
Children
Last Edited31 March 2001

Samantha Culpepper

F, (April 1895 - )
FatherJacob Culpepper (c 1854 - )
MotherAnnie (?) (Mar 1876 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*April 1895 Samantha was born at Harris Co., Georgia, in April 1895. 
Last Edited12 May 2001

Mary Culpepper

F, (February 1899 - )
FatherJacob Culpepper (c 1854 - )
MotherAnnie (?) (Mar 1876 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*February 1899 Mary was born at Harris Co., Georgia, in February 1899. 
Last Edited31 March 2001

Gus Culpepper

M, (22 February 1900 - 9 May 1983)
FatherJacob Culpepper (c 1854 - )
MotherAnnie (?) (Mar 1876 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*22 February 1900 Gus was born at Harris Co., Georgia, on 22 February 1900.1,2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Georgia.1 
Marriage*30 August 1936 He married Isabelle Phelps at Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 30 August 1936 at age 36.3 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(Private, US Army.)4 
Marriage*4 November 1946 He married Hortense Wallace at Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 4 November 1946 at age 46.5 
Death*9 May 1983 He died at High Point, Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 9 May 1983 at age 83.2,1 

Family 1

Isabelle Phelps (between 1906 and 1907 - 15 December 1941)

Family 2

Hortense Wallace (say 1905 - )
Last Edited18 October 2008

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. The Generations Network Inc., compiler, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8908
    Gus Culpepper, Male, Black, Widowed, born 22 Feb 1900 in GA, died 9 May 1983 in High Point, Guilford Co., NC, SSN: 242-07-0114.
  3. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Gus Culpepper married Isabelle Phelps on 30 Aug 1936 in Guilford Co., NC.
  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
    Gus Culpepper, born 1900 in Georgia; Negro; Resided in Guilford Co., North Carolina; Enlisted 3 Jul 1942 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Private in the US Army; Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months; Education: Grammar school; Marital Status: Widower or widow, without dependents; Height: 64; Weight: 152.
  5. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Gus Culpepper married Hortense Wallace on 4 Nov 1946 in Guilford Co., NC.

Bobbye Faye Culpepper1

F, (1947 - 5 August 2012)
FatherRobert Cochran Culpepper (29 Oct 1912 - 14 Jun 1980)
MotherAnn Reardon (21 Sep 1915 - 7 Aug 1997)
Birth*1947 Bobbye was born at Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, in 1947.1 
Married Name1965  As of 1965, her married name was Waldkirch.1 
Married Namesay 1980  As of say 1980, her married name was Davis.1 
Death*5 August 2012 She died on 5 August 2012
complications of corticoganglionic degeneration.2 
Last Edited24 August 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001-2005 to Warren Culpepper & Lew Griffin from Bobbye Faye Culpepper Davis, Bakersfield, CA, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written Aug 2005 - Aug 2012 to Warren Culpepper from Nancy Ann Culpepper Otjen, e-mail address.

James Stephen Culpepper1

M, (5 July 1943 - 26 January 1999)
FatherRobert Cochran Culpepper2 (29 Oct 1912 - 14 Jun 1980)
MotherAnn Reardon2 (21 Sep 1915 - 7 Aug 1997)
Birth*5 July 1943 James was born on 5 July 1943.3 
Death*26 January 1999 He died at Newport Beach, Orange Co., California, on 26 January 1999 at age 55.3 
News Article*27 January 1999 Culpepper dies after 16 months of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer
Radium Cure May Have Cancer Link:
Patients Of Long-Ago Treatment Urged To Get Prompt Checkup

Steve Culpepper had endured blinding headaches, double vision, brain surgery and the violent nausea of chemotherapy. Then a doctor connected his cancer to nasal radium treatments he received as a boy.

Culpepper remembered that small amounts had been inserted through his nose to treat chronic ear infections, but he never worried about it as he grew older.

Culpepper , who rarely got so much as a cold, had not had a physical in years, much less a consultation about an obscure Cold War-era procedure no longer used.

"If someone had said anyone having these treatments in the '50s or '60s ought to immediately go see an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor, he would have gone," said Culpepper 's widow, Patti, of Newport Beach, Calif. "I know he would have gone."

Culpepper, 55, died in January after 16 months of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer, which affects the nose and upper-throat area.

The government sees no need to warn former radium patients, a stand that enrages public health advocates.

"They're doing a great disservice to the population at risk and not meeting any of their responsibilities," says Stewart Farber, a Rhode Island public health scientist who has spent years researching the medical use of radium.

From the 1940s to the mid-1960s, it was common practice in civilian and military medicine to use nasal applicators containing 50 milligrams of radium to shrink tissues at the entrance of the eustachian tubes. Those tubes help drain and balance pressure in the ear.

A typical regimen involved three to four treatments, a few weeks apart. Over that course, the tissues closest to the radium capsules would have received a radiation dose about 100 times greater than that received by survivors of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Nasal radium was given mostly to military pilots and submariners troubled by drastic changes in atmospheric pressure and to children who suffered from colds, tonsillitis, ear infections and sinus or adenoid problems.

The practice gradually was abandoned when the military started using pressurized aircraft cabins, effective new treatments such as antibiotics were developed, and questions were raised about radiation's health effects. Years later, radium patients are complaining of tumors, thyroid and immune disorders, brittle teeth and reproductive problems.

Public health advocates say the government should warn former radium patients that they could be at risk of contracting cancer or other diseases. They say notification could save lives by prompting people to get checkups or at least to discuss the matter with doctors.

But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said diagnostic tests are unnecessary for anyone who does not show symptoms of a problem.

"Current studies do not indicate substantial increases in risks for . . . disease among those who received radium treatments," the agency said in the March 29, 1996, edition of its Morbidity and Mortality Report.

Farber contends CDC specialists are ignoring important evidence of radium's health risks.

"It's severely impeachable science," he said.

By the CDC's own estimate, as many as 2 million people were treated with nasal radium.

The government has taken some steps to help.

Last year, Congress required the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide health care to veterans who had radium treatments and were suffering head or neck cancer. But little has been done for civilians.

The CDC has cited various studies, two of which dealt specifically with nasal radium.

One 1982 study in Maryland of hundreds of people who had nasal radium from 1943-60 found four cancer deaths - three of the brain and one of the soft palate - in the treated group, compared with none in people who were untreated as children. A follow-up study is awaiting agency review.

Dr. Anne Mellinger-Birdsong of CDC's National Center for Environmental Health said the findings were too small to draw broad conclusions.

Nevertheless, she said, "If necessary, we're going to revise our recommendations."

CDC's approach has not been completely hands-off. The CDC once urged patients who had nasal radium to tell their doctors and posted information about the treatment on the Internet.

But what about those who do not remember?

Mellinger-Birdsong said most people probably will recall such an uncomfortable treatment and can get a physical if they are worried. If they do not remember, "we don't feel it would be that harmful," she said.

The Culpeppers would disagree.

Before Culpepper died in January, he told his family he was glad his mother was not around to see him suffer. "He said, 'Thank God my mother died,' so she wouldn't have felt the guilt for taking him for those radium treatments," Patti Culpepper said.4
 
Obituary*2 February 1999 Stephen James Culpepper, 55, of Newport Beach, owner of Orange Coast Datacomm, died 26 Jan 1999, of cancer. No services. Arrangements by The Omega Society, Santa Ana. Survivors: wife, Patti; daughters, Amy, Marny, Kerry, Julie; son, Casey; sisters, Bobbye Davis, Dorothy Culpepper, Nancy Otjen; one grandchild.5 
Last Edited17 February 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written Aug 2005 - Aug 2012 to Warren Culpepper from Nancy Ann Culpepper Otjen, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written Aug 2005 - Jan 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Amy Elizabeth Culpepper (#42942), Foster City, CA, e-mail address.
  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. Melissa B. Robinson, Associated Press, The Arizona Republic, 27 May 1999, Final Chaser, Page A13.
  5. Obituary of Stephen James Culpepper (#42200), published in The Orange County Register, 2 Feb 1999, Page b05.

Ann Reardon1

F, (21 September 1915 - 7 August 1997)
Birth*21 September 1915 Ann was born at Mississippi on 21 September 1915.2,3 
Marriage*say 1940 She married Robert Cochran Culpepper at Hawaii say 1940. 
Married Namesay 1940  As of say 1940, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*7 August 1997 She died at Orange Co., California, on 7 August 1997 at age 81.2 

Family

Robert Cochran Culpepper (29 October 1912 - 14 June 1980)
Children
Last Edited17 January 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001-2005 to Warren Culpepper & Lew Griffin from Bobbye Faye Culpepper Davis, Bakersfield, CA, e-mail address.
  2. 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
    Ann Reardon Culpepper, F, 21 Sep 1915, Mississippi, 7 Aug 1997, 81Yrs, Zumbro, Reardon.
  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. E-mail written Aug 2005 - Jan 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Amy Elizabeth Culpepper (#42942), Foster City, CA, e-mail address.

John Gentry1

M, (say 1832 - )
Birth*say 1832 John was born say 1832. 
Marriage* He married Sarah Vaughn

Family

Sarah Vaughn (say 1834 - )
Child
Last Edited3 April 2001

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 - 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Betty Culpepper Henson (#40959), 703 Miles, Hereford, TX 79045, e-mail address.

Sarah Vaughn1

F, (say 1834 - )
Married Name Her married name was Gentry. 
Marriage* She married John Gentry
Birth*say 1834 Sarah was born say 1834. 

Family

John Gentry (say 1832 - )
Child
Last Edited3 April 2001

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 - 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Betty Culpepper Henson (#40959), 703 Miles, Hereford, TX 79045, e-mail address.