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 Eula Frances <I>Shelfer</I> Culpepper

Eula Frances Shelfer Culpepper

Gadsden County, Florida, USA
Death 12 Oct 1904 (aged 38)
Orange, Orange County, Texas, USA
Burial Orange, Orange County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 101021856 · View Source
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Eulalie "Eula" Frances Shelfer Culpepper was born on Nov 1 1865 in Gadsden County, Florida. Her parents, Wiley Wallace Shelfer and Martha Wells Spear were tobacco farmers. She was the third born of seven known children. Family history tells us Eula met Warren Ebeneezer Culpepper when he was working on the tobacco farm for her father. They married January 18, 1883 in Gadsden County, Florida. Although her obit states they married in Mississippi, the records prove it was Florida. Living in Gadsden County, Florida, Georgia, Jackson County, Mississippi and finally Orange,Texas. Payroll records for her husband and son Byron in Scranton, Ms end on December 26, 1902.
They arrived in Orange early 1903 not long after the birth of their youngest child, Wilma Claude.
There are several newspaper accounts of her brother Lawson Hill Shelfer visiting during her illness. April 7, 1904, Orange Daily Tribune article states "W E Shelfer and sister, Mrs. D. E. Weatherly arrived today from Florida to see their sister, Mrs. W. E. Culpepper, who is very sick. They were met there by their brother L H Shelfer of Nacogdoches."
Eula died Wednesday morning October 12, 1904. The doctor wrote Oct 11, however her obit and the marker have October 12. Cause of death was Tuberculosis of which she suffered about one and a half years per her death Certificate.

Following her death, her son Lawson would also succomb to it. Son Ralph spent many months during WWII in a Legion,Texas hospital recovering from this dreadful disease.
Her sweet obit tells of the sadness of losing one so young "leaving a family of seven children, some of whom are quite young and needful of a mother's loving care."

The Orange Leader, Citizen-Record Consolidated (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, October 14, 1904

Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," Mrs W. E. Culpepper, 1904
name: Mrs W. E. Culpepper (Eula Frances Shefler)
film number: 2050035
digital film number: 4165841
image number: 546
reference number: cn 46125
Siblings Memorials
Emma E Shelfer McCorquodale
Find A Grave Memorial# 27658883

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