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William Eves CULBERT, Sr.

William Eves CULBERT, Sr.

Male 1879 - 1948  (68 years)

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  • Name William Eves CULBERT  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 31 Dec 1879  Brookhaven Borough, Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1900  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1901  523 Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1901-1915  [9, 10, 11
    Bookkeeper 
    Residence 1910-Sep 1915  636 West Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 19133 Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Will 19 Sep 1921  West Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation 1925  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    treasurer, William Arrott, Inc. 
    Census 1930  Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Religion 1930  West Collingswood Presbyterian Church, Calvert and West Collings Avenues, West Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Elder and choir member 
    Residence Abt. 1942  Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Sep 1915-1948  1205 Grant Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause of Death 1 Sep 1948  1205 Grant Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    generalized carcinomatosis 
    Died 1 Sep 1948  1205 Grant Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 20, 21
    Buried 4 Sep 1948  West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 22
    Person ID I00094  Culbert | Branch: A Culbert family (I06526), near Letterkenny, Donegal, IRE, c. 1800. Two sons migrated to Wilimington, DE & Delaware Co.
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2016 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-59397 Living
    Y-DNA-51265 Living (22 Mar 2006)

    Father Robert Fleming CULBERT,   b. 3 Dec 1844, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1919, 3942 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 19140 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Matilda B. VAN HORN,   b. 17 Oct 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1914, 636 West Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 19133 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F00042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene Dorothea GILBERT,   b. 5 Mar 1888, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1977, Mt. Laurel Convalescent Center, Mt. Laurel, Burlington County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1915  6220 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Children 
    +1. Jane CULBERT,   b. 07 Nov 1916, 1205 Grant Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 2004, The Fountains at Cedar Parke, 114 Hayes Mill Road, Atco, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. Robert William CULBERT,   b. 25 Jun 1918, West Jersey Hospital, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 2000, 2258 Camino Iris, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, U.S.A. 87505 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     3. Virginia CULBERT,   b. 12 Apr 1920, Prob. Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1920, Prob. Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Walter Maurice CULBERT,   b. 26 Aug 1922, Cooper Hospital, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1993, Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +5. W.E. CULBERT, Jr.
    Photos
    William Eves Culbert Family and Bourne nieces
    William Eves Culbert Family and Bourne nieces
    left to right: Robert William Culbert, Jane Culbert, Margaret Bourne, Walter Maurice Culbert, William Eves Culbert Jr. held by Irene Culbert, William Eves Culbert Sr., and Anne Bourne
    Marriage Records 2 marriage records
    Last Modified 30 May 2017 
    Family ID F00043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1879 - Brookhaven Borough, Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Ward 19 - 1900 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - 523 Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Ward 43 - 1910-Sep 1915 - 636 West Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 19133 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Sep 1915 - 6220 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 19 Sep 1921 - West Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - treasurer, William Arrott, Inc. - 1925 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Elder and choir member - 1930 - West Collingswood Presbyterian Church, Calvert and West Collings Avenues, West Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt. 1942 - Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1915-1948 - 1205 Grant Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCause of Death - generalized carcinomatosis - 1 Sep 1948 - 1205 Grant Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1948 - 1205 Grant Avenue, Collingswood, Camden County, New Jersey, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Sep 1948 - West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 3 photos

    Documents 3 documents

    Headstones
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Gravestone
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Gravestone
    Plot: Lot 1032, Rockland Section

    Birth Records
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Births, p. 2
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Births, p. 2

    Death Records 2 death records

    Wills
    William Eves Culbert, 1921
    William Eves Culbert, 1921
    Will

    Albums
    William Eves Culbert, 1879-1948
    William Eves Culbert, 1879-1948 (8)

  • Notes 
    • Dear Jamie,
      I'm honored that you remembered my birthday! We had one celebration at son Jeff's home with, I think, 11 people, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 girlfriends of the teen-age grandchildren, and Betty and me. We are on the eve of a trip to the East Coast next week to spend a few days with Betty's sister and her husband now in a retirement home near Valley Forge, PA, then to Philly to see (with Jay) his son Christopher compete in an 8-man sculling race near the Art Gallery - he [Christopher] was a national champion last year for his age group and is hoping for a scholarship award for rowing. Then we're off to Cold Spring, NY (20 miles north of NYC) where son Timothy and his wife and two boys will be with us for a weekend, then back here [Maple Valley, WA] early November (and a rest!)
      You asked for info. about my dad - and urged me to record my life for my kids. I did so in April '96, recognizing at 70+ I might not be able to do so later. I made a lengthy tape (or tapes, I now don't recall the exact number) and gave or sent a copy to each of our five children. They claimed, at the time, to be appreciative, but I haven't had the nerve to ask, 10 years later, how many think they still have it or know where it is.
      About my dad, it's sort of shocking to admit I know so little but I'll pass on a few things I remember. Please bear in mind he was 45 when I was born and I left to join the Army Air Corps at 18. Most of us, including me certainly, have no recollection of their infancy, and from 5th to 9th grades I (like my brothers before me) was at St. Peter's, requiring a long and time-consuming daily commute, rehearsal every Friday evening with the men, 2 services every Sunday with early rehearsals, major Holidays like Christmas and Easter with multiple concerts. So, dad, for me, was just the breadwinner (VERY fortunate for us in the Depression years when I was a youngster) and I became more aware of him only in my 3 High School years '41-'43, by which time Dad was already over 60 -- an "old man" to me.
      Some things I do remember:
      His interest in music, member of the local [West Collingswood, NJ] Presbyterian church, and, with Mother, a singer (tenor) with The Mendelson(sic) Club mixed chorus, which was well-known in the Philly area at the time. Mother told me some time after his death ('48) that he was a member of a small group of singers who provided background voices for interludes between solo lines being recorded on RCA Victor recordings of opera arias by ENRICO CARUSO!!! being done at the Victor studio in Camden (whose City Hall was visible from our boys' bedroom at 1205 Grant Ave).
      Dad was very active in our local church, a good friend of every Pastor. He was "Clerk of the Session," the principal governing body of the local church and he played the key role in preserving the continuation of the church (its building and many if not all of the members) and adherence to mainstream Presbyterian doctrine against an effort by Carl MacIntyre (spelling?), who wanted a more modern (I suppose) or at least somewhat different church policy and doctrine. MacIntyre left, built a small wooden church structure near the Crescent Blvd. about 3 blocks from the old church, and took many (how many I don't know) parishoners with him. Later, MacIntyre became a radio preacher, attracted more followers, built a huge church on Haddon Avenue which, from the outside, appears to be thriving (MacIntyre of course must have died years ago).
      Dad was not a strict (or at least harsh) disciplinarian with us boys. Mother used to ask him to spank Dick or me about something or other and Dad would close the bedroom door, put us face down on the bed, and hit his belt alongside which of us he was supposed to discipline, instructing us to cry out as he did so! So much for discipline! (I don't recall older brother Bob in such an event - he was already in High School or beyond when I was being "spanked."
      Dad smoked a pipe all his life and perhaps that may have been the origin of cancer that took him.
      I recall many times when he attempted to interest me in tennis. I never was terribly good at athletics, but we'd walk together (no car in those days) over to Knight Park and volley back and forth awhile. He was excellent at quoites (spelling?) that we played in the backyard.
      I'm embarassed to say I have no clear recollection of who was driving whose automobile when we made frequent [trips] swimming at Lake Almonesson, maybe 15 miles south of Collingswood, but I can recall many trips there, some with groups from our Sunday School. We also had many enjoyable trips for several days at a time to Ocean City where we were usually (perhaps always) able to stay at a Colls-neighbor's place there (The Daines, whose family father was killed by a furnace explosion - Jane was a close friend of hers who unfortunately died quite suddenly just before Jane went into the same retirement home 10 or more years ago.)
      And, it's only because Dad's brother Warren (Joseph Warren Culbert) - a printer by trade - had a home on the Rancocas River [at Rancocas, Burlington County, NJ] that we were able to spend many happy summer weeks there enjoying the use of his rowboat, motor boat, and dock for swimmimg. Warren took a dislike to Mother (reciprocated) and thus Uncle Warren left that house to Ann and Paul Schulz - Ann was a daughter of Dad's sister Gertrude that you undoubtedly know was permanently institutionalized sometime after her two girls were born. I never saw her.
      When I started at U. PA [University of Pennsylvania] shortly after the war (on G.I. bill, of course) I had no money so was happy to be offered free room and board by both parents - so I commuted by train from W. Collingswood to the High Speed line where I got off and Dad went to the Ferry. He began to be aware of health problems at that time - discomfort in the lower abdomen area, and later, fainting spells at church.
      I was the only one present in his bedroom when he died and had the unpleasant duty of having to tell Mother, who was resting in my bedroom. I had called Bob in D.C. the day before urging him to come and, when he called to say he'd arrived I wasn't clear to Bob that Dad had just died, so when he did reach the house, he was shocked that he was too late.
      Backing up 45-50 years: Dad met Mother while both were attending a business school in Philadelphia (name unknown to me) - Dad was studying accounting and that's what he did for an Insurance Company "Dorris and Paiste," later "Paiste and Noey" (all spellings uncertain!) for 30+ years. He had a beautiful flowing handwriting, unlike me, so the accounts of premiums paid, billings due, etc. were always masterpieces of beautiful handwriting! The Company took good care of him during really tough times.
      So, looking back (and I haven't done so for some time and don't mind at all your asking me), I see my father as a fine man, diligent and hardworking, a good example to his children, someone we all loved in a non-demonstrative way, and certainly respected.
      With best regards to your family,
      Uncle Bill
      I wonder what my handwriting may look like 5 or 10 years from now. DON'T ASK. [25]

  • Sources 
    1. [S00467] Culbert, Robert Fleming, Family Bible Record, Births.
      William E. Culbert born 31 Dec 1879

    2. [S57] Date of Birth Certificate, Walter Maurice Culbert, Collingswood School District, New Jersey Dept. of Public Instruction, 19 Jul 1940.
      See image

    3. [S703] Culbert, J. Warren, Bible Record, Family Record, Births.
      William E Culbert was born Dec 31, 1879

    4. [S2503] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, U.S.A.
      Date & location

    5. [S853] Death Certificate, William Eves Culbert, Sr., Registrar's No. 25, 1 Sep 1948.
      See image

    6. [S111] 1880 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series T9., Roll 1126, p. 239A, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Jane Culbert household, 1880.
      See 1880 census notes

    7. [S136] 1900 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series T623., Sheet 6B, f117, E.D. 389, Ward 19, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Robert F. Culbert household, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M375-52H: accessed 20 Sep 2012, FHL microfilm 1241460, 1900.
      See Notes

    8. [S2000] Philadelphia City Directory 1, p. 558, 1901.
      Culbert Wm E., bookkpr, h 523 Susq'ana av
      with father Robt. F. and brother J. Warren

    9. [S140] 1901 Philadelphia City Directory, (Gopsill & Sons), p. 558.
      "Culbert Wm E., bookkpr, h 523 Susq'ana av" [with father Robt. F. and brother J. Warren]

    10. [S142] 1910 Philadelphia City Directory, Boyd, (E.C. Howe), p. 470.
      "Culbert Wm E bookkpr, h 636 Allegheny av" [with father Robt. F. and brother J. Warren]

    11. [S148] 1915 Philadelphia City Directory, Boyd, (Name: E.C. Howe & Co.), p. 461.
      "Culbert Wm E bookkpr, h 636 Allegheny av" [with father Robt. F. and brother J. Warren]

    12. [S2000] Philadelphia City Directory 1, p. 470, 1910.
      Culbert Wm E bookkpr, h 636 Allegheny av
      With father Robt. F. and brother J. Warren; Boyd's

    13. [S2000] Philadelphia City Directory 1, p. 461, 1915.
      Culbert Wm E bookkpr, h 636 Allegheny av
      with father Robt. F. and brother J. Warren; E.C. Howe & Co., Publisher

    14. [S2676] Will, William Eves Culbert, 19 Sep 1921.
      See image

    15. [S2001] Philadelphia City Directory 2, 1925.
      Culbert Wm E treas Wm Arrott Inc h West Collingswood NJ
      Boyd's; R.L. Polk & Co., Publishers

    16. [S154] 1930 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series T626., INDEX; Haddonfield, Camden County, Pennsylvania, William E. Culbert household, 1930.
      See 1930 Census Notes

    17. [S154] 1930 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series T626., Haddonfield, Camden County, Pennsylvania, William E. Culbert household.
      See Notes

    18. [S2672] Young, Jane Culbert, Personal (I2672).

    19. [S2733] West Collingswood Presbyterian Church Letter, Feb 1949.
      See images of two pages

    20. [S00467] Culbert, Robert Fleming, Family Bible Record, Deaths.
      William Eves Culbert died 1 Sep 1948

    21. [S48] Death Notice, William E. Culbert, Sep 1948.
      CULBERT - On Sept. 1, 1948. WILLIAM E., husband of Irene Culbert. Funeral services Sat., 10 A.M. from the Burkett Funeral Home, Collings and Bettlewood av., Collingswood, N.J. Int. West Laurel Hill Cem. Friends call Fri. eve.

    22. [S01536] West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Lot 1032, Rockland Section, 4 Sep 1948.

    23. [S00467] Culbert, Robert Fleming, Family Bible Record, Marriages.
      William E. Culbert and Irene Dorothea Gilbert married 1 Sep 1915

    24. [S1595] Marriage Certificate, William Eves Culbert and Irene Dorothea Gilbert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., No. 332323, 1 Sep 1915.
      See image

    25. [S783] Culbert, William Eves, Jr., Personal (I00104), Letter to James Hale Culbert, 20 Oct 2005.
      See Notes