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James C. CULBERT

Male 1847 - 1918  (71 years)


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  • Name James C. CULBERT  [1, 2
    • In all published records James has a middle initial "C.," rather than the name "Fleming" that is shown in the Moses Culbert family bible record. Typically, one would believe family records over published records, however due to the overwhelming quantity of references to "James C. Culbert," and only one for "James Fleming Culbert," here it is presumed that the middle initial C. is correct.
    Born 22 Feb 1847  Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860  Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Between 1869 and 1897  1147 Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Census 1870  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1880  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1869-1885  1147 Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 13, 14
    Store Clerk for brother-in-law, William H. Eves 
    • By the runaway of a horse attached to the store wagon of Wm.
      Eves of Chester on Monday of last week, the driver named James
      CULBERT, and a companion named Isaac Barr were thrown out and
      injured - CULBERT getting his head and face bruised, and Barr
      having both his arm and nose broken, and receiving internal
      injuries.
      [12]
    Politics Feb 1882 - Aug 1885  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    Employment 1891-1893  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 26
    Manager for Mrs. William H. Eves [grocery owner] 
    Residence Between 1897 and 1903  1210 Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 27
    Baptism 14 Nov 1897  Providence Avenue United Methodist Church, 18th Street and Providence Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Business 1895-1898  Edgmont Avenue and Twelfth Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    Religion Aft 1897  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Trustee, Providence Avenue United Methodist Church 
    Census 1900  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Illness Aug 1902  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Residence Between 1904 and 1905  1222 Providence, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Residence Between 1907 and 1918  1229 Upland Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 34, 35
    Occupation Bef. 1918  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Salesman 
    Cause of Death 21 Dec 1918  [4
    myocardial degeneraton, with acute nephritis contributing 
    Name James Fleming Culbert  [36, 37
    Died 21 Dec 1918  1229 Upland Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 24 Dec 1918  Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I00170  Culbert | Branch: A Culbert family (I06526), near Letterkenny, Donegal, IRE, c. 1800. Two sons migrated to Wilimington, DE & Delaware Co.
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2017 

    Father Moses CULBERT,   b. 30 Jul 1804, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1860, Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Jane FLEMING,   b. 25 Nov 1815, Ridley Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1882, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F00078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Louise EVANS,   b. Dec 1854, Maryland, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1927, Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1885  128 Kerlin Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 39
    • James C. Culbert and Miss Louisa Evans plighted their troth at the hymeneal altar yesterday afternoon. The nuptials were solemnized at the home of the bride, 128 Kerlin Street, by Presiding Elder J. P. Cronen, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. C.F. Turner, present pastor of Trinity M. E. Church. The guests comprised a limited number of relatives and immediate friends of the high contracting parties, who gathered in the handsomely decorated parlor at 2 o'clock. The bride entered leaning on the arm of the groom, and preceded by John and Miss Mary Evans, brother and sister, who performed the role of groomsman and bridesmaid. The bride was attired in an elegant brown silk dress, handsomely trimmed, the groom wearing the conventional black. The ceremony was very impressively performed by Revs. Mr. Crouch and Mr. Turner, and at the conclusion of the solemn rites the congratulations of all present were tendered to the bride and groom. The guests were then invited to the house next door, where the collation was spread. The dwelling has been vacant and was arranged expressly for the wedding banquet. A long table with pyramids of fruit, cream and other delicacies stretched across the dining room, around which the friends gathered. Mr. and Mrs. Culbert left at the conclusion of the banquet and took the 4:30 train for Washington, D.C., on their wedding tour. Upon their return they will take up their residence at 128 Kerlin Street. The bridal presents were numerous and many were beautiful and expensive. Everything about the wedding was performed with the utmost good taste, and the nuptials proved one of the most enjoyable social events of the season in the South Ward. Miss Louisa Evans, the bride, is a daughter of William F. Evans. She is a well known teacher of music and enjoys the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends. The presence of Rev. Mr. Crouch was through a wish of the bride, expressed when he was stationed in this city. Mr. Culbert is also well known. He is employed at the store of William H. Eves, 1147 Edgmont Avenue.
      [14]
    • Just after the Culbert-Evans nuptials on Wednesday, a neighbor suspended a red flag from a window as a good omen for the young couple. The ensign waved over the cab as it rolled away with its load of wedded bliss, and the neighbors, particularly those on the opposite side of the street, became greatly exercised over the meaning of the flag. It continued to wave in the breezes of heaven until this morning, when it was taken down. Some of the jokers in the locality frightened the people by saying it was a smallpox signal, while in reality it was simply following a custom of our forefathers. The family who hung the flag out had their fun, however. [38]
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F00081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1847 - Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1869 and 1897 - 1147 Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - North Ward - 1870 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - North Ward - 1880 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Clerk for brother-in-law, William H. Eves - 1869-1885 - 1147 Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1885 - 128 Kerlin Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitics - North Ward Democrats - Feb 1882 - Aug 1885 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Manager for Mrs. William H. Eves [grocery owner] - 1891-1893 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1897 and 1903 - 1210 Edgemont Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 14 Nov 1897 - Providence Avenue United Methodist Church, 18th Street and Providence Avenue, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Feed and grocery store owner - 1895-1898 - Edgmont Avenue and Twelfth Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Trustee, Providence Avenue United Methodist Church - Aft 1897 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Ward 1 - 1900 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsIllness - Aug 1902 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1904 and 1905 - 1222 Providence, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1907 and 1918 - 1229 Upland Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Salesman - Bef. 1918 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1918 - 1229 Upland Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Dec 1918 - Angel Hill Cemetery, Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Documents 2 Documents

    Death Records
    James C. Culbert, Death Certificate
    James C. Culbert, Death Certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S853] Death Certificate, James C. Culbert, File No. 183469.
      image available

    2. [S04210] Scott Methodist Episcopal Church, Record of Baptisms.
      James C. Culbert, married, 14 Nov 1897, res. 12th & Edgmont, received into full membership.

    3. [S744] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record, Family Record, Births.
      James Fleming[sic] Culbert [Born] Monday Febry 22d 1847

    4. [S853] Death Certificate, James C. Culbert, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, File No. 183469, 23 Dec 1918.
      See image

    5. [S00029] 1850 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M432., Roll 776, p. 80, d/f49, Chester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Moses Culbert household, 13 Aug 1850.
      See 1850 census notes

    6. [S100] 1860 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M653., p. 86, Chester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Moses Culbert household, 6 Jun 1860.
      See 1860 census notes

    7. [S538] Chester City Directory 2, (R.L. Polk & Co.), 1872-73, 1879-81, 1885-86.
      "Clerk, boards at 1147 Edgemont Ave."

    8. [S538] Chester City Directory 2, (R.L. Polk & Co.), 1897-1898, p. 119.
      "Culbert, James C, grocer, Edgmont ave cor 12th, h do"
      Note: There is also an advertisement in this directory under the directory listing. See picture gallery.

    9. [S538] Chester City Directory 2, (R.L. Polk & Co.), 1869, p. 28.
      "Culbert, James, clerk, bds Edgmont av cor 12th"

    10. [S105] 1870 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M593 & T132 (Minnesota)., Roll 1336, p. 97A, d51/f49, District 197, North Ward, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, William Eves household, 11 Jun 1870.
      See 1870 census notes

    11. [S111] 1880 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series T9., Roll 1126, p. 433B, North Ward, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, William Eves household, 1880.
      See 1880 census notes

    12. [S866] Delaware County American, 3 Feb 1869.
      Obtained from Accessible Archives

    13. [S111] 1880 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series T9., Roll 1126, North Ward, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, , p. 433B, William Eves household.
      See Notes for brother-in-law

    14. [S546] Chester Times, p. 3, col. 6, Wedding Bells on Kerlin Street. Marriage of James C. Culbert and Miss Louisa Evans of the South Ward., 17 Jun 1885.
      See marriage notes

    15. [S546] Chester Times, DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS - The North Ward Democracy Meet and Palce a Ticket in the Field, 9 Feb 1882.
      The Democratic citizens of the North ward held a meeting in Edgmont Hall last evening for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates to be voted for at the municipal election...and the following nominations were made: First Precinct, Judge - James CULBERT, James Thompson...It was decided that where there was a contest to vote by scratch and the following was the result, the one receiving the highest number of votes being considered the candidate: Judge of First Precinct - James Thompson. 7; James Culbert 3.

    16. [S546] Chester Times, p. 3, Democratic Delegate Meetings, 17 Aug 1882.
      The Democrats of the North ward met in Edgmont Hall last evening for the purpose of electing delegates to the County Convention, which meets to-day....The following persons were elected as delegates: First Precinct - James Longbotham, John Evans and James CULBERT...

    17. [S546] Chester Times, p. 1, col. 6, Getting Into Line - The North Ward Democrats Meet and Form a Ticket, 6 Feb 1883.
      The Democrats of the North ward met in convention last evening in Edgmont Hall to form their ticket for the coming election....the following persons were named:...Judge of the Election- First precinct, Jas. CULBERT;...There being but one person named for each of the other positions on the ticket, they were nominated by acclimation.

    18. [S546] Chester Times, col. 2, TAKE YOUR CHOICE - List of the Candidates to Be Voted For at the Election To-Morrow., 19 Feb 1883.
      ...Subjoined is a list of the men named on both tickets:...The Democratic Ticket...North Ward...Judge of Election - First precinct, James CULBERT...

    19. [S546] Chester Times, p. 3, col. 2, The Election - Almost the Entire republican Ticket Elected, 21 Feb 1883.
      The election yesterday was a quiet one in every precinct of the city...J.A. Thompson, the Republican candidate for Judge of the Election in the first precinct, was defeated by the candidacy of John Wood, who ran on an independent line. Mr. Wood received the highest number of votes at the primary election, but owing to a non-compliance with the city rules of the party requiring the names to be printed on the ticket, the votes were thrown out. He received the suffrages of 23 persons yesterday, just enough to put in James CULBERT, the Democratic candidate...
      North Ward, Judge of Election, 1st Precinct
      J.A. Thompson, R. 59
      James Culbert, D. 70
      John Wood, I. 23




    20. [S546] Chester Times, p. 3, col. 2, In Battle Array - The Democrats Place their City and Ward Tickets in the Field, 1 Feb 1884.
      North Ward Ticket..On the city ticket the only contest was for auditor, the candidates being Conrad M. Hiorth and James CULBERT....The voting was by ballot, and as a large number of votes were cast, considerable time was occupied in selecting a ticket. The result was as follows:
      ...Judge of Election - First precinct, Jas. CULBERT;

    21. [S546] Chester Times, p. 2, col. 3, Filling Up Vacancies, 6 Feb 1884.
      See James Fleming Culbert name record

    22. [S546] Chester Times, p. 3, col. 4, The Democratic Parade - No Postponement if It Is Possible to March Through the Streets, 30 Oct 1884.
      A rumor was started yesterday afternoon that the democratic parade, announced to take place this evening, had been postponed. The report, however, is incorrect, as the procession will be given unless prevented by the rain....The following aids[sic] were appointed: North ward - ...James CULBERT...

    23. [S546] Chester Times, p. 3, col. 2, The democratic Primaries - Meetings Held in Several Wards and Nominations Made, 7 Feb 1885.
      The democrats of the North ward met in Edgmont Hall last evening...The remainder of the ticket was as follows: Judge of Election - First precinct, Jas. CULBERT...

    24. [S546] Chester Times, p. 3, col. 3, Delegates Elected - Who Will Represent the Democrats of Each Ward at Media To-Day., 6 Aug 1885.
      The Democrats met last evening to elect delegates to the County Convention at Media this afternoon...A meeting of the democratic citizens of the North ward was held last evening in Edgmont Hall...The following were elected delegates to the convention...First Precinct - ...James CULBERT...

    25. [S537] Chester City Directory, (Spencer's), 1891-1892.
      Manager for Mrs. William H. Eves, 1019 Edgemont Ave.

    26. [S537] Chester City Directory, (Spencer's), 1893.
      Clerk, 1019 Edgemont Ave.

    27. [S538] Chester City Directory 2, (R.L. Polk & Co.), 1901-03.

    28. [S537] Chester City Directory, (Spencer's), 1895-1896.
      Grocer, 1147 Edgemont Ave., home same

    29. [S537] Chester City Directory, (Spencer's), 1898-1899.
      Grocer, 1147 Edgemont Ave.

    30. [S02086] Providence Avenue United Methodist Church, Record of Baptisms, Reel 626, Church & Town records, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

    31. [S136] 1900 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series T623., Sheet 7B, f142, E.D. 143, Ward 1, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, James C. Culbert household, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3SC-QC9: accessed 20 Sep 2012, FHL microfilm 1241404, 1900.
      See 1900 census notes

    32. [S546] Chester Times, p. 5, Among the Sick, 9 Aug 1902.
      James C. Culbert, who has been up in Bucks county on business, was taken ill and returned home, where he has been laid up for several days.


    33. [S538] Chester City Directory 2, (R.L. Polk & Co.), 1904-05.

    34. [S538] Chester City Directory 2, (R.L. Polk & Co.), p. 102, 1907-1908.
      Culbert, James E.[sic], salesman, h. 1229 Upland

    35. [S538] Chester City Directory 2, (R.L. Polk & Co.), 1917-18.

    36. [S744] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record, Family Record, Births, Bet. 1847-1853.
      See birth record and image. It is assumed that this birth record name is incorrect - that James' middle name was not Fleming - due to the preponderance of references to James C. Culbert [middle name unknown].

    37. [S546] Chester Times, p. 2, col. 3, Filling Up Vacancies, 6 Feb 1884.
      A meeting of North ward Democrats was held in Edgmont Hall last night for the purpose of filling vacancies in the ward ticket. George F. Springer presided, James F. Culbert was vice president...

    38. [S546] Chester Times, What It Meant, 19 Jun 1885.
      See Notes

    39. [S00546] Delaware County Republican, (Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;), List of Marriages, 1833-1885, 16 Jun 1885.
      Culbert, James C. of Chester to S. Lou Evans of Chester, formerly of Havre-de-Grace, MD, at the residence of the bride's parents, 128 Kerlin St., by Elder J. H. Crouch assisted by Rev. C. F. Turner.