Source: The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.III pg.14 1923
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Cincinnatus Thomas Culpepper
Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present
CULPEPPER, M. D., CINCINNATUS THOMAS. Some of the most successful of
the medical practitioners have found it expedient to devote themselves to a
certain extent to special branches of their profession, either because of
preference, or because of a popular demand. This is the case with Dr.
CINCINNATUS THOMAS CULPEPPER of Perry, who, although engaged in a general
practice, is kept so busy ministering to the ills of children, in whose
diseases he has become a specialist, that he has but little time for other
Dr. CULPEPPER belongs to the old Culpepper family of Georgia, and he
is an elder brother of Judge JOHN O. CULPEPPER, county judge of Taylor
County. Doctor CULPEPPER was born near Thomasville, Georgia, November 22,
1863, eldest son of JOHN S. and DOROTHY (CHASTIAN) CULPEPPER. JOHN S.
CULPEPPER was born in Georgia, and he died in his native state in 1900 when he
was sixty-eight years old. He was a veteran of the Confederate army, and an
active democrat as long as he lived.
Carefully reared, Doctor CULPEPPER first attended the local schools
and the Southern Georgia Military Institute, and then, while engaged in
farming, studied medicine. Determined upon securing proper medical training,
he worked in a turpentine plant during his vacations and earned the money to
put him through the medical department of the Atlanta Medical College, from
which he was graduated in 1892, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and
immediately thereafter established himself in a practice at Meigs, Georgia,
where he remained until 1895, and then came to Florida, and for three years
was engaged in practice in Madison county, and then, in 1898, located
permanently at Perry, and here, as above stated, he has become widely known as
the “children’s doctor”.
He has farming interests and is a man of
considerable means, all of which he has acquired by his own efforts. A
democrat, he has been very active in local affairs, and during 1911 and 1913
represented the Twelfth Senatorial District in the State Senate. During the
late war he was one of the most zealous workers, and he has always been active
in local matters.
An ardent sportsman, he maintains Culpepper Camp, on the
Fenholloway River which is noted for its turkey and deer shooting all over
Northern Florida and Southern Georgia. Doctor CULPEPPER belongs to the
County, State and National Medical Associations, and he maintains membership
with the Knights of Pythias.
Dr. CULPEPPER was married to Miss CALLIE McDONALD, born at Boston,
Georgia, a daughter of J.B. and MARGARET (McGUIGAN) McDONALD, natives of North
Carolina, both of whom are now deceased. Mr. McDONALD was a Confederate
veteran, a farmer, and a prominent man, and one very active in the
Presbyterian Church. Mrs. CULPEPPER is very active in church, club, political
and social circles, and is a lady of unusual mentality and executive force of
character. Doctor and Mrs. CULPEPPER have three living children: L.E., who
is senior member of the Culpepper-Lee Drug Company of Perry; JOHN I., who is
manager of the hardware and farm department of the Burton-Swartz Mercantile
Company of Perry, is married and has two children, CAROLYN and JACK; and
MAEDELL at home.
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