The Elgin Courier
Thursday, February 5, 1953
A. C. Culp, Pioneer Bastrop Co. Settler, Laid to Rest Jan. 29
Last rites for Mr. Amos C. Culp, pioneer settler of Bastrop County were
held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 29, 1953, at 3:30 o'clock from the chapel of
Miller Mortuary with the Rev. C. Edward Fraim, pastor of Central Christian
Church, officiating. The favorite hymn of the deceased, "Sweet Bye and Bye"
and "Rock of Ages" were sung by the choir. Burial was in the Elgin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ellaig L. Craig, S. H. Culp, Wayland Ridings, Finch Dunkin,
Hardy Frost and Louie Pfeiffer.
Amos C. Culp was the son of John Franklin Culp and Mary Ann Sowell Culp
of Tennessee and was born in Memphis, Tenn. Feb. 13, 1866. At the age of
4 years he came to Texas by wagon train with his family who settled in Bastrop
County and engaged in farming, and grew to young manhood near
He married Sarah Ella Erwin of Bastrop who died Sept. 11, 1909 leaving
him with 8 young children. Mr. Culp reared his family, taking the place of
both father and mother until all were grown and married, and his devotion
and loving care re their most precious memory of a father who found no sacrifice
too great for them as he taught them to be trustworthy and God-fearing
Nov. 11, 1934 he married Mrs. Jessie Siegmund who, with the children gave
him every care and attention during his lengthy illness at his home in Elgin
where he had resided since he retired from farming activities some twenty
years ago. He passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1953 at the age
of 86 years, 11 months and 15 days.
By faith, Mr. Culp was a Baptist and had been a member of the Baptist
Church many years. He held the respect and esteem of a large friendship extending
throughout this section, evidenced by the profusion of floral tributes which
banked his final resting place and the large attendance of relatives and
friends from other places present to pay their last respects to his
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jessie Culp, Elgin; two daughters, Mrs.
C. E. Curtis and Mrs. L. F. Rollins, both of Smithville; two sons, Louie
Culp, Austin; Sid Culp, San Antonio; one step-daughter, Mrs. W. E. Rackley,
Corpus Christi; three step-sons, Irby Siegmund, Corpus Christi; Hugh Siegmund,
Rockport and Herbert Seigmund, Freeport; 18 grandchildren and 19
great-grandchildren. Also one brother; John Culp, Thorndale, and one sister,
Mrs. Tex Harvey, San Antonio.
Among the out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral were
Mrs. Horace Pally, Messrs. and Mesdames Louie Culp, Curtis Culp and family,
A. C. Culp and family, A. T. Culp and family, Lester Culp and family, Woody
Hibbs and family and Mrs. Theo Culp and sons, all of Austin; Sid Culp, San
Antonio; Sidney Culp, Bishop; Messrs. and Mesdames L. F. Rollins and family,
C. E. Curtis, Mesdames E. H. Malone, F. W. Maxwell, Callie Brewer, Raja Walker,
George McMahan, Lela Dennis, N. M. Riggs, and Lou Perry, all of Smithville;
Rev. Arthur Lockhart and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hart, of La Grange; Mr. and Mrs.
Rodney Mundine and son, Aransas Pass; Mrs. Uba Rackley, Corpus Christi; Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Siegmund, Elbert and Milton, and Glenn Mundine, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Mundine, Titus and D. S. Mundine, all of Rockport; Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Ayers, La Porte; Messrs. and Mesdames Charlie Mogonye, Jr., and Mervin Craig,
Mesdames S. J. Spier, Bertice A. Huey, Allen Huey Hodges, all of Austin;