On this day in 1892, the Weekly Banner took note of a longtime citizen of Athens:
Sadly, Mr. Culp would die in October of 1892, after having "been sick for some time." In his obituary, he was hailed as "an honest man in the highest acceptation of that term, despising all shams or deceits." He left behind his wife of 57 years, Martha, three daughters, and two sons.
Mr. Culp moved to Athens in 1860, and served in the Lipscomb Volunteers, part of Athens home defense during the Civil War. He was an active member of East Athens Baptist Church for 45 years, and served as Warden for the first ward in 1870.
His son Benjamin F. Culp served with Troops Artillery and Cobb's Legion during the war, and was first appointed to the police force in 1875, becoming the city's Chief of Police in 1896.
The Culp family is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery.
- Weekly Banner, Jan. 1891 - Jun. 1892 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- Athens Historic Newspaper Archive collection in the Digital Library of Georgia.
- Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia, Volume I by Charlotte Thomas Marshall in the Heritage and general collections.
- Annals of Athens, 1801-1901 by Augustus Longstreet Hull in the Heritage collection.
- The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived Longest by Dan Buettner in the general collection.
- Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge in the large print collection.
- Nature's Cures: The Ultimate Guide to the Best, Scientifically Proven, Drug-Free Healing Methods by Michael Castleman in the general collection.
- Walking for Fitness and Health by Klaus Bos in the general collection.
- Feed Your Family Right: How to Make Smart Food and Fitness Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle by Elisa Zied and Ruth Winter in the general collection.
- Sitting Kills, Moving Heals by Joan Vernikos in the general collection.