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CULBERTSON,  John

CULBERTSON, John

Male 1855 - 1933  (78 years)

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  • Name CULBERTSON, John 
    Born 18 Feb 1855  Sligo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1933  Avena, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried All Saints Church, Ramsden Road, Orpington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John CULBERTSON born 18-Feb-1855 at Avena, Sligo, Eire
    • Photo as a very young man (8-9yrs) dressed in breeches, taken by J.Nelson of Sligo, with "Uncle John, John Culbertson of Avena, St Mary Cray" written on back
    • Published in The Times newspaper, London, Wednesday, March 7, 1883 - Marriages. On the 6th inst., at St, John's, Darwen, Lancashire, JOHN CULBERTSON, Esq., of The Grove, Boltons, South Kensington, to FLORENCE SCHUTZ, of Norfolk-terrace, Bayswater.
    • Known as "Honest John" in the City where he was Secretary to the London Produce Clearing House.
    • He is recorded in the inquest papers for Robert Spencer Culbertson (see his page).
    • There is a plaque on the north wall of All Saints Church, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent where he was a church warden for 40 years.
    • Died at "Avena," Albert Road, St Mary Cray, Orpington.
    • Paper clipping
      Parishoners' Gift Mr John Culbertson, ex-Vicar's warden of Orpington Parish Church, has received a delightful gift from friends and parishioners. Last Saturday a revolving garden shelter was delivered at his residence, "as a token of esteem," and he agrees that the gift could not have been more happily chosen. Mr. Culbertson was born in 1855, and he and Mrs. Culbertson are enjoying a well-earned rest, in which they have the good wishes of their many friends. For 49 years they have resided at Avena, and of this period Mr. Culbertson was for 40 years Vicar's warden.
    • Paper clipping dated 22-Jul-1932
      Orpington Parish Church Gift to Mr. J. Culbertson Mr. John Culbertson, of Avena, Orpington, who resigned on March 31st the position of Vicar's warden at orpington parish Church, after 40 years' valuable service, was presented on Saturday with a revolving garden shelter. The gift came from the parishioners as a "token of respect and esteem," and for Mr. and Mrs. Culbertson's use in their retirement, the evening of their lives. A position in the garden at Avena has been set aside for the shelter, and on Monday Mr. F. Tremain's employees were completing the final erection of it. The shelter can be moved round to face the sun when shining from any point, and a feature is the us of Vita glass. When interviewed by the Kentish Times on Monday, Mr. Culbertson stated that the gift was an ideal one for him and his wife, and it was difficult for him to express his thanks to all his friends in the parish for their kindness.
    • To the Editor Dear Sir, May I be allowed space to return hearty thanks to all the kind friends who have presented me with a beautiful garden room, fully furnished and fitted with Vita glass. My wife and I will much enjoy its use and hope that anyone who would like to see it will just walk round the garden at any time when passing. Yours, &c., John Culbertson
    • Paper clipping with photograph. Forty Years Churchwarden Mr John Culbertson, who retired in April after being for forty years Vicar's Warden at Orpington Parish Church, was formally presented by the Bishop of Rochester on Friday with a garden house, an illuminated address, and a cheque, subscribed for by friends in the parish.
    • Paper clipping Mr John Culbertson The news of the death of Mr. John Culbertson was received with deep regret, for he was a man, who, in a life of service, had worked especially hard for the welfare of Orpington, the town of his adoption, throughout the past 50 years. His many kindly acts in the district earned for him the description "Peacemaker," while among his City business friends he was known as "Honest John" - two soubriquets which are eloquent testimony of the respect in which he was held. His work as Vicar's warden at orpington for 40 years will long be remembered, and last year a tribute was paid to him by the Bishop of Rochester, who said Mr. Culbertson did splendid service, and the parishioners of Orpington were extremely lucky that they ever had such a Churchman as John Culbertson among them for forty years. . . . He did not know what Mr. Culbertson's methods were, but he was a specialist in the management of Church accounts.
    • Paper clipping Late Mr. John Culbertson To the Editor Dear Sir, The passing of Mr. John Culbertson is a real loss to Orpington. His life of service has been an example to us all, and his death is a call to us to emulate that example. For forty years secretary of the London Produce Clearing House, where he was known to his friends as "honest John," associated with the H.A.C. for nearly fifty years, churchwarden of Orpington for forty years, under five successive Vicars - what a splendid record of service! He knew Orpington as a country village, and saw it grow into one of those large and important residential area which are springing up so rapidly round London. Nothing would have pleased him better than to know that some of the younger and newer residents in Orpington would follow in his footsteps, and, inspired by his genial spirit, carry on the duties which he had so near his heart; and although modern life becomes daily more complicated and more of a rush, there is no finer work than that which, by unostentaious and devoted service, he did to try and make the lives of those around him brighter. May the example he set and the happiness he gave encourage each one of us to go and do likewise. - Yours, &c., Waldron Smithers, Shelleys, Knockholt
    • In Memoriam paper clipping reads CULBERTSON, John - December 18, 1933. Unfading memories to help and cheer life of perfect love and happiness with a man beloved by all who knew him. - F., M. and B. (Florence, Murray and Bryan) (Dated by hand 1945.)
    • In Memoriam paper clipping reads CULBERTSON, John - December 18, 1933. The years pass, but never dim my love and gratitude for over 50 years of happiness with a wonderful husband. - F.C. "Flowers daily bloom in my garden of memories." (Dated by hand 1944)
    • In Memoriam paper clipping reads CULBERTSON, John - December 18, 1933. Daily in memory, I treasure thoughts of your love and our 50 years of perfect happiness together. F.C. (Dated by hand 1946)
    • Buried in the NW corner of the church grounds. Shown aged 46, born Sligo living in Orpington, Kent & occ. Secretary to London Proline Clean(r?)ing House
    Person ID I12  Culbertsons
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2017 

    Father CULBERTSON, Robert,   b. Est 1810,   d. 9 May 1862, Ballysodare, Sligo, Eire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother HARVEY, Agnes,   b. Abt 1822,   d. 8 Oct 1868, Ballysodare, Sligo, Eire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1849  Battersea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Witnesses John Harvey, Helen Harvey, Adeleaide Harvey
    Notes 
    • Marriage certificate shows:- Robert Culbertson, widower, merchant of Ballysodare, County of Sligo, father David Culbertson a merchant. Agnes Harvey, spinster of Lavender Hill, Battersea, father John Harvey a gentleman. Witnesses were John Harvey, Helen Harvey & Adelaide Harvey
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SCHÜTZ, Florence,   b. 1859, Manchester, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1951, 13 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1883  St John the Evangelist Church, Darwen, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Culbertson, grain merchant of 12 The Grove, Boltons, South Kensington
      Florence Schutz of Lowe Hill, Darwen
      Witnesses Susannah Schutz & Eccles Shorrock junior
    Notes 
    • 1911 Census - Living at Avena, Anglesea Road, St Mary Cray, Kent. A private house with 10 rooms. Servant Gertrude Eden, aged 37yrs married for 18yrs, born in Claydon, Suffolk [2]
    Children 
     1. CULBERTSON, John Murray Schütz,   b. 27 Dec 1883, Avena, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1946, St Mary The Virgin Church, West Malling, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. CULBERTSON, Robert Bryan,   b. 17 Jul 1889, Avena, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1971, Royal Treloar Hospital, Alton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. CULBERTSON, Christopher,   b. 9 Dec 1894, St Mary Cray, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1895, St Mary Cray, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1855 - Sligo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Mar 1883 - St John the Evangelist Church, Darwen, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Dec 1933 - Avena, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - All Saints Church, Ramsden Road, Orpington Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    Photocard with hand written annotation Aunt Florence (Wife of John Culbertson)
    Produced by Webster Bros, 4 Porchester Rd, Bayswater W. opposite Royal Oak
    Announcement in The Times of marriage of John Culbertson to Florence Schütz
    Announcement in The Times of marriage of John Culbertson to Florence Schütz
    Photocard produced by Marc Hughes, 6 Carthew Rd, Hammersmith, London W
    'Honest John' Culbertson
    'Honest John' Culbertson
    Photo from c.1920
    John Culbertson age c. 10yrs
    John Culbertson age c. 10yrs

    Documents
    Birth Certificate of Robert Bryan Culbertson
    Birth Certificate of Robert Bryan Culbertson
    Born 17 Jul 1889 at 'Avena', Orpington, Kent
    Father John Culbertson a Corn broker
    Mother Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    Photocard Birth announcement from The Times for John Murray Schütz Culbertson
    Photocard Birth announcement from The Times for John Murray Schütz Culbertson
    Born 27 Dec 1883 at Avena, St Mary Cray
    Father John Culbertson
    Death Certificate for Arthur Culbertson a corn broker
    Death Certificate for Arthur Culbertson a corn broker
    Died 30 Jun 1898 age 39 years at 'Avena', Orpington
    John Culbertson, brother, in attendance
    Death Certificate for John Culbertson
    Death Certificate for John Culbertson
    Died 18 Dec 1933 at 'Avena', St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent age 77 years, retired City Merchant.
    Informant R B Culbertson (son) of Western House, Ladbroke Grove, London W10
    Death Certificate for Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    Death Certificate for Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    Died 2 Mar 1951 age 91 years at 13 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing. Widow of John Culbertson of 36 Albert Rd, St Mary Cray
    Informant R B Culbertson (son) of Peaceclose, West Horrington, Wells, Somerset
    Marriage Certificate of Robert Bryan Culbertson to Violet Victoria Bolingbroke
    Marriage Certificate of Robert Bryan Culbertson to Violet Victoria Bolingbroke
    Married 29 Oct 1921 at The Parish Church, Hollington, Sussex
    Robert Bryan Culbertson, age 32yrs of Avena, St Mary Cray. Father John Culbertson a Merchant
    Violet Victoria Bolingbroke, age 24yrs of 40 Robertson St, Hastings, father Alberto Bolingbroke a Director
    Witnesses Frances Maud Packham, John Culbertson
    the Freeman's Journal 11 May 1866
    the Freeman's Journal 11 May 1866
    Legal Posting — In Chancery — Advertisement to creditors etc re late Robert Culbertson's estate. Executors Agnes Culbertson, widow and Thomas Mostyn Wood, Executrix & executor on behalf of Petitioners Robert Spencer, Louisa, Agnes, John, and Ellen, Arthur and Anne Culbertson Minors by the Reverend William C. Townsend, their Guardian, ad litem
    The Daily News — birth announcement 22 Jul 1889
    The Daily News — birth announcement 22 Jul 1889
    CULBERTSON — 17th inst., at Avena, St Mary Cray, the wife of John Culbertson, of a son
    Census 5 Apr 1891
    Census 5 Apr 1891
    At Avena, John Culbertson age 36yrs Secretary to London Produce Comp. born Ireland
    Florence age 31yrs born Manchester
    John M. S. 7yrs born Orpington, Kent
    Robert B. 1yr born Orpington, Kent
    Census 13 Mar 1901
    Census 13 Mar 1901
    Albert Road, Orpington
    John Culbertson, 46 yrs, Secretary to London Produce Clearing House, born Sligo
    Florence Culbertson, 41yrs wife, born Manchester, Lancs
    Agnes Culbertson 47yrs, sister, living on own means, born Sligo
    Census 2 Apr 1911
    Census 2 Apr 1911
    Living at Avena, Orpington
    Mr Culbertson plus 2 females
    Parish register of marriage John Culbertson to Florence Schütz
    Parish register of marriage John Culbertson to Florence Schütz
    Married 6 Mar 1883 at St John the Evangelist church, Darwen, Lancs
    John Culbertson, 28yrs a grain merchant of 12 The Grove, Boltons, South Kensington
    Florence Schütz, 23yrs of Lowe Hill, Darwin, Lancs
    Witnesses, Susannah Schütz & Eccles Shorrock junior

    Headstones
    Mi to John Culbertson & Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    Mi to John Culbertson & Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    MI to John Culbertson & Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    MI to John Culbertson & Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    MI to John Culbertson & Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    MI to John Culbertson & Florence Culbertson née Schütz
    Unfortunately this MI was knocked over by the tree in a storm and was lying on the ground when I visited again in 2016
    MI to John Culbertson
    MI to John Culbertson
    For forty years Church Warden of the Parish

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Marr.Cert., GRO (Reliability: 3), 24 Apr 2008.

    2. [S16] 1911 Census, 30 Jun 2010.
      http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/records/srhousehold19x1.aspx?ff_type=50&key=5509694