Floyd Jackson LUPTON

Floyd Jackson LUPTON[1, 2, 3]

Male 1922 - 2005  (82 years)

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  • Name Floyd Jackson LUPTON 
    Born 28 Aug 1922  Pantego, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description Jun 1942 
    5'11", 172 lbs, gray eyes, blond hair, light complexion 
    Died 10 May 2005  Belhaven, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Belhaven Community Cemetery, Belhaven, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1067  LUPTON
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2018 

    Father Denton Warren LUPTON,   b. 28 Mar 1885, Hyde cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1962, Belhaven, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Lydia GOWER,   b. 26 Nov 1885, Hyde cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1948, Pantego, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1903  Bath, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    US census of 1910 for NC, Hyde county, Currituck township, page 05b.
    US census of 1910 for NC, Hyde county, Currituck township, page 05b.
    Lines 58-62 list the family of Denton Warren LUPTON. Included are his wife, Lydia GOWER, two daughters and a son. It is shown that both parents are literate, they own their home and he works as a farmer.
    US census of 1940 for NC, Beaufort county, Pantego, page 2b.
    US census of 1940 for NC, Beaufort county, Pantego, page 2b.
    Near the bottom of the page, lines 74-78 list the family of Denton Warren LUPTON. Included are his wife and three of their sons. It is shown that they own their home, valued at $2500. It is indicated that he is a government employee and works as a farmer.
    Family ID F420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hilda Jane GOODE,   b. Abt 1925  [4
    Married 8 Feb 1947  Elizabeth City, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Documents
    Marriage certificate of Floyd Jackson LUPTON and Hilda Jane GOODE.
    Marriage certificate of Floyd Jackson LUPTON and Hilda Jane GOODE.
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Doris Marie AMBROSE,   b. 26 Aug 1922,   d. 24 Jun 1996  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1949  Belhaven, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Family ID F434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-2005) in his freshman year (1940) at NC State College.
    Photo of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-2005) in his freshman year (1940) at NC State College.

    Documents
    Military draft registration of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-xxxx).
    Military draft registration of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-xxxx).
    Military draft registration of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-2005) - back.
    Military draft registration of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-2005) - back.

    Headstones
    Headstone of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-2005).
    Headstone of Floyd Jackson LUPTON (1922-2005).

  • Notes 
    • FLOYD LUPTON POST OFFICE -- (House of Representatives - June 13, 2005)

      Mr. DUNCAN. Madam Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2326) to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 614 West Old County Road in Belhaven, North Carolina, as the "Floyd Lupton Post Office".

      BREAK IN TRANSCRIPT

      Mr. DUNCAN. Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on H.R. 2326.

      The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Tennessee?

      There was no objection.

      Mr. DUNCAN. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

      On behalf of the Committee on Government Reform, I rise in support of H.R. 2326. This bill would designate the postal facility located at 614 West Old County Road in Belhaven, North Carolina, as the "Floyd Lupton Post Office." Floyd Lupton, who passed away on Tuesday, May 10th of this year, was chief of staff to former Congressman Walter Jones, Sr., who served with such great distinction in this body from 1966 until 1992.

      H.R. 2326 was authored by Mr. Jones' son, the distinguished current Member from North Carolina, Congressman WALTER JONES, Jr., one of my closest friends in this body and one of our finest Members. All Members of the North Carolina State delegation have cosponsored this legislation, and I join them in strong support.

      Madam Speaker, Floyd Lupton, Sr., was born and raised in the town of Pantego, North Carolina, near the Atlantic coast in 1922. He went to college at North Carolina State University, but like so many of his generation, his education was interrupted by World War II. Floyd left home to heroically serve in the Army's 99th Infantry Division, with which he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, among other combat experiences. For his heroism Floyd earned the Bronze Star, and he was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant.

      After the war, Floyd Lupton returned home to work on the family farm in Pantego. He later worked stints with Norfolk Western Railroad, the State Wildlife Commission and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department.

      But most notably, Madam Speaker, Floyd served for 26 years as the top aide to the late Congressman Walter Jones, Sr. Floyd Lupton earned a tremendous reputation with Members of Congress, staff and constituents as both a very dedicated adviser to Congressman Jones and an empathetic liaison with the people of North Carolina's First Congressional District.

      One of the most difficult jobs in this Nation is to work on a congressional staff, and Mr. Lupton did it with great honor for 26 years. He took very seriously his responsibility working in the people's House and greatly valued all opportunities to help his friends and neighbors throughout his years of public service.

      Mr. Lupton retired after 26 years on Capitol Hill in December of 1991 and returned home to Belhaven. There he enjoyed an active retirement with his beloved wife, Doris Ambrose. Floyd and Doris were married nearly 48 years before Doris unfortunately passed away on June 24th of 1996. Floyd passed away on May 10th of this year, but this post office will memorialize his career of service to the State of North Carolina and to the country that he loved so much.

      Madam Speaker, I thank my distinguished colleague from North Carolina (Mr. Jones) for working to honor his father's trusted assistant, Floyd Lupton. I support this meaningful piece of legislation.

      Madam Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.

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      Mr. DUNCAN. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

      I want to thank our colleague the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Jones) for his very moving and heartfelt tribute to Mr. Floyd Lupton who obviously was a great American, and I am proud to be associated with this legislation. I, again, urge passage of H.R. 2326.

      Madam Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] The Luptons of North Carolina, Shirley D Edwards & Gladys I Sadler, (self-published - 1982), 150.

    2. [S8] Military draft registration.

    3. [S10] Find A Grave website, (www.findagrave.com).
      Birth: 1922
      Pantego
      Beaufort County
      North Carolina, USA
      Death: May 10, 2005
      Belhaven
      Beaufort County
      North Carolina, USA

      Floyd Lupton, a native of North Carolina, grew up in Pantego, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University when he left to join the Army. He served in the 99th Infantry Division, received a Bronze Star and was honorably discharged.

      After serving in the military, he returned home to Pantego. In 1966, he began working for the late Congressman Walter Jones, Sr., as his administrative assistant. He held that position for 25 years until his retirement in 1991. As administrative assistant Floyd earned the reputation as a person who was dedicated to the Congressman, the district and the constituents. He was always available to all, night or day, and never forgot who he was or where he was from.

      Upon his return, Mr. Lupton served on numerous boards, associations and community organizations. At the time of his death, he was serving as a member of the Beaufort County Community College Board of Directors.


    4. [S42] Marriage license/certificate.