Edward Depew LUPTON[1, 2, 3]

Male 1926 - 2017  (91 years)


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  • Name Edward Depew LUPTON 
    Born 8 Feb 1926  Wilmington, New Hanover cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description Feb 1944 
    5'5", 120 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion 
    Died 16 Apr 2017 
    Buried 22 Apr 2017 
    Person ID I829  LUPTON
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 

    Father Andrew James LUPTON,   b. 11 Mar 1897, Hobucken, Pamlico cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1957, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Grace O'Grady TOMPKINS,   b. 29 Jan 1909, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1969, Virginia Beach, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1926  Pamlico cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Documents
    US census of 1940 for NC, Pamlico county, township 5 - Oriental, page 01a.
    US census of 1940 for NC, Pamlico county, township 5 - Oriental, page 01a.
    Lines 6-12 list the family of Andrew James LUPTON including his wife, Grace O'Grady THOMPKINS and five children. It is indicated that they rent their home for $6 per month. Five years previously they were living in Beaufort county. He works as an unskilled laborer.
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1926 - Wilmington, New Hanover cnty, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Military draft registration of Edward Depew LUPTON (1926-xxxx).
    Military draft registration of Edward Depew LUPTON (1926-xxxx).
    Military draft registration of Edward Depew LUPTON (1926-xxxx) - back.
    Military draft registration of Edward Depew LUPTON (1926-xxxx) - back.

  • Notes 
    • Never married

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Military draft registration.

    2. [S3] The Luptons of North Carolina, Shirley D Edwards & Gladys I Sadler, (self-published - 1982), 131.

    3. [S4] Obituary.
      On April 16th, Easter Sunday 2017, Edward D. Lupton of Oriental, answered a call.
      A call that he could not refuse, a call that he had been looking forward to for quite some time.
      Eddie was born to Andrew and Grace Lupton. He had the joy of growing up with three sisters, Nellie, Lela and Pansy, and a brother, JD, all of which have preceded him in death.
      At the time of his father's death, Eddie was still young and being the oldest of five, he would start down a path of sacrifice and commitment to others that would define his life.
      In many ways, Eddie helped raise his siblings.
      After seeing them off from New York to California, he himself left his beloved home of Oriental for the port city of Baltimore, where he helped the WWII effort by managing the construction of specially made cargo boxes that would float if their ships torpedoed by German U-Boats while crossing the Atlantic.
      In addition to helping raise his siblings he helped raise several nieces and nephews.
      He befriended Mrs. Eddie Clare Griffin, an elderly neighbor, while working as a manger in Cherry Point's Facility Dept.
      As a mentor and close friend she informed Eddie of her wishes to create a non-profit foundation to help the children of Pamlico County gain an education.
      With Eddie's help, the Perry-Griffin Foundation was started and for over 40 years dozens of children have been able to attend college that wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
      In early 1982, Judy Berry, the daughter of Eddie's best friend and her husband, Johnny Berry, came to him with yet another request.
      At that time Judy was pregnant with their 2 nd child and the doctors gave Judy a very slim chance to survive the delivery.
      She asked Eddie to be that child's Godfather and in the event she did not survive, help her husband raise him.
      Once again Eddie accepted the request with open arms and on February 17, 1982, John Edward Berry, rightfully named after his Godfather, was born.
      The mother survived delivery but Eddie, always following true to his commitments, still helped raise John Edward as if he was his own.
      They forged a bond as strong as any in history and one that still last to this day.
      Eddie is survived by three nieces, Gerri Parker, Becky Daniels and Lydia Consentino; Godson, John Edward Berry along with his wife, Jodie, and children, Conner Lewis Berry and Holden Andrew Berry, named after Eddie's father.
      Eddie was also an outstanding member of the Oriental United Methodist Church. Valiantly leading their choir for over 20 years.
      His services will be held at Oriental United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22nd.
      Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

    4. [S46] Register of Deeds Office - Pamlico County, NC .