Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Edwin Raymond Culver  



Hand Family of Marshall County Indiana & Culver Family of St. Louis, Missouri

Third Generation


12 Edwin Raymond Culver b. January 25, 1872 Knoxville, Tennessee d. October 2, 1930 [larger date view ]St. Louis, Missouri.


    Bob Hartman has wrote of Edwin:
      The reins of collaboration with Albert Krell was turned over by his financially gifted brother, Bertram, during the Main Barrack project. This long-distance collaboration proved so satisfactory that Edwin, the more artistically creative of the two siblings, settled into his late father's cottage, the Farmhouse, from whence he supervised the foot-printing of all campus buildings.


    1910 Oct 6 - The Roost Sold - Landlord Walter of the Palmer House has bought the Roost, E. R. Culver's cottage and will move it onto his own premises where it will be used to provided additional accomodations for his hotel business. Mr. Culver will this fall erect a new cottage on the site of the Roost

    About 1910 Edwin Raymond Culver built his home just east of the Palmer House. Edwin R. Culver , the creative force in the design and footprinting of campus buildings, designed and built this handsome Swiss-chalet as his campus residence.



    In 1920, E. R. Culver returned to live in St. Louis and work with the Wrought Iron Range Company. In the mid 1920's he turned it over to the Academy for use as the superintendents house until 1989 when it along with the guest house next door was razed to make way for the new library. His chalet-style home became the residence for Superintendents until 1989 when it was razed to make way for the Huffington Library. It's interior charm was recalled by most as a special place to entertain.

    Edwin Culver ís creative impact in the design and architecture of the campus, and the close collaboration he enjoyed with Knell lasted from 1895 to 1924.


Some history of the Wrought Iron Range Company

He was the son of Henry Harrison Culver and Emily Jane Hand

Edwin Raymond Culver
1872 - 1930

Edwin Raymond Culver was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 25, 1872. He died on October 2, 1930.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. Alice Ward Culver , two sons Edwin R. Jr. of St. Louis and Gene G. of Philadelphia; three brother: B. B. Culver of St. Louis, W. L. Culver of California, and K. K. Culver of Columbus, Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Wintermute of Califorina.

Mr. Culver moved to St. Louis as a child and lived there all his life, excepting the many weeks spent each year on Lake Maxinkuckee. He was associated in business with his brother Bert.

He was married to Miss Alice Ward in St. Louis in the year 1894. To this union two children were born.

For many years Mr. Culver had been thirty-second degree Mason. He was quietly concerned in a number of benefactions during his life.

Interment was in the Bellefountaine cemetery in St. Louis.


Friday, October 3, 1930 Rochester Sentineal

E. R. Culver DIES AT HIS LAKE MAXINKUCKEE HOME
Culver , Ind., Oct 3 -- The flag of the Culver Military Academy is at half mast today as a tribute to the memory of E. R. Culver , chairman of the board of trustees of the academy, who died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon at his summer cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee. Although Mr. Culver had not been in the best of health of late, his death came as a shock to the academy community.

In addition to his interests in Culver Military Academy, Mr. Culver also figures prominently in the business world as part owner of the Wrought Iron Range Co., of St. Louis, Mo. He maintained a residence at St. Louis, but spent much time in recent years in Europe and at his Maxinkuckee cottage. During this time he devoted his energy to building up the school of which he was an officer.

Mr. Culver , who was 57 years old, succeeded to the management of the academy after the death of his father, H. H. Culver , its founder and was throughout his life the leading spirit in the upbuilding of the institution.

In addition to the widow and two sons, E. R. [Culver ], Jr., of St. Louis and Gene G. [Culver ] of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Culver is survived by three brothers, B. B. Culver , St. Louis; W. L. Culver , San Francisco, Calif., and K. K. Culver , Columbus, O.; a sister, Mrs. Ida WINTERMUTE, California, and two grandchildren.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. The flag of the academy will be at half mast until after the funeral and suitable tribute will be paid him by the corps of cadets and faculty .

m. 1894 Alice L Ward [on a passenger list listed as Alice Wood Culver] b. 24 Jul 1875 Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri d. 24 Feb 1947 Miami Beach Flordia buried 28 Feb 1947 [larger date view ];


Alice m. 2nd John B. Parker

    Mrs. John B. PARKER, well-known former resident of Lake Maxinkuckee, passed away at Miami Beach, Fla., it was learned here today. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Louis, Mo., Friday morning.

    She will be remembered as the former Mrs. E. R. Culver , Sr. She is survived by two sons, E. R. Culver , Jr., president of the board of directors of the Culver Educational Foundation, and Gene Culver . - - Thursday, February 27, 1947 Rochester Sentineal

    Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint Louis, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: 724; Family History Film: 1254724; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 153
    Name: Alice Ward
    Age: 5
    Birth Year: abt 1875
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Home in 1880: Saint Louis, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's name: Thomas Ward
    Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
    Mother's name: Winnie Ward
    Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas Ward 45 born New Jersey Carriage Maker
    Annie / Winnie Ward 40 born Missouri
    Ella Ward 5
    Alice Ward 5

    Year: 1910; Census Place: St Louis Ward 28, Saint Louis City, Missouri; Roll: T624_823; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0446
    Name: Alice W Culver
    Age in 1910: 35
    Birth Year: abt 1875
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Home in 1910: St Louis Ward 28, Saint Louis City, Missouri
    Street: Clemens Avenue
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Edwin R Culver
    Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
    Mother's Birthplace: England
    Native Tongue: English
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Years Married: 15
    Number of Children Born: 3
    Number of Children Living: 2

    Year: 1920; Census Place: Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri; Roll: T625_946; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 12
    Name: Alice Culver
    Age: 40
    Birth Year: abt 1880
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Home in 1920: Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri
    Street: Hampton Park
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: E R Culver
    Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
    Mother's Birthplace: England
    Native Tongue: English

    Year: 1930; Census Place: Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri; Roll: 1224; Page: 27B; Enumeration District: 0054
    Name: Alice W Culver
    Birth Year: abt 1875
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Homemaker?: Yes
    Home in 1930: Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri
    Map of Home: View Map
    Street address: Hampton Park Drive
    Ward of City: 5th
    House Number in Cities or Towns: 1183
    Dwelling Number: 370
    Family Number: 509
    Age at First Marriage: 19
    Attended School: No
    Able to Read and Write: Yes
    Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
    Mother's Birthplace: England

    Florida Death Index
    Affiliate CD Number FDI03
    Certificate Number 2993
    Volume Number 1237
    Name Alice Ward Parker
    Event Type Death
    Event Date 1947
    Event Place Dade, Florida, United States
    Gender Female
    Race White
    Affiliate File Name FDI03-1947.txt
    Affiliate Line Number 18670


1900 Census (aet 28)- not found as yet.

1910 Living Clemans Ave. St. Louis, Missouri. She was mother of 3 children 2 alive; he was listed as manufacture of Ranges

1920 Census - Hampton Park Dr. Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri and he was listed as Vice President of Stove co.

In 1930 they were living at Hampton Park Dr. Richmond Heights, St Louis, Missouri and he was listed as Vice President of Stove mfg.

Children of Edwin Raymond Culver and Alice L Ward
    +27 Edwin Raymond Culver Jr. b. 3 Feb 1896 St Louis, Missouri d. 24 Oct 1968; m. Ruth H. Heywood

    28 Gene Gordon Culver b. 25 Oct 1905 in St. Louis, Missouri d. 17 Feb. 1976 Hemet, Riverside, California; married abt 1923 Maxine Ford Stresenreuter Birth 18 Apr 1908 in Illinois Death abt 1966 divorced abut 26 Jun 1926 she m 2nd Harold Charles "Hal" Strotz daughter of Frank M Stresenreuter and Laurietta Ford ; m arried 2nd Elizabeth G. [-?-] , divorced 1937 Dade, Florida ; married 3rd 15 Mar 1937 Broward, Florida Marian K Harcke; Class of 1927 Culver Military Academy

    29 - Unknown b. before 1910







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