15 Knight K. Culver b. 21 Feb. 1878 Missouri; m. aft Apr. 1900 Laura M. [-?-] b. 1880 Missouri
On his World War I Draft registration card is vitals and he described himself as tall, medium build, eyes blues and hair light.
68 Preston Road Columbus, Ohio The twenty-two room house was built in 1928 by K. K. Culver at a cost rumored to be half a million dollars. Knight Culver was the son of Henry Harrison Culver of St. Louis, the founder of Culver Military Academy. Shortly after moving to Columbus, Knight Culver began planning this new home, using all of his mechanical expertise to f ulfill his dream of a magnificent Spanish dwelling. He acted as his own architect, and was so devoted to perfection that only the most highly skilled workmen were hired to execute his plans. It took three years to build, and the quality of its construction wo uld be almost impossible to duplicate today.
When Monocoupe-Lambert succumbed to the Depression, Monocoupe's Cleveland dealer, wealthy Knight K. Culver (son of the founder of Culver Military Academy), bought the cheap, efficient Monosport-G design, opened a factory in Columbus, Ohio, and hired Al to convert it into the tiny Dart G sport monoplane. Demand grew, but approaching World War II led to a military confiscation of most metal, diverted to weaponry. In 1940, Mooney redesigned the Dart -- still using anachronistic all-wood construction, but with the advance of "retractable" landing gear, first ever in such a tiny production airplane -- and company owner Knight Culver renamed the company (for himself).