James Troy EPPERSON James Troy EPPERSON Living EPPERSON Living EPPERSON Kathlyn Vivian DRAKE Betty Mildred ABBOTT Trudie Zelma CHAPEL Mini tree diagram
Dwight Laughlin EPPERSON

Dwight Laughlin EPPERSON2,4,5,10,6,11,7,8

2nd Mar 19161,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 2nd Feb 19971,9,4,8

Life History

2nd Mar 1916

Born in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Resident Residence in Ward 2.  Residence reported in the 1930 census was on Grand Avenue. in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, USA.7

11th Apr 1936

Married Kathlyn Vivian DRAKE in Grapevine, Dallas, Texas.9

7th Jan 1987

Death of Kathlyn Vivian DRAKE in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina.12,4,13,8

26th Mar 1988

Married Betty Mildred ABBOTT in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.2,3

2nd Feb 1997

Died in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina.1,9,4,8

Died of heart failure at age 72 yrs, 11 mos

after 2nd Feb 1997

Buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.9,8

Other facts


Birth of daughter Living EPPERSON


Birth of daughter Living EPPERSON


  • Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
    Dwight Laughlin Epperson
    Birth 2 Mar 1916 Cleburne, Johnson, Texas
    Father James Troy Epperson Sr
    Father Birth Place Nevada County Arkansas
    Mother Trudie Zelma Chapel
    Mother Birth Place Marlow Oklahoma
    Mother Residence Cleburne Johnson, Texas

    1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 15 January, Cleburne Ward 2, District 35, page 11A, 1508 North Robinson,  Hse #219, Fam #238
    Efferson (Epperson), Troy J Head  Owns M W 31 Married TX MS GA Railroad Office Clerk
    Efferson, Trudie Wife F W 24 Married OK AR MS
    Efferson, T J Son M W 6 TX AR OK
    Efferson, Dwight Son M W 3yrs1mo TX AR OK

    1930 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 24 April, Justice Precinct 1, District 4, page 15B, Grand Avenue, Hse #234, Fam #246
    Epperson, James T  Head M W 39  married at age 23 [abt 1914] AR AR AR Clerk, Steam Railway
    Epperson, Trudie Z  Wife  F W 34 married at age 17 [abt 1913] TX TX TX
    Epperson, J T Jr (?) Son M W 16  TX AR OK
    Epperson, Dwight L  Son M W 14 TX AR OK

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Lubbock, Texas, City Directory, 1937, p 146
    Epperson Dwight L (Kathlyn V) (The Collegiate) h 2018 Main
    Epperson Jas T (The Collegiate) r 2018 Main

    Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002
    Dwight L Epperson, Age 72 (b abt 1916)
    Betty M Abbott, Age 69 (b abt 1919)
    Marriage 26 Mar 1988 Lubbock County, Texas

    Dwight Laughlin Epperson
    BIRTH 2 Mar 1916 Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas, USA
    DEATH 2 Feb 1997 (aged 80) Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
    BURIAL Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina
    James Troy Epperson 1889-1967
    Trudie Zelma Chapel Epperson 1895-1984
    Betty Mildred Abbott Epperson 1919-2013 (m. 1988)
    Kathlyn Vivina Drake Epperson 1916-1987
    Brother James Troy Epperson 1913-1963
    Daughter Mari Lynn Epperson Pearson 1937-2016
    Created by ray waldrop 1 Nov 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 119657570, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119657570/dwight-laughlin-epperson


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