Dwight Laughlin EPPERSON Living EPPERSON Living EPPERSON Mini tree diagram
Kathlyn Vivian DRAKE

Kathlyn Vivian DRAKE5,1,2,6,7,3

17th Jan 19161,2,3 - 7th Jan 19874,1,2,3

Life History

17th Jan 1916

Born in Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas.1,2,3

11th Apr 1936

Married Dwight Laughlin EPPERSON in Grapevine, Dallas, Texas.8


Resident SSN issued in Alabama 1963 in Alabama.2

7th Jan 1987

Died in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina.4,1,2,3

Cause of death brain tumor

after 7th Jan 1987

Buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.4,3

Other facts


Social Security number 417-62-3315.2


SSN issued in Alabama.2


Birth of daughter Living EPPERSON


Birth of daughter Living EPPERSON


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    Nickname Brownie
    When she was little she was dark skinned, like with a tan and probably like me tanned even more when in the sun. Sooooo, from that, one of her Aunts, can’t remember which one, started calling her “Brown Baby. So for a while it was Brown Baby and from that it went to Brownie. I guess when she was no longer a “Baby” they couldn’t call her Brown Baby so started calling her Brownie. I never heard any of her family call her Kathlyn or anything other than Brownie.
    --  Jimmy Epperson, http://epperson.eppygen.org/FamilyTree/NI0002.htm

    Kathlyn was enumerated with her parents and siblings in the 1920 census.  They were living in the town of Lockhart, in Caldwell County, where she was born.  She was 3 years and 11 months old at the time of the census.  All her siblings except the oldest brother Henry Butler Drake, are still in the household.

    1920 Federal Census, Caldwell County, Texas, 4 February, Lockhart, District 52, page 37B, Commerce St, Hse #829, Fam #863
    Drake, John G  Head  Rents  M W 49  TX TN TX Salesman, Cotton Seed
    Drake, Sallie  Wife  F W 46  TX KY KY
    Drake, Clint  Son M W 24  TX TX TX
    Drake, Fain F W 20  TX TX TX
    Drake, Leonard Son M W 17  TX TX TX
    Drake, Evelyn F W 11  TX TX TX
    Drake, Kathlyn F W 3yrs 11mos  TX TX TX

    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

    My cousin Jimmy Epperson gives the full names and information on this family at the following website:  http://genealogy.eppytx.com/FamilyTree/F003.htm  (This site is no longer onilne and has been replaced by a different site, but the new web genealogy does not have the Drake family members, on Kathlyn.)

    The family's full names:
    John Gentry Drake = Sallie Johnson Butler
    Henry Butler (not in the 1920 census)
    John Clinton
    Mary Fain
    William Leonard
    Francis [sic] Evelyn
    Kathlyn Vivian

    Information on Kathlyn's children with Dwight Epperson is reported on Jimmy Epperson's genealogy.

    Dwight Laughlin Epperson
    Born March 02, 1916 at Cleburne, Johnson Co. Tx
    Died February 02, 1997 at Pickens, SC
    Father James Troy (Big Pop) Epperson
    Mother Trudie Zelma Chapel
    Additional Spouses: Betty Westmoreland

    Wife Kathlyn Vivian Drake
    Born January 17, 1916 at Lockhart, Caldwell Co. TX
    Died January 07, 1987 at Pickens, SC
    Father John Gentry Drake
    Mother Sallie Johnson Butler

    Mari Lynn Epperson
    Spouse George W. Pearson

    Dwight Evan Epperson
    Spouse Shirley Ann Harrison

    Emma Jo Epperson
    Spouse Rufus Herman Spivey

    Trudie Evelyn Epperson
    Spouses Warren Edmond Oliver

    James Drake Epperson
    Spouses Susan Anita Childs
    --  Jimmy Epperson, http://epperson.eppygen.org/FamilyTree/F002.htm

    Kathlyn Vivina [Vivian?] “Brownie” Drake Epperson
    BIRTH 1916 Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas, USA
    DEATH Jan 1987 (aged 70-71) Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
    BURIAL Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina
    John Gentry Drake 1871-1920
    Sallie Butler Drake 1873-1943
    Spouse Dwight Laughlin Epperson 1916-1997

    Henry Butler Drake 1894-1951
    John Clinton Drake 1896-1972
    Mary Fain Drake Brewster 1899-1951
    William Leonard Drake 1902-1987
    Frances Evelyn Drake Smith 1909-2003

    Daughter Mari Lynn Epperson Pearson 1937-2016

    Created by dora brown 27 Sep 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 117708667, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117708667/kathlyn-vivina-epperson


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