Family origins in Orange, Texas
As a family historian, documenting research and sharing stories is a goal. To advance my research and genealogical writing skills is to use the tools of the 21st century and share information on two families: the Culpon’s and the Dosch’s. These families originate from different parts of the country, Massachusetts and Texas, but thankfully came together to form my family [Doug and Melinda Culpon]. Aside from normal vital statistics, there are stories of intrigue, heroism, devotion, and courage to share.
Copyright © 2017 by Melinda Dosch Culpon, Genuine Family
 Culpon, Horace and Ada. Photograph. Sep 1966. Digital Image. Privately held by Culpon Family Archives, [Address for Private Use,] Magnolia, Texas, 2010. [Culpon Family Photograph of Horace and Ada’s Anniversary 1966]
 Smaihall, Lawrence and Nell. Photograph. Ca 1970. Digital Image. Privately held by Dosch Family Archives, [Address for Private Use,] Magnolia, Texas, 2016. [Photograph of Lawrence and Nell Smaihall taken by Olan Mills in Orange, Texas