Irwin Day Lupo

by Marjorie Stillwell
Reprinted from The History of Russell County, Alabama, Russell County Historical Commission, 1982, by permission of the author.

Irwin Day Lupo was born Dec.28, 1891 in Irwin County, Georgia. His parents were Sally E. Day and William Fletcher Lupo. His ancestors came to this country from England in the early 1600s. They settled in Isle of Wight County, Virginia and raised tobacco and farmed. Their descendants migrated to North and South Carolina then down into Georgia and Alabama through the years.

His father, William Fletcher Lupo (1859-1920) was born in Lexington County, SC came to Georgia in the late 1800s and was a bookkeeper for Lummus Cotton Gin in Columbus, Georgia for many years, and a faithful member of St. Luke Methodist Church. He was the son of Tabitha Ann Hall (1827-1911) and Allen Fletcher Lupo (1832-1904) from Richland County, SC and all three are buried in Riverdale Cemetery in Columbus. Sally Day Lupo died in 1893 and is buried in Ashburn, GA.

Irwin Day Lupo came to Russell County in the early 1900s when he met and fell in love with Lil1ie Waller, great granddaughter of Ann M. Fletcher and George A. Moore whose histories are in this book. They were married June 7, 1911 and made their home in Girard, Alabama and raised a family of six children, one daughter and five sons.

Irwin Day Lupo was employed for many years with Dudley Sash Door and Lumber Co. in Columbus, GA and in later years with Jordan Supp1y and United Builders, Inc. He was loved and respected by his many friends throughout Girard (later Phenix City) and Columbus. He was a Mason and a member of the Rose Hill Lodge of Columbus and a member of First United Methodist Church of Phenix City (formerly Girard Methodist) He died July 26, 1957, and is buried in Girard Cemetery.

Lillie Waller Lupo was born Jan. 17, 1895 in Ochille, GA in Chattahoochee County but moved to Girard when only a small child with her parents, Sally Moore and John Rufus Waller. She attended Girard School and graduated in the Class of 1911. She was a talented pianist and a student of Chase Conservatory of Music in Columbus. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and a faithful member of First United Methodist Church for most of her life. She died Feb. 2, 1970, and is buried in Girard Cemetery near her husband, a son, William Day Lupo, her parents and her grandmother, Volousia Roberts Moore.

Three of their children made Russell County their home, Dick and Larry Lupo and Marjorie Stillwell.

Their descendants are as follows:

  1. Paul Lupo
    Married Roxie Simmons.

    1. Lillian Lupo married James Turner
      children: Tracey Elizabeth Turner, Jennifer Anne Turner, Joy Turner.
    2. Paul Lupo II married Sherry Marshall
      children: Leigh Ann Lupo, Sandra Ann Lupo.
    3. Charmaine Lupo married John Kreider
      children: Laura Kreider, Samuel Evan Kreider
    4. George Lupo.

  2. William Day Lupo
    Married (1) Elizabeth Jones.

    1. William Phillip Lupo.
    2. Carol Jo Lupo married Anthony Ippolito
      children: Amanda Leigh Ippolito, Angela Marie Ippolito

    Married (2) Peggy Griffith.

    1. Richard Irwin Lupo married Duane Reese
      children Brandy Lupo.
    2. Donald Keith Lupo married Diane Mulkey
      children: Tabithia Ann Lupo.

  3. Marjorie Lupo
    married Marvin Eugene Stillwell.

    1. Dianne Stillwell married Curtis Raymond Smith
      children: Curtis Raymond Smith II, Cory Russell Smith, Lori Leigh Smith, Marjorie Aline Smith
    2. Deborah Stillwell married James Robert Adams
      children: Jonathan Robert Adams, Amanda Dianne Adams
    3. Maureen Stillwell (died in infancy)
    4. Timothy Eugene Stillwell married Mary Searcy
      children: Mason McLean Stillwell, Austin Brandon Stillwell.
    5. Drayton Day Stillwell married Linda Murphy

  4. Jack Rufus Lupo
    married Ellen Breedlove.

    1. Vicki Elaine Lupo married Frank P. Metcalf;
      children: Lance Dowling Metcalf, Lana Elaine Metcalf, Melissa Ellen Metcalf.
    2. Barbara Ellen Lupo married Joseph W. Martin
      children: Heather Ellen Martin, Amy Jeanette Martin, Sadie Ann Martin
    3. Joan Rebecca Lupo married James Anderson Merchant.

  5. Dick Hubert Lupo
    married Ramona Stewart.

    1. Toi Denise Lupo married Juan Pallingayar
    2. Joi Elizabeth Lupo.

  6. Larry Waller Lupo
    married Cynthia Belcher.

    1. Mark Ramsey Lupo
    2. Scott Russell Lupo.

Deceased descendants: William Day Lupo April 25, 1915-Nov. 16, 1975, buried in Girard Cemetery. Maureen Stillwell July 30, 1947-July 30, 1947; buried in Godwin Cemetery.

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