Mary Amanda Compton

Female1 September 1849–2 April 1901

Brief Life History of Mary Amanda

When Mary Amanda Compton was born on 1 September 1849, in Ontario, Lima Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States, her father, Israel B. Compton, was 32 and her mother, Sarah A. Turner, was 26. She married Edward Curtis Archer on 26 November 1872, in Seward, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Staplehurst, Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1885. She died on 2 April 1901, in Seward, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Seward, Seward, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Curtis Archer
Mary Amanda Compton
Marriage: 26 November 1872
Sarah Ella Archer
Alice Maude Archer
Nettie Florence Archer
Frank Overton Archer
Jessie May Archer
Daisy Dean Archer
Julia Dolly Winifred Archer
Curtis Harry Edward Archer
Edna Vera Archer
Arthur “Buff” Leon Archer

Sources (6)

  • Mary A Compton in household of J B Compton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna Compton in entry for Spencer C. Woody and Vera Archer, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Mary A Compton in household of Israel B Compton, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1872Seward, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 2

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Otoe, Nebraska, United States


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places throughout England (but especially in the southwest) named Compton, from Old English cumb ‘short, straight valley’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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