Margaret Compton

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Compton was born on 29 January 1847, in McLane, Washington Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Hugh Compton, was 51 and her mother, Martha Proudfit, was 37. She lived in Burritt Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States in 1930. She died on 29 June 1935, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Edinboro Cemetery, Edinboro, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Hugh Compton
Martha Proudfit
Agnes Compton
Sophia Compton
Margaret Compton

Sources (5)

  • Margaret Compton in household of Hugh Compton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1935 Death Announcement for Margaret Compton, 87 - New Castle News
  • Historical Sketch of the Proudfit Family of York County, Pennsylvania; 1911. by Compton, Margaret

World Events (8)

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

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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