Mildred Compton

1897–1985 (Age 88)
Florida, United States

The Life of Mildred

When Mildred Compton was born in 1897, her father, William Compton, was 43 and her mother, Mary C Sowersby, was 40. She lived in Detroit Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died in 1985, in Florida, United States, at the age of 88.

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William Compton
Mary C Sowersby
Loretta L Compton
John K Compton
Mildred Compton

Parents and Siblings

    William Compton





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 1

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England (but especially in the south) 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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Sources (3)

  • Mildred C Compton in household of William C Compton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mildred C Compton in household of William Compton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mildred C Compton in household of William C Compton, "United States Census, 1930"

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