Deliah Rozetta Compton

25 June 1872–17 April 1955 (Age 82)
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Deliah Rozetta

When Deliah Rozetta Compton was born on 25 June 1872, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, her father, Calvin W. Compton, was 42 and her mother, Sarah K. Denney, was 36. She married Raleigh Lee Spencer on 31 March 1888, in Henry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 1955, in Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82.

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Raleigh Lee Spencer
Deliah Rozetta Compton
Marriage: 31 March 1888
Inez Spencer
Helene Jeanette Spencer
George Vinton Spencer
Marcella Spencer
Warren Otis Spencer
Avis Spencer
James A. Spencer
Robert Spencer
Paul Morrison Spencer
Dorothy Spencer

Spouse and Children

31 March 1888
Henry, Indiana, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Calvin W. Compton


    Sarah K. Denney




    Sanford W. Compton


    Viola Sanford


    Calvin Compton


    Louise Compton


    Albert Lewis Compton


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 11

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Delila Compton in household of Calvin Compton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Zella Spencer in household of Raleigh Spencer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rozetta D Spencer in household of Raleigh L Spencer, "United States Census, 1940"

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