Ellen Jane Compton

29 June 1881–1961 (Age 79)
De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ellen Jane

When Ellen Jane Compton was born on 29 June 1881, in De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States, her father, William Albert Compton, was 35 and her mother, Sarah E Warren, was 34. She married William Henry Degraff on 3 January 1905, in Pope, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Mayes, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Bryan Township, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died in 1961, in Chouteau, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rose, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Degraff
1875–1924
Ellen Jane Compton
1881–1961
Marriage: 3 January 1905
Anna Laura Degraff
1906–1907
Emma Degraff
1908–1910
Fredric W Degraff
1910–
George Compton Degraff
1913–1988
Sybil Raea DeGRAFF
1918–1995
Rawleigh Rue DeGraff
1922–1975
Robert Rex DeGraff
1922–1986

Spouse and Children

    William Henry Degraff

    Male1875–1924Male

    Female1881–1961Female

MARRIAGE
3 January 1905
Pope, Arkansas, United States
children

(7)

    Anna Laura Degraff

    Female1906–1907Female

    Emma Degraff

    Female1908–1910Female

    Fredric W Degraff

    Male1910–Male

    Male1913–1988Male

    Female1918–1995Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1867–1945Male

    Edward G Cumpton

    Male1870–Male

    Minnie B Compton

    Female1872–Female

    Martin M Cumpton

    Male1875–Male

    Ida M Cumpton

    Female1877–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 2

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.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Ella J Degraff in household of James F Degraff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella Degraff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ella J Degraff, "United States Census, 1930"

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