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
Ellen Jane Compton
Marriage: 3 January 1905
Anna Laura Degraff
Emma Degraff
Fredric W Degraff
George Compton Degraff
Sybil Raea DeGRAFF
Rawleigh Rue DeGraff
Robert Rex DeGraff

Spouse and Children

    William Henry Degraff



3 January 1905
Pope, Arkansas, United States


    Anna Laura Degraff


    Emma Degraff


    Fredric W Degraff




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Edward G Cumpton


    Minnie B Compton


    Martin M Cumpton


    Ida M Cumpton


+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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