George Washington Compton

17 May 1903–6 July 1988 (Age 85)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Compton was born on 17 May 1903, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Elijah Oliver Compton, was 30 and his mother, Frances Easler, was 30. He lived in Cherokee Springs, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 6 July 1988, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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George Washington Compton
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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 13

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • George Compton in household of Fannie Compton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George W Compton in household of Oliver E Compton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Washington Compton, "Find A Grave Index"

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