Richard Compton

1884–before 1973 (Age 89)
Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Compton was born in 1884, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Compton, was 30 and his mother, Alice McCowen, was 25. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Rachel Burkes. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Pike, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died before 1973, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Richard Compton
1884–1973
Rachel Burkes
1889–1973
Johnny Compton
1910–
Hester Compton
1911–
Gladys Compton
1913–1973
Chester Compton
1913–1917
Willis Woodrow Compton
1916–1959
Louella Compton
1917–1999
Carl Compton
1918–1918

Spouse and Children

children

(7)

    Johnny Compton

    Male1910–Male

    Hester Compton

    Female1911–Female

    Female1913–1973Female

    Chester Compton

    Male1913–1917Male

    Willis Woodrow Compton

    Male1916–1959Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Compton

    Male1854–1921Male

    Alice McCowen

    Female1859–Female

siblings

(8)

    Esther Compton

    Female1877–Female

    Mary Ann Compton

    Female1878–Female

    Granville Compton

    Male1882–1982Male

    Male1884–1973Male

    Nora Compton

    Female1887–1938Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 8

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 23

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Richard Compton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Compton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rickard Compton Jr., "United States Census, 1920"

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