John Compas

1 June 1905–1986 (Age 80)
Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of John

When John Compas was born on 1 June 1905, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Antonio Campos, was 40 and his mother, Maria Concepcion Delgado Escobar, was 38. He married Francis Cameron on 22 October 1977, in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States. He died in 1986, in Aledo, Mercer, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81.

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John Compas
Francis Cameron
Marriage: 22 October 1977

Spouse and Children

22 October 1977
Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Infant Campos


    Refugio Campos


    Isabella Campos



    Josefina Campos


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Le Compas in Creuse.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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