Compton, Margaret Mrs. – Obituary

Muddy Creek, Baker County, Oregon

Margaret W. Compton, aged 82, of Muddy Creek, died at 7 o’clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Castor, at Union, following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Haines Tuesday at 2 o’clock, with Rev. R. C. Lee of Union officiating.

Margaret Walthal Compton was born Jan. 7, 1849 at Wilmington, Ohio.

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She died Apr. 11, 1931, at Union, Oregon. Margaret Walthal was married to Benjamin Compton Aug. 22, 1867, in Clinton County, Ohio, the husband preceding her in death: Dec. 6, 1919, as did one daughter, Sarah Ethel Compton, Dec. 8, 1920, at Haines, Oregon.

She leaves to mourn her demise, four sons and one daughter: A.M. Compton, Bigfork, Mont.; T.W. Compton, Whittier, Calif.; Seth Compton, Benkelman, Nebr.; W.T. Compton, Haines, Ore.; Mrs. Mary E. Castor, Union, Ore.; and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Hare, Jacksonville, Florida; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

“Our memories of mother are sweet to us but never as sweet as mother.”

She was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, which faith she professed to the end.

A. M. Compton, the eldest son, was unable to attend the funeral.

North Powder News – Oregon Trail Weekly
Friday April 17, 1931
Transcribed by: Charlotte Carper



White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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