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Edwin Johnson Compton
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1912
Tams
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1983
Beckley
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

Edwin was a World War II Veteran, Pacific Theater, serving in the US Navy as a member of the 115th Naval Construction Battalion which was commended for their work on Luzon on emergency repairs and landing strips while exposed to Japanese shelling and air attacks.

After the war, he became secretary-treasurer of the Compton Construction Company in West Virginia. Then for many years, he worked in civil service as an inspector on the Panama Canal. After retiring from civil service, he was employed as a construction inspector for Gates Engineering of Beckley, WV. His second wife was Winifred Owens from London, England. They were members of the Methodist Church in Lerona, WV, where they had built a retirement home.

Edwin was the son of Cornelius Moses Compton and Ora Kathrine Johnson. He married Mavis Reta Davis and Winifred M. Owens. Edwin and Mavis had two sons and one daughter. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cornelius Moses Compton (1878 - 1949)
  Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton (1885 - 1961)
 
 Spouses:
  Winifred May Owens Compton (1906 - 1990)*
  Mavis Reta Davis McGlade (1926 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Karl Allen Compton (1948 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Okey Delone Compton (1908 - 1980)*
  Eva Grey Compton Houchins (1909 - 1997)*
  Edwin Johnson Compton (1912 - 1983)
  Elmer Garland Compton (1915 - 1967)*
  Pauline Monette Compton King (1917 - 2012)*
  Elwood Earl Compton (1920 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15077002
Edwin Johnson Compton
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Edwin Johnson Compton
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Edwin Johnson Compton
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Thank you for your service.
- George Davis
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EDWIN!
- Angela Pifer
 Added: Nov. 21, 2010
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWIN
- Angela Pifer
 Added: Oct. 4, 2010
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