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Samuel William Compton
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1855
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1942
Bend
Deschutes County
Oregon, USA

Missouri born, Samuel Compton headed West when he was 17 years old. He drove a wagon with 4 yoke of cattle in a train of 60 wagons and more than 300 people all Westward bound eventually coming to Prineville, Oregon. He married Nellie Kinder in 1899 in a second adventure into matrimony to which 5 children were born. He obtained homestead near Grizzly, and had a flock of sheep during the time of the Range Wars and is known to have endured threats which may have been the incentive to start sawmilling. After working at Powell's Mill he bought it with 1,000.00 down and by diligence and good management paid it off within a year.
The Compton home was built in 1909 just 3 miles east of Grizzly store. The homestead Certificate is #5442 signed by Theordore Rossevelt Feb 17, 1908. Compton built a temporary sawmill behind the house to provide lumber during construction of the house.
Samuel William Compton was the son of George William Compton & Mary Mitchell Snodgrass. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George William Compton (1831 - 1894)
  Mary Mitchell Snodgrass Compton (1833 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Bramble Kinder Compton (1873 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Bessie Elnora Compton Houk (1900 - 1985)*
  Mary Elizabeth Compton (1902 - 1915)*
  Minnie Ray Compton Gray (1904 - 1996)*
  William Alfred Compton (1908 - 1945)*
  Maude Cordelia Compton Monical (1910 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel William Compton (1855 - 1942)
  Henry Hunt Compton (1857 - 1912)*
  Emma Jane Compton Owens (1861 - 1922)*
  Millie Evelyn Compton Beeman (1871 - 1955)**
  William Carroll Compton (1872 - 1923)**
  Georgia Anna Compton Schriener (1879 - 1964)**
  Rufus J Compton (1882 - 1968)**
  Charlie Compton (1884 - 1890)**
  Edward L Compton (1887 - 1936)**
  Claude B Compton (1888 - 1976)**
  Maude Done Compton Thomas (1892 - 1958)**
  Gus C Compton (1895 - 1949)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Death Certificate # 48
 
Burial:
Juniper Haven Cemetery
Prineville
Crook County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block A Lot 1 Space 2
GPS (lat/lon): 44.31494, -120.8473
 
Maintained by: Gary Lee Houk
Originally Created by: Carrie and Allen
Record added: Aug 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29312040
Samuel William Compton
Added by: Gary Lee Houk
 
Samuel William Compton
Added by: Gary Lee Houk
 
Samuel William Compton
Added by: Gary Lee Houk
 
 
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A True Oregon Pioneer. Thank you for helping to make Oregon the great place it is today. Rest Peacefully with our other family members in New Haven. With Respect,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014

- LTA
 Added: Jul. 2, 2010
 
 
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