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Elwood Earl Compton
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Birth: May 25, 1920
Rhodell
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1986
Chester
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

Elwood was the son of Cornelius Moses Compton and Ora Kathrine Johnson. He married Evelyn Thomas Gussler.

After high school, Elwood enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed on guard duty at the naval prison in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Following his tour of duty during World War II, he returned home and married Evelyn. They moved to the Panama Canal Zone where he drove the mules that guided the cargo and passenger ships through the canal. Always athletic, Elwood was the Brazos Brook Golf Club Champion twice. Considered an excellent golfer, he spent much of his free time on the Panama courses. After thirty years of civil service, he retired and remained in Panama until shortly after becoming ill. He moved to Bootswyn, PA, where his loving sister Eva took care of him until his passing. Elwood had a wonderful humorous personality, and is remembered by his friends and family as a great kidder. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cornelius Moses Compton (1878 - 1949)
  Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton (1885 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Thomas Gusler Dorsa (1929 - ____)*
 
 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# 15077039
Elwood Earl Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Elwood Earl Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Elwood Earl Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
 
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Thank you for your service.
- George Davis
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013
What handsome smiling face.
- Everlasting life thru Christ ~ Margaret
 Added: Feb. 21, 2007
What a wonderful golfer you were - you could have been a pro! You brought joy into your loved-ones' lives.
- Judy Llamas
 Added: Feb. 17, 2007
 
 
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