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Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton
Birth: Mar. 31, 1885
Bluefield
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1961
Princeton
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

Ora was the daughter of William Milton Johnson and Matilda Elizabeth Calfee. She married Cornelius Moses Compton.

Ora Kate was a sweet, loving and generous person. Quiet by nature, she always seemed cheerful and was interested in everything about her. Even though she advanced only as far as ninth grade, Ora taught school for a time.

After marrying, she worked hard at home with the children and also helped her husband in the coal mine company stores. In Rhodell, she was the Red Cross representative and supervised distribution of food and clothing to the needy. Many times, she and Neely would give away bags of food from their own stock to help those less fortunate. Often she served as midwife to the poor coal miners' and farmers' wives who lived up the hollows.

After they moved to Beckley, she worked as a seamstress and did alterations in Holt Kester's Dry Cleaning Establishment. She was a good correspondant and loved to fish. Her husband, children and grandchildren adored her.

After Neely died, she moved to Princeton at 718 Mercer Street, just across the road from her sister Erie. One night Erie asked her to come over. Crossing the street, Ora Kate was struck by a car, and she died five hours later. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Milton Johnson (1854 - 1927)
  Matilda Elizabeth Calfee Johnson (1856 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Cornelius Moses Compton (1878 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  Errett Austin Johnson (1878 - 1960)*
  Elizabeth Jane Johnson Walters (1881 - 1935)*
  Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton (1885 - 1961)
  Georgia W. Johnson Hambrick (1888 - 1943)*
  Milton James Johnson (1890 - 1968)*
  Lake Erie Johnson (1896 - 1978)*
  Stanley Thompson Johnson (1898 - 1958)*
  Sallom Forest Johnson (1900 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Beckley
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Greenlawn 1-10 Section
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 26, 2006
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Ora Kathrine <i>Johnson</i> Compton
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