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Elmer Garland Compton
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1915
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1967
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

Elmer was an electric welder, and during World War II, he assisted in the assembly of trains for the Belmont Steel Corporation in Chester, PA. Most of his life was spent working for his brother Buster Compton's construction company in Princeton, WV.

Elmer was a quiet and gentle man who placed great value on being truthful. He had a wonderful sense of humor which endeared him to friends and family alike.

His most satisfying leisure activity was fishing, and he enjoyed many hours on the surrounding lakes and rivers. At work one day, he suffered an accidental blow to his head, which doctors believe contributed to his death from a brain tumor several years later.

Elmer was the son of Cornelius Moses Compton and Ora Kathrine Johnson. 
Family links: 
  Cornelius Moses Compton (1878 - 1949)
  Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton (1885 - 1961)
  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
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15077022
Elmer Garland Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
Elmer Garland Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
Elmer Garland Compton
Added by: Judy Llamas
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In memory of my grandfather Elmer.
- Everlasting life thru Christ ~ Margaret
 Added: Feb. 21, 2007
Oh, how you loved to fish. Hope you are pulling in some big ones, sweet Uncle.
- Judy Llamas
 Added: Feb. 17, 2007

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