|Birth: ||Feb., 1843|
|Death: ||Sep. 4, 1915|
Boulder Daily Camera, September 7, 1915
T. B. Compton, Pioneer and Aged Citizen Passes
The death of Thomas B Compton which occurred Saturday afternoon September 4th, was mentioned briefly in the Camera that day. He passed away late in the afternnon and just on the eve of departure from his home on Walnut street for an automobile ride with his wife and others.
Mr. Compton had been ill for some time and several times very low from heart trouble, but the disease was apparently yielding to treatment and he seemed to be recovering his health. In the midst of preparation for the ride (he was putting on an outer coat because he complained it was cold) he said he was dizzy. He laid back on a lounge and soon the spirit of Tom Compton had winged its flight. A veteran of the Grand Army, pioneer shoe-maker of Boulder, he had a wide circle of acquaintances in this community all of whom will deplore the fact that he is gone.
T. B. Compton was born in West Virginia, near the Pennsylvania line, 72 years ago the 6th of last February. When a lad his parents moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio. He later came west with the Greeley colony, in 1871, and a few months later came to Boulder to make his home. He was married in 1876 to Kate Harmon, the wedding taking place at the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia Harmon, one mile south of Lafayette. The place is now accoupied by the latter's son William. For many years Mr. Compton had a shoe shop in his building at 1120 Pearl street, now occupied by James Cowie.
Mr. Compton was deputy sheriff in 1884-85 under Ell Metcalf and for several years was a member of the city council. Besides the bereaved widow he leaves to children. Mrs. Oliver Sellers of San Diego, Calif., and Claude Compton who works for a mining company 200 miles from Bisbee, Arizona. A message sent to his wife at Bisbee on Saturday was relaid by her to the mining camp, but to date no answer received. Mrs. Sellers arrived from San Diego this afternoon. Miss Ella Martin, a dear friend, going to Denver to meet her.
Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made.
Obit courtesy of Clifford Mullis
Kate M Harmon Compton (1857 - 1949)*
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