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Alice (#47815224)
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RE: James M. Compton
Hi Alice,

Just spent an hour going over the microfilm issues of the Shreveport Times at the LSU-S Library. I read each page from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, 1876, and Dr. Compton's death is only mentioned in the Dec. 17 issue, being the quoted paragraph I sent you the other day. In the 1990s, an index was made of the deaths listed in the Times, from its inception in Dec. 1871, to I believe 1899. In that index, Dr. Compton is only mentioned in the Dec. 17, 1876 edition,even though that newspaper listing mentions his funeral notice as being in the Dec. 16 edition. I think the possible explanation is that the Times issued evening editions, and Dr. Compton's death was probably listed in that Dec. 16 evening edition. Unfortunately, the existing microfilms of today apparently only have the morning editions. Most newspapers were converted to microfilm shortly after WWII, and the originals destroyed as they were deemed fire hazards. Sorry I couldn't pin it down to the exact day of death, but it was probably either Dec. 14 or 15, 1876. Steve
Added by SRS on Aug 02, 2016 3:24 PM
RE: James M. Compton
The microfilm is in the LSU-S library, which opens for the fall term next week. Will check on the date and see if I can pin it down.

Added by SRS on Jul 29, 2016 8:20 AM
RE: James M. Compton
Here is the mention of his death in the Daily Shreveport Times, dated December 17, 1876. The exact day of his death is not stated, but I assume it must have been circa Dec. 14-15.

"The funeral of Dr. James Compton will not take place today, as advertised yesterday, his wife having sent for his remains. She resides in the neighborhood of Mooringsport, in this parish."

I see from your information on Find a Grave, a daughter was named Sudie Noel Compton Newton. Do you know if the Noel name came from the family of Richard T. Noel of Mooringsport? He was a Shreveport merchant who died during the 1873 yellow fever epidemic. He is buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, south of Mooringsport on Hwy 169.

Added by SRS on Jul 28, 2016 8:57 AM
RE: James M. Compton
Hi Alice,

Thanks for the reply. I will have to check my research, but I remember reading that he died in Shreveport and his wife took his body up to Mooringsport where they lived. I tracked down the cemetery and found his CSA cenotaph there, due to that account. Will get back to you on the date. Do you need a picture of the cenotaph?

Added by SRS on Jul 27, 2016 4:15 PM
James M. Compton
I am finishing a book on the yellow fever epidemics in Shreveport during the 1800s. Dr. Compton was in the Shreveport area during the 1873 epidemic. May I have permission to place his photo in the book?


Steve R. Smith
Added by SRS on Jul 27, 2016 12:58 PM
RE: Esther A Brown
You have your work cut out for you tracking down Browns. It is such a common name there are some in most every cemetery. I don't envy you one bit. I see you and several others have requests for Robinson Cemetery. Some of them have been up for awhile.
I actually live in Allegan county about 4 or 5 miles from Van Buren as the crow flies. But I range about 10 miles for findagrave and have gone as far as 25 or 30 on occasion when I could work them into my travels and time. Robinson is right around that 25 mile range but I do go around there on occasion. Currently I am trying to fill requests closer to home and expand outward.
Feel free to leave a message. Good luck on your family tree.
Added by Curt on May 01, 2016 11:34 PM
RE: Esther A Brown
Is your gg uncle around here? What was his name?
Added by Curt on May 01, 2016 8:30 AM
C B Mays
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Hope I got it right now. Let me know if I did not. Thanks.
Added by C B Mays on Feb 12, 2016 6:38 AM
Robert & Sudie Newton #50245993
Hi Alice--I've transferred Bruce and Julia Newton to your care. I am not related, I just take photos and make a memorial page when there isn't one. I'm so glad to join them with your family.
And you are very welcome for the photos. Peggy
Added by pz on Jan 27, 2016 6:57 PM
Robert & Sudie Newton #50245993
Hello Alice- I take photos at Seaside Memorial Park. I came across the graves (tombs) of Bruce and Julia Newton. I added memorial pages for them and linked Bruce to his dad (Robert) and mom (Sudie), thought you would like to know. Peggy
Added by pz on Jan 06, 2016 6:47 PM
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