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 Ora Kathrine <I>Johnson</I> Compton

Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton

Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Death 7 Sep 1961 (aged 76)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Greenlawn 1-10 Section
Memorial ID 15044833 · View Source
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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.

  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 26 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15044833
  • Judy Llamas
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton (31 Mar 1885–7 Sep 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15044833, citing Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .