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 Elmer Garland Compton

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Elmer Garland Compton

  • Birth 15 Feb 1915 Tams, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 19 Sep 1967 Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 15077022

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.


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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 29 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15077022
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Garland Compton (15 Feb 1915–19 Sep 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15077022, citing Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .