Charles Volantus “C.V.” Compton

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Charles Volantus “C.V.” Compton

Birth
Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Death 12 Jun 1960 (aged 87)
Chappell Hill, Washington County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Monument E garden, block 37, lot 15, space 4
Memorial ID 62183896 · View Source
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Son of Erasmus Dorwin Compton and Martha Jane Duck.
Wife to Jessie Julia Tressie Sally Shepard
Father to; Zelva (Mrs. William Warner/Mrs. Lee Laird), Lavonne Bonnie (Mrs. William Crawford III), and Clarine Valerie (Mrs. Charles M. Thompson Jr/Mrs. George H Kakaska).

per Obituary; Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of Sparkman's. Known as "Judge" Compton.

Charles Volantus or "C.V." Compton, Dallas civic leader and crusader for Texas prison reforms. Known as "Judge" Compton, he had been made a life member of the YMCA, the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Dallas Bar Assn. At the time of his death he operated his own investment business with headquarter in the Davis Bldg. A native of Pulaski County. Ky, at the age of 6 he moved to Williamson County, Texas with his parents, Erasmus D. and Martha Jane Compton. Judge Compton practiced law at Taylor, Williamson County, after being admitted to the bar in 1896. While in Taylor he became interested in trying to modernize Texas prison practices and, after moving to Dallas in 1916, intensified his crusade. At one time he offered money to prison officials who would allow themselves to be beaten with bats by prisoners. Although his offers were not accepted, they were instrumental in the outlawing of that form of corporal punishment in 1941. For his leadership in the field of penology, an honorary doctor of laws degree was conferred upon him in 1956 by Chapman College of Orange, California. His deep interest in church work led Judge Compton to aid in establishing more than 200 churches, of all denominations. He gave substantial financial support to Southwestern Bible Institute which was founded in Waxahachie in the early 1049s. He built and gave to the Salvation Army (unreadable). He was a member of Highland Park Methodist Church. Also a life member of a country club. Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Jessie Sally Shapard of Brenham; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lee Laird, Mrs. William Crawford III and Mrs. George Kakaska of Dallas; 8 children and 8 grandchildren. Marriage: 1900 - Texas, USA

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday. Col. John Morrison and Rev. William H. Dickinson will officiate at the Compton residence 4900 Lakeside Dr. Buriel will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of Sparkman's.


June 12 1960.

Obit: Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday for Charles Volantus Compton, Dallas civic leader and crusader for Texas prison reforms who died in a local hospital Sunday after a brief illness. He was 87. Col. John Morrison and Rev. William H. Dickinson will officiate at the Compton residence 4900 Lakeside Dr. Buriel will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of Sparkman's. Known as "Judge" Compton, he had been made a life member of the YMCA, the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Dallas Bar Assn. At the time of his death he operated his own investment business with headquarter in the Davis Bldg. A native of Pulaski County. Ky, at the age of 6 he moved to Williamson County, Texas with his parents, Erasmus D. and Martha Jane Compton. Judge Compton practiced law at Taylor, Williamson County, after being admitted to the bar in 1896. While in Taylor he became interested in trying to modernize Texas prison practices and, after moving to Dallas in 1916, intensified his crusade. At one time he offered money to prison officials who would allow themselves to be beaten with bats by prisoners. Although his offers were not accepted, they were instrumental in the outlawing of that form of corporal punishment in 1941. For his leadership in the field of penology, an honorary doctor of laws degree was conferred upon him in 1956 by Chapman College of Orange, California. His deep interest in church work led Judge Compton to aid in establishing more than 200 churches, of all denominations. He gave substantial financial support to Southwestern Bible Institute which was founded in Waxahachie in the early 1049s. He built and gave to the Salvation Army (unreadable). He was a member of Highland Park Methodist Church. Also a life member of a country club. Survivors are his ? former Miss Jessie Sally Shepard of Brenham; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lee Laird, Mrs. William Crawford III and Mrs. George Kakaska of Dallas; 8 children and 8 grandchildren.



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  • Created by: Norma Faller
  • Added: 26 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62183896
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Volantus “C.V.” Compton (7 Jan 1873–12 Jun 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62183896, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Norma Faller (contributor 46976271) .