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 Charles Sumner Compton

Charles Sumner Compton

Birth
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Oct 1929 (aged 69)
Chico, Butte County, California, USA
Burial Chico, Butte County, California, USA
Plot Sec 22,N Lot 357 sp 1
Memorial ID 63668935 · View Source
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1870 census Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA: Andrew J. Compton, aged 36, Presbyterian Minister, bp OH; Amelia H. aged 32, keeping house, bp PA; Charles S. aged 9; James E. aged 3 -- both born PA; Emma L. aged 3 months, bp CA.

1910 census Orloff Road, Kimshew Twp, Butte, CA: Chas S. Compton, aged 49, third marriage, fruit farmer, bp PA, father OH, mother PA; wife Joe H. aged 37, first marriage, married nine years, five children w/four living, bp NE, father PA, mother IN; Wendell W. aged 18; John A. aged 15; Helen L. aged 13; Ruth aged 8; Donald P. aged 5; Raymond aged 2; Claire (male) aged 12 months -- all born CA.

1920 census Kimshew Twp, Butte, CA: Charles S. Compton, aged 59, civil engineer irrigation district, bp PA, father OH, mother PA; wife, Joe aged 40, bp NE, father PA, mother IN; Helen aged 22; Ruth aged 18; Donald aged 16; Raymond aged 12; Claire (female) aged 11; Edith aged 9; Paul aged 6 -- all born CA.

The Chico Enterprise, Monday Evening, October 21, 1929: "C.S. Compton Taken By Death. Charles Sumner Compton, 69, native of Allegheny City, Penn., died at his home, 930 Normal street, last evening at 7:35 following an illness of long duration.

"Compton has been a resident of California for 65 years and had resided in Chico since 1905. He was a civil engineer by profession and assisted in the construction of the Sacramento Northern line and the Butte county railroad. For a number of years he was connected with the Diamond Match company at Stirling City. Compton was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, was consulting engineer of the old Norther Electric Railway and resigned the latter connection to give his entire time to the foundation in 1906 of the Sierra Polytechnic Institute at Paradise, of which he was the chief factor and first president. He pledged his personal resources upon assurances of backing by the Congregational church authorities, to pay the salaries of the instructors of the Polytechnic school and when it failed lost heavily in settlement of its obligations. The community of Paradise owes much to the efforts of Compton a quarter of a century ago to induce the highest class of settlers there and promote in every way the welfare of the ridge district.

"Compton was affiliated with the International Bible students and a reader of that society will have charge of the funeral services which will be held in the Westfall funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in the Chico cemetery.

"Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Joe H. Compton of Chico, and the following sons and daughters: Wendell W. Compton of Arcata, J.A. Compton of San Francisco, Mrs. H.A. Draper of Chico, Mrs. T.A. Tatman of Chico, Donald P. Compton of Susanville, Mrs. D.S. Johnson of Chico, Edith Compton of Palo Alto and Paul Compton of Chico. Five grandchildren and two brothers, J.E. Compton of Oakland, and F.A. Compton of Chico, also survive."


Gravesite Details same plot Clair Compton Johnson

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 63668935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Sumner Compton (24 Sep 1860–19 Oct 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63668935, citing Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California, USA ; Maintained by Adriana (contributor 47328225) .