ALLEN BERT COMPTON
Compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012
Allen [Bert] Compton
was born in Illinois,
8 January 1874
(as per his U.S. World War I Draft Registration, 8 January 1872). In 1880, he was 9 years old and living with
the Griffings as a servant. He married Sarah Jane (Miss Jane Rowton who was born in Missouri0 on 9 Nov 1898 in Missouri
(Missouri Marriage Records 1805-2002).
By 1900 (U.S. Census 1900) the couple were living in Morgan, Missouri
and had a 3 month old child named Ephran L [I believe
this is in error and should change the E to F and the entire name to Frank;
indexers often make mistakes.] In 1910
they were living in Glen Grove, Douglas Co., Colorado
with Frank, Irvin[e], Yuel [Ewell]
and Everett. The 1910 census shows Bert had dropped the
Allen portion of his name; however, in 1920 it is back to Allen Bert, he’s a
farmer and Jane is named Jennie. There
had been four children added to the above: Lillie, Clarence, Margaret and Unice [Eunice] Compton.
In 1930, the Comptons
resided in Casper, Natrona,
Wyoming and the
youngest child, Eunice, is 12 years old.
They were listed on the 1940 U.S. Census as Allen Bert and Jane S[Sarah]
living in Washakie Co, Wyoming he is listed as a farmer and owns his home. Allen Bert Compton passed away in 1954 at the
age of 80 in Washakie County,
WY. He was survived by his wife Jane (Sarah Jane,
Jennie and Jane S—all the same person).
They had lived a long and fruitful life together.
Memories: All I know of Allen B and his wife, Jane, is
that they had handsome children who were highly intelligent. Their daughter Eunice was strikingly
beautiful, very tall and slim. I first
knew her as Eunice Patras about 1940 (she would have
been 22 or about and was married to Don Patras with
two small children). Fb