Muddy Creek, Baker County, Oregon
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Margaret W. Compton, aged 82, of Muddy Creek, died at 7 o’clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Castor, at Union, following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Haines Tuesday at 2 o’clock, with Rev. R. C. Lee of Union officiating.
Margaret Walthal Compton was born Jan. 7, 1849 at Wilmington, Ohio.
She died Apr. 11, 1931, at Union, Oregon. Margaret Walthal was married to Benjamin Compton Aug. 22, 1867, in Clinton County, Ohio, the husband preceding her in death: Dec. 6, 1919, as did one daughter, Sarah Ethel Compton, Dec. 8, 1920, at Haines, Oregon.
She leaves to mourn her demise, four sons and one daughter: A.M. Compton, Bigfork, Mont.; T.W. Compton, Whittier, Calif.; Seth Compton, Benkelman, Nebr.; W.T. Compton, Haines, Ore.; Mrs. Mary E. Castor, Union, Ore.; and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Hare, Jacksonville, Florida; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
“Our memories of mother are sweet to us but never as sweet as mother.”
She was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, which faith she professed to the end.
A. M. Compton, the eldest son, was unable to attend the funeral.
North Powder News – Oregon Trail Weekly
Friday April 17, 1931
Transcribed by: Charlotte Carper