Daniel H. Compton|
Published in the Pilot March 10, 1926
D. A. Compton received word of the death of his father, D. H. Compton at Elk City Sunday afternoon. The body was taken to Kennard, where the funeral was held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. W. C. George officiating. Had he lived five more days he would have been 86 years of age. He enlisted in Co. D. 33rd Illinois Inf. In March 1864, and served to the close of the war. He was a charter member of John A. Dix Post No. 52 of the G. A. R., he having lived near Blair for many years. The records of the Post show 250 members have now passed in final review, not all of them being buried in the Blair Cemetery, but most of them. There are now but 14 members of the Post here. Mr. Compton was always a good husband, father and citizen who will always be kindly remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, two sons, D. A. and B. W. and one daughter, Mrs. J. P. Johnson, of this city.
Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.
Birth: Mar. 12, 1840; Death: Mar. 7, 1926
Pvt. Daniel H. Compton (33rd Illinois Infantry – Co D)
Daniel H. Compton was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on March 13, 1840. He was living in Auburn, Illinois (Sangamon County) when he enlisted on March 24, 1864. He was listed as a farmer. Compton enlisted for 3 years and served 20 months. He was discharged at Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 24, 1865.
During Private Compton's enlistment the 33rd Illinois Infantry was involved in several operations in the southern theatre:
• Campaign against Mobile, Alabama (March 18-April 12, 1865).
• Capture of Fort Blakely (April 9, 1865).
• Occupation of Mobile, Alabama (April 12, 1865).
• Duty at Vicksburg, Mississippi until November, 1865.
Compton died on March 7, 1926 at the age of 86 years.
Information provided by Dean Podoll.
Note: Spouses: Martha J Compton (1844 - 1899); Jane Gugin Compton (1857 - 1936)
Children: Asenath T Compton (____ - 1893; Elizabeth Compton Greeno Johnson (1868 - 1962)
Burial in Blk 5 Lt 11 Sp 2 in the Kennard Cemetery. Find a Grave Memorial # 26244556