Alice Compton (1919 - 2008)

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Alice Compton
1919 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Alice Compton was born on February 10, 1919. She died on February 22, 2008 at age 89. We know that Alice Compton had been residing in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama 35057.


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Alice Compton passed away on February 22, 2008 at 89 years old. She was born on February 10, 1919. We are unaware of information about Alice's immediate family. We know that Alice Compton had been residing in Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama 35057.
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In 1919, in the year that Alice Compton was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1935, she was 16 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1942, at the age of 23 years old, Alice was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1952, she was 33 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1993, at the age of 74 years old, Alice was alive when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Ruth L Compton
Dec 29, 1920 - Apr 1, 2001
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Mar 19, 1902 - Dec 20, 1997
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Geneva Compton
Aug 20, 1918 - Feb 10, 1999
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Donald G Compton
Mar 22, 1936 - Jan 7, 1985
Elsie B Compton
Aug 27, 1908 - May 9, 1997
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Gladys M Compton
Oct 6, 1913 - Jun 25, 2008
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Katherine J Compton
Dec 13, 1922 - May 5, 2001
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Charlene Compton
Jun 6, 1946 - Apr 2, 1996
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Minnie Compton
Sep 28, 1880 - February 1976
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Anna Compton
Dec 29, 1919 - November 1970
George Compton
Mar 22, 1891 - October 1968
Horseheads, NY
James Compton
Aug 30, 1937 - May 1978
Andrew Compton
Nov 25, 1889 - October 1986
Binghamton, NY
Ida Compton
May 3, 1890 - September 1973
Binghamton, NY
John Compton
Mar 4, 1881 - January 1975
Rochester, NY
Philo Compton
Dec 26, 1900 - May 1971
Rochester, NY
Oren Compton
Apr 3, 1919 - March 1983
Oneonta, NY
Jay Compton
Nov 28, 1902 - June 1965
Florence B Compton
Jan 31, 1926 - May 14, 2010
Medina, NY
Horace Compton
Oct 30, 1893 - April 1972
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