Florence Emma Compton (1912 - 1999)

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Willamette National Cemetery
Section COL-1 Row C Site 136,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: MOMM1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1912 - In the year that Florence Emma Compton was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

1924 - When she was only 12 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1934 - She was 22 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1942 - Florence was 30 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

1999 - In the year of Florence Emma Compton's passing, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Florence Emma Compton died on October 15, 1999 at 87 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section COL-1 Row C Site 136, Portland, Or. She was born on May 14, 1912. We have no information about Florence's immediate family. We know that Florence Emma Compton had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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