Ken Empath contacted me on 19th November to say:
[Note - tree numbers are from Ken's own software]
'I have not been able to track how they got to West Virgina, I know how they got to Pennsylvania, They moved for work as West Virginia is and was a depressed state in America.
In West Virgina the family name Cumpston changed to Compston due to a type O on a marrige certificate and they liked it better with the O as opposed to containing the "U". (Changed by Abraham)
I personally knew Gary Compston (grand father) and Gilbert Compston as well as Robert Compston.
9. GARRETT COMPSTON [See photo) was born on 14 August 1936 in Hundred, Wetzel, West Virginia to Robert G Compston [see photo] 11 and Lucille Butcher [see photo] 12, as shown within family tree 2. Garrett was a Delivery Driver, Mechanic . Garrett died on 16 August 1999, aged 63, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA.
Note: Corinthinian lodge #573 , 32 degree Mason Scottish rite, Pittsbugh Commandry #1 Knights of Templar
John M. Conroy School 7Th grade promotion 6/24/1949.
10. SHEILA HEWITT (Garrett's wife) was born in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania to Alexander Cullen 43 and Madeline Piles 44. Sheila became a second hand store clerk.
[See also: Indirectly Related via Sheila Hewitt]
Garrett Compston 9 married Sheila Hewitt in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. They had three children:
Denise Compston 5 in 1956
Glenn Compston 7 in 1958
Gary Compston jr. 8
This family is shown as family tree 3.
Generation of Parents
11. ROBERT G COMPSTON (Garrett's father) was born on 20 May 1908 in Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia to Abraham Lincon Cumpston 15 and Delia Himilrick [see marriage license] 16, as shown in family tree 4.
Robert was an Automobile Technician.
Robert died on 7 January 1987, aged 78, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. He was buried in Hundred, Wetzel, West Virginia.
• Was in National Guard Enlisted in July 8th 1930 @ Littleton, Wv.
Corporal as of 5/1/1931 to discharge 7-7-1933 Released due to end of term
Occupation was painter No wounds recived while in service Was Married at time
Excellent Charecter noted on Enlistment record
• Graduation from 5Th Grade to 6th Grade By Sancho School 4/29/1920.
12. LUCILLE BUTCHER (Garrett's mother) was born on 24 July 1912 to Jackson Butcher 17 and Daisy Unknown 18. Lucille died on 17 February 1998, aged 85, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. Robert G Compston11 married Lucille Butcher. They had one son: Garrett Compston 9 in 1936
This family is shown within family tree 2.
13. JAMES COMPSTON GILBERT (Garrett's uncle) was born in 1902 in Hundred, Wetzel, West Virginia to Abraham Lincon
Cumpston 15 and Dela Unknown 16, as shown in family tree 4. James died in 1994, aged about 92, in Hundred, Wetzel, West Virginia.
14. RUTH UNKNOWN (Garrett's aunt by marriage) was born in 1903. Ruth died in 1992, aged about 89, in hundred, Wv.
James Compston Gilbert 13 married Ruth Unknown.
Garrett Compston Direct Relations
Generation of Grandparents
15. ABRAHAM LINCON CUMPSTON (Garrett's grandfather) was born in 1878. Abraham was a Railroad engineer. Abraham died (Train Derailment) in 1912, aged about 34. Wetzel County WV.
16. DELA UNKNOWN (Garrett's grandmother) was born in 1880. Dela died in 1934, aged about 54. Abraham Lincoln Cumpston 15 married Dela Unknown. They had two sons:
James Compston Gilbert13 in 1902
Robert G Compston 11 in 1908
This family is shown as family tree 4.
17. JACKSON BUTCHER (Garrett's grandfather).
18. DAISY UNKNOWN (Garrett's grandmother).
Jackson Butcher 17 married Daisy Unknown. They had one daughter:
Lucille Butcher 12 in 1912
This family is shown within family tree 2'.
Thanks Ken for all this information. Can anyone help us move this research further?