THIS PAGE HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR A DESCENDANT OF EDWARD,
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF LARGE PHOTOS HERE SO PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILST THEY LOAD.
Photo 148 Edward L COMPSTON
Photos all courtesy of Jan Harrison
Photo 141 Ruth and Florence COMPSTON c 1928.
Edward and Florence in St Louis c. 1923
Photo 152 Florence COMPSTON
PLEASE READ THE DATA IN CREAM BOX WITH THIS INFORMATION
There is an entry on the records for Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 for an Edward Compston.
Arrival Date: Sep 1918 Port of Arrival: St Albans, Vermont, United States Age: 35 Married, a varnish maker, he could read and write. His last permanent residence was Toronto. His wife is shown as Clara COMPSTON. Of 5 Jerome Street Toronto. Quebec. His final destination was shown as Flint [see Clara's entry below - this was Michigan] Birth Date: abt 1883 Birth Country: England Race/Nationality: English
[Record Type: Manifests - Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Passengers Arriving at St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954; Record Group: 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Microfilm Serial: M1464; Microfilm Roll: 355; Line: 25.]
There is also an entry for Clara COMPSTON Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 Arrival Date: 24 Feb 1919 Port of Arrival: St Albans, Vermont, United States Age: 33 Birth Date: abt 1886 Birth Country: England Race/Nationality: English Record Type: Manifests. She was shown as being able to read and write. and was married. Her relative in England was her mother Betsie ? Baylis from Stafford. Clara was heading for Flint in Michigan. Travelling with her was her son Sidney L Compston Arrival Date: 24 Feb 1919 Port of Arrival: St Albans, Vermont, United States Age: 3 Birth Date: abt 1916 Birth Country: Canada Race/Nationality: English Record Type: Manifests
1920 Jan also has a listing at Ellis Island of an Edward Compston arriving in the US from Liverpool age 33, stating he had already had a prior period in the US.
27 Apr 1920 UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Eward S Compston [Edward Leonard Compston] and Sydney aged 4 Birth Date: abt 1888 Age: 32 Port of Departure: New York, United States Arrival Date: 27 Apr 1920 Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England Ship Name: Baltic Shipping Line: White Star Line Official Number: 118101. NOTE this was the year after Clara had died.
1921 Edward COMPSTON UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Birth Date: abt 1888 Age: 33 Port of Departure: Quebec, Canada Arrival Date: 8 Nov 1921 Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England Ship Name: Empress of Britain Shipping Line: Canadian Pacific Line Official Number:120940. Varnish Maker returning to Dudley, Staffs. 62 Gibbons Road.
1922 Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 Edward Leonard Compston
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889 Birth Place: England Age: 33 Date of Arrival: 26 Jan 1922 Port of Arrival: Saint John, New Brunswick Ship Name: Montcalm. He showed his address as 6 Alconguin Avenue Toronto. He was travelling alone and his wife was shown as Teresa. He had 400 dollars in his possession and he named his brother as George as the nearest person from the country from which he had travelled.
1922 Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 about Edward Leonard Compston
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887 Birth Place: England Age: 35 Date of Arrival: 23 Dec 1922 Port of Arrival: Saint John, New Brunswick Ship Name: Minnedosa. The original document shows him married to Teresa COMPSTON and his object in travelling to Canada was to return home. He showed his address as 6 Alconguin Avenue Toronto.
He was shown as travelling with Teresa Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892 Birth Place: Holgate Ohio Age: 30 Date of Arrival: 23 Dec 1922 Port of Arrival: Saint John, New Brunswick Ship Name: Minnedosa
1929 Edward COMPSTON aged 41 Varnish maker. UK address 6 Parkdale Sedgley Yorkshire. [note this is Dudley not Yorkshire]. Also travelling were Florence Housewife aged 41, Ruth child 2 1/2 and Norman infant 6 months.
UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 birth Date: abt 1888 Age: 41 Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States Arrival Date: 2 Jul 1929 port of Arrival: Liverpool, England Ports of Voyage: Boston Ship Name: Cedric Shipping Line: White Star Line Official Number: 115354.
Births Jun 1887
Compston Edward Leonard Dudley 6c 84
Was this his birth?
Marriages Sep 1913
Compston Edward L Rogers Dudley 6b 1996
A reminder about Ruth's information with my comments in [square brackets]:
For 1917 & 1918 I have Permits for Edward L Compston to leave Canada to travel to U.S.A for Varnish Making Consultation
1919 A Contract of Employment
1920 Mountain Varnish Color works a letter from them to him April 6th 1920
1929 Reference from The Truscon Laboratories Detroit mich U.S.A
Edward L Compston married Clara Rogers quarter end Sept 1913 [see my data above]
19 Aug 1915 son Sydney born Montreal
Clara died 1919 [see my note - but it must have been after she arrived in Vermont on 24th February 1919]
May 1922 Edward L Compston arrived in New York from Liverpool. He travelled alone leaving his son in U.K
1922 Travelled into Canada without spouse, nearest relative brother George.
Oct 1922 Teresa Compston arrived in U.K from Montreal.
[I have not found this entry]
1923 Nov 3rd Illinois married Florence Duckworth (my mother)
At sometime Sydney was brought to U.K. [see my note for 1920 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1927 March 29 Birth of Daughter Ruth
1929 July Returned to U.K for a holiday and he died. [My note - Deaths Jun 1930 Compston Edward L 43 Wolverhampton 6b 528]
1944 Sydney married Florence S Wall Rowley Regis quarter end Sept 1944 died Wakefield 1994 [my note Marriages Sep 1944 COMPSTON Sydney L Wall Rowley R. 6b 2109 ]
Photo 138 Norman and Ruth
Photo 137 Norman and Ruth
In correspondence 26th November 2011 Ruth confirms this as the only photo she has previously seen. It was taken at 39 Normandale Ave, Doffcocker Bolton. This address can be seen on google maps on street view.
NORMAN, born in Grand Rapids Canada, married Marriages Jun Quarter 1953
COMPSTON Norman to MORRISON Bolton 10b 1009
Photo 144 Norman and Ruth
Photo 150 Norman with ? Grandma and Auntie from the Duckworth side of the family. Is he wearing a Liverpool Bluecoat blazer?
Ruth commented in December 2011 that she thinks that on the back row is Florence and Auntie Jeane. She also thought that Norman was wearing the Bluecoat blazer.
Photo 154. Who are these?
Ruth thinks these must be her grandparents pre 1912.
Photo 145 Blackpool Beach Norman and Ruth. Blackpool Tower is behind the advert for Oysters.
Photo 153 Ruth & Norman with Florence & some older relatives ? her (Duckworth) side of the family. Ruth agrees that Florence and Auntie Jeane are on the back row.