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Glenn R. Cumpston Obituary 1994

Native of Greene County, 79, of 675 Cullum Street, Meadville, who died Monday, December 19, 1994, in Meadville Medical Center. He was born July 18, 1915, in Greene County, a son of Albert and Anna Cumpston. Mr. Cumpston was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army. He was employed in the maintenance department of Allegheny College until his retirement. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Christine) Terwilliger Jr. of Sandy Lake; two sons, Douglas Cumpston of Dayton, Ohio, and Noel Myers Cumpston of Wilmore, Ky.; a stepson, David Meyer of Conneault Lake; three sisters, Louise Morris o Washington, Peg Wilson of Waynesburg and Anna Mae Whitehill of Pittsburgh; five brothers, Earl Cumpston of Lynnwood, Wash., Paul Cumpston of Imperial, Charles Cumpston of Amit, La., Allan Cumpston of Pittsburgh, and Wayne Cumpston of Upland, Calif; seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a son, a daughter, a sister and brother. Services and interment were held in Mercer County. Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)



George Cumpston Obituary 1977  93, of Mt. Morris, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 1977, in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va.  Mr. Cumpston was born March 14, 1884, at Mt. Morris, a son of Alexander and Mary Fordyce Cumpston. He was a retired tinner and had lived most of his life in the Mt. Morris area. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, W. Va. Mr. Cumpston was a veteran of World War I and had served in the United States Army. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 992, Mt. Morris and the VFW Post 9916, Westover, W. Va.  Surviving are his widow, Dorothy Ferguson Cumpston, whom he married July 19, 1920; two sons, James Cumpston of Dover, Ohio, and Dale Cumpston of Mt. Morris; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Mrs. Clyde (Madge) Closser of Washington. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)



Jim Fordyce ([email protected]) has a number of Cumpston obituaries in his tree.  The site contains a collection of genealogical records relating to the Fordyce family and the descendants of Samuel Fordyce (1734-1824) of Greene County, Pennsylvania.

I have requested his permission to include them on this site.


Cumpston, Anna E. Watson  1890  1958  Pittsburgh, PA  

Cumpston, Claude R.  1920  1986  Imperial, PA  

Cumpston, George  1884  1977  Morgantown, WV  

Cumpston, Glenn R.  1915  1994  Meadville, PA  

Cumpston, Mary Frances  1926  1988  Morgantown, WV

Cumpston, Sara Cummins  1922  1993  Greene Co., PA  

Mary Frances Cumpston Obituary 1988 62, of 345 Flowers Street, Waynesburg, died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 1988 in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va., following an illness of six weeks.  She was born March 25, 1926 in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Elizabeth Watson Cumpston. She resided for 25 years Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a waitress in various restaurants. Following her return to Waynesburg 15 years ago, she worked as a housekeeper. Miss Cumpston was a member of the First Nazarene Church of Waynesburg.


Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Waynesburg, Mrs. Louise Morris of Washington, and Mrs. Anna Mae Whitehill of McKees Rocks; six brothers, Glenn Cumpston of Meadville, Earl Cumpston of Lynwood, Wash., Wayne Cumpston of Upland, Calif., Paul Cumpston of Imperial; Allen Cumpston of Coraopolis, and Charles Cumpston of Amite, La.; and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, Claude Cumpston, is deceased. Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA) [email protected]


Sara Cummins Cumpston Obituary 1993 Waynesburg area homemaker was 70  of Waynesburg, R. D. 3, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 1993, in her home, following a long illness. She was born September 17, 1922, in Whiteley Township, a daughter of Charles C. and Neva Rose Cummins. Mrs. Cumpston lived her early life in Greene County and resided in Coraopolis for 35 years. For the past year, she lived in Waynesburg. Mrs. Cumpston was a 1940 graduate of Waynesburg High School.


She was a member of Alliance Community Church in McKees Rocks. Mrs. Cumpston was employed for several years by Rofflers Hair Products in Coraopolis. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Claude R. Cumpston, died January 14, 1986. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Carol) Ganoe of Coraopolis; three sons, Jack Cumpston of Claysville, Richard Cumpston of Burgettstown and John (Bill) Cumpston of Butler; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Helen C. Shriver and Mrs. Jane Eisiminger, both of Waynesburg R. D. 3; and a brother, Paul V. Cummins of Mt. Morris Star Route. Deceased are a son, Samuel Cumpston; a sister, Mary Ellen Atkinson; and a brother, Charles R. Cummins. Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)  

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Claude R. Cumpston Obituary 1986  65,

 of 91 Hampton Avenue, Imperial, formerly of Waynesburg, died of an apparent heart attack at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 1986, in his home. He was born November 22, 1920, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Albert and Bessie Watson Cumpston. He had lived his early life in Waynesburg, and resided in Allegheny County for the past 30 years. He was a member of Alliance Community Church in McKees Rocks. He worked for 27 years with the Shenango Corp. in Neville Island, and had retired in 1983.


He is survived by his wife, Sara Cummins Cumpston, whom he married September 21, 1940; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Carol) Ganoe of Coraopolis; three sons, Jack Cumpston of Claysville and Richard and John Cumpston, both of Imperial; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Morris of Washington, Anna Mae Whitehill of McKees Rocks, and Frances Cumpston and Margaret Wilson, both of Waynesburg; and six brothers, Glen, of Meadville, Allan of Coraopolis, Paul of Imperial, Wayne of Upland, Calif., Earl of Lynnwood, Wash., and Charles Cumpston of Amite, La. A son, Samuel is deceased. Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)  [email protected]

The Tribune-Review Thursday, January 10, 2008


A Greene County man was discovered dead in a crashed automobile less than a day after he was reported missing. Robert B. Cumpston Jr., 36, of Greensboro was found inside the passenger compartment of a Pontiac Sunfire that crashed into Dunkard Creek in Dunkard Township, said state police at Waynesburg. Cumpston was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday by Greene County Coroner Greg Rohanna, police said. Results of an autopsy that was to be performed Wednesday by forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril H. Wecht were unavailable.


State police at Waynesburg said Cumpston was traveling north on Route 88 when he failed to negotiate a sharp left-hand curve. His vehicle continued through a grassy area and over an embankment into the creek. Cumpston had been reported missing at 4:50 p.m. Monday, less than 24 hours before his body was discovered. Police said the exact time of the crash is unknown.









CUMPSTON by Olin Compton on Monday, April 21, 1997


Seeking information on any of the CUMPSTON family, especially descendants of Thomas CUMPSTON and Civel BAKER, married on 3/4/1776 in PA. Family was in Greene, Washington, Bedford, Westmoreland Counties. This is a small (2000 +- in 1997) family which may stem from Thomas and Civel. Olin Compton


[Olin has researched this name in

the USA for many years and has most generously shared with me his database.]

The following details appear on  I have tried to contact the author but have had no reply to date.  Please if you are related to any of these CUMPSTONs can you contact me?


Mrs. Phoeba McGlumphy, wife of John McGlumphy, of Hundred, W. Va., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1897, aged about 50 years. She leaves a family of five grown children. Deceased was a sister of ex Prothonotary D. C. Cumpston Esq. Of this place.


Pheba is the wife of John Henry McGlumphy who was b. Sept. 27, 1830 in

Center Twp., Greene Co., Pa. and died April 1, 1930.

Phoeba Jane Cumpton was b. Nov. 4, 1844 and her children were:

Jefferson D., Margaret A., Ara Belle, Emma, Bertha Ruth and Willis.  Bertha and Margaret died in 1879.


Phoebe Ann was daughter of Mary Steel and Nathanial Cumpston. She was the granddaughter of David Steel and Margaret Garrison of Davistown, Dunkard Twp. She was first married to Jonathan Kennedy who died in 1865, Phoebe had three children with Jonathan

1. Nathaniel Kennedy born 1861

2. Anna Mary Kennedy who married John H. Ross

3. Abigail Kennedy born Mar 1865

Census Year: 1930

NARA T626. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. State: Pennsylvania County: GREENE Enumeration District: 30-8

Description: DUNKARD TWP AND BOBTOWN VILLAGE Sheet Number: 3a


Cumpston, John, Estimated Birth Year: 1882, Age: 48, Family Number: 50

Cumpston, Icie, Estimated Birth Year: 1882, Age: 48, Family Number: 50

Cumpston, Millard, Age: 11, Estimated Birth Year: 1919, Family Number: 50



I have heard from a researcher Sharon who tells me that she did some research with Thelma.

She believes she is in Waynesburg, PA.  She tells me the following:


'Earl Cumpston was her grandfather and she knew Ora and Goldie.  The Church which Alexander Compston and Lemmon began is gone but the old graveyard is still there and we found a lot of headstones.  We tramped high and wide for a cemetery where Alexander was buried to no avail.  The property he had in Jolly, PA is still there but the house, etc. all gone.  The property across the street which came to William has a complicated history...bottom line seems to have been that at least Ora, Goldie and one brother were involved in the sale of it once the father died.....  I was able to track Alexander from Maryland...I simply followed the present Route 40...and all along the way.. Cumpston/ Compston.  I was told that it became spelled, Cumpston, because of the accent and that is what it sounded like.  However, Alexander was definitely a "Compston".


Thelma has a wonderful collection of photographs.


I had Thelma all over those "hollows" in that part of PA.  Beautiful country...Alexander had siblings...cannot recall them at the moment.'  


Many thanks Sharon for contacting me - I hope that I shall be able to contact Thelma!


13th September 2009



Jackman Cumpston/Rachel Forster.  


Cheri Cumpston is researching this family [email protected]


Cheri I would love to hear more about your research - please contact me :)





Anna E. Cumpston Obituary 1958


Mrs. Anna E. Cumpston, 68, wife of Albert Cumpston, of Mt. Morris, R. D. 1, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 1958 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, after an illess of one week.


A daughter of the late John and Ella Rush Watson, she was born March 5, 1890 in Illinois, but had lived more than 50 years of her life in Greene County. She was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church at Mt. Morris.


Surviving besides her husband are the following sons and daughters: Mr. Margaret L. Wilson and Earl Cumpston of Waynesburg, Glenn, Allen, Claude and Paul Cumpston of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Anna Mae Whitehill of Pittsburgh, Wayne Cumpston of Ontario, Calif., Charles Cumpston of Amite, Louisiana, Miss Mary Frances Cumpston of Cleveland, Ohio, and Miss Louise Morris of Washington, Pa. She also leaves 24 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Cooley of Fredericktown and Mrs. Hilda Snyder, of Richeyville.  CUMPSTON - Friends of Mrs. Anna E. Cumpston, wife of Albert Cumpston, of Mt. Morris R.D. 1, who died Saturday, June 14, 1958, are being received at the Church-Mariner Funeral Home, 197 North Maiden street, Waynesburg, where funeral services will be hald at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, with Rev. W. C. Long officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris.


Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)