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Mary H CUMPSTON born 27th Feb 1936 died 2001. Worked at Portland University

The Mary H. Cumpston Award recognizes one PSU academic professional or university administrator without academic rank for excellence in the area of service to students. The recipient of the annual award is given a citation and a $1,500 check.



2011/06/21 at 8:59 pm Today I heard from the Portland State University that they were investigating for me the history of Mary H Cumpston. They also sent me the following item:


Awards: Mary H. Cumpston Award for Service to Students


The Cumpston Award for Service to Students is given annualy to an academic professional or unranked Univeresity administrator who has demonstrated excellence in the area of service to students.


Mary H. Cumpston was a beloved colleague whose enduring contributions to Portland State University and to the community have enhanced the development and delivery of student services. Mary graduated from Portland State in 1957 and returned to the University after seven years of teaching in Portland Public Schools. She served as director of the PSU Career Center for most of her career until retirement in 1999. During her tenure, she was a tireless student advocate. Her work touched the lives of countless men and women, fostering friendships and creating opportunities for student success in college and beyond. She was known for her ability to bridge the academic and administrative spheres of influence, and was elected presiding officer of Faculty Senate in 1981-82. Her work centered on methods to improve educational access, persistence, and post-graduate professional preparedness. She was known to see the best in everyone and sought ways to help all those with whom she came in contact to achieve full personal and professional potential. Her gift was the ability to identify individual and University needs and to match these needs with creative and effective solutions. Mary embodied the meaning of excellence in service to students and to Portland State University.


2009 – Layton Borkan


I advertised details of Mary on my blog and asked for anyone who knew her to contact me.  I was delighted 12th February 2013 to hear from Tim Ferguson  who wrote to tell me that Mary was his aunt.

Portland State University (PSU) is a public state urban research university located in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1946, it has the largest overall undergraduate and graduate enrollment of any university in the state of Oregon, and is also the only public university in the state that is located in a major metropolitan city. Portland State offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees, as well as doctorates in some fields, including education, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and public affairs. Portland State is part of the Oregon University System (OUS).

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1


Name: Mary H Cumpston


Birth Date: 27 Feb 1936


Address: 6980 SW 65th Ave, Portland, OR, 97219-1179 (1992)

Social Security Death Index


Name: Mary H. Cumpston


SSN: 540-38-1896


Last Residence: 97219  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America


Born: 27 Feb 1936

Died: 31 Mar 2001


State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (1952)

I am looking forward to hearing more from Tim Ferguson and would love to have photos of Mary and her family.

U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002


Name: Mary H Cumpston


Address: 6980 SW 65Th Ave


City: Portland State: Oregon


Zip Code: 97219-1179


Phone Number: 503-246-8702


Residence Years: 1993 1994 1995

To whom does this data relate?  Although it suggests it belongs here with Mary H it refers to her receiving payments through 2011, when she died in 2001.  Does it refer to her estate or to a different person?


USDA subsidy information for Mary H Cumpston

Addresses on file with USDA for Mary H Cumpston


USDA county office from which subsidies were paid: Subsidy Payments


1995-2011 Most recent address on file in USDA county office


Kootenai County, Idaho $831 Mary H Cumpston Portland, OR 97219 Total $831


Abstracted from

Mary H Cumpston received payments totaling $831 from 1995 through 2011


Crop Payments 1995-2011


Wheat Subsidies** $739


Barley Subsidies** $39


Oat Subsidies** $5


The text of The Portland Reference Book and City directory is available at




There are 3 CUMPSTON entries - who were they?


Cumpston Jane, school teacher, h 68 oxford


Cumpston Martha, widow, h J I india


Cumpston Lydia Mrs, 68 oxford


Primary School, No. 1.

M.H. Simonion,Prin.

Charlotte A, Putney, Ass't.

" No. 2,

Mary C. Haynes, Prin.

Martha Cumpston, Ass'l.

Alissa Cumpston is recorded on LinkedIn.


Sales Manager at Knight Transportation


Portland, Oregon Area Transportation/Trucking/



Is she related to Mary?  I have written to ask her.

A note about the colour codings used in this website.


Yellow refers to the person mentioned in the title box.


Lighter lemon refers to relatives


Green refers to a death


Pink refers to a marriage


Red means that data is included that is either not proven or raises questions, and I hope that a reader will be able to explain it further to me.