Tag Archives: Guild of One Name Studies

Sidney Dewayne Cumpston sudden death Burgettstown PA

Many thanks to Nevin my colleague in the USA for this recent newspaper item http://www.wtae.com/news/30536125/detail.html?taf=pit  February 24, 2012 3-Vehicle Crash Kills Man In Burgettstown Sidney Dewayne Cumpston Dies In Main Street Accident BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — A Burgettstown man was  killed in … Continue reading

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US Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files – Elizabeth M CUMPSTON

In the latest files released by familysearch I found Elizabeth M CUMPSTON a widow of Veteran William H CUMPSTON of the 12 Illinois Infantry   Company B    Application no.  WC30401 [Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. … Continue reading

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Google Alert finds another CUMPSTON – Myrtle Zelda CUMPSTON

I have the name CUMPSTON as a google alert and every week it throws up the name for me across the world.  After nearly 15 years most of the links I recognise but this one was new: http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/myrtle-cumpston/ It reads:  … Continue reading

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400th blog entry

This is my 400th blog entry outlining websites of interests to local and family historians including details of CUMPSTONs across the world.  Many thanks to those of you who have writen to me about items that have interested you. [See my photo of Cumpston Hill, … Continue reading

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CUMPSTON, JAMES M. – Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 91st Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August to November 1864. Entered service at: ?. Birth:   Galia County, Ohio. Date of issue:   Unknown. Citation:   Capture of flag. This data was extracted … Continue reading

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Geneil E. Cumpston MESTAD (1929-2011)

EVANSDALE – Geneil Elaine Cumpston Mestad, 81, of Kennedale, Texas, formerly  of Evansdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Serenity House in Kennedale.  She was born March 23, 1929, in Fort Dodge, daughter of Charles and Myrtle  Dickerson Cumpston. She married Earl W. Mestad … Continue reading

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Christopher D. Cumpston, 30, of Catlettsburg Kentucky died February 7th 2011 in Ashland

February  8, 2011 Christopher Cumpston – 1980-2011 Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home The IndependentThe Daily Independent CATLETTSBURG — Christopher D. Cumpston, 30, of Catlettsburg, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 in Ashland. Mr. Cumpston was born June 8, 1980, in … Continue reading

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Blog Strategy for 2012

Welcome to 2012.  Many thanks to the 4500 of you who visited last year.   My aim this year is to continue collecting data for my Guild of One Name Study on the name CUMPSTON and its variants.  So please let me know … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to all my readers

Many thanks for following my blog over the last year and for your kind comments – I am pleased that nearly 2,000 of you have visited and I hope you found something of interest. For the New Year – more … Continue reading

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New Zealand Archives – CUMPSTON[E] entries

I’ve been searching the New Zealand Archives at http://archives.govt.nz/ where I’ve found the following references to CUMPSTONs held at Auckland.  Please let me know if you recognise any of these people: Maniapoto-Tuwharetoa annual number land alienation files The files document the … Continue reading

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