Thomas Howard COMPSTON of Ravenswood WV, USA wrote to say

My grandfather was Thomas Howard Compston of Ravenswood, WV.  In attempting to research the family tree, I saw that the earliest document actually spelled his last name as Cumpston. He had 8 children, Thomas Jr (my father), Dane, Harold, George, Clarence, Blair, Juanita, and Dorothy.  Did you find him anywhere in your family tree?

For an explanation of the variants and deviant spellings of the name CUMPSTON see my website at  and

I have a number of entries for his family, including the following:

George CUMPSTON a brother of John CUMPSTON, of Ripley, and T. H. CUMPSTON, of Ravenswood, died at a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio last week and burial services were held there Friday. The deceased visited his brothers here only a few weeks ago while on his way home from Hot Springs, where he had spent several weeks in an effort to regain his health. One other brother, Ellsworth CUMPSTON, of Rochester, Pa., also survives. (Friday, 12 Sept 1941)

 Have a look at them all at


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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