William Roscoe Cumpston Greene County Pennsylvania

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Greene County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Greene County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has been a very busy time for me in the last 3 weeks having received 8 sightings of CUMPSTONs – all sent to me by their descendants.  Many thanks to you all and by now you will be able to view the new page for your ancestors on my website at www.cumpston.org.uk

One of those who wrote was Lt Col G. W. Cumpston USMC (RET)  annmasc65@aol.com
He told me of his father William Roscoe Cumpston.

I am the son of W,R. Cumpston, born in 1895 in Greene County Pa. Served as a musician in the US Army in WW I died in 1966. He had 10 siblings.  He had a Teaching Certificate from Waynesburg Normal School which later became Waynesburg College. I became a career Officer in USMC and retired in 1984. I hold a BS degree from Chaminade U in Honolulu Hi and MA in education from Pepperdine U with 2 sons William Russell Cumpston born 1961 and Andrew M Cumpston born 1963. For your interest, a Cumpston from Ohio won a Medal of Honor while serving for the North in the Civil War. My son William aka “Rusty” graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and son Andrew graduated from NC State.
Warm regards. George W Cumpston

He now has a new page on my website at

You can see it at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/wr-cumpston/4563695778  where you will see his WWI and WW2 registration cards.  You can also see details of other family members in the 1920 United States Federal Census:

Goldie M  CUMPSTON 33
Barney M Cumpston 31
Earl J Cumpston 29
Annie M Cumpston 18
Roscoe W Cumpston 26
Ray C Cumpston 24
Ora E Cumpston 21
Nannie A Cumpston 19
Harry M Cumpston 17
Edward C Cumpston 15

Many thanks George for this information which helped me put together a new family tree.

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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