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William Randolph Compton

William Randolph Compton, American banker. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).


  • Compton, William Randolph was born on June 27, 1866 in Lockport, New York, United States. Son of James Robinson and Frances Hope (Lewis) Compton.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.


    • Began at 18 as clerk with Tootle & Hosea Company, wholesale dry goods, St. Joseph, Missouri. In banking business on own account, at Arlington, Kansas, 1886-1888. In banking at Macon, Missouri, 1888-1898.

      Removed to St. Louis, 1908. President William R. Compton Company, investment bankers. Appointed receiver Kansas City Joint Stock Land Bank, 1927.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).


    • Married Caroline Louise Parker, of Dayton, O., September 24, 1889. Children: Randolph, William Randolph, Frances Hope.
    • father: James Robinson Compton
    • mother: Frances Hope (Lewis) Compton
    • spouse: Caroline Louise Parker
    • children: Randolph Compton
    • William Randolph Compton
    • Frances Hope Compton
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    Died July, 1957
    (aged 91)