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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 172 people named Compston in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 93% more people named Compston in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 332 people named Compston were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 3% were disabled
  • On average men worked 40 hours a week
  • 48 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Compston families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from West Virginia
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • Most mothers originated from West Virginia
  • 2 was born in foreign country