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Lewis deLiesseline Compton (1908 - 1942)

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Lewis deLiesseline Compton
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Lewis deLiesseline Compton was in the US Navy and served aboard the Destroyer Truxton.[1] The Truxton ran aground and broke up in 1942 along the coast of New Foundland Canada. The Truxton on WikiPedia, 110 Members of her Crew died on February 18, 1942 in those frigid waters.

Myldred Compton Lankford incorrectly states that he was lost in a Torpedo attack. Instead the ship and crew were lost in a Gale.

Research Notes

"Ida Floyd Compton Maney was born Dec. 14, 1910 in Augusta, GA. She had one sibling, Lewis deLiesseline Compton (born 1908). This was our Uncle Lewis who died on the Truxton in Feb. 1942. His middle name was not Duvall, but his father (and Ida's) was named Lewis Duvall Compton. We are not completely sure of their mother's name. She and Lewis Duvall Compton both died when my grandmother was an infant, and she and her brother were raised by an aunt, Myrtle Minott, in Charleston, SC. So we really know very little about her birth parents. My grandmother never went by the name Dorothy and she never mentioned that name. She went by Floyd. She married my grandfather William Robert Maney and lived most of her adult life in Hendersonville, NC. She was active in the Red Cross. She died in Feb. 1981. In addition to my father, Robert Lewis Maney, she had one other child, a daughter Annette deLiesseline Maney, who died in 2003. See Annette deLiesseline Maney." Email from Donna, October 4, 2015. Gaulden-7 11:34, 4 October 2015 (EDT)


  1. Personal papers and notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Clan of Comptons, p. 47, Myldred Compton Lankford, February 15, 1974, Unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden

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