WILLIAM CROMPTON AND
HANNAH HOBSON-CROMPTON FAMILY
Crompton Lineage: Crompton Lineage: John-William-John-John-Joshua-John-James-George-James
William and Hannah
William Crompton was born April 29th, 1832 in Farnsworth, Lancashire, England to John Crompton and Ann Stones-Crompton, the second of eleven children. The University of Durham is founded by an act of Parliament and given royal assent by King William IV that year.
William immigrated to the US in 1866, crossed the continent by ox team, and landed in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Atlantic Cable was successfully completed that year, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time. That mode of communication made it a much simpler process for English Crompton relatives to join their families in the US during that period, and several Cromptons then arrived. While William was a miner both in England and in the US, he also worked on construction of the Union Pacific Railroad until it was completed from Salt Lake City to Evanston, Wyoming. He then worked in the coal mines of Almy, Wyoming, and later engaged in farming and stock raising.
Hannah Hobson was born in Kearsley, England, on October 1st, 1835, to William Hobson, Jr. (born 1809 to William Hobson Sr. and Betty Burrow-Hobson of St. Mary Carlisle, England), and Phoebe Partington (born 1813 to Joseph Partington and Susannah Wright-Partington of Lancashire, England).
William and Hannah had twelve children. The first several were also born in England, and journeyed to the US with the family.
William and Hannah eventually built a "handsome brick residence" in Evanston, then moved back to Ogden around 1897. William was "devoted to his home, home life being his chief delight. Seldom could he be found away from his own fireside. He was a man greatly respected by all who knew him".
William died October 18th, 1900 in Ogden, Utah. Hannah died December 12th, 1903 in Ogden, Utah. Both are buried at Evanston Cemetary, Evanston, Wyoming.
Theresa Crompton-Barr was given a bible that had notes handwritten by her father and perhaps his father and mother, outlining the William and Hannah family, with which we used to draw from, and Renee Rees-Morrow provided a wealth of information on the lives of their family, which is found on this and outlying pages.
Jane Crompton-Rees b. 7/19/1853 Lancashire, England. d. 1/24/1932. Coalville, UT. m. David Rees b. 11/30/1847, Wales. d. 8/22/1926 Coalville, UT.
David Crompton b. 2/09/1856 Lancashire, England. d. 2/24/1914. m. Elizabeth Kennedy b. 12/06/1861 Thornton Row, Scotland.
John Crompton b. 9/03/1858 Lancashire, England. m. Matilda Johansen b. 1/11/1858. d. 11/29/1918. John is buried at Evanston Cemetary, Evanston, WY.
Rachel Crompton b. 11/20/1860. d. 1/05/1935. m. William Henry Sims. one child Grover.
Joseph George Crompton b. 1/06/1865 Kersley, England. d. 10/20/1944 Ogden, UT. m. Mary Elizabeth Browning.
William Ellis Crompton b. 7/31/1867. m. Mary Parry Later resided in Butte, MT. d. 1942.
Mary Hannah "Polly" Crompton b. 11/07/1869. d. 4/17/1935.
Walter Daniel Crompton b. 10/01/1871. m. Elizabeth Miller. Later resided in Evanston, WY. d. 1947.
Squire Crompton b. 2/17/1873. d. 7/25/1904.
Sarah Ann "Annie" Crompton b. 1/13/1876 Almy, WY. d. 3/01/1891 Almy, WY. Buried Evanston Cemetary, Evanston, WY.
Lillian "Lilly" Crompton b. 1878. d. 3 days after birth
Carrie Crompton b. 7/21/1879. d. March 1920. m. Mr. Hoover.
Sons Joseph, Squire, and William