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Laura Jane (Compton) Combs

Born - August 23,1865 - Missouri

Residence - 1870 - Newton, Taney County, Missouri

Residence - 1880 - Newton, Taney County, Missouri

Residence - July 3,1900 - Township 13, Creek County,

Indian Territory

Residence - 1910 - South Fork, Pawnee County, Nebraska

Married -  August 21, 1881

Branson, Taney County, Missouri

Died - November 30, 1948

Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska

Buried - Friday, December 3 1948

Pawnee Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska



Laura Jane Bockus


Laura Jane Compton, daughter of Buck and Martha Compton, was born in Osage County, Missouri, August 23, 1865, and passed away November 30, 1948, in Pawnee City, at the age of 83 years, 2 months, and 7 days.

She was united in marriage to Jasper F. Combs August 21, 1881, and to this union were born four children; Ann, who passed away in infancy, Ida Mae Seigal, who passed away at Checotah, Oklahoma, February 24, 1925, and Lucy A. Colson of Pawnee City.

Jasper F. Combs passed away September 24, 1887, leaving her with three small children.

On April 3, 1892 at Branson, Missouri, she was married to Charles H. Bockus. There were five children born to this union, William Ernest, John Alfred, Raymond and Orbian, who preceded their mother in death, and Gertie Ellen Schnepp of Pawnee City.

They came to Nebraska in 1907 and made their home in and near Pawnee City. She joined the Christian church in young womanhood and attended regularly when health permitted. These later years she had enjoyed many sermons over the radio.

She was a kind and loving mother and her sweet disposition endeared

her to all who knew her.

She leaves to mourn her departure, one son, Arthur Combs of Branson, Missouri, Lucy A. Colson and Gertie Ellen Schneep of Pawnee City, five step-children, 25 grandchildren, and great grandchildren, one brother, Martin Compton of Branson, Missouri and other relatives

and a host of friends.

Services were held at the First Baptist church at 2:30 p.m., Friday, December 3, being in charge of the service, the  Rev. Madison Reynolds the pastor. The Rev. Parnell of the Christian church assisting. Mrs. William Allen and Mrs. Chester Bloom sang, "Beautiful River," "All The Way," and "Many Mansions," Mary Hunley accompanist. The pall bearers were: Judge Charles Hurd, Olin Turner, H. A.. Booth, John Schumaker, Joe Brown, and Ernest Porr. The out of town attendants were: the Rev. and Mrs. Wilcox of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bockman, Sterling, Nebraska, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson,

Table Rock.

Interment was made in the Pawnee cemetery.


The Pawnee Republican

Pawnee City, Nebraska


December 16, 1948




1st Husband - Franklin Jasper Combs

Born - February 7,1857 - Illinois

Died - September 25, 1887



Son - William Arthur Combs

Born - June 21, 1881- Missouri

Daughter - Martha Ann Combs

Born -1883 - Missouri


Daughter - Ida Mae Terrel (Combs) Seigal

Born - December 2, 1885

Branson, Taney County, Missouri

Married - July 25, 1901

Died - February 4, 1925

Oktaha, McIntosh County, Oklahoma

Husband - George Arthur Seigal


Daughter - Lucy Alice (Combs) Colson

Born - September 27, 1887
Branson, Taney County, Missouri



2nd Husband - Charles Henry Bockus

Born - May12, 1846
 Stamford, Delaware County, New York

Married - April 3, 1892

Branson,  Taney County, Missouri

Died - November 6, 1932 

Father - George H. Bockus

Born - 1821 - New York

Mother - Jane Eliza (Rockwell) Bockus

Born - 1825 - New York



Son - William Ernest Bockus

Born - January 3,1892 - Missouri


Son - John Alfred Bockus

Born - July 3,1895

Marysville, Lawrence County, Missouri


Son - Raymond Bockus

Born - January 15, 1897
Marysville, Lawrence County, Missouri


Daughter - Gertie Ellen (Bockus) Schnepp

Born - June 19, 1901
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma


Son - Adrian Orbian  Bockus

Born - December1902


Brother - William Peyton Compton

Born - October 1, 1859 - Missouri


Brother - George R. Compton

Born - December 1, 1860 - Missouri


Brother - Martin Van Buren Compton

Born - September 23, 1868 - Missouri


Brother - Jasper Newton Compton

Born -  March 5, 1873 - Missouri



Father - Fountain Davenport "Buck" Compton

Mother - Martha Jane Ann ( Branson) Compton


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