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During the seven years which mark the period of Dr. C. M. Compton's professional career he has met with gratifying success, and though his residence in Arrington has thus been comparatively short he has won the good will and patronage of many of the leading citizens and families of the place and of the surrounding country. He is a thorough student and endeavors to keep abreast of the times in everything relating to medical science, taking the leading journals devoted to the discussion of the "ills that flesh is heir to" and the treatment thereof. Progressive in his ideas and favoring modern methods as a whole, he does not dispense with many of the true and tried systems which have stood the test of years.

The nativity of the Doctor occurred in Whitley county, Indiana, in 1860. He obtained a liberal education in the public schools, later attended the Methodist College and in 1879 commenced his career as a teacher and for several years had charge of schools in Cloud county, Kansas, and at Everest, Brown county, same state. As early as the Centennial year, when but sixteen years of age, he commenced the study of medicine under the guidance of Dr. J. F. Cruswell, a prominent physician of Churubusco, Indiana. Later he was a student with Dr. B. F. Johnson, of Everest, Kansas, and at length matriculated in the medical department of the University of Missouri. He was graduated in the class of 1892 in that well known institution and at once entered upon his professional work. Coming to Arrington, where a thriving population gave promise of future progress and stability, he established an office and commenced the practice which has brought him into close relationship with the general public. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, having become identified with that order when he was a resident of Cloud county, Kansas. In addition to this he is a valued member of Lodge No. 365, I. O. O. F., and is associated with the Modern Woodmen of America.

The marriage of Doctor Compton and Miss Della Moore took place in Cloud county, Kansas, on the 24th of February, 1885. Mrs. Compton, who is a lady of excellent education and social attainments, is a native of Douglas county, Illinois. The Doctor and wife have an attractive home and are held in friendly regard by a large circle of friends, both here and elsewhere.