Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Edward Mangis
PCN Correspondent 

Another centurion: Remembering Fern (Compton) Mangis


March 18, 2020

Fern (Compton) Mangis.

March 5th in 1920, 100 years ago, a baby girl was born in the Malta, Montana hospital. She came from strong stock. On New Year's Day, her parents decided that she should not be born in the homestead sod house as her brother, Duane, was. Her older brother, Ward, was born in the Homestead House her Great Grand Parents had built near Eyebrow, Saskatchewan, Canada.

So, they packed up a seven-month pregnant Leafy onto the seat of a buckboard wagon, bundled in blankets and with rocks from the oven to keep her warm and started south. When Henry and Leafy Compton followed her parents south to homes...

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